Easter presents the perfect opportunity to unwind and spend some quality time with the whole family. 

With that said, here are 7 of the best things to check out to make it a holiday to remember.

The Predator Experience - Walking with Wolves

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Join our wolf hybrid pack on a magical and informative “Wolf experience”. Set aside myth and legend, walk foot by paw, part on leash, held by you and part off leash!

A truly inspirational journey in the Lake District countryside. On the walk, the expert handler will guide you through all aspects of evolution, physiology, social structure, communication and conservation of the wolf. You will be welcomed as a member of the pack, hear them howl and if you would like to, you are welcome to howl with them!  

The Wolf Experience an exhilarating journey into the wild life of a wolf.

Because this is a “Walking with Wolves” experience, a reasonable level of fitness is required.

Duration 1hr. Minimum age 16 yrs.

Follow the Walking with Wolves with a fox encounter, for the ultimate experience! Meet Fynn and Todd our red foxes to learn why they are similar to wolves and where they are different!

As seen on BBC Countryfile, ITV Countrywise, Nat Geo, The Guardian and The Observer.

Booking is essential, we are not an open visitor centre and all experiences are on a pre-booked basis.

Address: Ayside, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria, LA11 6HY

Tel: 07500 956348 or 07733 366748

Email: info@predatorexperience.co.uk


Walby Farm Park

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Easter Eggstravaganza at Walby Farm Park 2-19 April 2022

Enjoy a full programme of egg-cellent farm fun this April – book online!

  • It's the most exciting time of the year with over 600 gorgeous new born lambs due March until the end of April. You may even get the chance to watch one being born!
  • Chocolatier’s Kitchen – each paying child receives a golden spoon to exchange for entry to our Chocolatier’s Kitchen, where they can decorate their own chocolate lolly to take home!
  • Don't miss the gorgeous chicks and ducklings due to hatch, it’s all happening in our Animal Barn!
  • Enjoy indoor fun in Cumbria’s largest Indoor Adventure Play Barn and undercover ‘Milecastle 62’
  • 'Hop to it!' and complete our Easter Egg Hunt Challenge with a yummy chocolate treat for each child!
  • Grab your bucket and spade … it’s time to go for an eggs-cavation dig in our sand pit! Find out what awaits under the sand!
  • Enjoy acres of outdoor play including JCB Dig & Play Giant sandpit, pedal go karts, electric mini-quad bikes, trampolines, Sledge Slide & Walby’s Wacky Golf
  • Meet and feed lots of friendly animals in our Animal Barn.

Don’t miss a visit from our Easter bunny over Easter Weekend, Fri 15 - Mon 18 April (at intervals throughout the day).

Open daily 10am - 5.30pm

Pre-booking is essential 

Tel: 01228 573056

Website: www.walbyfarmpark.co.uk

Carlisle Cathedral

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Carlisle Cathedral is one of the jewels of North West England and home to the most beautiful ceiling of all the cathedrals.

We are open 365 days a year with FREE entry and sit within our own precinct in the heart of Carlisle city centre, walking distance from Carlisle Castle, Tullie House Museum, Carlisle town centre and train station.

We may not be the best-known mediaeval cathedral in England, we certainly are not the biggest, but after standing on the border with Scotland for nine centuries, we most definitely have a lively story to tell.

We hope you will come to visit us and enjoy the beauty of the cathedral and its precinct – with its refurbished Fratry and eye-catching new cafe.

Come discover 900 years of history as we celebrate a year of worship, events, concerts, exhibitions and more, during this historic year for Carlisle Cathedral as we celebrate our 900th anniversary in 2022.

Tel: 01228 548151

Email: info@carlislecathedral.org.uk

Website: www.carlislecathedral.org.uk

Facebook: @CarlisleCathedral

Instagram @Carlisle.Cathedral

Twitter: @CarlisleCath

Address:Carlisle Cathedral, The Abbey, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8TZ

Farfield Mill

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Farfield is a restored Victorian woollen mill in a quiet corner of Cumbria and in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Filled with artist studios, exhibitions, heritage displays, working looms, art and craft for sale by local artists, plus tea and cake at The Tea Room, there is something for everyone.

See resident artists in their studios working and creating beautiful art and craft. Learn about the heritage of our Mill from its early beginnings in 1836 through to when textile production ceased. In our Retail Gallery you can find handcrafted jewellery, leather items, metal work, wood turning, ceramics, glassware and a range of textiles.

Nestled at the foot of the Howgills, Farfield Mill is surrounded by beautiful, tranquil countryside. Enjoy a stroll to Garsdale Bridge and see the river Rothay flowing beside the Mill or relax with a coffee and piece of cake in The Tea Room on Level 1.

Tel: 015396 21958

Website: www.farfieldmill.org

Address: Farfield Mill, Garsdale Road, Sedbergh, Cumbria, LA10 5LW

Wordsworth Trust

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For the first time ever, the manuscript of William Wordsworth’s poem ‘I wandered lonely as a Cloud’ is on display at Wordsworth Grasmere. 

The poem reimagines the experience William shared with Dorothy in 1802, one she also captured in her journal. The manuscript and journal can be viewed side-by-side in the current exhibition ‘Dorothy: Writer, Sister, Friend’.   

Today in Dove Cottage, visitors can experience the sights, sounds and smells of the past before emerging into the Garden-Orchard, a special place where William and Dorothy would walk, talk, write and relax in nature.  

In the Museum, follow the incredible story of the Wordsworths through journals, letters and objects and enjoy a selection of fun activities for all ages. Also onsite is a café, viewing station, woodland walks and temporary exhibitions – so there’s plenty to make a full day of your visit.  

Find out more and book tickets at wordsworth.org.uk 

The Fox and Pheasant Inn

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We are a traditional village Inn offering quality home cooked food, real ale, fine wines and comfortable ensuite bed and breakfast accommodation with superb views, situated in a beautiful river setting in the midst of the renowned Eden Valley on the edge of the Lake District.

The hospitality is second to none and with a choice of our stable barn restaurant and bar with log fires or our Victorian dining rooms, there is something to appeal to everyone. The Fox and Pheasant is an ideal base for exploring the Eden Valley and a great location for walkers, anglers and those just wanting to relax in a tranquil environment.

Phone: 01697 472162

Email: thefoxandpheasantarmathwaite@hotmail.com

Website: www.foxandpheasantarmathwaite.co.uk

Kes at Theatre by the Lake 

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Join us this Easter for the stage production of the much loved novel and film Kes, which comes to Keswick’s Theatre by the Lake from 6 to 30 April having played to sell out audiences and rave reviews at the Octagon, Bolton.

★★★★ “Superb”, The Guardian

★★★★ “This most iconic of British coming-of-age stories”, The Stage

★★★★ “Retains both the harsh power and intermittent, soaring, joy of the novel and film”, Manchester Evening News

★★★★ “This powerful tale unfolds with style, poise and a whole lot of heart”, Opening Night

Enjoy amazing theatre in a stunning location and why not make your trip extra special with a Derwentwater stroll, pre-show dinner and glass of wine at Lakeside Restaurant?

Find out more at www.theatrebythelake.com or call the Box Office on 017687 74411.