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27th March 2024

Things to Do This Easter in The Lake District

With the joys of springtime in full swing, and plenty of outdoor adventures (as well as rainy day activities), there’s lots to do for the whole family in the Lake District this Easter.

Here’s a handy list of some egg-citing Easter events taking place in the Lake District over the bank holiday weekend and beyond.

Egg Hunt at Wordsworth House and Garden

Friday 29th March – Wednesday 3rd April

Embark on an Easter adventure at Wordsworth House and Garden, where fun awaits the whole family! Delve into the enchanting childhood home of William and Dorothy Wordsworth, nestled beside the picturesque river Derwent in Keswick.

The Easter trail has 10 engaging activities scattered throughout both the house and garden, promising delightful discoveries at every turn.

Easter Egg Hunt at Brockhole on Windermere

Friday 29th March – Friday 5th April 2024

Join the egg-citement at Brockhole on Windermere as they host their annual Easter Egg Hunt! Bring the whole family and explore the stunning grounds while hunting for hidden eggs nestled amongst the flora.

With activities for all ages, including crafts and games, it’s a delightful way to celebrate Easter amidst nature’s beauty.

Honister Slate Mine – Kids Go Free

Friday 29th March – Tuesday 16th April 2024

Honister’s Mine Tour offers a fascinating family day out in the Lake District, regardless of the weather. Learn about slate mining history and processes while exploring Fleetwith Pike’s depths and enjoying breath-taking views of the Lakes.

During the tour, an experienced miner will guide you through the impressive tunnels and caverns while sharing interesting stories about the mine’s history. You will also see the machinery used to extract the slate and watch as the guide demonstrates how the slate is split and trimmed, giving you a hands-on understanding of the process.

For the more adventurous family members, Honister also offers a range of adrenaline-fuelled activities such as climbing the mine (8 yrs+), Via Ferrata (10 yrs+), Canyoning, and Europe’s longest highwire bridge: The Infinity Bridge.

During your visit, there’s also a slate gallery / gift shop to explore with a variety of slate products all made from the slate mined right here at Honister. Take home a unique and authentic souvenir to remember your visit. Kids (under 16yrs) go free with any paying adult on their mine tours.

Easter at The World of Beatrix Potter

Saturday 30th – Sunday 31st March 2024

Experience a mini egg hunt as you explore the enchanting World of Beatrix Potter in Bowness on Windermere! Embark on a delightful quest to discover all the hidden eggs scattered throughout, and be rewarded with a sweet chocolate treat for your efforts.

No need for pre-booking, just keep your eyes peeled for those elusive eggs as you immerse yourself in the wonders of Peter Rabbit and his friends. It’s the perfect way to add a dash of egg-citement to your visit to The Lake District and create lasting memories with family and friends.

Whinlatter Forest, Nature’s Nightlife

Saturday 23rd March. Starts at 6pm (meet at the Yurt)

Join a magical guided evening walk through the forest. Listen out for owls, learn about the local wildlife and experience the wonders of the night sky. Finish with hot chocolate and marshmallows around a campfire.

Attendees are advised to bring a torch, wear warm clothing and sturdy footwear, and all children (5+) must be accompanied by an adult. No dogs are permitted. Find out more.

Complete the Keswick Mouse Trail

All the mischievous little mice from the Keswick Cheese Deli have escaped and they are hiding in lots of wonderful shops around the town.  Can you help to find all 22 of them? Collect a map from the Keswick Cheese Deli on Packhorse Court or download here.

Are you looking to book a Lake District break in 2024 or 2025? Browse our collection of Cumbrian cottages.

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