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Visiting Keswick Convention

Keswick Convention is located in Keswick, at the heart of the stunning Lake District. All Convention events are open to everyone and more details can be found on the Convention Pages.

Whether you’ve been before or are attending for the first time, here are some essentials that will be of help when planning your visit.

The Convention is located at the Pencil Factory in Keswick.

Enjoy Keswick

We’ve put together a site with local attractions and places for you to visit whilst in the area.

Visit the Enjoy Keswick Website to browse Food & Drink, Shopping, Outdoor Activities, Museums and more!

Get 20% off all watersport hire at Nichol End Marine with discount code kescon24. Set on the lakeside at Portinscale, they offer hire of paddleboards, kayaks, canoes, rowing boats and sailing dinghies. Open from dawn to late, so you can easily fit your adventure around the convention.  

Book online at nicholend.co.uk

Dogs at Keswick Convention

We recognise that a visit to Keswick is the perfect opportunity to enjoy quality time with your pets in the Lake District.

Keswick town and local area is very dog-friendly with hospitality, shopping and attractions that are all dog-friendly, not to mention beautiful walks to explore the countryside.

We do not allow animals on to the Keswick Convention sites and in meeting venues except for guide, hearing, or registered assistance dogs, including those in training. Our security team have a responsibility to check this on entry. Please bring the dog’s ‘Assistance Dog’s (UK)’ identification book (or the appropriate international equivalent) with you.

Due to health and safety reasons, we do not allow emotional support animals on the Convention site.

For those wishing to watch a relay of the Main Tent sessions, Keswick Methodist Church will be live-streaming Bible Readings and Evening Celebrations throughout the Convention. The premises are fully wheelchair accessible, loop system, suitable for the visually impaired, and are dog friendly.


Accessibility at Convention

Keswick Ministries is committed to ensuring that Keswick Convention is accessible to all.

We are working with Count Everyone In and Kay Morgan-Gurr to improve accessibility across the event.

Click ‘Find Out More’ below to learn more about accessibility on site during the event.

Stewarding and Security

Our trained stewards and security team are on site to welcome and assist you as well as to keep all our visitors safe.

You will find stewards across the site and venues wearing hi-vis. They are able to communicate with all other teams so please ask them for any assistance required.  Our security team is based at the Convention entrance.

You can expect to see all types of police around the site at various times of the day. They are there to support us in delivering a safe and successful event and to make you feel safe.

Travelling to Keswick

Keswick is easily reached via junction 40 of the M6 (Penrith) and the A66 or via the A1 and the A66. 

he nearest railway station to Keswick is Penrith, you can then get a bus to Keswick from the station.

Exploring Keswick

There is so much to see in Keswick and in the surrounding area. Check out these resources to help you make the most of your visit and make sure your visit is sustainable.

Keswick Tourism Association has lots of information to help you make the most of visiting Keswick.

Where do I stay?

One of the great things about a week at Keswick Convention is that you can plan your holiday accommodation around the event. Keswick has many options for staying over including hotels, B&Bs, camping and more.

We recommend finding and booking your accommodation as soon as possible as places in the town fill up quickly. Use the button below to browse accommodation providers through the Keswick Tourism Association or browse our affiliated campsites below.


An all-age family and youth orientated ‘pop-up’ camp site located in farmers’ fields on the edge of Keswick. The site is provided for the 3 weeks of the convention only and is self-catering.

It can accommodate tents, caravans and some small camper vans.
Amenities include toilets, showers, water points, phone charging, refuse, recycling and waste disposal.

Just a short walk away from the Keswick Convention site. A friendly campsite with many return campers. Bookings open in mid-February.

Springs Camp has been running since 1930 and has been on the same site at Springs Farm since 1953. A little further away from the Pencil Factory than Crosthwaite Camp but the walk takes you through the town centre and past the cinema, with lots of interesting shops and the market on a Thursday.   

Toilets, showers, hot & cold water, phone charging, refuse points and waste disposal on site. A marquee with picnic benches and communal space. Welcomes tents, campervans and caravans and all ages from 0-100.

Keswick Ministries