Easter in and around Keswick

Children’s Multi activity week at Derwent Water Marina

8th – 12th April  Kayaking, Canoeing, Paddleboarding, Sailing & Windsurfing. Full week - £325, Full day’s activities is £75 or £45 for a half day. Pre-booking is required. 

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How to Train Your Dragon - Hidden World
at Keswick Alhambra Cinema
Hiccup and Toothless must leave the only home they've known and journey to a hidden world thought only to exist in myth. 
Various dates 30th March - 24th April

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In the Willows at Theatre by the Lake

Don’t miss this hugely enjoyable, uplifting hip-hop musical, based on Kenneth Grahame’s much-loved story.
2nd - 6th April

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National Trust - Derwent Island House Open Days

Paddle a canoe under the expert eyes of our canoe instructors. Enjoy a guided tour of the Georgian house before time explore the gardens and the island.

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Join in a Lake District National Park guided walk

10th April 2019 - Latrigg

12th April - Watendlath

20th April - Castlerigg Stone Circle

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Dumbo at Keswick Alhambra Cinema

Circus owner Max Medici enlists former star Holt Farrierand his children to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus. 

Various dates 12th - 25th April

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Easter eggsplorer hunt at Wordsworth House

Follow our trail - become an Easter nature 'eggsplorer' and win a Cadbury chocolate prize. 

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FREE weekly storytelling sessions which take place every Friday from 10.30am to 11.15am at Theatre by the Lake.

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Easter Egg Hunt - Packhorse Court

On Easter Saturday and Easter Sunday Packhorse Court is hosting a free Easter Egg Hunt! The shops will all have a letter in their window which make up a word - simply complete the wordsearch form and hand them in at any of the shops. On Easter Sunday at 4pm ten lucky winners will be drawn and will win an Easter Egg.

Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art

Visit the exhibition at Rheged - an eclectic mix of original, iconic comic art set alongside work by current children’s comic creators, providing children with an opportunity to create their very own settings, characters and stories using playful props and costumes. More info.

Keswick Junior parkrun

A weekly free 2k timed run 4-14 year olds every Sunday at 9am in Lower Fitz Park Keswick.

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National Trust Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts

Keep on hunting at Derwentwater

Monday 22 April, Easter Monday

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. Be a nature detective and use your hunt map to find all the fun activities, you might need to climb a tree, jump some waves or build a den - whatever you get up to, keep your eyes and ears open to spot the wildlife around you. 

Our hunts are £2.50 per child and run from 11am with the last maps being given out at 2.30pm to allow everyone time to get around the whole route at a leisurely pace.

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National Trust Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts

Start your Easter weekend at Buttermere 

Friday 19 April (Good Friday)

There's always so much fun to be had down on the shores of Buttermere and this year we want you to really get the most out of the nature that surrounds you in this beautiful place. 

Take the balance challenge, have a go at bunny hoopla, try natural crafts, plus loads more activities for the whole family.

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Easter orienteering at Whinlatter Forest

Wild Women Days at Whinlatter Forest

Easter Bunny Family Fun Run at Whinlatter Forest

Firest Aid Workshop for Children at Whinlatter Forest


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.

Food and Drink

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.

Do you have an event in the Keswick area that you would like to feature on our school holiday page? Contact Keswick Tourism Association email info@keswick.org for more information.

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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.