What’s going on in the Lake District this Easter? Well the answer is that it’s not all bluebells, daffodils and gambolling lambs – There’s chocolate too!
The Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway has commissioned a giant Easter Egg and over the Easter holidays they are running a guess the weight competition with free entry to all travellers and a giant Easter Egg for the winner.
The world of Beatrix Potter is running its annual Easter Egg hunt again this year; One hundred special Easter Eggs are being hidden around the Lake District and on Thursday 21st April, clues will be released as to their whereabouts for you to unravel, with one hundred great prizes up for grabs for the winners.
The Keswick Pencil Museum is a good wet weather option and they are putting on several activities for the children – There’s an Easter Trail and creative family fun days over the whole of the Easter period. There are several Keswick cottages in the area too which is an added bonus.
Muncaster Castle is doubling up over Easter and the Royal Wedding weekend and putting on a flower festival, with displays based on Easter themes. John Crouch is also going to be putting on some cookery demonstrations, linking in to the Easter and flower themes. John did the catering at our wedding and it was absolutely awesome, so make sure that you snap up any top tips that are on offer. While you are at Muncaster Castle it would be well worth taking a stroll through the gardens and the grounds, the bluebells are quite a spectacular site and the gardens are some of the finest that you will see in the Lake District.
There is also an Easter Quiz, with clues hidden around the gardens and Easter Eggs to be won at Mirehouse, near Keswick. Lets face whether you're big or small we all love a treasure hunt, especially if there is chocolate at the end of it!
Sammy the Squirrel is going to be providing the family fun on the Ullswater Steamers and he's organising an Easter Egg hunt in Glenridding too.
And last but by no means least, The National Trust in conjunction with Cadbury are running Easter Egg Trails in Borrowdale and Ennerdale. I’m afraid that we don’t have any other details, but it’s got to be good!
There are plenty of Lake District cottages which would make an ideal base to explore and join in these fun filled chocolate based activities. You’d be crazy to miss it.