Easter in and around Keswick

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Easter Sunday Lunch and Egg Hunt at The Lodore Falls Hotel

There is no better place for an Easter Egg Hunt than the vast gardens at the Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa. On Easter Sunday, make your way through the gardens in search of a selection of hidden Easter Eggs with letters on then unscramble them to discover an Easter-themed word. All children who enter will receive a prize. You must be booked in for Sunday Lunch at the hotel to be able to enter the Easter Egg Hunt. To book a table for Sunday lunch, please call 017687 77285

Kes at Theatre by the Lake

Bullied at school and neglected at home, life isn’t easy for troubled teenager Billy Casper, growing up in 1960s Yorkshire. Based on the much loved book and film, this moving and powerful coming of age story will be brought to life in an acclaimed adaptation by Robert Alan Evans, exploring the nature of true friendship with warmth and humour in an uplifting story about survival in a tough world. 6th - 30th April.

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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Bottomless Brunch at Brossen Steakhouse

Join us on Saturday 2nd April for a Bottomless Brunch in Brossen Steakhouse. We will be serving up a 3-course brunch menu along with a selection of bottomless drink options that will be replenished by your server. Bookings available between 11am-2pm.

 Please call 017687 73333 to book a table.

Easter Holidays Theatre Week

Are you aged 11-14 and love being creative? Come and join us at Theatre by the Lake for 5 days of theatre making, inspired by nature and the environment!

You’ll spend each day working with professional theatre makers and other young people. We’ll take inspiration from the beautiful setting of Theatre by the Lake and explore environmental themes. Through the week you’ll have loads of fun, whilst learning new skills and how to make your own theatre from scratch!

Limited places available, so don’t miss out, book today!

Easter Egg Hunt at the Borrowdale Hotel

On Saturday 16th April, a series of eggs will be hidden across the gardens at the Borrowdale Hotel  and it’s up to you to help us find them!

Each egg will have a letter written on the front of it and your job is to unravel them to spell the Easter-themed word!

All children who enter will receive a prize. Please note: you must be dining at the hotel to be able to enter the Easter Egg Hunt. 

Sat April 16th 12- 4  To book a table, please call 017687 77224.

Easter Egg Hunt at Wordsworth House

Join us for an Easter adventure in the garden at Wordsworth House, Cockermouth. Discover our family-friendly trail with fun activities for you to do along the way. Follow the trail around the garden noticing the sights and sounds of spring as you go. Find and complete the 10 nature-inspired activities that are hiding along the way. Complete the trail and pick up your Rainforest Alliance chocolate egg at the end

Trails are priced at £3 each and are in addition to our entry fee. (National Trust members free).

Easter Sunday Lunch at the Skiddaw Hotel

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.

12pm-2:30pm

Please call 017687 72071 to book a table.

Easter Family Activities at Keswick Museum

Keswick Museum has a full programme of activities to choose from over the Easter holidays from 2nd to 16th April.  Join in interactive storytelling, take part in music sessions and maybe even play in a band during your visit, create your own instruments to take home with you, learn to swing dance, join in a doodle day, enjoy messy play with a prehistoric twist, build lego to your heart's content and more besides.

Springtime Surprises at Wordsworth Grasmere

Join us this Easter holiday for a Springtime Surprises workshop. Discover the bright colours and cheerful sounds to be found in the Wordsworths’ writings during Springtime, either on 6th or 12th April.

We’ll be exploring Dorothy’s journal and recreating her ‘beautiful spring morning’ and making William’s ‘golden daffodils’ and ‘snow-white mountain-lambs’ to dance and frolic in our large-scale group collage. 

Sonic the Hedgehog at Keswick Alhambra

After settling in Green Hills, Sonic is eager to prove that he has what it takes to be a true hero. His test comes when Dr. Robotnik returns with a new partner, Knuckles, in search of a mystical emerald that has the power to destroy civilizations. Sonic teams up with his own sidekick, Tails, and together they embark on a globe-trotting journey to find the emerald before it falls into the wrong hands.

The Batman at Keswick Alhambra

Visit Keswick Alhambra cinema, the century-old, family-owned and operated traditional picture house boasts state-of-the art sound and projection in a gorgeously restored auditorium.

 Robert Pattinson plays the dual role of Gotham City’s vigilante detective and his alter ego, reclusive billionaire Bruce Wayne.

Easter Chocolate Treats

Treat yourself to a luxury chocolate hamper bursting with locally sourced products! Order before the 17th April and receive a FREE GIFT! Choose between chocolate eggs or hot cross buns - a proper Easter treat!

This is a perfect Easter gift or treat for yourself/guests!

Contact Katie on 07880 736094 or [email protected] to get yours today! 

Easter Fun At 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!”

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

Take a walk with an alpaca, a unique chance to bond with one of the Alpacas as you lead them, feed them and even take them for a dip in the lake. Alpaca Meet and Greets are great for all the family, lasting around half an hour and allowing you to get up close. 

Or 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 Keswick Mountain Bikes in the town centre or 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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