Easter in the Lake District

Easter in the Lake District

Easter in the Lake District is such a special time – crisp, blue skies, snow-capped peaks, spring flowers and bird song – we can’t think of anywhere we’d rather be. But then we are a little biased.

If you are planning some family and friends time in the Lake District this Easter, there are plenty of activities for everyone to enjoy. It could simply be a nice long walk or an Easter Egg hunt in the garden of your Matson Ground holiday cottage. But if you’re looking for inspiration, below are a just a few ideas which we think might tempt you.

National Trust Easter Egg Hunts

There are always lots of activities going on at National Trust properties across the UK, and the Lake District is no different. Join them for their Easter adventures in nature trails at some of your favourite places in the Lake District. Loads of fun for the whole family as you try to complete the trail and collect your chocolate egg.

Easter Walk

Surely any trip to the Lake District needs to include a long walk, taking in the stunning scenery and views. And it’s the perfect way to get together with friends and family. You could even pack a picnic.

There are plenty of walks from the front door of your cottage, or if you fancy a change of scenery, a stroll around Elterwater or Tarn Hows is highly recommended. The locations are amazing, and both are wheelchair and pushchair friendly.

Food Markets

From fresh vegetables to farm reared meats, homemade chutneys to artisanal breads, the Lake District is getting quite a reputation for producing some of the best food in the country, and the best place to find this food – at the many food markets which take place across the region.

We’ve written before about our fantastic Lake District food markets – simply click on the link for more information.

The World of Beatrix Potter

If you’ve got a young family, make sure you pop down to The World of Beatrix Potter in Bowness. This vibrant family attraction brings to life Beatrix Potter’s enchanting stories. The exhibition features all your favourite characters from the books, and you can finish your visit with a trip to the character-themed, family-friendly café.


Brockhole is located between Windermere and Ambleside and is packed with things to do for the whole family. Play areas, tree top treks, Easter egg hunts and themed craft sessions – the list of activities goes on and on.

These are just a few ideas. There are so many places to visit, so if you have anything in particular you would like more information on, please do get in touch and we’ll see what we can do.