The Easter bank holiday is celebrated by families up and down the county and normally there are countless fun activities on.

However with the country just coming out of lockdown many of the usual fun activities were cancelled.

But we’ve had a dig round in our archives of the fun from years gone by, and what a treat we have.

In the past, visitors have lined the streets just to grab an ice cream from the popular Twentymans in Allonby.

Have you ever stood in line waiting for one?

From Easter egg hunts to dance competitions there is a little bit of everything.

Normally Carlisle holds an international market which would bring in droves of people to celebrate all the wares from round the world.

Dozens of youngsters also traditionally headed for a trip on the Eskdale to Ravenglass train, the popular Laal Ratty, to sit in the carriages with their teddies for a fun day.

Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery usually hosts a fun day in conjunction with Solway Wetlands.

In the past it has seen children viewing stuffed animals from the museum's collection, making finger puppets and taking part in a nature trail around the gardens.

In Penrith children have even had the chance to become vets for the day in a workshop at Rheged.

Did you ever attend one of these days?

ready for freedom to arrive and be able to celebrate all the different holidays that have been put on hold by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Who would have thought 12 months ago we would just be starting to come out of what is hoped to be our last lockdown?

With summer around the corner we have to look at the positives.

As always, if you've spotted yourself in any of your photos, get in touch and share your memories of that day! Email