This year, in 2022, April weekend falls in the middle of the month with Easter Sunday taking place on the 17th. It means that there are a fair few Easter themed activities taking place in the run up to Easter with loads of Easter crafts, egg hunts, visits from the Easter bunny and more. Check out what's on in the Lake District this coming April and your book any tickets early to avoid disappointment.

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St John's Hospice Choir Concert & Kendal Colour Dash

St John's Hospice April 2022

The wonderful local charity, St John's Hospice, is hosting two events in the month of April. The first, taking place on the 8th of April at the Brewery Arts in Kendal, is called Together in Harmony and sees the St John's Hospice Choir and the Fellside Singers come together for an evening of contemporary music in aid of the charity.

The second is called the Kendal Colour Dash and will be happening on Sunday the 24th of April. The event is a 5k (3 mile) fun run where paint is thrown at you at various stations. It isn't at all competitive or even timed, so just a bit of fun and people can feel free to walk at their own pace. They'll have music, entertainment, food, and plenty of paint. Each participant will receive a plain white t-shirt so they can cover it in colour.

Photography Workshop Taster, "Forest Bathing" Sesssions & Full Moon Women's Circle in Whinlatter Forest Park

Whinlatter Forest Park April 2022

Whinlatter Forest of course offers an array of outdoor activities, as well as organised events in the month of April, such as a photography workshop taster, two "forest bathing" sessions where you can connect with nature, and a women's full moon circle to harness the energy of the full moon and meditate! Booking for their events is essential so be sure to book early!

April Shows at the Theatre by the Lake

Theatre by the Lake April 2022

The Theatre by the Lake is bustling with activities this April with an Easter Holiday Theatre Week (earlier in April), as well as other performances, such as SWIM and KES.

Afternoon Tea with Peter Rabbit at the World of Beatrix Potter

Peter Rabbit afternoon tea

The World of Beatrix Potter is hosting birthday afternoon teas with the famous Peter Rabbit all throughout the month of April to mark Peter's 120th birthday! Your ticket includes entrance to the attraction, as well as afternoon tea with Peter Rabbit, as well as rabbit ears and a balloon to take home for children. Of course there will also be an opportunity to get your photo with the famous rabbit himself.

April Craft Sessions at Quirky Workshops & Cowshed Creative

Craft Sessions at Quirky Workshops & Cowshed Creative April 2022

Quirky Workshops and the Cowshed Creative both host a series of wonderful workshops each month for the creatively minded. This can include anything from making a handbag, learning how to use watercolours, crafting jewellery or building a birdhouse. By the time we list what is going on each month, chances are the courses have already sold out, as they are immensely popular. You will want to check well in advance and book early. Prices vary by course but tend to be around £75 for a full day and sometimes include lunch.

The Golden Bunny Easter Egg Hunt at Brockhole

The Golden Bunny Easter Egg Hunt at Brockhole

The Brockhole Visitor Centre will be host to the Golden Bunny Easter Hunt throughout April starting on the 2nd and going all the way up until the 24th. The centre will be hiding a golden bunny in the grounds each day and visitors who find him will get a prize. Entry is just £4.

Easter at Muncaster Castle

Easter at Muncaster Castle

Muncaster Castle is hosting a family-friendly Easter weekend from Friday 15th April to Monday 18th April. The event will have Easter Trails around the gardens and the famous Muncaster Big Easter Egg Hunt, which will happen at 3pm each day. There will also be some free Land Art activities.

Volunteer for a Conservation Day at the Cumbria Wildlife Trust

Volunteer for a Conservation Day at the Cumbria Wildlife Trust

We like to include conservation days in our events guide because the Cumbria Wildlife Trust do so much to keep the Lake District looking beautiful and help out the local area. Events run all throughout Cumbria and it's a wonderful way to meet new friends, explore the gorgeous fells and help keep the Lake District looking beautiful.

Springtime Surprises at the Wordsworth Museum

Springtime Surprises at the Wordsworth Museum

The Wordsworth Museum always has a good amount of events on each month whether it be their Little Wanderers mornings or Discover Poetry evenings but one event that caught our eye was the Springtime Surprises. The event explores Dorothy’s journal and recreates her ‘beautiful spring morning’, as well as making William Wordworth's ‘golden daffodils’ and ‘snow-white mountain-lambs’ in art form. It is intended for families with 3 to 8 year olds, though anyone is welcome to join! There is one on the 6th and another on the 12th and you will want to book a place in advance on their website.

RSPB at Ravenglass Railway

RSPB at Ravenglass Railway

This April, families are invited to hop aboard Ravenglass Railway to learn Cumbria's wildlife from RSPB members on the 2nd, 6th and 14th of the month. There will be free interactive activities that include 'Wildlife Bingo'.

Easter EGGstravaganza at Walby Farm Park

Easter Eggstravaganza at Walby Farm Park

The Walby Farm Park is having an Easter EGGstravaganza this April from the 2nd up until the 19th. Though they mention it on their website, though you'll want to check out their Facebook event for more complete details.

The farm park is expecting 600 lambs to be born between March and April and say visitors may even be able to get to see one being born, which would be rather exciting. There are also chicks and ducklings due to be born so plenty of opportunities to meet baby animals and experience the magic of new life! Additionally, children will receive a golden spoon upon arrival to decorate in the Chocolatiers Kitchen and will be able to take their chocolate treat home with them.

There will also be an 'eggs-cavation' in the sand pit, an Easter Egg Hunt Challenge and visits from the Easter Bunny himself from Friday the 15th to Monday the 18th. ALL the Easter fun!

Easter Crafts at the Beacon Museum

Beacon Museum April 2022

The Beacon Museum has plenty of activities this April, though we are particularly interested in Easter themed events this month, so we'd like to highlight two of their Easter craft events. The first is an Easter Bird House Workshop, which looks like amazing fun, and takes place Saturday the 2nd through Saturday the 9th of April. The second is an Easter Bonnet/Hat Making Workshop from Sunday the 10th to Monday the 18th of April.

Green Door Art Exhibition at the Grasmere Village Hall

Green Door April

Greendoor is a collective of artists in Cumbria & North Lancashire and this April they will be coming to the Grasmere Village Hall showcasing artworks from approximately half of their membership. Landscapes of the fells are of particular interest with the exhibit lasting from the 2nd of April up until 10th.

April Brantwood Exhibitions

April Brantwood Exhibition

John Ruskin's home, Brantwood, is hosting a series of exhibitions throughout April paying tribute to its former resident with an exhibition of landscapes paintings from various artists, an exhibition from painter, Kate Bentley, and an exhibition on John Ruskin's areas of interest, including climate change, abstraction and optics.

PromArt April Craft Fair

PromArt April Craft Fair

PromArt actually happens every month with April being no exception. This month, it lands on Sunday the 24th of April and will take place from 10am to 4pm. The event sees original art, photography and crafts from local artists along the promenade in Grange-over-Sands.

Carlisle Easter Market by Market Place Europe

Market Place Europe in Carlisle April 2022

Market Place Europe is hosting the Carlisle Easter Market from Thursday the 14th to Monday the 18th over Easter weekend running from the morning til the early evening. The market will feature continental European treats in the city centre of Carlisle with a bar that will feature beer and wine from around Europe.

Easter Crafts at Tullie House

Tullie House April 2022

Tullie House is also offering the chance to do some Easter crafts in the run up to Easter. Finger painting sheep (2nd April), paper plate birds (5th April) and Easter bunny ears (12th April) will all be offered.