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There are a multitude of fun and family-friendly things to do in the UK during the Easter holidays, from searching for Easter eggs on a grand country estate, learning how to fly on a broomstick like Harry Potter, soaring through the air on Europe’s largest zip line, to learning how to surf on a beautiful sandy beach. Make it a school holiday they will remember and escape to the wilds of Northumberland, the ancient woodlands of North Wales or to the unspoilt Norfolk coastline. Wherever you have in mind, we have reduced the prices of over 3,000 of our wonderful hand-picked properties for over the Easter Holidays. Take a look at our suggestions below, and remember, your perfect Easter getaway awaits.
Horsley Bank Farm Cottage is perfect for an Easter break and an ideal base for discovering the beautiful County of Northumberland. The converted stone farm building has 3 bedrooms, with room for 5 people including the options of a cot and high chair if needed, making it an excellent choice for a family-friendly holiday. There are plenty of activities in the area that all the family will enjoy over the Easter holidays. Historical attractions like the nearby Hadrian’s Wall, Hexham Old Gaol and Alnwick Castle, with its Harry Potter themed Broomstick Training, are all immensely popular. As are animal-based sites like Northumberland’s County Zoo and Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens, the latter of which is offering a number of child-friendly events over the Spring holidays such as a Lambing Weekend, Easter egg hunts and a Teddy Bear’s Picnic. For a family-friendly holiday, you can’t go wrong with a trip to Northumberland.
Y Beudy is a stunning barn conversion situated in the charming village of Trawsfynydd. Sleeping 5 people and offering a cot and high chair if required, as well as possessing spectacular views of the Rhinogydd Mountains and Cader Idris from its rear terrace, this property is a popular choice for those seeking a family-friendly holiday. Its location in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park makes it an ideal place to spend an Easter break whilst enjoying all the attractions the area has to offer. If you are looking for action-packed Easter holidays, there are plenty of things to do in North Wales. Outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking and mountain biking are all options, as well as the world-famous zip line in Bethesda, the longest one of its kind in Europe. If the weather takes a turn, head to indoor activities such as subterranean playground Bounce Below in nearby Blaenau Ffestiniog, or descend deep into the Elidir Mountains and take a tour around the fascinating Electric Mountain. With so many attractions and activities, North Wales is an ideal destination for a fun-filled Easter holiday.
A charming barn conversion situated close to the village of St Newlyn East, Wheal Hart is an ideal place to stay while discovering all the fun-filled things to do in Cornwall has to offer during an Easter break. The perfect property for a family-friendly holiday, this conversion sleeps 5 people with the option of a cot and high chair if requested, and has plenty of outdoor space in the shared garden for kids to play and parents to take in the spectacular views. It is just a short drive to popular seaside resort Newquay and its surrounding beaches and attractions, such as the famous Fistral Beach, where adults and children alike can learn to surf with the International Surfing Centre. For an immersive historical experience that children will love, head to Pirate’s Quest, a walk-through experience that allows visitors to learn all about Cornwall’s exciting history during the Golden Age of Piracy. Newquay Zoo is also a popular option for the Easter holidays, especially with events like the Eggstreme Easter Trail, and of course, a trip to Cornwall wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the Eden Project.
The Duck House is an ideal spot for an Easter break with all the family. Relax on your private patio or cook on the BBQ while the kids enjoy playing on the swings in the large communal garden, have a kick about on the large grassy lawn or take furry-friends for a wander around the surrounding countryside. This cottage sleeps 6 people, allows well-behaved pets and offers the use of a cot and high chair, making it an incredibly popular choice for family-friendly holidays. Nestled in the heart of beautiful Pembrokeshire, this property is close to many well-loved attractions. Children can learn all about the local history as they don war paint and dress up as a Celtic Warrior at Castell Henllys Iron Age Fort, or enrol as a Medieval Knight at the Merrymakers’ Knight School held in Pembroke Castle. Manor House Wildlife Park and Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo are two options that allow children to get close to animals, with the latter also offering a variety of funfair rides.
Spend your Easter break in this cosy converted stable block and explore all the sights and attractions Norfolk has to offer. Stable Cottage is a relaxing country retreat that the whole family can enjoy, with room for 7 people, as well as the options to request a cot and bring along two well-behaved pets. The property truly is a rural escape; there are horses grazing in the paddock, ducks roaming free and guests are given shared use of the 3.5 acre landscaped gardens. In the surrounding area there are many fun attractions and activities. Dinosaur Adventure, BeWILDerwood and Pensthorpe Natural Park are three award-winning family adventure parks that invite children to use their imaginations as they play, all of which offer fun activities over the Easter holidays. Heritage properties such as the beautiful Holkham Hall and Blickling Estate also offer seasonal activities over the spring, including Easter egg hunts and arts and crafts.
Bluebell Cottage is a charming spot for an Easter break and an ideal base from which to explore the surrounding beauty of the Peak District. The two-bedroom property has room for 4 people to stay and offers a secure garden with patio and lawn area, perfect for relaxing in while the children play. There are many attractions in the local area that will keep the whole family entertained over the Easter holidays. Buxton Country Park plays host to the action-packed Go Ape tree top adventure, as well as the fascinating two-million-year-old limestone cave Poole’s Cavern that visitors can explore. Gulliver’s Kingdom in Matlock Bath is an exciting family day out, full of rides and activities that will appeal to toddlers and older children, whereas the famous Alton Towers has rollercoasters and attractions that will appeal to teenagers and adults alike. A holiday in the Peak District would not be complete without a visit to the grand stately home, Chatsworth House. Over the holidays, there will be a number of Easter activities for kids to enjoy in both the house and gardens, such as the annual Easter egg hunts.
If you are looking for a fun-filled Easter break that all the family will enjoy at a fabulous price, take a look at our full range of over 3,000 hand-picked properties that have all been reduced for the Easter holidays.
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