Spring truly is a magnificent time to visit the Lake District. Up here in Cumbria we are blessed with luscious lakes, magnificent mountains and fabulous farmland – all of which comes alive in the spring. There are carpets of bluebells, colourful displays of rhododendrons, and wild orchids in abundance. On the farms, you can expect to see Herdwick lambs frolicking in the fields, whilst around the fells you might spot fawns and young red squirrels.

We love the month of May here in the Lake District. The weather is warm. The Herdwick lambs are out in the fields. The bluebells are putting on a magnificent display. If you only get one chance to visit the Lake District, then make sure it’s in May.

Looking for a peaceful, less touristy spot to admire the spectacular spring bluebell display here in the Lake District? Then look no further! Many of the places we list below are considerably quieter than the more popular spots and there is a good chance that you will be able to enjoy a beautiful bluebell display all by yourself. Bluebells typically flower in May, but the topsy-turvy weather in February 2019 has led some plants to emerge early with some flowers having been spotted as early as the end of March this year.

April is typically the month of showers, but it’s also the month that spring really starts to bloom, as more and more flowers and tree blossom make an appearance. This year Easter falls towards the end of April and many schools have opted to have their usual two week break in the first two weeks of the month, before Easter weekend.

The Lake District is the UK’s adventure capital, and the fells offer endless possibilities for exploration. However, whilst thousands of people conquer the fells each year without incident, the increase in popularity of the Lake District as a tourist destination has led to an increase in work for the mountain rescue teams that operate in the area.

March in the Lake District brings dazzling displays of golden daffodils, Herdwick lambs frolicking in the fields, and all around us new life can be seen in abundance. This month’s event calendar is packed with things to do, including intricate craft workshops, numerous live music and theatre events, and even a marmalade festival. Easter is late this year, so there are no school holidays this month, making March an ideal time to visit for those seeking a break away from the crowds.

Thinking of booking a Lake District break but not sure when to visit? Here’s why we think March would be a perfect time for your holiday.

This February, many schools in England and Wales will be closing down for one week for the annual February half term holiday. Being at the end of winter, and following on from the excesses of Christmas, the week isn’t a typical choice for families seeking to book a break.

With so many different activities available we like to think of the Lake District as one giant adventure playground. Families visiting the area are offered a wealth of opportunities to try new challenges, whilst the lakes and fells are brimming with endless possibilities for those with enough imagination.

The snow drops have bloomed and the daffodil bulbs have pushed through the frozen ground, ready for their brilliant display in the next few weeks. February in the Lake District sees the gap bridged between winter and spring. Snow can still feature, especially on the higher fells, but all around there are signs of the warmer months that are ahead of us, with some lambs taking their first steps in the fields that surround the lakes.