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Why spend Easter in the Lake District?

Why spend Easter in the Lake District?

Spring is here! The trees have green leaf buds, the grass is lush after the relentless rain and a sea of golden flowers remind us that Easter is just around the corner – and with it the promise of sunnier days. Of course the shops are now stacked full of chocolatey treats, as parents struggle to resist the urge to give into their children’s demands. But what matters to us is how you want to spend this Easter.
Spring is our favourite time of the year and the perfect excuse to escape with the family. A popular destination is the Lake District and it’s not just a favourite of ours, it’s also a renowned UK tourist destination boasting stunning natural beauty. No wonder it’s been voted the top UK destination for travellers over the Easter break. There’s really no better time to explore the sunny sites of the Lakes. With the landscape bursting into life and the likes of William Wordsworth being inspired by the variety of tranquil countryside settings…

A sort of national property in which every man has a right and interest who has an eye to perceive and a heart to enjoy,” – William Wordsworth

Take a breath of fresh air and discover a great insight into his ‘Guide through the District of the Lakes, attracting mass tourism to the area. With so much to explore you won’t be short of wonderful activities here in the Lakes:

Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway: Step into the passenger’s seat, buckle up and prepare to start a truly picturesque journey through some of the most beautiful sites the Lake District has to offer. The journey starts at Ravenglass, the only coastal town in the Lake District. It continues through seven miles of spectacular scenery to the foot of one of the UK’s highest mountains, the Scafell Range (3,209ft). There’s an element of beauty and age-old nostalgia attached to travelling by steam train. It’s also the perfect opportunity to educate the little ones about the wonderful world of steam locomotives and their historic past.

Ullswater Steamers: Ullswater is renowned as one of the UK’s most beautiful lakes – and is a must for anyone looking for the perfect cruise experience. You can explore the waters choosing this idyllic location as the backdrop for a celebration, or join one of our selected routes for a guided tour. Along the steamer route there are many country walks that can be enjoyed by families of all ages and abilities.

Teddies go free at Muncaster Castle! For those of you visiting with little ones, a day of lots of laughs and historic haunts – topped off with a teddy trail. Join in the mayhem over the Easter weekend and follow the teddy trail around the castle garden for fun. What’s more, there’s actually a teddy selfie competition; so get those phones out (like you need an excuse) and get snapping photos of you and your fury friend having a great day at Muncaster Castle.