As the weather slowly starts to improve, the spring season brings with it longer daylight hours and fresh fragrances of flowers emerging. Giving a clue that Easter is just around the corner, the long weekend is all about celebrating the festivities and ensuring you enjoy the Easter holiday with your favourite people. One of the best ways to do this, is to treat yourself to a trip to a new destination and spend the long weekend relaxing.
One of the most popular destinations in the UK to spend a memorable trip is the Lake District. The perfect setting for a family break, there’s little dispute that spring is one of the best times to visit this area of the country. With so many different destinations to explore, you have the opportunity to plan a wonderful weekend with your family or friends. This year, Easter Sunday falls on 16th April, giving you plenty of time to book a long weekend break.
Explore Picturesque Villages And Towns
With so many different lakes to explore, there are also countless towns and villages to spend your weekend in. If you’ve always dreamt of taking the family away to a picture perfect town with plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained, you won’t be disappointed with the Lake District. Visiting the various towns gives you the opportunity to experience a beautiful surrounding and nature at its best.
With many of the towns sitting on the edge of a lake, you have the perfect setting for a long weekend break. With beautiful towns and villages such as Keswick, Glenridding, Braithwaite and Loweswater, the possibilities really are endless. Complete with beautiful views, dramatic valleys and Skiddaw mountain, the Lake District has so much to offer. Whether you’re looking for watersports, a peaceful walk or simply just relaxing in a local pub, the Lake District has something for everyone.
Visit Historical Sites
The Lake District is so much more than towns and bodies of water; if you want to spend your long weekend delving into the history of the area, there’s plenty of opportunities. The area has had great influence on some of the most renowned writers in the UK, including the likes of Beatrix Potter, William Wordsworth and Arthur Ransome who wrote ‘Swallows and Amazons’. You can actually still visit Beatrix Potter’s home in Ambleside, and Wordsworth’s home in Cockermouth.
Near Bassenthwaite Lake, you’ll find Mirehouse, a historic stately manor that has been there since the 17th century. Enlarged over time, Mirehouse remains a family home for you to visit. The Keswick Museum is also a fascinating way to spend your time. Founded in 1873, it has won awards for its exhibitions and offerings; this could be a great way to teach your kids something new while you’re on your trip!
Enjoy The Outdoors
The Lake District is home to some of the most breathtaking scenery you’ve ever seen, and there’s no question that it provides a tranquil setting for the Easter break. With Skiddaw mountain and countless valleys, the landscape of the Lake District is simply stunning. Many people visit this area for walking trails and enjoy the outdoors.
With nature at its best here, it might just be the best Easter weekend you’ve ever had!