Easter in and around Keswick

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Easter Egg Hunt At Castle Inn Hotel

11am Easter Sunday

Join the Castle Inn Hotel for an Easter Egg Hunt round the Hotel Gardens, then enjoy a relaxing time in the Jacuzzi/Pool and round off you trip with a Special Easter Lunch in the Restaurant! Call 01768776401 to book your table now!

Around the World in 80 Days at Theatre by the Lake

Fri 31 March - Sat 29 April

The determined Fogg has bet his entire fortune that he can travel around the world in 80 days. Join him and his trusty valet, Passepartout, as they set off on a thrilling journey to faraway lands; they’ll hop from Italy to India, skip ship in Hong Kong and jump straight into dustbowl America. They’ll voyage by boat, by train, by sledge and even by elephant, on an epic whirling adventure of wonder, danger and romance!

Keswick has another history full of murder, intrigue and tortured souls. Follow “The Lady”… if you dare. Keswick Ghost Walks are written with an adult audience in mind but are broadly accessible to children 10 years and above. The walk starts and ends at The Moot Hall, Keswick and lasts about 1 and a half hours. 

All tickets must be purchased in advance.

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Easter Trail at Wordsworth Grasmere

7 - 14 April

Venture into Wordsworth Grasmere's Woodland to discover beautifully decorated, poetry-themed Easter Eggs. Find all the eggs and you'll be rewarded with a sweet surprise! Open to all ages. Trail included with the price of admission.

Easter Sunday Lunch at Inn On The Square

Gather your family together this Easter and tuck into a delicious roast with the most in Brossen Steakhouse. Known for our tender cuts of meat, this is one Sunday roast you won’t forget.

3-courses for £29.95 per person

To book a table, please call 017687 73333 or book online

Easter Bunny Trail at Cafe HNW

1st to 16th April

Find the Bunnies hiding in Upper Fitz Park. Unravel the letters to spell an Easter word. Collect your prize from the cafe & Meet Bert the Bunny in the woods! 

Easter Bunny Trail Map is £2.

Easter Children's Craft Sessions at Keswick Museum

Paint-a-Pot & Plant-a-Bulb (Tuesday 4th and Thursday 6th April, from 11-12pm and 1.30-2.30pm)

- Children will paint a terracotta pot with an Easter theme or pattern, then fill it up and plant a bulb to grow a beautiful flower – a fantastic gift for a friend or family member! £5 per child, includes pots, compost and bulbs.

Wooden Easter Animals (Tuesday 11th and Thursday 13th April, from 11-12pm and 1.30-2.30pm)

- Children will be able to design and create their own quirky wooden animal and add funny features using a variety of exciting art materials. £5 per child, includes all materials.

Easter Services - Crosthwaite Church Keswick 

Good Friday - 2pm

Easter Sunday - 10:30am

Easter Rugby Camp

For boys and girls. No need to be a member.

Rosie the Rabbit's Free Easter Egg Hunt at Booths Keswick 

Head into your local Booths store to take part in Rosie the Rabbit's Free Easter Egg Hunt, follow the clues to win a prize!

No booking required. While stocks last.

Mirehouse & Gardens

There's plenty to keep children engaged at Mirehouse these Easter holidays. In the house the history trail, owl hunt and live piano music keep youngsters and grown ups alike entertained and returning for more. In the gardens, the woodland playgrounds and family natures notes are always popular. There is also plenty of space to burn off excess energy along the heather path maze in the Bee Garden, on the terraced lawns and skimming stones by Bassenthwaite Lake.

A special Easter quiz will be on during the Easter weekend - Easter treat available from The Old Sawmill Tearoom for all correct entries!

Castle Inn Hotel

Easter Set Menu

Only £19.95 for 2 Courses or £24.95 for 3 Courses.
Set menu available from 12 noon to 8.30pm Friday 7th April to Monday 10th April (Normal menus also available)

Don't Forget Kids Eat FREE this Easter too!

Decopatch Children’s activity at Rheged

Get creative in Rheged’s Making Space with a Decopatch activity. Choose from a Rabbit, Lamb or Chicken and a selection of beautiful patterned paper and you will have a Easter masterpiece to take home with you.

Open daily. Timeslots - 10am till 12pm Or 1:30pm till 3:30pm. £10

Indoor Play at Rheged

Enjoy a coffee and cake in Rheged’s Indoor Play Cafe while your little ones burn off energy in the Play area with slides, ball pools and dens.

Open daily 10am till 5pm 

£5 for 1-8 years £2.50 for under 1s

Honister Mine Tours


Due to the success and high demand of our Under 8s go-free places on 10:30am Mine Tours, we’re excited to announce that we’ve extended the offer to all kids (under 16) on all Mine Tours up to 16th April 2023.

