Easter in the Lake District: Top 10* adventures to have this spring

“Three Words… Easter Lake District. It’s so fun here at this time of year!”

Spring is on our doorstep, the weather is getting (slightly) warmer and Easter Lake District is almost here! We can’t think of a better place to spend the Easter holidays than in the beautiful Lake District. Granted that, there’s so much going on, we thought we’d share our list of the top 10 things to see and do!

If you love food, outdoor sports, hunting for eggs, partying the night away and viewing the North of England’s most picturesque views, then you’ll adore the Easter Lake District!

National Trust, Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt!

Every year, Cadbury and the National Trust work together to create one of the most exciting Easter Egg Hunts in the Lake District.

Now, this is not just any Easter Egg hunt, but one which adults and children alike can enjoy.  In other words, you’ll run through muddy woodlands, around mystical lakes and along nature trails. In the event that, you’ll get to collect delicious Cadbury eggs!

However, there’ll be plenty of games and craft activities galore, so you can stay for a whole day of fun. What’s more exciting, is that every time you head out on a Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt, you’ll help us fund vital conservation work to protect special places for future generations to explore.

Finally, this year there are FOUR exciting trails in the Lake District to choose from. These include, Coniston, Fell Foot, Tarn Hows, Hill Top, Near Sawrey and Claife Heights!

Admission is free, but donations are accepted!

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Easter walk around Elterwater & Skelweth Bridge

No trip to the Lake District is the same without a good ol’ walk around the picturesque views of The Lake District.

Then again, who could say to no to the views of surrounding fells, lakes and waterfalls? Given that, we’re sure it’s the perfect way to get together with friends and family!

With this in mind, just a short drive from the beautiful views of Lake Windermere is the widely popular spot of Elterwater.

The Elterwater stroll is loved by many due to its easy access. In particular, it features some excellently maintained paths that even wheelchairs can use.

Although, ElterWater is the smallest of the 16 lakes in the Lake District, it resides many Scandinavian swans. To point out, they are very very big and great to snap photos of!

Take a look below at a quick guide to your walk around Elterwater and Skelwith Bridge!

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Cartmel Food Market 

When one thinks Cumbrian food, we often think of the tasty Cumberland sausage. However, Cumbria has an amazing array of specialities! Such as Grasmere Gingerbread, Kendal Mint Cake, and Cartmel Sticky Toffee Pudding.

For these reasons alone, we can see why Cumbria’s farmer’s markets are so exciting!

Cartmel Food Market is held on the 3rd Friday of every month. And there’s no doubt that during a visit, you’ll find the finest food from around the area. These include Farmers, Growers, Artisan Producers and Speciality Food Merchants!

During your visit, you can enjoy the likes of: Cartmel Sticky Toffee Pudding, Cartmel Cheeses, Sillfield Farm, Country Fare, Chilli Pepper Company and more!

Find out more about Cartmel Food Market below!

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Tea with Peter Rabbit, Bowness-on-Windermere

Nothing says Easter like the exploring The World of Beatrix Potter with Peter Rabbit!

This Easter Weekend, guests of Bowness on Windermere have the delight of enjoying a scrumptious party lunch with Peter Rabbit at The Laundromat, Old Laundry Studio.

There will be sandwiches, sausages, crisps and cakes galore. Above all, the guest of honour (usually ‘Beatrix Potter’) will read you a story. There will also be a gift and balloon for every child.

You will then have the chance to explore all the tales by visiting the attraction after the party. Fun for all the family, although Tea With Peter Rabbit is a very popular event. Therefore, booking is essential.

Prices for this scrumptious lunch start at £13.50 for children and £15.50 for adults.

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BAHA Easter Weekend of Live Music, Bowness-on-Windermere

If you love Live Music, you’re in for a treat. The Lake District has never seen an Easter Weekend like it.

BAHA in Bowness on Windermere is the Lake District’s newest and biggest super venue! Hosting live music with showstopping drinks and unforgettable food, it’s the ultimate place to spend the Easter weekend!

BAHA’s Easter Jam is packed full of live music, with renowned artists travelling from across the globe. They will perform at the biggest weekend of music the Lake District has ever seen!

Live on the ground floor Lounge Bar, BAHA will be hosting live music from local four-piece band Jim Bean. Acoustic artist Cory Spedding can also be found performing in the lounge bar during the Easter weekend.

