Where to go for Easter school holidays with children

Easter is a great time to get away with children, with Spring on its way and many people holding out for Summer holidays, it can work out a cheaper time too. It can also mean that lots of places don’t have the crowds of the summer and you can have a well deserved break. We’ve rounded up the best of where to go for Easter school holidays with children:

Where to go for Easter school holidays with children: UK

We love getting down to Cornwall at Easter. It’s a great time to enjoy rock-pooling on the beaches and fantastic day trips such as the Eden Project or National Trust properties like Lanhydrock if the weather is rainy. Check out our best places to stay in Cornwall for families here and our 50 places in Cornwall to take your kids before they grow up.

Gorran Haven, Cornwall

Gorran Haven, Cornwall

Easter is also a great time for a farm visit – with Spring lambs and warming temperatures. One of our favourites is Clydey Cottages in Pembrokeshire which has chickens, lambs, donkeys, rabbits and a lovely big pig. There is an indoor swimming pool and a soft play area complete with free coffees for the grown ups. With an endless supply of logs and each cottage having its own log burner the evenings can still be super cosy indoors.

Or to the Lake District, again a great time to be in this area with flowers starting to appear and calm waters to be out on the lakes.

Where to go for Easter school holidays with children: Europe

We took an Easter cruise around Italy and Croatia with P&O which was a wonderful time to go. There were less crowds and there wasn’t the heat of the Summer so it meant we could go to places like Pompeii and really explore them with younger children.

The World's oldest crossing? Pompeii, Italy

The World’s oldest crossing? Pompeii, Italy

Easter is a great time for a European city break – temperatures are mild and hotels are often cheaper at this time of year compared to the summer. A short hop across to Belgium would be great for Easter – especially with all of the chocolate they have there! We loved Brussels and it’s a city that’s easy to walk around.

Brussels Magnets

Brussels Magnets

It can also be a great time for a trip to Southern Italy with Puglia being a lovely choice. We took a trip in the Winter when the flowers were blooming but there was still a chill in the air – Easter would be ideal as temperatures would really have started to warm up.

Where to go for Easter school holidays with children: Long Haul

This can be a great time to visit the Caribbean with warm temperatures and away from the main drag of tourists who visit in the winter or for the Honeymoon season.

What are you planning for Easter? Share your thoughts and ideas below.

21 Responses to "Where to go for Easter school holidays with children"

  1. Mummy of Two  February 26, 2015 at 9:18 am

    I love going away at Easter the weather is usually lovely and it isn’t quite as busy as summer is it. We were supposed to be going to Florida this Easter, however, things have changed and (hopefully) I will be in hospital having our third child 😀

  2. PinkOddy  February 26, 2015 at 10:08 am

    I have to admit I have thought about Whitsun and Halloween but not Easter – shall consider some of these ideas. We have free re-entry into Eden too.

  3. Phoebe @ Lou Messugo  February 26, 2015 at 11:11 am

    Some good ideas. I’d suggest the south of France too. It’s gorgeous at Easter!

  4. Rachel  February 26, 2015 at 11:11 am

    I really really want to visit Cornwall, it just looks so beautiful x

  5. angela hamilton  February 26, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    I had hoped to get the children away for a few days during Easter but most places were fully booked so we are going on a couple of day trips instead. Summer we will be taking them away though

  6. liz Burton  February 26, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    Lovely suggestions!

    We’re headed back to Wales again at Easter – even though we’ve just got back! Love it there.

  7. Erica Price  February 26, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    We’ve been to some of the places you mention in your post and I’d agree they are great places for family holidays. We are going to Pompeii this year and we are really looking forward to that.

  8. Lucie  February 26, 2015 at 2:46 pm

    We don’t have any plans but would love to take the kids abroad for an Easter break!

  9. Sarah Bailey  February 26, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    I have to say I adore Cornwall, it is such a wonderful place and I have some amazing family who live there and I love catching up with them. x

  10. Healthier Mummy  February 26, 2015 at 5:36 pm

    Lovely ideas. We would love to go to Croatia in particular, and Cornwall is always fun.

  11. Sylvia @ Happiness is homemade  February 26, 2015 at 6:09 pm

    I don’t have that problem “Where to take kids on half term” yet but I know my Dad is probably thinking about it now since my half brother is only six 🙂 I’ll show him your post! Off topic – I love fridge magnets 😀

  12. My Family Ties  February 26, 2015 at 6:26 pm

    What lovely ideas, I just had a look at the Pembrokeshire cottages as it’s near to where I grew up and where my mum lives, it looks so lovely I will have to take my family there 🙂

  13. Jaime Oliver  February 26, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    We have the lake district on the cards for Easter .. yippee .. we will need to walk off the eggs!

  14. cherishedbyme  February 26, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    Lovely ideas and lovely photos, we always used to go long haul at Easter…was so good to get some guaranteed sun and warmth 🙂

  15. Mellissa Williams  February 27, 2015 at 8:08 am

    No where this Easter as we are saving for our summer holidays. I really want to go to Pompeii one day though!

  16. tinuke  February 27, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    Lovely ideas! I have been to Brussels many times but never with my daughter, I think she would really enjoy a few days there this Easter… I’m going to explore that a little bit more!

  17. Nayna Kanabar (@SIMPLYF00D)  February 27, 2015 at 7:45 pm

    I love your suggestions and wish that we could go away but with older kids it works out so expensive as you have to fork out adult fares for them.

  18. Otilia  February 28, 2015 at 7:28 am

    we are celebrating easter at home but go on holiday before

  19. kara  March 1, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    We are planning to explore our local area during the easter holidays but will hop over the border to devon too

  20. TSNCblog  March 1, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    Lovely ideas! I’m really hoping for a holiday at some point this year! xx

  21. Agata @BarkTime  March 2, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    i would love to visit Cornwall during Easter break but it is most likely not going to happen 🙁


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