Easter in and around Keswick 2017

Force Crag Mine - the last mineral mine to be worked in the Lake District has been lovingly restored and cared for by volunteers. A guided tour with the National Trust allows you to explore the above-ground processing mill. More info.

National Trust & Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt 2017 Buttermere

Starting at Croft House Farm Cafe this National Trust Nature-themed trail will lead you through some spectacular countryside right on the shores of Buttermere. Don't forget to claim your Cadbury chocolate prize at the end! Fri 14 Apr 2017, £2.50 More info.

National Trust & Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt Keswick 2017

Just a short stroll from Keswick town centre, let the kids go wild in nature with 50 Things activities among woodland and on the lakeshore. More info.

National Trust Derwent Island Open Day Pick up a paddle and climb aboard a very stable rafted canoe. On the island enjoy a 45 minute guided tour of Pocklington's Georgian house and explore the gardens and the rest of the island. More info.

Try your hands at a Quirky Workshop. Something for everyone from Silver Jewellery Making to Strip and Build a Bike. More info.

Follow clues and collect evidence as you search for the Gruffalo along the Gruffalo Spotters trail in Whinlatter Forest. Bring the characters to life before your eyes with The Gruffalo Spotter free app, or gather clues with an Evidence Kit. More info.

Visitors to Mirehouse can enjoy the Easter Quiz which starts on Easter Saturday & continues till all 100 Cadburys Easter eggs are gone. Find the clues in the Bee Garden & woods at Mirehouse & complete the Easter message to win an egg. Inc. in the price of a ticket to Mirehouse, come along and enjoy playgrounds, gardens & lakeside walk. In the house, the history trail, owl hunt & live piano music, fun for all. More info.

This Easter come to George Fisher and borrow a Garmin GPS unit preloaded with a straight forward Geocache trail. See this as a Digital Easter Egg Hunt. More info.

What are our mountains made of? Play with the fabulous handling collections at Keswick Museum; help us sort them; find out about rocks, metals and minerals and what we use them for today. More info.

Take inspiration from our beautiful bird egg collection at Keswick Museum and paint your very own egg to take home! More info.

Crazy Cameras! Make Your Own Camera and meet Photographer Henry Iddon at Keswick Museum. Lots of cutting and sticking involved. More info.

Mountain Gear at Keswick Museum. Which is better: the wool jackets of the 1900s or today’s scientifically designed outfits? Fun experiments with George Fisher to test the theories. More info. 

New Krazy Kong open now at Kong Adventure Keswick. More info.

Our top FREE things to do in Keswick. Click here for some ideas.

The fantastic play area in Fitz Park includes equipment for children of all ages from toddlers to teenagers. There are wide open spaces for ball games aswell as a bmx track. Visit Hope Park for a great range of games and to hire a twizy.

Create your very own Pom Pom animal at Rheged this Easter in this creative art class. What Easter animal would you like to see in your garden? A rabbit, lamb or chick?  More info.

Decorate a beautiful home for the birds in your garden at Rheged by cutting and tearing decorative paper using a technique called decoupage.  More info.

Film at Rheged - Storks have moved on from delivering babies to packages. But when an order for a baby appears, the best delivery stork must scramble to fix the error by delivering the baby. More info.

Paper Folding Sculptures at Rheged. In this unique workshop, Alex will show you how to make Spring themed sculptures using paper folding techniques, a fun activity with the simple and creative craft of paper folding. More info.

Looking for a walk with the children? 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 or up at Whinlatter Forest. Visit our cycling page for details of bike hire & cycle routes around Keswick.

There are a wealth of adventurous activities to be enjoyed from tree top adventures to biking, canoeing to climbing, 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 and parks just waiting to be explored with something for every taste and age group. More info.

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