Easter in and around Keswick 2018
Visiting Keswick over Easter for a holiday, a short break or a day out? You'll find no shortage of 'eggs'citing things going on both indoors and out to keep everyone having fun whatever the weather.
National Trust & Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt - Keswick lakeshore
Just a short stroll from Keswick town centre and you’ll find plenty of family fun activities along easy paths through beautiful woodlands and lakeshore scenery. Plus, there's a yummy Cadbury chocolate treat at the end.More info
National Trust & Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt - Buttermere village
Fresh air, Pooh sticks and stunning views - bring the whole family down on the lakeshore at Buttermere to get closer to nature this Easter. Plus a yummy Cadbury chocolate treat at the end! More info.
Offering a wide range of exciting outdoor adventure activities, indoor climbing and indoor archery. Situated just 5 minutes from the centre of Keswick and with free all day parking, you can adventure all day no matter what the weather. Just remember to call to book to guarantee your activity as places are limited
Derwent Island House Open Day - Paddle a canoe across Derwent Water to enjoy a guided tour of the Georgian house and gardens, stunning views and an island perspective. First canoes leave the foreshore at 10.15am and then at 30 minute intervals until 2.30pm, this final tour returning to the foreshore at 5pm. Your visit will last approximately 2½ hours. More info
Play in the Park - Visit Fitz Park with its excellent playground and BMX track, Hope Park for pitch & putt, crazy golf and remote controlled boats and Whinlatter Forest Park where there is a wonderful adventure playground laid out as a forest trail.Crow Park is a wide expanse of grass between Derwentwater and Hope Park perfect for running about. More info.
Fundraising for Keswick to Threlkeld Railway Path Flooding in Dec 2015 caused extensive damage to the trail & 3 bridges. The Lake District Foundation are raising funds to support the reconnection of this popular route from Keswick to Threlkeld. £300,000 has to be raised by June towards the overall cost. You can donate via the website or text ‘KTOT18 £10’ to 70070 to donate £10
Big Boot Room Event 7-8th April at George Fisher To celebrate the opening of their new Boot Room at George Fisher there is a big weekend planned! Guided Walks with giveaways, prizes and test shoes; Salomon ‘Run with Ricky’ World Trail Running Champion Ricky Lightfoot; KEEN Trail Fit with Laura 'the Explorer' Kennington HOKA Test Tour with Tom McNally An ‘Evening in Abraham’s’ with inspirational speaker Laura Kennington; Navigation and Mountain Safety Session, Podiatry Expert appointments with Andrew Stanley and much more... More info and book
Come along to George Fisher and try some badge making instore
Peter Rabbit Mischief and Mayhem Exhibition at Rheged - Children can play like Peter in an interactive learning area, and activities include a giant board game, playing shop, and performing scenes from the tales. Help Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle to hang out the washing, and aid Mr McGregor in planting carrots in his garden. Also a chance to see the new Peter Rabbit movie. More info
Herstory of Keswick at Keswick Museum celebrates the important contribution women have made over the centuries, through reconstructed room sets and hands-on activities: revisit the squalid conditions of the nineteenth century yards or relax in the Rawnsley’s Vicarage parlour. Until the 10th May daily. More info.
Where Poppies Blow - this major new exhibition at Wordsworth House and Garden is guest curated by historian, farmer and winner of the 2017 Wainwright Prize for nature writing John Lewis Stempel. Where Poppies Blow commemorates the end of the First Word War, by celebrating the role of the natural world in sustaining Britain’s troops through the horrors of trench warfare. More info.
Easter Sunday Lunch at the Lodore Falls Hotel
Sun April 1st 12pm - 2pm, Enjoy a 4 our course lunch plus coffee, each child receives a treat on arrival.
To book please call 017687 77285
Easter Sunday Lunch at the Skiddaw Hotel
Sun, April 1st 12pm - 2pm Join us this Easter for a delicious Sunday lunch, all kids receive a free chocolate gift – £17.50pp.
To book call 017687 72071
Peter Rabbit at Alhambra Cinema Keswick the mischievous and adventurous hero who has captivated generations of readers, now takes on the starring role of his own irreverent, contemporary comedy with attitude. In the film, Peter's feud with Mr. McGregor (Domhnall Gleeson) escalates to greater heights than ever before as they rival for the affections of the warm-hearted animal lover who lives next door (Rose Byrne). More info.
See Duck Duck Goose at Keswick Alhambra Cinema this Easter.
29 March 2018 - 15 April 2018 Around Keswick Visit us George Fisher store to borrow a preloaded Garmin Unit or have your own unit loaded with the trail Collect the story sheet and off you go! Out on the trail; Visit each point and collect a word All words will fill in the blanks of the story on your story sheet Once finished, head back to George Fisher Here you will collect a tasty chocolate Easter treat, and... If you have collected all the words, you will be entered into a prize draw to win a £100 George Fisher gift voucher. Garmin GPS handhelds are the perfect way to experience Geocaching and this is a great introduction not only to Geocaching but also the use of GPS units.
Looking for a walk for half term? Have a look at our family walking page for inspiration for your next outing.
If you're looking for an easy or moderate walk there are seven waymarked walks from the Derwentwater boat landings. Ranging from just 15 minutes to 1¾ hours the routes are easy to follow, whichever one you choose. More info
The Derwentwater Walk - A scenic 10 mile waymarked walk around Derwentwater, Queen of the Lakes. On flat and easy paths, the walk passes through ancient woodlands and along the shores of the lake. The scenery is stunning, with perfect picnic stops and cafes and restaurants en-route. More info.
Go for a bike ride, bring your own or hire. Hire a bike in Keswick town centre from Keswick Bikes or up at Whinlatter Forest from Cyclewise. Visit our cycling page for details of bike hire & cycle routes around Keswick.
There are a wealth of adventurous activities both indoors and outdoors to be enjoyed from tree top adventures to biking, canoeing to climbing walls, ghyll scrambling to horse riding More info.
From fish and chips to a freshly prepared baguette you'll find a a great selection of cafes, takeaways and delis in Keswick. For dinner you'll find an equally impressive choice. More info.
For a bit of retail therapy we have a wide range of independent shops and a twice weekly market on Thursdays and Sundays. Perfect for your everyday needs or a souvenir to take home. More info.
There is a good choice of attractions, museums, wildlife park, visitor centres, leisure pool and parks just waiting to be explored with something for every taste and age group. More info.
Book accommodation quickly and easily on Keswick's tourism website, operated and managed by Keswick Tourism Association. Book Local. Book your accommodation on-line with us and support the local economy. Book quality Guest houses and experience a true Lake District welcome or spoil yourself in a luxurious Hotel Stay in superb Self Catering Cottages or plan a break in a luxurious lodge. Stay on a farm and enjoy rural life. Book a stay in a caravan or bring your own and enjoy magnificent views from your door. Try Camping and glamping in wonderfully situated campsites or stay in a camping barn.