But that’s not all…

On ‘The 3rd Floor’ of this amazing super venue, BAHA brings you a slice of Ibiza with a night of quality disco fun beats.

Futhermore, you’ll find Glitterbox Record’s very own Get Down Edits performing! Guests of this Good Friday party are in for a night of unforgettable music and unbelievable cocktails!

Saturday evening on The 3rd Floor hosts live music from Ulverston duo, Cavort. Local DJs Craig Kirkby and Gaz Donning have individually been djing both locally and nationally for the last 15 years. Playing at legendary clubs such as Sankeys!

Tickets for these amazing Easter Weekend events vary depending on the artist. In conclusion, don’t forget to buy your tickets!

In the meantime, you can find see all of BAHA’s events and tickets prices by clicking below!

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Langdale Pikes, Great Langdale

Bringing the magic of theatre and the excitement of the imagination to one of Britain’s most beautiful counties, is Keswick’s award-winning Theatre… Theatre by The Lake.

Situated on the stunning shores of Derwentwater, it hosts productions, festivals, films and art exhibitions alike, all year around.

This Easter, guests of the theatre have the absolute pleasure of enjoying ‘Hymn to Love – Homage to Piaf’ – a production written by the amazing Steve Trafford. This extraordinary musical homage explores love, loss and longing with 13 of Piaf’s songs, each given fresh meaning in vibrant new translations. Passionate, memorable and unmissable theatre.

Tickets for the showings range from £10 – £36 and can be purchased below. Although many dates have already sold out, so it’s best to book early rather than later!

Showing Fri 23 March – Tue 10 April

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Sophisticated fun & Champagne at The Fizzy Tarté, Bowness on Windermere

We know that our guests love luxury and sophisticated fun… so what better way to enjoy that then by enjoying Champagne in the heart of Bowness on Windermere!

The Fizzy Tarté is the first, and only Champagne Bar in the Lake District, offering a variety of luxury bubbles for your tippling pleasure! Whether you prefer the popular classics such as Bollinger or a high-end bottle such as Dom Perignon, The Fizzy Tarté will cater for your bubbly needs!

What a perfect way to spend an Easter Weekend in the Lake District.

View the Fizzy Tarte’s Champagne selection.

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Windermere via Kayak!

You may have heard of viewing Lake Windermere by ferry… or viewing Lake Windermere by boat… but have you heard of viewing Lake Windermere via Kayak or Canoe?

That’s right. You can now Kayak and Canoe across the stunning Lake Windermere! With no previous experience or equipment needed… it’s an exhilarating and unforgettable way to enjoy an Easter day out in the Lake District. 

For those less experienced, you can join one of Windermere Canoes guided tours, and for the more experienced… feel free to canoe til your heart’s content with your preferred choice of Kayak, Canoe or Stand-Up Paddleboard!

Prices start at around £20 and more information can be found below!

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Steam Yacht Gondola Cruise, Coniston

Ever wanted to go on the oldest steam yacht in the North of England? Well, now you can!

All aboard, the Steam Yacht Gondola on Coniston Water!

Now operated by the National Trust, you will begin your 45-minute voyage from Coniston Pier, before surpassing Coniston Hall, the Coniston Fells and Brantwood.

However, this isn’t the only cruise one can enjoy on this magnificent boat. There are 10 different types of cruises available, which means you’ll be able to come back, time and time again and enjoy a unique experience every time!

Prices vary depending on your chosen cruise, and booking is required in advance!

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Go Ape, Whinlatter

For anyone who knows what Go Ape is, you’re probably think of exciting high ropes courses, and the beautiful surroundings of tall green trees. If you are… you’re correct.

Zip Wires, Tarzan Swings, Rope ladders and Go Apes highest rope course can all be enjoyed at Go Ape’s Whinlatter adventure site! And with Whinlatter being England’s only true Mountain Forest, it’s no doubt that it will be surrounded by stunning views, fantastic walks, exhilarating mountain biking, and rare wildlife!

Rising 1000ft above sea level, the forest and visitor centre provides a whole range of outdoor activities for everyone.

It’s a great way to spend an Easter Holiday day out in the Lake District, where there’s plenty do for everyone!

Prices may vary depending on activity. Find out more below!

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