The radiant beauty of the Lake District’s shimmering lakes and hushed mountains have inspired poets and painters to turn nature into art; therefore, it’s no surprise that in springtime, the Lake District is a hugely popular holiday destination for families and couples. We’ve put together some of our top recommendations of things to do during a spring staycation in the Lake District.
Why Visit the Lake District in Springtime?
The Lake District is a landscape of adventure, designed to challenge the imagination with exhilarating summits and thrilling open water swims. In springtime, flowers begin to burst into life and the woods are carpeted with bluebells. Gorgeous green leaves start to grow back on bare trees, and sheep come down from the fells to lamb and graze on the grasslands below.
The very same daffodils which enchanted William Wordsworth grow as far as the eye can see, and the county sees the start of outdoor festivals and fairs – from music and food to art and theatre, and everything in between. Easter egg hunts can be found across the county with special appearances from the world-famous Peter Rabbit, who was born in the imagination of Beatrix Potter, one of the Lake District’s best-known authors.
Eggciting Activities to Enjoy in the Lake District This Easter
There’s a fantastic range of activities to take part in this Easter in the Lake District, with plenty of fun for all the family.
Everyone’s favourite chocolatiers, Cadbury, have partnered up with the National Trust to provide egg-cellent Easter fun for children and adults alike. Take a trip to Fell Foot Park on Good Friday (7th April) to put on some bunny ears, follow the trail, and enjoy a delicious, chocolatey reward at the end. You can find more locations where the National Trust and Cadbury Easter trails are taking place here.
A great attraction packed full of fun things to do, Brockhole on Windemere is the Lake District’s visitor centre. There’s a plethora of activities to try, including a play area which has recently been revamped. Brockhole hosts an Easter egg hunt which runs from Saturday 24th March until Sunday 15th April, where visitors can explore the large grounds on the shore of Lake Windemere whilst hunting for chocolatey treats. There are some fantastic Easter-themed craft sessions to take part in, too!
The Lake District is home to magnificent sights of natural beauty, so there’s no better way to spend a spring day in the Lakes than simply exploring the area. Ullswater is one of our favourite places, with a magical lake and mysterious mountain scenery. The lake is seven and a half miles long and a mile across, making it the second largest lake in England. Visitors can enjoy the stunning views across the waters by boat, bike and bus, or try the Ullswater Way, a 20-mile circular walking route around the lake.
Springtime is a great time to explore the small, picturesque towns in the Lake District, and Ambleside is perhaps one of the prettiest. The quirky Bridge House is a great spot to take a memorable photo as it perches over the river of Stock Beck, and you can even catch a stately cruiser to tour Lake Windemere. As well as being the starting point for many challenging walks, Ambleside is home to independent shops and welcoming pubs, so you can take the weight off your feet after a day of adventuring and exploring.
Top tip: make sure you take a camera with you wherever you visit in the Lake District. It’s an incredible landscape and you’ll want to capture those memories forever!
Spectacular Spring Staycations at Moss Howe Farm
We’re delighted to announce that our new campsite, Moss Howe Farm, has recently opened – just in time for the sensational spring weather to arrive. Having taken over the campsite from our long-term partners earlier this year, we’ve put our unique stamp on it and it’s now ready to welcome guests for the first time. The secluded site has a beautifully relaxed feel, making it the perfect place for a countryside getaway. We’re very much looking forward to hosting pizza nights, hale bay cinema screenings, and much more at Moss Howe Farm!
Enjoy the Stunning Sights of Spring with Long Valley Yurts
Spring is the ideal time of year to take a trip to the Lake District, and Long Valley Yurts is the perfect place to stay while you embark on the adventure of a lifetime. Our yurts are unique, cosy, comfortable and guaranteed to make you feel completely relaxed during your escape to the Lakes. Furnished with a distinctly Moroccan feel, our yurts feature woollen rugs, bright colourful throws, twinkling fairy lights, solar lighting, and a large skylight – what more could you ask for? Book your spring staycation in the Lake District today.