Easter in Kendal is a great time to explore our beautiful historic market town on the edge of the spectacular Lake District. There are so many wonderful things to see and do in this breathtaking area. Whether you’re looking for adventure or just a nice day out with the family, Kendal has something for everyone.
For the adventurous, why not take a hike up one of the many hills and mountains in the area? You’ll get to enjoy stunning views and get a good workout too. There are plenty of trails suitable for all levels of fitness, so everyone can join in on the fun.
For a more relaxing day out, visit one of the many parks, lakes, and rivers around Kendal.
If you’re looking for something a bit more cultural, Kendal is home to plenty of interesting museums, galleries, and attractions.
Kendal Museum has a variety of kids activities including exciting fossil rubbings, dress up and even the chance to play a tune on the slate lithophone.
The Quaker Tapestry Museum has special ‘The Wild Escape’ kids activities including a chance to design an underwater habitat and create their own sea creatures using craft materials. There are also outdoor activities to discover, in the museum garden, you will be able to explore and discover rock pools using a water table and join in with fun painting activities.
Kendal Climbing Wall is a perfect activity for kids this Easter! Located on the edge of town, the climbing wall offers an exciting and challenging adventure for kids of all ages. With plenty of different routes to explore, kids can spend hours mastering the wall, trying different routes and the family friendly Clip n Climb. The experienced staff are always on hand to give advice and tips to kids as they progress.
Outside In is a great place for younger children this Easter. The soft play centre offers a range of activities including an adventure play area and outside park. There is also a dedicated toddler area, making it suitable for all ages. Plus, all the equipment is cleaned regularly to ensure a safe and healthy environment for everyone.
Brewery Arts is also offering a range of family shows and film screenings. There’s something for everyone, from shows to movie matinees. It is sure to be a memorable half term for the whole family. This Easter they have the family comedy show The Adventures of The Little Red Hen, a heart-warming family adventure shows – Alfie’s First Fight and a big-screen adaption of the immensely popular Nintendo Videogame character: The Super Mario Bros. Movie.
There is a fun Easter Egg Trail to get involved with courtesy of Lakeland Orienteering, it’s completely free, just download a map from their website, head into town and have fun with your family trying to spot the eggs hidden in shop windows around town!
There are plenty of cafes, that offer delicious treats and drinks that the whole family can enjoy. After a tasty treat, why not explore the nearby Kendal Castle, a historic landmark built in the 12th century, or take a stroll along the riverside and admire the stunning views of the River Kent? The area is full of beautiful scenery that the whole family can enjoy.
Swimming can be an enjoyable activity for the whole family, and Kendal Leisure Centre is the perfect place to do it. The leisure centre offers a wide range of swimming options, including family swims, adult swims, and lane swims. With plenty of space to spread out and plenty of lifeguards and staff on hand, you can feel comfortable and secure while enjoying a relaxing and refreshing swim.
Sizergh Castle on the edge of Kendal will be hosting an Easter egg hunt on Good Friday, Easter Saturday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday.
Looking for a treat for the little people in your life? Westmorland Shopping Centre is home to a great toy shop that offers a wide variety of toys for kids of all ages. From puzzles and board games to action figures and stuffed animals, the toy shop is sure to have something for everyone. Tailor the Foxx and Armstrong Ward are two lovely independent shops with a beautiful selection of toys is constantly changing, so there are always new and exciting items to choose from.
No matter what you’re looking for, Kendal is the perfect place for a Easter break. With its stunning scenery, fascinating attractions, and plenty of outdoor activities, you’re sure to have a great time. Enjoy your stay in Kendal!
Later in April, Kendal will host its first Cycling Festival! Kendal Cycling Festival will be held on Sunday 30th April and Monday 1st May at the Marketplace and on Abbot Hall Park. This family friendly festival is for everyone whether you are new or experienced with bikes. Tickets are free but disappearing fast, so book yours today.
Little Red Hen at Brewery Arts
Kendal Cycling Festival