Things To Do This Easter In And Around Keswick

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Easter is a busy time in and around Keswick and there is so much happening to keep everyone entertained. 

Here is a break down on some fantastic events happening over the Easter Break 

Wordsworth House and Garden

Easter Egg Trail 

Friday 29th March - Wednesday 10th April 

The Easter trail takes you along 10 activities within the house’s many rooms and out in the garden to enjoy the best of spring.

£3 per child including a Rainforest Alliance chocolate egg, with a vegan and Free From option available.

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Rucksack of Rhymes: Our Planet

Tuesday 9th April 

Sessions at 10:30 and 12:30 

Join for songs, play, craft and a story exploring our planet, and on the way learn what life was like for William and Dorothy Wordsworth when they lived at Wordsworth House and Dove Cottage right here on Earth over 200 years ago

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Honister Slate Mine - Kids Go Free

Kids (under 16yrs) go Free with any paying adult on their mine tours

Honister’s Mine Tour offers a fascinating family day out in the Lake District, regardless of the weather. Learn about slate mining’s history and process while exploring Fleetwith Pike’s depths and enjoying breathtaking views of the Lakes.

During the tour, an experienced miner will guide you through the impressive tunnels and caverns while sharing interesting stories about the mine’s history. You’ll also see the machinery used to extract the slate and watch as the guide demonstrates how the slate is split and trimmed, giving you a hands-on understanding of the process.

For the more adventurous family members, Honister also offers a range of adrenaline-fuelled activities such as climbing the mine (8 yrs+) , Via Ferrata (10 yrs+), Canyoning and Europe’s longest highwire bridge – The Infinity Bridge

During your visit, there’s also a slate gallery and gift shop to explore with a variety of slate products all made from the slate mined right here at Honister. Take home a unique and authentic souvenir to remember your visit. There’s also a cafe serving freshly prepared homemade food and delicious cakes to refuel during your visit.

The offer runs until 16th April 

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Friday 29th March & Saturday 30th March

Keswick School Sports Hall - CA12 5QB

Sessions at 9.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm each day and at 3.30pm on Saturday 30th

Babies under 6 months go free, Toddlers 6 months- 2 years £7.95, Children aged 3-12 years £12.95.

Presenting a lineup of at least 10 inflatables, encompassing bouncy castles, inflatable slides, obstacle courses, and disco castles. 

Additionally, a specially designated area will be available for toddlers.

Parking is available on-site and snacks will be available. 

Booking is essential

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Calvert Lakes - Easter Kids Club

The Kids Club is for children aged 12 years and under

Tues 2nd April 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Fri 5th April 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Tues 9th April 1.30pm – 3.30pm.

  • Each session is 2 hours long.
  • As well as having a ride you will learn about taking care of your pony’s needs.

Each session will include one of the following pony Care Topics:

  • How to groom your pony, to include learning all the different brushes and their uses.
  • Tacking up and learning different parts of the tack
  • Parts of the pony
  • How to lead and handle you pony

The sessions in the Easter Holidays will include easter egg hunts and games.

Tickets are - £38.50 Per Rider 

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Easter Bunny Trail at Cafe HNW 

Saturday 23rd March - Sunday 14th April

Find 9 bunnies hidden around Upper Fitz Park to spell an Easter word.

£2.50 per trail map: includes a chocolate prize.

Live Music on The Woodland Stage 

4pm - 6pm

Saturday 23rd March - Paul Nicholson

Saturday 30th March - Ged Hagan

Sunday 31st March - Imogen Faith

Saturday 6th April - Ewan Scarlett

Saturday 13th April - Chloe Hirst

Lots of great choices of drinks will be available, and new tasty afternoon snack menu!

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Whinlatter Forest

Nature's Nightlife

Saturday 23rd March. Starts at 6pm - Meet at the Yurt

Join us for a magical guided evening walk through the forest.

Listen out for owls, learn about the wildlife in the forest and experience the wonders of the night sky. Finish with hot chocolate & marshmallows around a campfire.

