Right in time for the Easter season, we’ve found ourselves enjoying brighter days and warmer weather here at Hawthorns Park. While we always feel very fortunate to be located within these relaxing surrounds, springtime always seems to bring out the best in the Lakes.
As well as the daffodils coming to bloom, providing our guests with an iconic glimpse into the floral beauty of the Lake district, we’re seeing an increase in activity from our natural neighbours in the park. We spotted this hedgehog freshly out of hibernation! We couldn’t think of a better place for him to have rested than right here with us.
This is one of the greatest times of the year to be with us. If you’re on your way, we look forward to seeing you soon.
Local Events this Easter Season
There’s plenty going on around the Lakes this Easter. Make the most of the brighter days by checking out some local events!
On the 8th April, Rampside Village Hall in Barrow-in-Furness will be holding a Crafts Fair raising funds for Blood Bikes Cumbria, a charity providing out-of-hours transportation for medical emergencies. A worthwhile cause, there’s bound to be something there that catches your eye.
From the 8th to the 11th will be the return of the Bowness Bay Blues festival. Held in the Wheelhouse at Bowness-On-Windermere, this charity festival will feature a host of bands as part of a fantastic and increasingly acclaimed musical event. The headliners being LaVendore Rogue, a band consisting of multiple-British Blues Awards winners, and The Revolutionaries, a 1950’s-style swing rock and roll band, as well as numerous other performers both local and from across the UK.
For those feeling a little more adventurous there will be an evening of searching for paranormal activity at Appleby Castle. The event allows guests to seek out the supernatural in the castle’s access to the 13th Century round tower, the 12th century basement and the dungeon, so it’s bound to be historical even if you’re not there for the haunting.
For younger audiences, the Ravenglass & Eskdale Steam Railway TeddyFest has returned. Between the 8th to the 23rd of April, every child between the ages of five and fifteen can ride for free if they attend with a teddy. And for everyone, come the 21st there will also be another great-tasting Fish and Chips Evening, a journey on a classic train concluding in a fish supper at Dalegarth.
For the Beatrix Potter fans, there’s plenty on this month to keep you entertained. On Saturday 8th, 15th and 29th the World of Beatrix Potter will be holding Peter Rabbit Tea Parties, along with a party lunch, a reading of The Tale of Peter Rabbit and a gift bag. On Wednesday 12th the fun continues with the Where Is Peter Rabbit? Treasure Trail, a digital egg hunt that requires a smart phone and a vehicle, and promises to be lots of fun. Sign up in advance to be a part of it.
Later in the month in Cockermouth there will be an open-for-all Barley Hop Ceilidh Night. Held on Saturday 22nd for a small entrance fee of £3, you’re welcome to help the band try out new songs and dances, and some fun learning to dance or practice your moves in a relaxed and friendly setting. The band welcome other musicians to come and play along, too!
For a more peaceful evening, why not spend the 22nd stargazing at Hawkshead, Grizedale? An experience in watching the Lyrid meteor shower with professional astronomer Robert Ince above the skies of Grizedale Forest, it promises to be a wondrous event.
And why not cap Easter season off with a visit to Manfords Comedy Club in Millom? Promising to be a laugh-a-minute evening, let comedians Mike Wilkinson, Garry Delaney, Frank Garrity and Rob Deering see April off with a smile on everyone’s faces?