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As we get to the end of February and into March, everyday feels a little more spring like and each day is noticeably longer. With only five weeks to go until the Easter weekend, now is a great time to take advantage of the longer days and bank holidays and book an Easter break.
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The Duke of Westminster opens his gardens to the public in the name of charity four times a year, with the first open day of 2013 being Easter Sunday, the 31st March. The Eaton Estate Gardens, situated just outside of Chester are immaculately kept and include formal gardens and woodlands as well as a lake that is especially lovely to walk around. The sheer beauty of the gardens really does have to be seen to be believed!
There is a cafe where you can buy refreshments, as well as ice cream vans selling Cheshire Farm Ice Cream. You are also welcome to bring a picnic to the gardens and dogs are welcome as long as they are kept on a lead.
Entrance to the gardens is £6 for adults and £1.50 for children, all of which goes to charity. This year’s chosen charities are the Chester Childbirth Appeal, Motor Neurone Disease Association, Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research Chester and the Three Villages Project – all very worthy causes.
Park Hall Farm in Oswestry is a fantastic place to take the kids this Easter. Open daily from 10am until 5pm during the Easter holidays, children can bottle feed the lambs, take part in the children’s driving school, enjoy a ride on the barrel train or take part in the Easter Extravaganza, a big Easter egg hunt. Entrance to Park Hall Farm is £7.45 per person or £29 for a family of four.
A fantastic rainy day option for the Easter holidays is the Rhyl Sun Centre in North Wales. The Sun Centre opens for the 2013 season on the 23rd March and is open during the Easter holidays from 10.30am until 5pm. There are water rides, slides and wave pools and even a surf pool to keep both old and young entertained, especially when you want to escape from the Great British weather. Tickets are £8.95 per person or £8.55 per person for a family ticket for four to nine people.