Kendal Mountain Festival discount code – films from 80 pence

Updated – 31st December – TODAY is the last day for viewing these amazing films

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Family Friendly Collection 1 brilliant – the best 80 pence you’ll spend this year – 12 incredible short films suitable for all ages.  

Film Collection Bike – a must for all bike fans – 11  short films – what more could you want?   From the Candadian Rockies to Bhutan, and New York to the Scottish Highlands this is a real celebration of cycling.

Family Friendly Collection 2 suitable for slightly older kids, as several of the films are subtitled.

Piano to Zanskar – an incredible film about a 65 year old piano maker from London called Desmond who decides to mark his retirement by attempting to take a piano to a school in the Himalayas

Iran: Teaching among the Nomads – if you’ve struggled with home schooling this year, this film will put it all into perspective!  The children of the Bakthyaris nomads are absolutely incredible, as they attempt to better their lives through study in some of the most difficult conditions imaginable.  

More details and our thoughts on what we’ve watched so far

Anyone else struggling to think how to keep their Sprog’s entertained at the moment?  Winter is usually difficult enough, especially when you’ve got active kids who just love to be outside doing things and going places, but this year it’s even harder than usual.

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I just wanted to share with you something special that’s come into our lives this year – Kendal Mountain Festival on-line

It’s an incredible collection of film that’s perfect for active families everywhere. Now, we’re lucky enough to live in Kendal (which is on the edge of the stunning Lake District national park in the north west of England, for those of you who don’t know it) and every year the Mountain Festival comes to town for 3 days.

Every year we devour the programme in advance and plan to gorge ourselves on amazing films and inspirational speakers. And each year we see just a tiny, tiny, percentage of what’s on offer – the logistics of getting between venues, the price of tickets and the fact that kids have a limit to the length of time they’ll sit still and watch something, mean we always feel there was such a lot we missed.

Each year say “When the boys are older we’ll buy a full pass and watch non-stop films for 3 days” And then 2020 happened, and KMF has gone on-line – one of those really good things to come out of the horrendousness of this year. The entire programme of films and speakers is available to watch on-demand through until the end of the year, from the comfort of your own home, wherever you are in the world.

Prices start from just £1 for the family sessions and age appropriate “schools” sessions.

Get 20% off with our exclusive Kendal Mountain Festival Discount Code

The lovely people at Kendal Mountain Festival have been in touch and offered Cycle Sprog readers a 20% discount when you use our affiliate link and enter the code SPROGS20. So this means for just 80p you can keep your Sprogs entertained AND inspired – journeying around the world with some amazing characters. 

In the first family friendly set of films you can join a 9 year old unicycling in Cuba, some incredible mountain bikers in Whistler, B.C and Bhutan plus some really cute skiing mascots in Japan (plus a lot more!)

Kendal Mountain Festival Discount Code - use our exclusive KMF voucher code to get up to 20% off your films
It’s just the antidote we’ve needed to this awful year – personally all our plans have been put on hold whilst we recover from Long Covid, so being able to snuggle up on the sofa and journey to far flung places has been just what we needed to keep the dreams alive for when we’re finally better.

We bought the full festival pass (£96 but reduced to £76.80 with our code SPROGS20) as we wanted to watch LOADS of films, plus listen to speakers and attend some for the specialist events.  I can’t even begin to calculate how much we’d have had to spend for the 4 of us to see this amount of content in a normal year (had we been physically able to fit it all in, which is impossible as there are more hours of films than there are in 3 days, even if you don’t sleep!)

However, you can also choose just the film pass, for £37 (£30 with our code SPROGS20)  or you can pay for each event individually if you just want to see one or two sessions – the family sessions are 80p each with our code, some of the specialist sessions are over £10 – you can do the maths as to what works best for you.

So far we’ve watched the following: Family Friendly Collection 1 brilliant – the best 80 pence you’ll spend this year – 12 incredible short films suitable for all ages.  Plus there’s a second collection we’ve not yet watched.

Kendal Mountain Festival Discount Code - get 20% off all films at KMF 2020
Film Collection Bike
– a must for all bike fans – 11  short films – what more could you want?   From the Candadian Rockies to Bhutan, and New York to the Scottish Highlands this is a real celebration of cycling.

Rapha Road Bike Session – a really inspirational set of speakers for all ages and backgrounds chatting about their cycling adventures. From 14 year old Zak Burgess (below) from Clitheroe who cycled the entire height of Everest (20,029 ft) in Lancashire during the summer to an 85 year old who did LEJOG twice (because he didn’t know he had to get his trip verified along the route to register as the oldest ever person to complete it!) there’s something to inspire all ages and abilities.

Discount code for Kendal Mountain Festival 2020 online

Piano to Zanskar – an incredible film about a 65 year old piano maker from London called Desmond who decides to mark his retirement by attempting to take a piano to a school in the Himalayas

Iran: Teaching among the Nomads – if you’ve struggled with home schooling this year, this film will put it all into perspective!  The children of the Bakthyaris nomads are absolutely incredible, as they attempt to better their lives through study in some of the most difficult conditions imaginable.

Simon Reeve – a fascinating conversation with the TV personality – well worth watching if you’ve seen any of his TV series

Film Collection – Explore – we’ve watched the first three films in this collection so far. The film by Mytrle Simpson was a real eyeopener about how she was a pioneering explorer and a mother, and only just received recognition, decades after her male contemporaries.

Trek Bike Night – OK if you’re really into Mountain Biking. Not so many films as the Road Bike session, so your Sprogs either need to be really keen, or have good attention spans to sit through the interviews.

Things on my list I still want to watch before my Kendal Mountain Festival 20% discount code pass runs out on 31st December:

All the Film Collections – there are 17 and a half more collections for us to watch!!!! They’re all a series of short films themed around a topic, such as Snow, Mountains, Water, Air etc.  I’m planning some all-dayers during the school Christmas holidays to fit them all in!  My boys are a bit older now (12 and 14) so I think the majority of these will be suitable.

All the family friendly selection – if there’s any left we haven’t seen in the main collections, these will keep the Sprogs occupied for a while during the remaining days of the hols. This lot are suitable for kids of all ages (and adults t00)

Resolution Race – I can’t wait to watch this film of the Adventure Syndicate’s challenge to cycle from Edinburgh to Copenhagen last New Year – 6 days in cargo bikes!

Onboard the Transcontinental Race – I’m never going to take part in this extreme bike race across Europe, but if I can experience it from the comfort of my sofa I’m up for that!

Back in the Frame with Jools Walker – I’m rushing to try and finish Jool’s book so I can then watch her speak about her role as a leading cycle influencer and blogger and the importance of cycling in her life as she battles various physical, mental and societal challenges.

How to get a Discount Code for the Kendal Mountain Festival

The Kendal Mountain Festival is available online until 31st December 2020.   To get 20% off use our affiliate link and enter the code SPROGS20. Happy viewing!

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