April in The Lake District, Cumbria

Blossom trees, warmer days and a whole host of seasonal events: April has arrived in the Lake District, Cumbria, bringing with it plenty to discover. This is the perfect time to explore, as our landscapes come alive with spring colour and new life. The great outdoors awaits, with something for all to enjoy; while our towns and villages welcome you to peruse independent shops, cafes and so much more. Come rain or shine, this is a stunning time to visit – and no matter the weather, there’s always something to do in the Lake District, Cumbria.  

Spend your days exploring our beautiful area, with outdoor activities for all to enjoy – from walking to cycling, we’ve got you covered. Bringing your dog? There are plenty of great places to stay, as well as dog friendly pubs and cafes to enjoy with your pup after a day spent exploring the fells.

Our restaurants make use of local spring produce to create menus packed with seasonal flavour: whether it’s a Michelin starred meal or a relaxed lunch at a country pub, this is a food lover’s paradise.


The Easter holiday is just around the corner, and there’s lots to do whether you’re visiting with family, friends, or for a solo staycation.

By day, visit farm animals at Walby Farm Park; there’s also a huge indoor play area, activities like go-karting and pony grooming, and an Easter Eggstravaganza taking place throughout the school holidays.

Fancy a trip to the theatre? Why not enjoy a performance on the shores of Derwentwater, at the Theatre by the Lake, with a fantastic programme of events taking place throughout the month.

Ever dreamt of spending the night in a Castle? Augill Castle is the perfect place to fulfil this dream! With an exciting new restaurant serving fresh, local produce alongside delicious cocktails, make your stay this Easter one to remember. 

If you’re looking for somewhere to stay, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Lake District Estates have a variety of locations across the Lake District, Cumbria, with glamping, camping and more to choose from.

Take a trip to the coast at Stanwix Holiday Park, located in beautiful Silloth on the Solway Coast and boasting facilities like an outdoor swimming pool and evening entertainment.

Planning a romantic getaway or a holiday with family and friends? The Coppermines & Lakes Cottages have plenty of self catering accommodation to choose from, in some stunning locations. Some even have their own hot tubs!

If a spa break is on your wish list, head for the Old England Hotel and Spa. On the shores of Windermere, it’s a fantastic place to relax and get away from it all.

Up for more adventure? Keswick Mountain Festival is taking place in May and there's still time to secure your tickets! Enjoy a fun filled, family friendly weekend in the stunning scenery around this iconic Cumbrian Town. 

Looking for something new? The Swan Hotel and Spa have opened their new Holte Spa, with facilities tailored towards relaxation, you'll leave feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. 


Stanwix Holiday Park

Luxury mid-week specials at Stanwix Holiday Park

Stanwix Holiday Park is nestled on the edge of the beautiful coastal town of Silloth. It's the perfect place to rest, relax, revive and refresh especially with one of our Monday - Friday Special offers, from only £159.00!

As part of your 4 night break you will have unlimited use of our 5 Star Leisure Centre & Spa Facilities including heated indoor swimming pool, poolside Jacuzzi, Sauna, Steam Room, Heated Loungers, Foot Spas & Experience Showers. We're even throwing in Evening Entertainment Every night from 7pm! Plus, use of The Cabin Bar, The Sky Bar & JJ's Bowl!

Available Dates: 25th-29th April, 2nd-6th May, 9th-13th May, 16th-20th May & 23rd-27th May.

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Kes at Theatre by the Lake

Kes at Theatre by the Lake

The stage production of the much loved novel and film, comes to Keswick’s Theatre by the Lake from 6 to 30 April having played to sell out audiences and rave reviews at the Octagon, Bolton.

★★★★ “Superb”, The Guardian

★★★★ “This most iconic of British coming-of-age stories”, The Stage

★★★★ “Retains both the harsh power and intermittent, soaring, joy of the novel and film”, Manchester Evening News

Enjoy amazing theatre in a stunning location.

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The Coppermines Lakes Cottages

Special Easter Deals for spring breaks and beyond with The Coppermines Lakes Cottages

Stunning, self-catering cottages available for Easter and throughout spring for discounted full weeks and short breaks. Savings on luxury cottages, hot tub cottages and mountain hideaways in spectacular locations. Plus, for our four-legged guests there’s free use of our Coniston dog field for safe, off-lead exercising.

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Keswick Mountain Festival

Keswick Mountain Festival

There’s still time to get your tickets for Keswick Mountain Festival. Kick off the summer festival season in style at Keswick Mountain Festival on 20th – 22nd May. Each sports ticket entry includes live music and unlimited festival village activities for one day!

