The kids may just have gone back to school following the half term break, but the Easter holidays are now only four weeks away. So, it’s the perfect time to book and plan a trip to make the most of your days off and to give you and the family something to look forward to.
Here we offer 10 Easter holiday ideas!!
If you want to escape the British weather and get a blast of sunshine, why not book a holiday to a long-haul destination such as the Caribbean or Mexico? Easter is the perfect time to visit the Caribbean as the period between December and April tends to be the driest and it will be slightly cooler making the heat more pleasant.
For something completely different, why not go on a family cruise? While this may not seem like the most obvious family option, many ships are child friendly with activities such as play areas, rock-climbing walls and games rooms. Interconnecting family rooms are also usually available.
Similarly, if you want to save money on food and drink, and be more flexible about what you do when abroad, villa holidays are a good option for family groups. The Algarve will be starting to hot up in April with temperatures reaching around 19C.
If your children love all things dramatic, a theatre break is sure to impress them. Shows on over Easter include Billy Elliot, Matilda The Musical and Shrek The Musical.
If you would like to take a trip to a destination such as France, Spain or the Netherlands, consider travelling by ferry. This will allow you and your family to avoid baggage and seating charges, you have the freedom of driving off in your own car at the other side and children will love the adventure of travelling by boat.
If you would prefer to take a city break abroad, the old classics such as New York, Rome and Paris have plenty of activities to keep both parents and children entertained. However, Rome will be extremely busy over the Easter weekend as the Pope’s Via Crucis Mass on Good Friday is very popular. Spanish cities have processions galore over Easter week.
If you want to stay closer to home, a UK city break is a great opportunity for children to learn more about the country they live in. During a trip to the capital, you could visit famous sights such as Buckingham Palace, take a trip on the London Eye and look around the museums.
Finally, if you are happy to stay at home this Easter but still want to get out and about, why not take the children on a day trip to one of the UK’s many attractions? Older children will love being scared during a trip to York Dungeons
If you like the great British outdoors, why not rent a cottage in the countryside and explore areas such as the Lake District, Wales, Scotland or the South West?
UK holiday parks now offer everything from spas for parents to outdoor activities for the children as well as entertainment in the evenings. And there’s a great choice of options including parks on the beach or in the middle of the countryside.
Over Easter, seasonal activities such as egg decorating, egg hunts and bonnet making tend to be on to keep children entertained too.