Easter in The Lake District
Traditionally Easter used to mark the start of the visitor season in the Lake District. Although visitors now visit all times of year you can understand why this time of year with its crisp blue-sky days, spring flowers and snow-capped peaks is very attractive and draws people to the great outdoors.
In the past children in Cumbria were given a Pashce or ‘Pace’ egg at Easter which was hard boiled with onions skins and flower heads to make patterns on the shell. The children used to race the eggs down hills on Easter Monday. There is still plenty of egg-citement these days with Easter egg hunts at the many National Trust properties in the area and various crafts and outdoor activities being organised.
Also this Easter all along the 555 bus route a flock of life sized Herdwick sheep will be popping up in unexpected places to raise money for charity. The models have been decorated by artists and you can follow the sheep art trail. Alternatively visit one of the animal parks or stay at one of our cottages on a working farm to see real live lambs.
March also sees our first children’s book festival to celebrate 150 of Beatrix Potters’ birth. There are also beer and food festivals to visit; so plenty to see and do for all the family. We have a choice of lovely dog friendly cottages here in the Lake District all situated within easy access for events and gorgeous countryside and of various sizes to suit your party.