Explore the Lake District this Easter

Posted on March 28, 2019 | Events, Information

Make the most of this year’s late Easter break

This year Easter falls at the end of April – which means there’s a better chance of enjoying a few warmer, sunnier days over the Easter weekend. Spring is always a lovely time to visit the Lake District and there are plenty of activities to keep all the family entertained, whether or not the sun puts in an appearance!

Comic capers at Rheged
Visit the Rheged Centre near Penrith to explore how comic books are born – and take the opportunity to create one of your own, too! The comic art exhibition runs till 22 April and showcases favourites from the 1940s and 50s like Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace, as well as superhero adventures from Marvel and DC Comics.

Canoeing on Wastwater
If you’d like to take a journey across the deepest lake in England, this canoeing adventure is not to be missed. Instructors will coach you throughout this half-day experience so that even beginners will learn how to prepare a boat and paddle efficiently. Wastwater is one of the LDNP’s most beautiful spots, located in the Western Lake District.

Wordsworth-inspired walk
Visit some of the places that inspired Wordsworth’s best loved poetry on this wonderful daffodil walk led by The LDNP and the Wordsworth Trust. Take the steamer boat across Ullswater from Glenridding to the Aira Force waterfall before returning along the lake shore. An easy 6km walk that’s free to join and suitable for all the family.

Helvellyn Moonlight Walk
If you’re feeling more energetic, why not register for a tough, circular 11-mile hike from Glenridding, traversing Grisedale Valley and five peaks, returning via Keppel Cove in the late evening. You’ll be led by experienced mountain leaders in small groups and will have to be fit enough to walk for up to 7 hours with 1,100m+ of ascent.

Capture the Lakeland landscape
If your tastes run to something a little less taxing, consider exploring the landscape of Wordsworth in pencil and paint on a two-day art course. You’ll be encouraged to see the gardens at Rydal Mount through the eyes of an artist and create your own interpretations. Full instruction in a small group, including packed lunch.

Outdoor family fun
Take the whole family for a morning of outdoor fun in the woodland at Grizebeck, close to Coniston. You’ll learn some basic bushcraft, including lighting fires using flint and constructing a shelter from natural materials. The morning will conclude with an Easter egg hunt.