What’s happening in the Lake District this Easter?

Here are some pointers as to what’s happening in the Lake District this Easter and for the rest of April. There is so much to do that I’ve just given you a flavour of some of my favourite things ( there’s a song there somewhere!)

If you’re in Ambleside this week please come along to the Ambleside Choral Society Coffee Morning on Wednesday 12 April. This is being held at Lucy’s on a Plate on Church Street. Thanks to Lucy for providing the venue. Whilst spending the morning in Ambleside you can take in a round of crazy golf at White Platts by St Mary’s Church, where there is currently a huge inflatable slide for the children. You really can’t miss it.

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Crazy golf Ambleside

From there you could walk around the church into Rothay Park where a fantastic new play area has just been opened following the damage caused by Storm Desmond.

There are lots of Peter Rabbit related events this Easter.The Beatrix Potter Attraction in Bowness has a Peter Rabbit Trail and many more events which you can find here.

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Easter fun in Bowness

In the North of the Lake District near Penrith the Lowther Estate is organising  a special Easter event called “Dragons and Chocolate” which sounds fun. For more information please click here.

At Allan Bank in Grasmere the National Trust are organising Easter Eggs Hunts, Easter crafts and lots of other spring events. Click here for details.

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Allan Bank Grasmere


Also in Grasmere, on Tuesday 18 April the Grasmere WI and the Buffs are jointly hosting a coffee morning. Proceeds go to fund local events. Here’s a little poster I’ve just made. I’m pretty pleased with my first attempts! As a member of Grasmere WI I’ll be baking cakes and helping. Please come along.


The Forestry Commission have two superb forests in the Lake District, Grizedale in the South and Whinlatter in the North. There are lots of activites, including Go Ape at both forests, bike trails, and all sorts of adventures. One that has especially caught my eye is the Gruffalo Spotters Trail at Grizedale. There is also one at Whinlatter.

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Grizedale Gruffalo Trail

For a comprehensive list of all events in the Lake District at Easter ( and all year round) you can visit the Official Cumbria Tourism website Go Lakes by clicking here.

The weather in the Lakes this Easter looks like being mostly dry, though a little more chilly than of late. We assume that you will want to put your boots on and do some walking. You need to work off some of the Easter chocolate, and what better way than getting out and about in the Lake District? Do check the weather forecast if you’re planning a days’s walking, especially if you are going up high, where the conditions can be very different to down in the valleys. For fell top weather the Mountain Weather Information Service is the best. Find it via this link.

We wish everyone visiting the Lake District this Easter a very happy holiday.