As one of the UK’s biggest holiday destinations, visiting the Lake District for Easter is a popular choice. It’s a beautiful part of the England, made up of 16 bodies of water, including the largest of them all in Lake Windermere.
Is Easter a good time to visit the Lake District?
Of course we’re going to say yes, but it’s true! In fact the peak tourist season runs from April all the way through to October. July and August may attract the most visitors, so booking a boutique hotel for the Easter weekend you could beat the crowds.
What’s the weather like at Easter?
This is England, so to start predicting the weather is a bit of tricky one! Spring will be well under way, so in theory wet and cold winters should be a distant memory. Visiting the Lake district for Easter can be a magical time of year, the flowers start to blossom and the hills are filled with an array of colour.
Getting to the Lake District
If you’re staying at a retreat in Windermere or elsewhere in the Lakes, there are a number of transport options.
By train you can easily arrive in the heart of the Lake District from Manchester, while other parts of the country change at Oxenholme. Once you arrive at Windermere Station, Aphrodite’s Lodge is only 10 minutes away by taxi.
When you’re travelling by car drive along the M6, heading for the A590 or A591. Don’t forget it is Easter, so allow extra time than normal – especially if you’re arriving on Good Friday or Easter Monday.
Those visiting the Lake District for Easter from further afield, the nearest airports are Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds or Manchester. Direct coaches are available to get you from door to door.
Things to do at Easter in the Lake District
You definitely won’t run out of things to do in the Lake District at Easter. Once you’ve booked into your hotel, head straight for the water. River cruises are extremely popular all year round, especially on Lake Windermere. Jump on a short cruise, hire your own boat or relax on the steam yacht gondola.
Nature starts to come alive at the start of spring, so make sure you bring your walking shoes and venture out into the countryside. When you return to your hotel, you will certainly have earnt that dip in your private hot tub!
Then there are specific events over Easter. If it’s something light-hearted you’re after, join the Cadbury’s Easter Egg hunt or meet Peter Rabbit at the World of Beatrix Potter in Bowness-on-Windermere. If you’re looking to attend an Easter church service, there are many places of historical interest. The perfect way to show your respect, but see a piece of rural England.
Visiting the Lake District for Easter
Fancy getting away from it all with a spa weekend? Book into a Windermere Tranquil Retreat with hot tub for a well-deserved break.