Easter weekend is on its way and there’s no better place to celebrate than in the Lake District where the joys of spring will be in full swing. Falling slightly earlier than usual, Easter Sunday is on Sunday 12 April 2020. And this year it lands bang in the middle of the school holidays for most people – so lots of family fun to be had.
We know how to do things a little bit differently here in the Lake and of course, with all this beautiful scenery that means lots of time outdoors in the wonderful fresh air. Here’s our rundown for 2020 things to do in the Lake District this Easter.
Head to Loweswater this Good Friday in the northern Lakes. Holme Wood is right on the fringe of the Lake District on the glistening shore of Loweswater – one of the little-known, yet most breathtaking waters in the Lake District. It is the most western water in the Lake District and this National Trust chocolate Easter egg hunt is the best way to start your Easter weekend. The shoreside woodland will be a hive of activity with challenges like beam balancing and nature crafts as well as the egg hunt. Easter is a great time to get outdoors!
There’s a chocolate prize up for grabs for those that follow this unusual dragon egg garden trail in the stunning grounds of Lowther Castle, in the gentle hills of the Eden Valley. Once home to the very quirky Yellow Earl, which you must learn more about in the small museum inside the castle ruins, Lowther Castle & Gardens has become a real hidden gem in Cumbria. There’s lots to do in the gardens and acres of grounds, including a huge wooden play castle that is a replica of the real thing!
Imaginations turn towards the sky this Easter at the popular Lake District National Trust attraction, Wray Castle. Explore the beautiful estate grounds that are on the lovely quiet western shore of Windermere from the perspective of a bird. This quest is great for all ages, with challenges around the grounds as you discover some of the challenges of being a feathered creature. What would you be – one who sneaks crumbs from the cafes or a jackdaw flying high in the turrets of the castle?
A flock of lovely Herdy sheep have escaped from the shop into the gardens and grounds of Brockhole, the Lake District Visitor Centre on Windermere. Pick up a trail for £3 from the shop and enjoy the hunt. There are lots of other outdoor family Easter activities taking place at Brockhole over the spring weekend too, so little heads will certainly not need to count Herdy’s before driving off to the dreamy land of nod.
Discover the wakening of the Leven valley this spring, where Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway is serving up free Cream Eggs over the Easter weekend for little passengers. There’s no better way to see spring unfolding than on this 7-mile steam journey from Lakeside on the southern tip of Lake Windermere to Haverthwaite on the River Leven.
Muncaster Giant Easter Egg Hunt
Sun 12 – Mon 13 April 2020
Not only are kiddies free (with an accompanying teddy) over the Easter weekend at the Lake District’s most haunted castle, Muncaster, but on Easter Sunday and Monday there’s lovely face painting and their famous Giant Easter egg Hunt. The gardens at Muncaster are ideal for picnic and with all the teddy’s that are sure to be about lookout for bears in disguise when you go down to the woods!
Come to the Lake District for the perfect Easter break. Browse our range of Easter cottages and book today!