Sports events across: Run | Hike | Cycle | Swim | Triathlon

Live Music: Huey Morgan DJ Set | Ferocious Dog | The Complete Stone Roses | Badness | Shooglenifty | Hope & Social | Lancashire Hotpots

Festival: Theatre by the Lake | Tent Talks | Festival Village Activities | Guided Activities | Food & Drink | Merch Stalls | Skills Camp | Keswick Town Trials

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Walby Farm Park

Easter Eggstravaganza at Walby Farm Park - 2nd to 19th April 2022

Come and see hundreds of gorgeous new born lambs!

Visit the Chocolatier’s Kitchen- each paying child receives a golden spoon to exchange for entry to our Chocolatier’s Kitchen, where they can decorate their own chocolate lolly to take home!
'Hop to it!' and complete our Easter Egg Hunt Challenge while enjoying acres of outdoor play and indoor fun.
Don’t miss a visit from our Easter Bunny over Easter Weekend, Fri 15 - Mon 18 April (at intervals throughout the day)

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Augill Castle

Easter at Augill Castle

Put 2020 and 2021 behind you and re-discover the good things in life with a stay at Augill Castle this Easter. We've got some great room rates throughout April starting at £80 per person.

Try our innovative afternoon tea re-invented. For just £20 you certainly won’t leave hungry. Add a cocktail or glass of prosecco for £8. Dine in our exciting new restaurant, The Music Room at Augill where our new chef brings the global flavours of her travels and marries them with the best local and seasonal ingredients.
Choose three courses from our main restaurant menu in April and enjoy a complimentary bottle of house wine between two of you. Dinner is £40 for three courses, £34 for two courses.

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Hill of Oaks

Romantic escapes with Lake District Estates 

If you’re looking to escape for just a few days after your wedding, then the Waterbird Boathouse on Windermere offers a beautiful backdrop to your celebration.

From relaxed long lunches on the balcony to watching the comings and goings of wildlife and boats, you’ll be forgiven for not wishing to venture too far. However, if your idea of romance involves something a little more energetic, then the Lake District is a huge draw for adventure seeking newlyweds.

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Macdonals Old England Hotel & Spa

Spring staycation breaks at Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa

It’s time to reset and renew! Whether you are looking to explore all the Lake District has to offer or just relax in our Spa, The Old England Hotel & Spa has the perfect package for you and with up to 20% off when booking direct now is the perfect time to stay.

Come on, there is so much more to the Lakes than climbing mountains!

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New rooms and The Holte Spa at The Swan

Try out The Swan’s new rooms and Holte Spa this summer

Brand new for Spring 2022, The Swan have proudly opened a whole new adults-only spa offering, complete with a stunning spa garden, thermal bathing journeys and 25 new rooms and suites.

Located right on the edge of Lake Windermere, the Swan embodies an informal luxury set away from the hustle and bustle, ensuring you can enjoy some much-needed R&R - think tipples on the terrace, delicious new menus and spa days under the stars.

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The Lake District, Cumbria, the perfect place to motorhome

The Lake District, Cumbria, the perfect place to motorhome...

We have created ‘Van Life’ as a helpful online hub of information for the motorhome community, featuring a range of itineraries/days out, practical hints and a handy map to guide you away from narrow rural routes.

Want to discover some hidden gems? Why not travel the Cumbrian Coastal Route (CCR 200). Easily manageable in a day or the route can be split over a few days, staying at one the county's many motorhome sites along the way.

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Enter our free prize draws

Enter FREE Prize Draws

You can't say we don't treat you! Enter one of our prize draws to be in with a chance to win treats from The Lake District, Cumbria.

Is adventure your thing? Why not enter to win a pair of tickets to Keswick Mountain Festival  alongside a 2 night stay at the Pheasant Inn, Bassenthwaite for the festival weekend. Oh, and don't forget a £100 voucher to spend at INOV-8!

You could also win a luxury spa break in the lakes for two at the Macdonald Old England Hotel and Spa. Enter here for this exclusive offer.

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Free guides

Free guides to inspire your trip

Free to download, our guides are the perfect way to discover the best places to stay, eat, visit and explore whether you're planning your next visit or are already here! The 2022 Holiday Guide has all the information you need to help plan your trip. Order your free copy or download the guide here. 

The Attractions Guide is your go to pocket guide for the best places to visit while you're here. From family days out to our very best venues for Arts and Culture, the guide has everything you need! Access the free online version here or look out for a printed copy while you're here.

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