Goosemire Cottages Blog

Whats on over the Easter weekend

Date: 20th March 2013
Filed under: Events, Things To Do, Top Tips
Tagged: easter extravaganza, reghed, free entry, keswick arts & crafts fair, sizergh castle, easter egg hunt, kendals farmers market

The following events and activities are going on throughout the Lake District over the Easter weekend which will help keep the family entertained, and make sure you have a fantastic and memorable Easter short break in the Lake District:

Friday 29th and Sunday 31st March - Easter Extravaganza at Brockhole Visitors Centre (approx half way between Windermere and Ambleside)

Treasure hunts, face painting, and a special visit from the Brockhole Bunny. Activities are free and start at 11.00

Friday 29th Kendal's Farmers Market

9:30am - 3:30pm - Held the last Friday of every month in the market square, the Made in Cumbria Farmers Market offers the very best in locally produced foods.

Easter Quiz at Sizergh Castle (just down the road from Wilsons Cottage)

Visit Sizergh Castle and gardens on Easter Sunday and Monday and take part in the Easter Egg Trail. Follow the clues round the gardens to find an Easter Treat! Cadbury’s staff will be giving out a trail paper and offer children’s face painting. You can also have a go at designing your own Egg Head in Cadbury’s national competition. A great day out for all the family. You can contact Sizergh Castle on 015395 60951.

Keswick 3 day Arts and Crafts Fair @ Skiddaw Hotel

Sat 30th March - Mon 1st Apr 2013 - 20 stalls offering locally made arts and crafts and luxury gifts. From hand made jewellery to lake district prints. To add variety over the weekend there will be some different exhibitors each day. Open from 10:00am to 4:00pm each day.

Tea with Peter Rabbit at the World of Beatrix Potter Bowness on Windermere

On Easter Sunday why not join Peter Rabbit and special guest of honour “Beatrix Potter” for lunch at 1:00pm. There will be sandwiches, cakes, stories and the chance to explore the World of Beatrix Potter. £7.50 per child & £11.00 per adult, (includes a present for each child and entrance into the attraction) Limited places therefore it is essential to book in advance. To book please telephone 015394 48074.

Easter Food and Gift Fair @ Reghed Centre near Penrith and lake Ullswater

On Easter Monday why not visit the Reghed centre and find some lovely Easter treats from local craftspeople and producers. Open from 10:00am - 4:00pm and entry is free.


If you are looking for a last minute Easter short break in the Lake District then Goosemire Cottages still has some limited availability over the Easter weekend. Also if you are looking for a weeks stay during the Easter school holidays then there is 15% off the normal advertised prices, and flexible start dates to suit you. For availability and prices please click here