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Easter Lake District Holidays

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Tags: family, Holidays, hotels, lake district
City: Penrith, United Kingdom
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The Lake District is the perfect destination for the Easter holidays for families, couples and groups.

Easter time is the first real holiday time of the year. School Easter holidays are 2 weeks long and there are the Good Friday and Easter Monday bank holidays. The weather is getting much better, the clocks have gone forward and summer is on its way. Taking a holiday or a short break around Easter is done by many whether it’s a group of friends, a couple or a family. The Lake District is accessible so it very suitable to a short break as well as having all the entertainment and activities to keep a family happy for a two weeks.

The scenery is at one of its most beautiful in the Lake District around Easter. Mile and miles of daffodils still out, blossom making way for fresh green leaves and fresh, spring Lakeland air. The first lambs of the years have just been born in the Lake District but many will still being born around Easter and the fields will be full of these tiny little animals. Daffodils have a great connection to the Lake District due to Wordworth’s poem “Daffodils”. “I wandered lonely as a cloud – That floats on high o’er vales and hills, – When all at once I saw a crowd, – A host, of golden daffodils; – Beside the lake, beneath the trees, – Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.” It was the daffodils around Ullswater that inspired Wordsworth to write this hugely famous poem. So for a romantic break, Ullswater is ideal coupled with some of the best lake District hotels in the area.

Ullswater is the second largest lake in the Lake District at a length of 8 miles. The lake is surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery in the area and is a very popular place to stay for walkers wanting to tackle Helvellyn, Highstreet and Fairfield. The Coast to Coast walk goes through Patterdale with the Patterdale YHA situated on the route. For less adventurous walkers, there are many lower level, less strenuous walks such as the lovely Hallin Fell walk. It is approximately 3 miles long and of the same distance, the Aira Force Walk. Aira Force is the most spectacular waterfall in the Lake District and the beautiful walk through a leafy glen is wonderful.

For families, Ullswater is ideal. Water sports a plenty as well as the Ullswater Steamers. The steamer boat has been operating on Ullswater for 150 years and allows visitors to travel from Glenridding up to Pooley Bridge and back. Lake District hotels in the area don’t get much better and some even offer children’s breaks allowing parents to enjoy the luxury of a hotel experience as opposed to always self catering or camping. These speciality children’s activity breaks in Lake District hotels offer various activities organised for the children as well as for the whole family together but keep some time for the parents to enjoy a few hours on their own. The stress of thinking of where and what to do each day is taken away and the whole family get the best out of this beautiful area.