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‘Egg-plore’  Hidden Gems of the Lakes this Easter

Easter 2019 is already filling up with an assortment of unusual tempting treats – something for all tastes, you could say.

Peanut-butter ‘protein’ filled Easter eggs and ‘skinny’ sugar-free treats. Giant chocolate eggs that are prosecco-infused, new pink KitKat eggs and giant Lindt chocolate bunnies. There’s surprising savoury choices this year too, such as a ‘cheesalicious’ Easter egg and bunny-shaped chicken nuggets.

For those heading to the Lake District this Easter, there’s a selection of ‘egg-citing’ and unusual events going on too. This blog post we round up some of the best family-friendly Easter activities this year.

An Easter break in the Lakes is a great excuse to ‘egg-plore’ lesser-known parts of the region too, and, of course, indulge. Happy Easter from us at Lakelovers ??.

Arts and Entertainment

Saturday 20th April, 9pm ‘til late, enjoy a night of wonderful musical talent from Benjamin Moss at Windermere’s premier live entertainment cafe lounge, BaHa. This is an intimate venue for enjoying this one night only gig. Perhaps book a table to enjoy a casual, pre-music, dinner and bottle of something nice.

Explore your creativity for drawing and painting in the gardens of Rydal Mount over the Easter weekend. The ‘natural’ gardens at Rydal, Grasmere, were designed and treasured by its famous resident of almost 40 years, William Wordsworth. This 2-day, creative course is hosted by Abbey Art with Tyga Helme and Bea Hasell-McCosh, over the 21st and 22nd April, paced at £250 pp and includes lunch and tea.

Getting Wet

Easter ghyll scramble, Langdale with Path to Adventure . Various dates and times are available, 6th, 9th, 13th, 18th, 20th April 2019, and booking is required.  £35 pp and age 10 years+.  Kit is included.

This is something for the Easter school holidays. Canoeing on Coniston Water with Path to Adventure There are two dates available, and booking is required, Tuesday 9th and Thursday 18th April. Prices are £35 pp for the half day, morning session and age 5 years+. Kit is also included.

Bikes and Boots

Pick up a pair of rock climbing shoes or ascent trainers and book a one-off Easter rock climbing course, hosted outdoors in the famous Langdale valley, with Path to Adventure – Saturday 20th April 2019, 09:30-12:30, £35 pp and age 10 years+.

Considering completing in a BirtBritishish Mountain Biking Race or competition? Use a break this Easter to take a 2-day Mountain Bike Core Skills course in England’s only mountain forest – Whinlatter Forest, Keswick. Hosted by Cyclewise, this intensive 2-day course, over Saturday 13th April and Sunday 14th April,  is £150 pp and equips riders with skills from bike maintenance to wheel lifts.

Take advantage of the warmer spring nights and experience the famous Lake District night sky, including a spectacular summit sunset, by booking Mountain Walk’s Helvellyn Moonlight guided walk from Glenridding,  4pm Saturday 20th April. Places are still available and are £35 pp, where walkers will cover 100 miles over 6-7 hours.

Easter is the perfect time to discover the host of golden daffodils, Lake District National Park guided walk to see the Ullswater views that inspired William Wordsworth. No need to book, just turn up on either Friday 19th or Monday 22nd April in the morning at Ullswater.

Information Centre, Glenridding, to take in the Lake’s famous Wordsworth daffodils.  This is an easy-grade, 6km walk and suitable for the whole family, including four-legged family members. Organised by the Lake District National Park, in partnership with the Wordsworth Trust, this is a free event, where you’ll only have the cost of the steamer to the legendary Aira Force waterfall.

Traditional Egg Hunt’s

Spring is one of the very best season’s in the Lake District. And an egg hunt is one of the finest ways to explore the region, perhaps visiting new places and finding new hidden gems.

The National Trust’s Cadbury egg hunts return to the Lake District for Easter 2019 in some of the popular attractions, such as Hilltop, Hawkshead, and Wray Castle, Windermere. The relaxed ‘drop in’ treasure trails, that are free to National Trust members, for 2019 can also be found in some of the Lake District’s less busy locations, such as Buttermere and Ennerdale.

Younger family members will love the teddy bear trail on Ullswater Steamers, plus bring your own ted’s aboard, as kids with a cuddly friend travel for free over the Easter period.

Take excited little bunnies on a mini egg trail through the Peter Rabbit garden at The World of Beatrix Potter, on Sunday 21st and Easter Monday 22nd with all children winning a mini chocolate egg and sticker.

Celebrate Easter Sunday, 21st April, by taking the family to a tranquil oak woodland near Coniston, on a Bushcraft Course, hosted by Path to Adventure and £35 pp, for all ages. After building a shelter and fire and cooking up some refreshments, there’s a woodland Easter egg hunt to follow,  offering lots of back-to-basics fun.

Visit the spring animals at Lakeland Maze Farm Park, Windermere, this Easter.

Over the Easter weekend, 19th – 22nd April, the old British tradition of pace egg racing is being brought to the iconic, National Trust owned pub, Sticklebarn, in Langdale. The 2019 Spring Menu will be available too, serving up “super tasty, planet-friendly food and drinks”. Sit in the idyllic, spacious, beer garden, drinking in the spectacular views, with the sound of the famous Herdwick lambs. Note the carbon footprint (Co2e) calculation provided for each meal as you make your lunchtime selection, watching or taking part in the pace egg races as you do so.

If you’re still looking for a place to stay in the Lake District this Easter, take a look at our available properties here. But don’t leave it too long, they’re sure to get snapped up soon.