Cumbria's Friday riddle...

Why not take part and win some great prizes!

Cumbria’s Friday Riddle is BACK!!!

The Rules:

Weekly Prizes

Here you will get a chance to win 1st and 2nd place prizes every week!

First school to email back with the correct answer will win the 1st Place Prize.

Second school to email back with the correct answer will win the 2nd Place Prize.

All weekly prizes will be delivered to the winning schools the following week after the riddle.

Termly Prize

Only one reply per school per week will be counted towards the Termly Prize.  For every weekly reply, your school’s name will be entered into our raffle and then drawn the last Monday before schools break up at the end of each term.

Make sure you take part every week to increase your chances on winning!

The more times you take part, the more chance you have on winning the Termly Prize!

All winners will be announced on our Website, so keep an eye out and see if you are a WINNER…

Good luck!

This term, we will be giving out the following prizes:

Weekly Prizes

1st Place – Bottle of Wine and chocolates
2nd Place – Chocolates

This terms Prize!!


Riddles and Results:

Friday 11th January 2019

Riddle: David’s father has three sons : Snap, Crackle and _____ ?

Answer: David

1st Place (Winner) – Vickerstown Primary School

2nd Place – Stanwix Primary School

Friday 18th January 2019


I always run, I never walk;

I have a mouth, I never talk;

I have a bed, I never sleep;

I can be shallow,

I can be deep.

What am I?

Answer: River

1st Place (Winner) –  North Walney Primary School

2nd Place – Cummersdale School

Friday 25th January 2019 

Riddle: What goes up but never comes down?

Answer: Age

1st Place (Winner) – Cockermouth School

2nd Place – Asby Endowed School

Friday 1st February 2019 

Riddle: I am six letters. When you take one away I am twelve. What am I?

Answer: Dozens

1st Place (Winner) – Belle Vue Primary School

2nd Place – North Walney Primary School

Friday 8th February 2019 

Riddle: The more of these you take, the more appear behind you.

What am I?

Answer: Steps

1st Place (Winner) – Kirkbie Kendal School

2nd Place –  Church Walk Primary School

Friday 15th February 2019 

Riddle: I am in your eye. I am a school child. I am a word of five. What am I?

Answer: Pupil

1st Place (Winner) – Walney School

2nd Place – Kirkbride Primary School

Friday 1st March 2019 

Riddle: I’m a god, a planet, and measurer of heat.

Who am I?

Answer: Mercury

1st Place (Winner) – Brisbane Park Infant School

2nd Place – Seaton St Pauls Junior School

Friday 8th March 2019 

RiddleYou measure my life in hours and I serve you by expiring. I’m quick when I’m thin and slow when I’m fat. The wind is my enemy. 

What am I?

Answer: A candle

1st Place (Winner) – Broughton Moor Primary School

2nd Place – Bookwell School

Friday 15th March 2019 

Riddle: What has to be broken before you can use it?

Answer: An Egg

1st Place (Winner) – Vickerstown Primary School

2nd Place – Clifton Primary School

Friday 22nd March 2019 

Riddle: What has a heart but no other organs?

Answer: Pack of cards

1st Place (Winner) – Roose Primary School

2nd Place – Brisbane Park Infant School

Friday 26th April 2019 

Riddle: Which tool doesn’t have a licence, but drives?

Answer: Screwdriver

1st Place (Winner) – Thursby Primary School

2nd Place – Plumbland C of E School

Friday 3rd May 2019 

Riddle: What asks but never answers?

Answer: An Owl

1st Place (Winner) – All Saints C of E  School 

2nd Place – Blennerhasset Primary School

Friday 10th May 2019 

Riddle: Which side of a cat has the most fur?

Answer: The outside

1st Place (Winner) – St Catherine’s Catholic Primary School

2nd Place – Seascale Primary School

Friday 17th May 2019 


If you look up during the day

Then you will see this lit

Because it is Earth’s closest star

Around which we orbit


Answer: The Sun

1st Place (Winner) – Eaglesfield Paddle CE Primary Academy

2nd Place – Ormsgill Nursery & Primary School

Friday 24th May 2019 

Riddle: What dresses for summer and sheds in the winter?

Answer: A tree

1st Place (Winner) – Newbarns Primary School

2nd Place – Church Walk Primary School

Friday 7th June 2019 

Riddle: I’m fat and I’m round and I cause much joy, I’m often a dogs favorite toy. What am I?

Answer: A ball

1st Place (Winner) – Bookwell Primary School

2nd Place – Broughton Moor Primary School

Friday 14th June 2019 


This isn’t a difficult riddle
It won’t leave you in a muddle
The answer is what falls from a cloud
And then leaves behind a puddle

Answer: Rain

1st Place (Winner) – Orgill Primary School

2nd Place – St James Catholic Primary School

Friday 21st June 2019 


In Spring I look happy,

Deck’d in comely array,

In Summer more clothing I wear;

When colder it grows,

I fling off my clothes,

And in Winter quite naked appear.

Answer: A tree

1st Place (Winner) – Waberthwaite CE Primary School

2nd Place – Kendal Nursery

Friday 28th June 2019 

Riddle: I pass before the sun, yet make no shadow.

What am I?

Answer: The Wind

1st Place (Winner) – North Walney Primary School

2nd Place – Belle Vue Primary School

Friday 5th July 2019 

Riddle: I’m full of keys but I can’t open any door.  What am I?

Answer: A piano

1st Place (Winner) – Vickerstown Primary School

2nd Place – Pennington C of E Primary School

Friday 12th July 2019 

Riddle: What has a head, a tail, is brown and has no legs?

Answer: TBC

1st Place (Winner) –

2nd Place –