Easter in the Lakes 2019

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Holker Hall

Friday the 19th of April (several dates)
Come and join the fun at The Mad Hatters Tea Party as part of our Alice in Wonderland themed day! “Events Live” are once again teaming up with “The Storytellers” for another incredible outdoor interactive theatre event. Choose from 1 of 4 sessions…
10.00am-11.30am / 12.00pm- 1.30pm / 2.30pm- 4.00pm / 4.30pm- 6.00pm
Tickets start from £6 per child. Suitable for age 3 upwards.

Saturday 20th April
The Alice in Wonderland themed activities continue on Saturday and Sunday. Come and explore the hall and gardens in their springtime glory and you might just find an Easter treat along the way!
Easter egg hunt for children: Follow the clues around the gardens that will lead to a prize – £1 per child
Easter surprise for adults: Golden envelopes around the gardens with little surprises in – free with a garden only ticket. Decorate your own top hat and/or cake to take home: £4 per child

Easter Sunday 21st April
Plant Fair and Food Market. A quality plant fair bringing together many of the North’s top specialist nurseries, growers and plants men and women, offering a huge choice of unusual plants from herbaceous to shrubs, autumn blooms to spring flowering bulbs. A Food Market with a variety of fresh, local and regional food and drink will also be hold. Meet the artisan producers and get some fabulous recipe ideas to tickle your taste buds. From 10.30am Free of charge entrance and free parking.

This is about 15 min drive from the hotel Cark-in-Cartmel, Near Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria LA11 7PL

The Everchanging Forest at Hayes Garden World, Ambleside

Daily between Saturday 30th March & Tuesday 23rd April (Closed Easter Sunday 21st April)
Explore the Everchanging Forest, help the fairies find their shadows, track the dinosaur footprints and name the lambs and finish your journey with a drink & snacks in the Woodland Café. This is about 30 min drive from the hotel. Lake Rd, Ambleside LA22 0DW

Birds of Wray Castle Quest

30th March – 18th April 2019
Over the Easter holidays, you can drop in between 10am and 5pm and take part in the quest. You’ll need to imagine yourself in the feathers of one of the resident birds, and explore what life’s like for each of them around the grounds. On complete the hunt, you’ll be rewarded with a Cadbury chocolate prize (while stocks last).The quest is free when you buy tickets for the castle (which is always worth a visit!). This is about 30 min drive from the hotel. Low Wray, Ambleside LA22 0JA

Teddies go free – Ullswater Steamers

30th March – 22nd April 2019
Every child travels free when accompanied onboard with their teddy and an adult with a valid Cruise All Piers pass. There’s also a teddy trail on offer. Can you locate all of the bears? This is about an hour from the hotel. The Pier House, Glenridding, Penrith CA11 0US

Cadbury’s Easter egg hunts

(Several places)

  1. Fell Foot
    Explore all of the wildlife we look after here at Fell Foot and complete your trail for a chocolate prize.
    This is about 5 min drive. Newby Bridge, Ulverston, LA12 8NN
  2. Hill Top
    Find some prickly friends around the garden and our long-tailed friends in the house. Find them all and earn your chocolate egg. This is about 20 min drive from the hotel. Near Sawrey, Ambleside, LA22 0LF
  3. Beatrix Potter’s Gallery
    Help Mrs Tiggywinkle find out more about her family. There’s a chocolate prize as a reward for your hard work at the end. This is about 25 min drive from the hotel. Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0NS
  4. Tarn Hows
    Become a nature explorer at Tarn Hows; follow the interactive trail to earn a Cadbury chocolate treat. This is about 30 min from the hotel. Near Coniston, Coniston, Cumbria, LA22 0PP
  5. Sizergh
    Discover the potted clues to learn what Sizergh’s plants have been up to this spring. Spring is here and it’s time for the flowers to put on a show! If you can find out how our garden grows, you’ll take home a chocolaty treat. £2 per trail, normal admission and car park charges apply. This is about 30 min from the hotel. Near Kendal, Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 8DZ

Teddies go free at Easter at Muncaster Castle

19th March – 22nd April 2019
Kids with teddies get free entry to Muncaster Castle over Easter weekend! On Easter Sunday and Monday the Giant Easter Egg Hunt takes place at 12.30, with prizes for all participants. Entry into the hunt costs a small fee and places are limited so be sure to book yours as soon as possible. This is about an hour from the hotel. Ravenglass CA18 1RQ

Holiday & Easter Activities at Brockhole on Windermere

30th March – 30th April 2019
Hunt the Herdy! The adventurous Herdy sheep have escaped! They need your help to find them all before the end of April. Great outdoor fun for all the family! And if you love hunting come back for the Easter weekend to go on the famous Brockhole Giant Easter Egg Hunt! This is about 30 min from the hotel. Windermere LA23 1LJ

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