Top 8 things to do this Easter in the Lake District

As the hours of daylight begin to stretch further and the flowers start to bloom, the Lake District awakens out of its wintery slumber to continue hosting visitors from both near and far, only now with a bit of sunshine involved! With Easter creeping in, the region comes alive in the season of renewal, be prepared to witness magnificent landscapes of vivid colour.

Springtime is a wonderful time to visit the Lake District, from a plethora of family-friendly outings to the available mouthwatering dining options, there is a whole range of experiences to be had and memories to be made.

Easter Extravaganza Offer

To celebrate the Easter bunny’s arrival, we have an offer you simply cannot refuse!

When you stay in between the 18th March and the 15th April, you can take advantage of the following:

  • Enjoy complimentary tea & delicious hot cross buns on arrival.
  • Kids under 12 can EAT FREE from the children’s menu.
  • Benefit from discounted rates in many local attractions (continue reading to find out more…)


Book your family escape to the Lake District and make this Easter ‘eggstra’ special!

Please note: This offer is valid with any overnight package booked except the Spring Escape.

8 Things to do this Easter in the Lake District

1. Easter Egg Hunt

Embark on an egg-citing adventure this Easter at three of our luxurious hotels: Inn on the Lake, Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa, and the Borrowdale Hotel. Delve into the lush landscapes surrounding these establishments as they host a thrilling Easter egg hunt amidst their scenic grounds. But here’s the twist – hidden within the gardens are letters waiting to be found. As you gather these letters, piece together the secret Easter-themed word that they form. Once you’ve cracked the code, return to the reception, where a chocolatey treat awaits as your well-deserved reward. It’s a delightful opportunity for guests of all ages to indulge in the joy of Easter festivities while exploring the beauty of the Lake District.

Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa: Be one of the first to see this newly renovated hotel! After just reopening in early March following a revitalising update on the hotel exterior and whole ground floor, the Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa has a new lease of life that oozes elegance and style.

Borrowdale Hotel: 2023 saw the Borrowdale Hotel receive a modern makeover that still pays homage to its historic character. It is a beloved, local establishment with a unique array of spaces tailored to fit a variety of preferences.  Here, you will always find a warm welcome…and a warm fireside to relax by at the end of a long, busy day!

Inn on the Lake: This Glenridding-based hotel is home to an unrivalled location and picturesque views of Ullswater you simply can’t find anywhere else. Find luxury in the newly renovated bedrooms that radiate opulence and offer a cosy, yet stylish, place to rest your head. If you are looking for somewhere to escape in natural beauty, this is the perfect place to do so!

2. Visit the Lake District Wildlife Park

Take a walk on the wild side… when you book a stay with Lake District Hotels, you can now enjoy 2-for-1 tickets to the Lake District Wildlife Park—an experience sure to delight both young and old alike!

As our valued guests, you can exclusively unlock this special discount and immerse yourselves in the wonders of nature as you explore 24 acres of parkland against the stunning backdrop of Skiddaw. Encounter over 100 species of wild and domestic animals lovingly cared for by their dedicated keepers. With conservation at the heart of everything that they do, they proudly support multiple charities and actively participate in endangered species programmes.

To redeem, simply collect your voucher from our reception desks.

3. Adventure Hunter

Are you a family of thrill seekers? In the mood for something a bit more active and spontaneous?

Well, as a loyal Lake District Hotels guest, we can offer you a 10% discount code to be used for the services provided by Adventure Hunter. This outdoors specialist has a whole range of fun activities you can get up to whilst visiting the beautiful Lake District:

  • Paddleboarding
  • Canoeing
  • Ghyll Scrambling
  • Rock climbing and abseiling
  • Bushcraft
  • Mountain Scrambling
  • Canyoning
  • Via Ferrata
  • Multi-activity day

You simply can’t come to the Lake District without infusing a little bit of spontaneity into your trip!

To redeem, all you need to do is ask Reception for your promo code.

4. Derwent Pencil Museum

Maybe history is more your thing? Keswick Pencil Museum is a must-visit, being the birthplace of the first ever pencil! Dive into a world of innovation and explore the museum’s fascinating exhibits which tell the whole story, from the humble origins of pencil production to its advancement in the modern day.

What’s more – you can benefit from 2-4-1 tickets as a Lake District Hotels guest, simply collect your voucher from Reception.

5. Easter Sunday Roast

However you choose to spend Easter Sunday, surely it has to involve a hearty Sunday roast? Whether you’re celebrating the day with your partner, friends or family, a trip to one of our six family-run hotels for a sumptuous roast dinner is a must-do! With a variety of delicious juicy meats, fluffy Yorkshire puddings, crispy roast potatoes and intricately selected seasonal vegetables for tucking into, you are sure to feel your soul warmed.


6. Jump on an Ullswater Steamer

The Ullswater Steamers are a longstanding local attraction, offering guests an award-winning lake cruise around one of the region’s most stunning lakes. Prepare to be captivated by the sweeping panoramic vistas that envelop you. Conveniently, a pier is situated within Glenridding itself, a mere 5-minute walk from one of our hotels, the Inn on the Lake.

What’s more – Springtime is the perfect time to experience this as it offers you the opportunity to see Wordsworth’s famous daffodils brightly adorning Glencoyne Bay, in the flesh! AND you can receive a 10% discount on selected steamers when you stay at Inn on the Lake!

Why not visit on Easter Monday and make the most of our Live Music & Afternoon Tea event at Inn on the Lake? Enjoy a relaxing Easter Monday with us and delight in a delicious and delicate Afternoon Tea in the Lake View Orangery with calming live music from the talented singer, Natalie Jacques.

7. Lake District Paddleboarding

Watersports is surely a must-do when you find yourself in the Lake District…the clue is in the name! We are lucky to have Lake District Paddleboarding ‘on board’ with our discount scheme, offering a fantastic 10% off to all Lake District Hotel’s guests.

Lake District Paddleboarding offers lessons in stand-up Paddle Boarding suitable for all the family, whether you are a completely new starter or a seasoned paddleboarder, the team are on hand to support you every step of the way.

You can rest assured you are in safe hands…holding accolades such as a Tripadvisor’s Traveler’s Choice Award 2023 and had the honour of being titled a Cumbria Tourism Awards finalist.

To redeem your discount, ask Reception for your promo code!

8. Ullswater eBikes

We’re delighted to introduce exclusive discounts at Ullswater eBikes, now offering 10% off the price of 2 bikes or more to our brilliant customers.

The founders of Ullswater eBikes envision a cleaner, greener future for Glenridding. They are elated to now provide an eco-friendly alternative for exploring Ullswater, which always ensures a memorable and fun-filled adventure for the whole family.

Please ask our Reception team for your promo code to redeem your discount.