Easter Lake District Must-Do Activities 2024

Get ready for an exciting Easter in the Lake District with our curated list of must-do activities. From scenic trails to exciting egg hunts, we’ve got your holiday covered. Check out the top picks for a memorable Easter break in this beautiful region!


Join the Fun with Peter Rabbit!

The party, lasting around 60 minutes, includes entry to the Attraction, an Afternoon Tea, and a unique photo opportunity with Peter Rabbit. Located at The World of Beatrix Potter on Rayrigg Road, it’s a delightful way to spend a memorable afternoon!

Experience a fun-filled afternoon at the World of Beatrix Potter Attraction. First, you will listen to the Tale of Peter Rabbit, followed by a chance to snap selfies with Peter himself. Each child gets rabbit ears to colour and a special gift!

On top of this, there will be a mini egg hunt around the Attraction.  Find all the eggs and win a little chocolate treat!


Properties Nearby: Windermere | Kendal | Underbarrow



Adventures Await at Brockhole

Get ready for an egg-citing Easter week at Brockhole from March 29th to April 5th. Join The Golden Bunny Easter Egg Hunt for just £4.50 – follow the clues, snap a pic with the bunny, and claim your prize at the Woodland Cabin or Gift Shop.

Looking for more? Dive into nature with Go Wild Nature & Craft activities, or challenge yourself with archery. Take in the scenic beauty of Lake Windermere with a boat hire and refuel at the cafe!


Properties Nearby: Windermere | Ambleside 


Image Credit: Brockhole House and Garden | Brockhole


Craft, Sip, and Celebrate This Easter!

Easter isn’t just for the kids! Savour the art of distillation with a Distillery Tour & Tasting. Welcome G&T, a personal tour, and a tasting of at least 5 spirits. Enjoy a 10% discount on purchases, and don’t worry, drivers can take their 2 drinks home. Non-alcoholic options are available, and each tour lasts about 1.5 hours. Cheers!

Join Shed One Distillery for an Afternoon G&Tea. Discover their award-winning spirits, with locally foraged botanicals that recently won bronze at the World Gin Awards and World Vodka Awards. Elevate your Easter with crafting, tasting, and sophistication.

Unleash your creativity with a Needle Felting workshop – Easter Bunny Duck edition. This 3-hour class is hosted by Ulverston’s Sally Whittaker, owner of Absolute Beginners’ Workshop. Known for her inclusive and enjoyable craft workshops, she’ll help you create something beautiful, even if you’re an absolute beginner.

All events have to be booked in advance via the website. If you are coming as a group, they do have some flexibility, so best to call up.


Properties Nearby: Ulverston | Aldingham



Easter at Muncaster Castle

Join the daily Big Muncaster Egg Hunt for a chance to snag some Easter treats and explore the charming gardens with their Easter Spring Trail – a delightful adventure for the whole family.

Dive into hands-on fun with the Protect the Egg Workshop – design a shield for your egg and witness its fate in The Big Egg Drop from the castle roof. Will your creation stand the test?

Children’s tickets include access to Protect the Egg & The Big Egg Drop, The Big Muncaster Egg Hunt, and The Easter Trail. From March 29th to April 1st!


Properties Nearby: Santon Bridge | Gosforth | Beckermet 



Wordsworth House and Gardens

Discover the joy of Easter at Wordsworth House and Garden, where history meets family fun. No need to book (however, admission fees apply) – explore the childhood home of William and Dorothy Wordsworth, uncovering 10 hidden activities along the way.

Pick up your activity pack from the welcome desk and enjoy creative Easter crafts, play tea like the Wordsworths, enjoy wild art, and play lively games. Wrap up your adventure with a choice between a traditional or vegan chocolate egg. An Easter celebration that’s perfect for families and everyone alike!


Properties Nearby: Bassenthwaite | West Newton | Buttermere


International Market Returns to Carlisle!

This Easter, get ready for a diverse shopping and culinary experience in Carlisle city centre. Organised by Marketplace Europe and supported by Cumberland Council, the International Market boasts over 40 traders offering authentic global treats. From Greek gyros to Chinese specialities, the market has something for everyone.

Don’t miss the Dutch Flowers on Tour and a Continental Street Bar for a relaxing break with beers and wines. Explore the city’s international flavours, from arts and crafts to mouth-watering street foods, at this bustling market.


Properties Nearby: Armathwaite | Penrith | Blencow | Berrier



Explore Allan Banks’ Easter Trail

From March 26th to April 7th, Allan Bank invites families on a nature-inspired trail. Each participant receives Easter bunny ears and a chocolate egg at the trail’s end.

Ideal for various allergies, the chocolate suits those with milk, egg, gluten, peanut, and tree nut allergies. Grab your trail essentials at the welcome building. Admission prices: Adult £7.50, Child (5-17yrs) £3.75, under 5’s and National Trust members enter for free.


Properties Nearby: Ambleside | Loughrigg 


Image Credit: Allan Bank – Grasmere – Visit Lake District


We wish you a fantastic Easter break in the Lake District! If you’re planning a visit, make it even better by booking your accommodation with us at Herdwick Cottages. Happy Easter, and we hope to host you soon!

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