Things to do with the kids this Easter

Discover a place full of adventure, and make special memories with the whole family this Easter at Aira Force. From splashing through streams and hiding behind towering trees in the woods to becoming a red squirrel detective, we’ve got the lot.

Natural play area

Our little natural play area just beyond the car park, next to the picnic field, is a great place for kids to make their own fun while you enjoy a relaxing bite to eat. They can test their balance on fallen trees, leap from log to log and have a go at climbing. 

Have a picnic

We’ve got some fantastic picnic spots for those sunny spring days. Roll out the rug by the lake, on the Glade or find a spot at one of our picnic benches and enjoy your quick snack, a flask of hot soup or a full-on feast. Pick up sandwiches, cakes and drinks from our tea-room for a feast in a flash. 

Become a squirrel detective

We are nuts about red squirrels, Aira Force is one of the few remaining places in England where you can still see them, we love them and we’re working hard to make Aira Force their ideal home. We have over 30 feeders beside the footpaths to the falls and we spend about £1000 each year on nuts and seeds to make sure the squirrels and birds don’t go hungry.

Children can learn all about our native red squirrels with Cyril's red squirrel adventure. Follow the map and Cyril Squirrel's clues to unlock the password and become a squirrel detective, just like Cyril!  Available to buy in our shop at main Aira Force car park.

Top Tip – the best time to spot a squirrel is early in the day when there are fewer people around.

Arrive in style

We’ve partnered up with Ullswater Steamers to provide a unique way to experience Aira Force and Ullswater. You can now sail from Glenridding to Aira Force. This is the ultimate day out, with a walk up to the waterfall and lunch at the café, before walking back to Glenridding, or heading back on the boat.