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.
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.
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.
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.