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Winners of ‘Design an Easter Egg competition’ announced!

In the run up to Easter, we have ran a friendly competition among the pupils of 3 local primary schools by launching an Easter egg decorating competition.

Borrowdale School, Bassenthwaite School and Patterdale School were all approached to participate in the ‘egg-citing’ opportunity and were each provided with a selection of wooden easter eggs for the children to bring to life with their most imaginative Easter designs.

The sp-egg-tacular designs were then put on display at the Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa in Borrowdale, Skiddaw Hotel in Keswick and Inn on the Lake hotel in Glenridding respectively and a winning egg was selected for each primary school.

Marcell Cilliers, General Manager of the Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa and competition winner Molly

The students behind the designs of the 3 winning eggs each won a giant milk chocolate Easter Egg which were individually personalized with the winners’ names written on the front in icing. The winners were announced on the final day of term on Friday 1st April.

The competition was fierce with each school providing a range of wonderfully decorated eggs; however, the final decision on which design was the best was ultimately decided by each hotels’ General Manager.

“I couldn’t believe the amount of effort that had been put into each design. You could really tell that the children had put their all into their individual eggs and they should all be so proud of themselves!” – Gary Wilson, General Manager of the Inn on the Lake


Gary Wilson, General Manager of the Inn on the Lake and competition winner Elizabeth

The competition winners were Molly from Borrowdale School, Lucian from Bassenthwaite School and Elizabeth from Patterdale School.

Each individual decorated egg can be found at the entrance area of each hotel hanging from a wooden Easter tree amongst our Easter displays. The creative designs will be on display in each hotel across the whole of the Easter period so make sure to go and have a look!

“Since this is the first Easter we have been able to properly celebrate since 2019, we wanted to go that extra mile and give the children of these local primary schools something fun to do. We hope all our hotel visitors enjoy seeing the designs on display and appreciate the tremendous effort of all the pupils – well done to all involved!” – Dani Hope, Director of Lake District Hotels.


Easter Events in the Lake District

Lake District Hotels are running a selection of family-friendly events over the Easter weekend including Easter Egg Hunts that are taking place at the Inn on the Lake on Good Friday, the Borrowdale Hotel on Saturday 16th April and Easter Sunday at the Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa.

Each Easter Egg Hunt will take place in the gardens of each hotel and there will be a prize for every child that enters. Families must be dining at the hotels to participate.

In addition, Easter Sunday roast lunches will be available across all 6 hotels in the group with tables already booking up for most venues. To book a table, please call 0330 0564 880 to be directed to your hotel of choice.


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