For that special Easter getaway, the Lake District offers an exciting playground for both adults and children. Spring is in full swing, with daffodils and blue bells in the fields and woods, the trees are green with leaves once more and the weather clement. It’s a lovely time of year to explore one of the most fantastic regions in the British Isles.
There are mountains and fells to climb, forests to conquer and lakes to play in, on and around. Picnic on a tranquil lake-shore or high craggy fell top. Take to the water in a hire boat, or perhaps sail leisurely on one of the larger lakes on the National Park’s famous steamboats.
WALKING IN DAYLESFORD
There’s an abundance of scenic Lake District walking routes to try for Easter whether you fancy tackling the Old Man of Coniston or taking a scenic stroll along the shores of Lake Windermere.
Look out for Easter parades and Easter egg hunts for the children at some of the most popular visitor attractions. There are a number of National Trust sites in the Lake District worth visiting during the Easter holidays with trails, activities and Easter egg hunts taking place within their grounds.
The Lake District is filled with characterful gastropubs, cosy cafes, and excellent bistros that feature lots of local, seasonal ingredients on the menu. The whole area is a veritable feast for foodies – especially as there are a number of Michelin-starred Lake District restaurants to choose from.
For a special Easter treat: L’enclume is a Cartmel restaurant that has held two Michelin stars since 2013 and features seasonal tasting menus that showcase the best of local Cumbrian produce.
For hearty pub fare: The Drunken Duck Inn looks out over stunning Ambleside scenery and offers everything from traditional pub grub to something a little fancier. There’s an on-site microbrewery so you can wash your food down with a local ale.
For a family-friendly lunch: The Cuckoo Brow Inn is a lovely family-friendly pub that’s just a short walk from Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top. The dining area is cosy and warm and there’s a special children’s menu for little ones.
If you’ve been inspired to head to Cumbria this Easter with the family, take a look at our family-friendly Lake District cottages in locations such as Coniston, Windermere, Ullswater, Keswick and Cartmel that make ideal bases for exploring this beautiful part of the world.
Mill End is perfect for a peaceful family holiday with gorgeous grounds and a location that looks out over the river in Starnthwaite. Sleeps four people.
Ducks Haven is a dog-friendly holiday home that looks out over a duck pond close to the popular village of Cartmel. Sleeps four people and three dogs.
Tinkler Beck Farm is a traditional barn conversion located at the northern tip of Coniston Water with access to three private jetties. Sleeps six people and one dog.