Enjoy family fun in the Lake District this Easter

Posted on March 26, 2018 | Events, News

Spring in the Lakes

There’s plenty to do all year round in the Lake District but Easter is a special time. Wordsworth famously penned an ode to the marvellous swaths of daffodils that burst into life across the region – an event that marks the passing of winter (we hope) and the start of a fresh season of outdoor adventures.

If you’re heading to the Lakes for Easter fun, you’ll be spoilt for choice – come rain or shine. Check out some of our recommendations:

Peter Rabbit Rules

On Easter Sunday and Easter Monday children’s entry tickets to the World of Beatrix Potter Attraction in Bowness will include a mini treasure hunt to complete in the garden – with a chocolate egg and sticker up for grabs for each child. Peter Rabbit is enjoying a resurgence in popularity, thanks to the new action-animation film starring James Corden. If the weather disappoints, you could always treat the family to a matinee at the Bowness cinema.

Eco fun at Rheged

If you find yourself at a loose end in the North Lakes, it’s definitely worth checking out the activities at Rheged near Penrith. This remarkable eco-venue always has a wide range of events on offer, with year-round cinema, theatre and dining options. Over the Easter week, there are additional family activities scheduled, including the opportunity to watch Easter chicks hatch, have a go at archery and get involved with craft sessions.

Easter Egg hunt

Head for Buttermere on Good Friday and you can enjoy an old-fashioned family Easter egg hunt on the shores of the lake, courtesy of the National Trust. Expect lots of fresh air, as well as pooh sticks and amazing views. Catch the Honister Rambler bus from Keswick and dress for the weather!

Ghostly tales

Cockermouth is full of history. If you’d like to explore the town’s darker stories, join the Lakeland Hauntings for a spooky tour of its streets and ancient buildings. Ghost walks last about an hour and a half. But if you prefer your ghost stories indoors, join the costumed servants by the kitchen fire at Wordsworth House to hear some of the ghostly tales William and his sister Dorothy might have enjoyed.

Kids’ workshops

The Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal is staging a variety of Easter workshops for children of all ages. Workshops are tailored to specific age groups and include dance and arts activities designed to engage and entertain! Sessions last around an hour and a half and booking is essential.