Easter break with the kids
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Easter can be a difficult time; with all the children off school it is important that you find something interesting to do. Or, if you flip it around, then Easter can be a magical time when all of the family can join together to enjoy some memorable moments at one of the many destinations in the United Kingdom that offers breaks at this time.
Whether you are chasing cottages to rent in Yorkshire or a grand day out in London, the destinations available in the UK come in all shapes and sizes. So, grab the kids – no matter what age they are – and set off for a break they will never forget. Don’t worry though; you won’t be going in blind – keep reading for some ideas.
While heading to Oxford may not seem like a particularly budget option for the half-term break, the Easter Egg challenge held in the gardens of this brilliant stately home is exactly what your children are looking forward to. Between the 6th and 7th April, you can enjoy the beautiful surroundings and all of the activities on show – from the Marlborough Hedge Maze to the Butterfly House – all within a stone’s throw of London. Perfect for a day trip, you could also stay for a weekend break if that’s what tickles your fancy.
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From the surroundings of England’s capital we go to the most popular coastal destination that Wales has to offer. From dolphin and whale watching to walking the paths along the coastline of this National Park, you can enjoy an Easter Break in the great outdoors with all the family. With more country cottages on choice than you could hope for, there are so many places to stay for the week while you explore the region. Not only is there wonderful wildlife, but the 51 castles and forts means that there is some history to be seen here too. Normally a summer getaway, there is the possibility of saving a few pounds before the proper season starts.
Loch Ness & Inverness
Don’t worry though, there is so much to see north of the border too, and going on a monster hunt at Easter is something that the family could enjoy to revitalise themselves. A popular destination year round, there are so many things to see, and with castles, activities and hiking aplenty it is fun for all ages. Full of heritage and history, there are many surprises you can find in the surrounding areas. Relaxing spots and breath-taking landscapes, it’s easy to see why so many people discover it each year. If you are fancying a bit of a tour, then don’t forget Fort William and Glencoe along with Cairngorm National Park to get a rounded trip.
Trereife Easter Fair
Cornwall is a county that is full of beauty and adventure, and this annual fair brings many people to the region each Easter. The house and gardens are well worth a peek and this local craft and fine food event is something that offers a mix of live music, fine food and exquisite art. Of course, all this is worked around the Easter Egg Hunt, and visitors tend to combine this with a weekend or short break in Penzance. Take a look and book in for Easter to save the pounds before rates rise for travelling to the south west in the next few months.