Easter in and around Keswick
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.
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
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.