May is one of the best times to visit the Lake District. The weather is more favourable, the spring flowers, including the spectacular bluebells, are in full bloom, Herdwick lambs can be seen frolicking through the fields, and outside of the May half term time, it’s generally quieter than in June, July, and August. There are also two bank holiday Mondays!

Thinking of booking a trip to the Lake District this summer? With 912 square miles, 16 lakes and numerous tarns, and well over 200 peaks, there is certainly plenty to explore. However, the Lake District isn’t just about the great outdoors, we have some brilliant events taking place this summer. So before you book, check out the ten we’re most excited about here and consider booking your trip to coincide with one of them!

Up here in Cumbria, we like to joke that we have given over the southern Lake District to the tourists and kept the best bits to ourselves. If you are planning a Lake District break this year then Ambleside and Windermere do offer some fabulous opportunities. The towns are near the Windermere Lake Cruises, Brockhole, and both have accommodation to suit all budgets and preferences. However, this year, why not venture a little further north (or South if you are coming from Scotland!) and base yourself in Keswick instead? Here are some reasons that might persuade you.

Spring has well and truly sprung here in the Lake District with the first of the Herdwick lambs making their appearance. April might be the month of showers, but that shouldn’t put you off a visit to the National Park. We have plenty of indoor events to keep you entertained and dry, or you can simply pack your waterproofs and embrace the rain.

Coming to the Lake District with children this Easter? The two-week break for most schools begins on Good Friday, 30th March, and there is a packed calendar of events, activities, and shows that children will delight in. Along with a plethora of Easter egg hunts across the national park, there are craft workshops, fun exhibitions, children’s theatre performances, and much more. If you haven’t booked your break, it’s not too late, but hotel and self-catered accommodation is filling up fast.

This year in the Lake District, winter seems to have been almost impossible to shake off. Just when we were starting to see signs of spring, the heavy snowfall brought to us courtesy of the Beast from the East quickly reminded us of the power of the coldest season. Spring buds and pregnant sheep found themselves buried in the snow and in some parts of the county the army were called in to deliver supplies. Thankfully, we have now seen a thaw and can once again look forward to the start of spring.

Spring has arrived and we have an action packed calendar of events for you this March in the Lake District. There are trail runs, navigation courses, a literary festival, art workshops, cycle rides, and much more. Plus, at the end of the month, we see the start of the Easter bank holiday weekend with plenty of Easter egg hunts taking place across the national park. The only problem you might have this month is not being able to fit everything in!

Spring in the Lake District sees woodlands carpeted with flowers, stately home gardens in bloom, and longer days giving more walking opportunities. The start of 2018 been one of the coldest winters we have had here for a while, so as we wait for the last of the snow to melt away and spot the daffodils emerging from their long sleep we look to the warmer months and the opportunities they will bring. Thinking of booking a short break this Spring? Here’s why you should choose the Lake District.

Valentine’s Day will soon be upon us and lovers everywhere will be heard uttering those four special words: “Will you marry me?” If you have chosen to book a trip to the Lake District to propose to your loved one then your are in fantastic company. In a poll for Snaptrip last year, 56% of Brits agreed that the national park is Britain’s most romantic destination. With so many fells and lakes to choose from, you might be wondering how you will decide where to propose, so let us help you out with our seven most romantic places in the Lake District.

After the long dark month of January, February sees the gradual march of spring take hold. The last of the snowdrops fade away and are replaced with emerging crocuses, primroses, and daffodils. Days start to be noticeably longer, but warm layers are required as snow is still likely. February remains one of the quieter periods in the Lake District for tourists, with the exception of the February half term when many families flock to the area for an active late winter break.