So, for each paying adult, you'll get a free child place when you book online.
- Explore deep into the belly of Fleetwith Pike and discover the wonders of England's last working slate mine, a crucial part of our heritage.
- Help your children appreciate the natural world with an educational and fun day out for the whole family, come rain or shine!
- Refuel and enjoy stunning views in The Bait Cabin Café

NT Live: Life of Pi at Keswick Alhambra

Puppetry, magic and storytelling combine in a unique, Olivier Award-winning stage adaptation of the best-selling novel.

After a cargo ship sinks in the middle of the vast Pacific Ocean, a 16-year-old boy named Pi is stranded on a lifeboat with four other survivors – a hyena, a zebra, an orangutan and a Royal Bengal tiger. Time is against them, nature is harsh, who will survive?

Filmed live in London’s West End and featuring state-of-the-art visuals, the epic journey of endurance and hope is bought to life in a breath-taking new way for cinemas screens.

Easter Egg Hunt at Wordsworth House

From 1st to 16th April 2023, Saturday to Wednesday. No Booking Required.

Join Wordsworth House and Garden for an Easter adventure. See what fun things you can discover inside William and Dorothy's childhood home before completing your trail in the garden and collecting your Rainforest Alliance chocolate egg.

Follow the trail around the garden noticing the sights and sounds of spring as you go. Get creative with arts and crafts and try your hand at some Georgian games. Once you reach the end, claim your allergen free Rainforest Alliance chocolate egg.

Trails are priced at £3 each and are in addition to the entry fee.

Mummies At Rheged

Showing throughout Easter.

Mummies is a fun family animated adventure that follows three Egyptian mummies who accidentally enter the modern world. The film is packed with humour, adventure, and heart - showing the true value of friendship, teamwork and believing in yourself.

Easter Sunday Lunch at Brasserie 31

Take your seat in Brasserie 31 at the Skiddaw Hotel and enjoy a sumptuous 3-course Sunday roast the way it is meant to be served.

3-courses for £30.95. 12pm-2:30pm

Please call 017687 72071 to book a table or book online

Head to the Park

We've a choice of outdoor play areas around Keswick. Fitz Park, close to the town centre, has a fantastic children's playground, outdoor gym, a multi use games area and BMX track as well as a large open recreational area. There are also grass tennis courts and a putting green. At the other end of town, close to the lake, Hope Park has crazy golf, putting, a pitch and putt course and remote controlled boats. Whinlatter Forest Park, just outside Keswick, has a wonderful adventure playground laid out as a trail through the forest where children can explore the natural environment. It includes an archimedes screw, secret doors in trees and a series of pulleys to move millions of little pebbles. Nearby at Mirehouse Historic House the grounds are home to four woodland adventure playgrounds and a heather path maze in the Bee Garden.

Go for a Walk

Take a look at our Family Walks page where you'll find a selection of routes from buggy friendly walks for young families to more challenging routes for those with older children. 

The multi-user railway trail between Keswick and Threlkeld allows families of all ages to get out together as you can use the path on foot, bike, scooter, buggy and wheelchair. There are lots of information panels along the way where you find out more about local nature and wildlife as well as the history of the railway. 

Head up to Whinlatter ForestEngland’s only true mountain forest, where you'll find walking trails of varying lengths to suit all abilities

Take a Walk on the Wildside

Spend the day at the Lake District Wildlife Park - see over 100 species of wild and domestic animals in 24 acres of parkland set amongst breath-taking scenery. There are birds of prey and a rare breed farm animal collection. Play areas, picnic sites and a café make it a fun day out for all the family.

Indoor Fun

Head to Puzzling Place, a world of optical Illusions. Be amazed by interactive illusion exhibits, artwork and sculptures and see balls roll uphill in the anti-gravity room. 

At the Derwent Pencil Museum discover the history of pencil making and see the world's largest pencil. Visit Keswick Museum where you'll find digital activities and engaging exhibitions.

Click here for more details of our local attractions.

Outdoor Adventures

There are a wide range of family activities around Keswick. Whinlatter Forest is home to Go Ape, a fantastic treetop adventure where you can swing through the trees or if you’d rather stay down on the ground, you can enjoy the all-terrain Segways to explore Whinlatter forest from a thrilling new perspective. 

From Ghyll Scrambling to Indoor Climbing, Rookery Woods to Canoeing, there are lots of exciting adventures waiting for you at Keswick Climbing Wall & Outdoor Activity Centre.

Find out more about water based activities here including sailing, paddle-boarding, kayaking and canoeing. To find out more about outdoor activities around Keswick click here. 

Get on Your Bike

Cycling is a fun way to explore the area and, if you haven't brought your bike with you, you can hire one from Cyclewise in Whinlatter Forest where you'll find a choice of mountain bike trails.

The pump track in Fitz Park is a very popular destination for riders from beginners through to advanced. For younger riders, just learning to ride a bike or not yet confident to go on the road, the perimeter path, which runs all way around the park, makes a great circuit. 

The Keswick to Threlkeld Railway Trail is a 10km out and back off-road route with gentle gradients. Being a multi-user trail it is great for the whole family with cyclists, runners, push-chairs, walkers and mobility scooters all sharing the space.

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