|You can make your own lantern. They are usually made by covering a cane frame with translucent paper, a candle holder being fitted inside. All sorts of shapes appear on the day! The lantern is then carried on a bamboo pole.
Workshops for making lanterns are held every year in October.
Dates for 2016 are Tuesday 25th October, Wednesday 26th October, Thursday 27th October (sessions from 10am-12noon; 2pm-4pm; on each of those days), at the Rugby Club which is located in Borrans Road adjacent to the road junction for Hawkshead and Coniston as you leave Ambleside. In addition there will be a collection and tidying up session on Friday 28th October from 10am-12noon.