Bounce into Easter Holiday Activities in The Lake District

11 March 2024

Nestled in the heart of Cumbria, the Lake District emerges as an idyllic canvas for an unforgettable Easter holiday. As spring breathes new life into the landscape, the Lake District's iconic hills, and serene lakes, create a picture-perfect setting for a rejuvenating getaway. 

As well as walks through Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Lake District offers a myriad of fun activities for you young families, book lovers, foodie connoisseurs, and history buffs to enjoy. Whether you seek outdoor adventures, cultural experiences, or culinary delights surrounded by nature's beauty, the Lake District encapsulates the essence of a perfect Easter holiday. 


Family Fun: Easter Egg Hunt at Brockhole in Windermere  

No Easter holiday is complete without an Easter egg hunt, right? So, a trip to Brockhole’s Golden Bunny Easter Egg Hunt should be at the top of your holiday list. The family is invited to join in some good old-fashioned fun, where you might find the golden bunny in Brockhole’s playground, along the lakeshore, or relaxing in the gardens. When you do find him, be sure to collect your prize!  

Once you’ve found the golden bunny, there are plenty of other fun activities you and your family can enjoy, including archery, mini golf, tree top nets, treks, kayaks, and even axe throwing. A day of adventure will always work up an appetite, and at Brockhole there are a host of fantastic cafes and food trucks, as well as plenty of picnic tables for those that prefer to bring their own food.  

Your Easter break doesn’t have to stop at Brockhole. Just a short drive away you’ll find our beautiful cottage, Ruskin’s View. This stylish and contemporary two-bed property is the offers the perfect respite after a long day exploring, as guests can unwind in their own hot tub, enjoy a drink in the private garden, or kick back in the spacious living room and watch your favourite film on the sofa.  

Plan Your Visit | Brockhole


Book-lovers Paradise: Exploring the World of Beatrix Potter and Friends  

Did you know that the entire world of Beatrix Potter originates in the beautiful backdrop of the Lake District? So, if you’re taking a trip to this neck of the woods with your little ones this Easter, it would only be fitting to embark on a Peter Rabbit adventure.   

You can embark on your bunny-themed adventure at the World of Beatrix Potter attraction in Bowness. Here, you can immerse yourself in the world of the beloved character, wander through Peter Rabbit's famous garden, and soak in the sounds, scents and sights that inspired the world-renowned author.  

Next up on your Peter Rabbit adventure day should be the Lingholm Kitchen and Walled Gardens, where Beatrix Potter spent ten summers between 1885 and 1907, and these gardens became the inspiration for many of the drawings and landscapes you see in her works.  

Walking around Beatrix’s favourite summer spot, you will get the feeling you are in Mr. McGregor's iconic garden, and truly understand who these open spaces inspired the famous backdrops for Peter Rabbit and friends.  

If you loved taking in the picturesque views that inspired the world of Peter Rabbit, why not watch the sunset over Lune Valley at our two-bedroom cottage, Howgill’s Barn? At our beautifully converted cottage, you can enjoy a luxurious soak in the roll top bath, before enjoying your favourite tipple on the patio while taking in the breathtaking views of the rolling hills.  

The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, Bowness-on-Windermere | New Girl in Toon

Foodie’s Favourite: Sunday Lunch in Kirkby Lonsdale  

Nestled in the heart of the picturesque Cumbrian countryside, Kirkby Lonsdale stands out as the ideal destination for a quintessential Easter Sunday roast. The charming market town, with its cobbled streets and historic architecture, provides a perfect setting for a leisurely and delightful culinary experience. 

Imagine settling into one of Kirkby Lonsdale's cosy, traditional pubs or inviting restaurants, where the warm ambiance complements the Easter festivities. The town boasts a selection of acclaimed eateries known for their commitment to quality and locally sourced ingredients. As you savour your Easter Sunday feast, you'll find the flavours to be a perfect blend of tradition and innovation, showcasing the culinary expertise of the region. 

Once you’ve finished your Easter feast, Kirkby Lonsdale's idyllic surroundings offer a serene backdrop for a post-roast stroll, allowing you to soak in the charm of the River Lune and the stunning countryside. The combination of a hearty Easter meal and the town's tranquil ambiance creates a memorable experience, making Kirkby Lonsdale the ultimate destination for those seeking a delightful Easter Sunday filled with good food, warm hospitality, and the beauty of the English countryside. 

If you would prefer to cook your own delicious Easter meal, our two-bedroom cottage, The Classroom comes with a fully equipped, spacious open-plan kitchen and dining space. The patio doors also open to a secured outdoor space for you to enjoy some alfresco dining if the sun is shining.  

Historic Fanatics: Go Back in Time at Holker Hall  

Nestled on the fringes of Grange-Over-Sands, Holker Hall & Gardens spans an enchanting estate sprawling across more than 17,000 acres. Here, families, friends and loved ones can enjoy leisurely walks, where you might even spot some wild deer! Or, if you’re a history buff, why not delve into the rich beauty of Holker Hall, dating back to the sixteenth century?  

The grounds boast many gorgeous garden walks, inviting you to meander through the regal Holker Labyrinth, marvel at the Holker Great Lime tree, adorned with national heritage status, and meander through the National Collection of Styracaceae. During the Easter weekend, Holker Hall & Gardens bursts to life with a myriad of events including treasure trails, egg decorating and a murder mystery night! 

After taking in all the stunning sights at Holker Hall, you can venture back to our equally stunning waterside hideaway, Lakeside. This gorgeous two-bedroom property boasts breathtaking views of the turquoise lake where you can enjoy some al-fresco dining out on your own deck or you can snuggle up on the sofa in front of the log-burning fire.  

Holker Hall and Gardens - Grange-over-Sands - Visit Lake District

No matter how you choose to celebrate this Easter, our luxury holiday cottages in the Lake District provide the perfect base for you to make this springtime holiday extra special. We have plenty of stunning properties available throughout the year. So, whenever you’re ready to plan your idyllic getaway in the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, Scotland or south of France, we have the perfect property to fit your needs.  

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