As Easter approaches, it’s an exciting time for holiday makers who can’t get enough of visiting places in the Lake District. Easter marks one of the most beautiful seasons to visit the Lakes, spring; with adorable baby animals in every field and rolling hilltops of blooming plant life, this is the perfect time of year to pay a visit to the Lakes.
If you’re planning an Easter break this year, you should consider Holgates as your destination of choice for your stay. All of our parks are well placed within very quick and easy distance from so many stunning towns and villages located in the Lakes. Whether glamping or camping, hiring or buying, Holgates has something for everyone. Here’s a look at what you could be doing with your family this Easter holiday:
Spring Time at the Lakes
The Lake District comes alive in spring with vast rows of bluebells, lakeshore walks and incredible fauna; you’ll never tire of things to see around the Lakes this Easter. Venture to Buttermere Valley and experience the change of the landscape as winter melts away (although the tops may still have a light dusting of snow). Take in the breath-taking sight of the daffodils as they spring up after the monotony of winter.
Across the Lakes, the birds will be nesting and flitting back and forth to provide food for their young. If you’re lucky, you may even spot a baby deer taking its first steps into the world with its mother. Nature is incredible this time of year, so why not visit during Easter?
Easter Activates at Holgates
During your stay at Holgates you can take part in the Easter activities happening right here. On the 21st April, we will be running an Easter bonnet craft workshop, giving you and your family the opportunity to flex those creative muscles and enjoy a relaxing pastime. We will also be running our very own Easter egg hunt around Holgates. Put your chocolate hunting skills to the test and find as many eggs as you can. If you don’t feel like travelling or going out this Easter Sunday, Holgates has everything you need to have a fantastic Easter right here with the whole family.
Lake District Easter Events
Aside from all the natural beauty in the Lakes that can be experienced this Easter, various places in the Lake District will be putting on some fantastic events to entertain the whole family. Here’s just a snippet of some of the events you can get involved in this Easter:
Cadbury’s Easter Egg Hunt
Each year, Cadbury’s team up with the National Trust to bring a range of fantastic Easter egg hunts in various places across the Lake District. You’ll run through muddy woodlands, around mystical lakes and along nature trails to collect delicious Cadbury eggs. This year, you can go on an Easter egg hunt around Beatrix Potter’s much-loved Hill Top.
You will be searching for some prickly creatures hidden in the garden and some long-tailed creatures in the house. Look high, search low and, once you’ve found them all, you will earn a delicious Cadbury chocolate prize. There are also Easter egg hunts taking place in the Beatrix Potter Gallery, where you’ll be helping Mrs Tiggy-Winkle find out more about her family. Following the clues on your hunt map, you will be rewarded at the end with a Cadbury’s chocolate prize.
These hunts take place from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on various dates throughout April, so keep an eye on the National Trust and Cadbury’s website for more details. Booking is not needed, simply turn up and get your ticket at the ticket office.
Peter Rabbit Tea Party
At the World of Beatrix Potter attraction in Bowness-in-Windermere, you can take part in a Peter Rabbit Tea Party. With three dates in April to choose from, 6th, 13th and 20th, you and your family can join Peter Rabbit for some scrumptious party food including sandwiches, sausage rolls, crisps and cakes.
With a special reading by ‘Beatrix Potter’ herself of The Tale of Peter Rabbit, every child will receive their very own gift, a balloon and their own set of rabbit ears. You then have the chance to explore all the tales by visiting the attraction after the party. This is a popular event so book now to ensure your place this Easter.
Easter Ghyll Scrambling
For the adventurous amongst you, venture into the world of Ghyll Scrambling with Path to Adventure in Langdale. Explore nature’s playground and see the magnificent scenery; take a plunge into crystal clear pools and scramble your way up rocky waterfalls with optional roped climbs. The expert guides know the ghyll’s intimately and will tailor the day to your group, offering up loads of fun challenges along the way – which are all optional.
You will be provided with kit and equipment including wetsuits, allowing you to have a fantastic experience regardless of the weather. Book your place today for a fun-filled family adventure.
Home Away from Home with Holgates
With six holiday parks to choose from all close to the Lakes, we have something to suit everyone. Some are lively with amazing on-site facilities such as swimming pools, bowling and restaurants, whereas others other a more tranquil, peaceful experience.
You can hire one of our luxurious holiday homes, book a touring spot, pitch a tent or even try your hand at ‘glamping’ in one of our pods. Whatever you’re looking for from your Easter holiday getaway, you can find it at Holgates in our fantastic holiday parks in the Lake District.