Please bring a torch, wear warm clothing and sturdy footwear.
All children must be accompanied by an adult.
No dogs permitted.
Suitable for age 5+

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Dark Skies Walk

Saturday 30th March, Starts at 6:30pm - Meet at the Yurt

The walk will cover 3-4 miles of trails, and weather permitting, stop for some amazing star gazing opportunities. Please be aware the route will be on a range of surfaces and may be wet and muddy. Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Please bring a torch per person if possible. A red filter is ideal for when we stop to star gaze otherwise we will be turning the torches off! Dogs and children welcome.

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Keswick Museum

Handmade Decorations

Jump into spring and create a vibrant, fun and original Easter decoration using kiln dried wooden slices.

One hour sessions:

Saturday 30th March at 11am.

Tuesday 2nd April at 11am and 1.30pm

Thursdays 4th April at 11am and 1.30pm

Printed Pencil Cases
Learn about the incredible art of print making and create your own unique printed pencil case!

One hour sessions:

Tuesday 9th April at 11am and 1.30pm

Thursdays 11th April at 11am and 1.30pm.

Saturday 13th April at 11am

£5 per crafter, adult helpers go free. Book via Eventbrite.

Please note: booking fee does not include entry to the museum.

Complete the Keswick Mouse Trail

All the mischievous little mice from the Keswick Cheese Deli have escaped and are hiding in lots of wonderful shops around the town. 

Can you help to find all 22 of them?

Collect a map from the Keswick Cheese Deli on Packhorse Court

or download one below

Download Trail Map

Mirehouse & Gardens 

Easter Weekend, starting Friday 29th March (Good Friday)

Easter Quiz in the Bee Garden at Mirehouse 

100 Easter treats to be won 

quiz lasts from Good Friday until all the treats are gone! 

Free with grounds admission 

Opening Times - 10am - 4:30pm

Mirehouse Grounds, Playground areas and Lakeside walks Open Friday 29th March 

Mirehouse house opens on 10th April 

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Cafe Hope 

Easter Egg Hunt and Afternoon Tea 

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Crosthwaite Church 

Easter Activity Morning

Saturday 30th March 10:30am - 12pm 

Theatre By The Lake - The Lost Forest

Tue 2 April 11am and 2pm

Ages 5+

Join Indigo Moon Theatre as they present The Lost Forest, a mesmerising performance of puppetry and digital projection for young children and families. Discover a tale of climate change and deforestation as small creatures flee the destruction of their natural habitats.

This popular, long running show is timelessly relevant, taking environmental concerns and weaving a fun and dynamic show around them

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Theatre By The Lake - Little Shop of Horrors

Wed 27 Mar – Sat 20 April 7.30pm with 2pm matinees on some days

Age 11+

Downtown on Skid Row, weedy flower shop assistant Seymour is down on his luck until he stumbles across a mysterious new plant with killer potential. Fame and fortune follow but will this win the attention of the girl of his dreams, or will the insatiable appetite of his carnivorous plant get out of control?!

Tickets from £12

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Theatre By The Lake - Clay Time

Tue 9 April 11am and 2pm

Age 3-6

A play with clay, where the audience are invited to participate. Come to a place where the earth’s natural material meets with children’s imaginations: a world of fabulous forms, amazing animals and morphing monsters.

Each Claytime is totally unique – creating its own world, its own characters and its own stories drawn directly from its young audience. Truly, interactive theatre at its most engaging

Tickets from £10

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Theatre By The Lake - Open Space

Sat 6 Apr 7.30pm

Be the first to experience new performances from local talent as artists present work-in development of all types – from spoken word to music and dance to drama.

This much-loved annual event gives you the opportunity to meet and support creative people from Cumbria and be entertained, and perhaps even surprised, by their work.

There will be a selection of performances on offer, each lasting about 15 minutes and you’ll be invited to share your feedback in a relaxed and friendly environment

Tickets are £7

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For more things to do this Easter please check out our designated Easter page

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