Spending time in the Lake District means that you can take advantage of the atmospheric scenery, wild meadows, and cinematic landscapes. If you’re heading to the Lakes during Easter and want to stay away from the crowds, you’ll be able to indulge in many hillwalking opportunities, but there’s also a number of events for all the family that will help you get stuck into the local culture if you prefer a bit of a buzz.
Film Night: North by Northwest
Delve into the American thriller from director Alfred Hitchcock at this screening of North by Northwest. For £4 you’ll be able to watch this excellent film, and there’s also a bar to grab some refreshments too.
The lovely Eva Marie Saint graced the stage at last night’s Academy Awards – who can forget the chemistry she shared with Cary Grant in Hitchcock’s “North by Northwest?” This one sheet poster will be offered at our June 13 Entertainment Memorabilia sale! Stay tuned for more! #alfredhitchcock #evamariesaint #northbynorthwest #bonhamsentertainment #bonhamsknightsbridge #bonhams #bonhamsla #bonhams1793 #bonhamsny
Lakeland Maze Farm Park Easter Activities
24th March – 15th April
Each year the Lakeland Maze Farm Park opens for the new season with a brand-new route through the maize maze! Visit over Easter to take part in an Easter egg hunt, soft play, trampolines, go karts, crafts, trails and oodles of farm animals – it’s a great family day out.
More info – http://www.lakelandmaze.co.uk/
Teddyfest at Ravenglass Railway
30th March – 15th April
Your little ones’ furry friends are invited to join in the Easter fun at Ravenglass Railway. Every child that brings a bear will travel for free with a full fare paying adult.
More info – https://ravenglass-railway.co.uk/events/
Cumbria Easter Rally
31st March – 1st April
Upper Eden Valley
A great trip for vehicle enthusiasts, this two-day festival is an opportunity to get up close and personal with historical commercial vehicles. Well-preserved and lovingly restored, you’ll be able to explore buses, coaches, utility vehicles, vintage wagons, farming vehicles and even old pedal bikes.
More info – http://encountereden.com/easterrally/
Peter Rabbit Mini Egg Hunt
1st April – 2nd April
Enjoy the beautiful park this Easter Monday and Sunday, and let your little ones run wild in the Peter Rabbit Garden – there’s eggs to be found and a cute sticker too! Peter will also be handing out hugs on the Monday so be sure to bring your camera to get a snap of the most famous rabbit in the world.
Where is Peter Rabbit? Easter Treasure Trail
History meets technology as you use Google maps to follow Peter round the Lake District and find his eggs. They’re all hidden in top-secret locations, and as it’s online you can enjoy the trail from the comfort of a Lake District tearoom, or even your own holiday home if the weather isn’t great – there’s top prizes to be won!
More info – http://www.hop-skip-jump.com/events/event/mini-egg-hunt-peter-rabbit-garden/
The King’s Men Cambridge Spring Concert
Catch The King’s Men Cambridge as they embark on the northern leg of their UK tour. Whether you’re partial to the old classics, or you want to sway along to some contemporary soul and pop, this beautiful blend of voices will make St George’s Church in Kendall come alive.
More info – http://www.kingsmencambridge.co.uk/events.html
Houghton Village Farmers Market
14th April – 15th April
Stock up on all the sumptuous treats the Lake District has to offer as you browse the stalls and barter with locals. Choose from meat, bread, fruit, cheese, cakes, crafts and even plants – ideal to enhance your stay in the Lake District or take home as gifts (if you can resist a nibble or two!).
More info – https://www.facebook.com/houghtonvillagehallfarmersmarket/