There’s plenty taking place across Cumbria to celebrate Easter, with family friendly events throughout the school holidays. Check out some of egg-cellent events taking place this Easter, and check out what's on in the Lake District, Cumbria here.  

Easter Fun with The National Trust

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National Trust sites across Cumbria are celebrating with a range of Easter events. Enjoy Easter trails at places like Allan Bank in Grasmere (26 March – 7 April) and Sizergh Castle (29 March – 1 April), and Easter Egg hunts at Acorn Bank (28 March – 14 April) and Wordsworth House in Cockermouth (29 March – 10 April).

Easter Eggstravaganza at Walby Farm Park

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Head to Walby Farm Park for an Easter Eggstravaganza (28 March – 176 April), packed with Easter activities. Kids can decorate their own chocolate treat in the Chocolatiers’ Kitchen, meet baby lambs on the farm, take part in a giant Easter egg hunt, and plenty more. 

Easter Adventure Quests at Carlisle Castle & Hadrian’s Wall

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At Carlisle Castle and Birdoswald Roman Fort, kids can head off on an Easter Adventure Quest during the school holidays (23 March - 14 April): hunt for clues and eggs, and be rewarded with a chocolate treat.

Discover Carlisle's Easter International Market

In Carlisle’s city centre, an award-winning Easter International Market takes place between 28 March – 1 April. Over 40 traders will bring an array of global treats to the city centre, from arts and crafts to street food. 

Easter Weekend at Muncaster Castle

Over the Easter weekend, there’s family fun at Muncaster Castle with everything from the Big Muncaster Egg Hunt and an Easter Spring Trail, to protective egg shield workshops – can your shield keep your egg safe during the Big Egg Drop from the castle roof?!

Holker Hall & Gardens

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Between 29 March - 1 April, visit Holker Hall & Gardens for treasure trails in the garden; egg decorating; and, on Easter Sunday, the interactive ‘Malice in Wonderland’ treasure trail.

Easter Sunday Party at The Swan Hotel & Spa

Looking for something to keep little ones entertained? The Swan Hotel & Spa at Newby Bridge is hosting a Children’s Easter Sunday party with live entertainment. Be sure to book ahead.

Cumbrian Folktales and Easter Egg Rolling at The Armitt Museum

On 4 April, there’s a day of Easter fun at Ambleside’s Armitt Museum with storytelling laureate Taffy Thomas. Choose from a morning or afternoon session and enjoy a storytelling session followed by egg decorating and a traditional egg rolling competition. 

Brockhole on Windermere

Head off on an Easter adventure at Brockhole on Windermere (29 March – 5 April). Pick up a trail sheet and head off on The Golden Bunny Easter Egg Hunt. Once you find him, take a photo with him to claim your prize.

Brantwood Big Easter Weekend

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Head to Brantwood, Coniston over the easter weekend for captivating nature-based activities for kids and adults alike. On Saturday 30 March there’s a nature-themed scavenger hunt while Easter Sunday sees a cosy craft morning where kids can create Easter and spring themed decorations. Spaces are limited so booking is required.

Easter at Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway

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The Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway is hosting an egg-cellent range of activities throughout the Easter holidays (March 29 – April 14). Hop on board and enjoy the ‘High Speed Easter Egg Hunt’, with clues for kids to solve along the journey. There are free activities at the Ravenglass Railway Museum, plus – for the first time – Teddy Mountain® Bear Build Workshops on selected days.

Easter Panto at The Forum Theatre, Barrow

It’s panto time at The Forum Theatre, Barrow this Easter! Enjoy a re-telling of a tale as old as time with Beauty and the Beast offering beautiful scenery, sparkling costumes and lots of laughs for all the family

Easter Beer Festival at Bowness Bay Brewery

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Located in the market town of Kendal, Bowness Bay Brewery is hosting an Easter Beer Festival over the Bank holiday weekend. Expect a whole weekend of fantastic brews (there are over 35 guest ales and lagers to try!), live music, delicious food and family-friendly fun.,

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