Easter Holiday Ideas For The Whole Family

02/04/2019 09:39:24

Easter Holiday Ideas For The Whole Family

It's soon to be Easter break here in the UK, and already is for some school children!

To mark the occasion, Belle & Boo have popped lots of Easter holiday ideas

into one place, just for you.

Not venturing far but feel like an adventure?

Here are some ideas for day trips in the UK that the whole family can enjoy…

Join An Easter Egg Hunt

 

Visit a National Trust near you this Easter

and let the little ones run through muddy woodlands, colourful gardens an

along nature trails on one of their 260+ Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts!

Whether you're searching for bird boxes with a surprise inside, walking in the footsteps of a Victorian explorer

or on a nature trail through lush countryside, you'll have an amazing family adventure. 

Look out for the signs of spring and share fascinating facts about wildlife, as you search for clues and solve puzzles.

At the end of the day your little ones will go to bed tired and happy with their heads full of the squirrels,

butterflies and deer they spotted in the wildflower meadows, gardens and parkland the National Trust care for.  

There will also be offerings of games and craft activities galore in selected National Trust parks,

so you can stay for a whole day of fun!

And the cherry on top? Whilst having egg-cellent amounts of fun, you’ll be supporting vital conservation work at natural and

historic places and helping to protect them for everyone to enjoy.

Explore Gorgeous Gardens

  Discover The Lost Gardens of Heligan

and see Cornwall’s only outdoor Jungle garden, flourishing with giant rhubarb,

banana plantations and one of the longest rope bridges in Britain.

https://www.polpier.co.uk/blog/ten-top-tips-self-catering-cornwall-summer-holidays/heligan_rope_bridge/

Experience explosions of Spring colour in the Pleasure Grounds and take a journey across the world with beautiful

blossoms inspired by countries near and far. Creature capture with the gardens being home to many species

of rare wildlife including kingfishers, otters, hummingbird hawkmoths, barn owls and bats –

see what you can spot on your walk! Look out for the witches broom and the giant figures resting amongst the grass…

Venture To The Capital

  Take a spring time tour of London where you can

landmark spot without it costing a pretty penny.

https://www.nadlerhotels.com/the-nadler-covent-garden/things-to-do/westminster-abbey.html

Visit the royal wedding venue and ancient church Westminster Abbey and stroll alongside the Thames to St Pauls Cathedral.

Visit the Natural History or Science Museum for an educational visit that feels more like fun! Or journey to a local

green space and splash in the fountains of Queen Elizabeths Olympic Park or discover the maze and farm at Crystal Palace Park.

Have a little Potter head in tow? Why not cast a spell on your unsuspecting little one when you magically

stumble across the Platform 9 ¾ at Kings Cross – a great opportunity for a family photo!

http://1000things-london.com/106-platform-9-3-4/

Go Bouncing Mad

 

Take note from Boo and bounce away

in the world’s first subterranean playground…

https://www.macrotraveller.com/the-worlds-first-underground-theme-park/

Hop on a visit to Zip World and discover the fun of trampolining deep underground within a huge network of caverns.

Explore giant bouncy nets, slide between levels, wind through caves and tunnels and admire

the technicolour illumination of the cavern – giving an unworldly glow to your experience.

Fancy A Spontaneous Trip For Fun In The Sun?

Here are our top five best places in Europe for Spring Sun…

1. Mallorca, Balearics

With transparent blue/green seas and temperatures above 20 degrees, especially in the south,

Spring season in Mallorca is for exploring the countryside, discovering villages and dancing in the sea waves.

Palma’s urban beaches are quieter this time of year, making more room for sand castles,

and sea side towns are fresh and enthusiastic in the lead up to June. Think fun rather than frantic.

Cala d’Or in the south east is reliably good fun for families early in the season.

But if you want authentic charm and a quick route from coast to country, think about Puerto de Antraitx to the west.

2. Southern Cyprus

Gloriously warm, reliably hitting the mid 20 degree mark, Cyprus in spring time is a lovely visit.

Whether you’re visiting ancient cities and teaching the little ones some culture or fancy a trip to one

of the many local water parks whilst the numbers are still low, there’s plenty to see and do here for families.

3. Malta

With a bold coastline, big enough to take advantage of every drop of heat,

the odds of sun and fine weather are good in Malta.

There’s historical nooks and crannies a-plenty and you can even island hop for a variety of fun days out.

You may even want to go in search of caves, grottos, lagoons, medieval towns or mighty cliffs –

many a great adventure and you won’t have to search too far for them either!

4. Lanzarote, Canary Islands

With it being so close to the African coast, Lanzarote is the first canary island

to warm up for Spring – so expect lovely, sunny days.

Head west in spring to avoid the wind chills in the south east, discover wonderful beaches

and an array of charming towns, hotels, restaurants and shops. For family adventures,

visit the volcanic landscape of Timifaya National Park, cycle together on Lanzarote’s very bike friendly

roads or take advantage of off-season surf rates on the North West coast.

5. Sicily, Southern Italy

If you’re looking for some vibrant spring time celebrations, look no further.

Sicily is home to almost back to back spring time festivals. Enjoy feasts in every town

and village for Holy Week or experience rich Cassata for Easter weekend all over the island.

Spring weather is warm and sunny enough to enjoy a day by the beach and temperatures

of low twenties are perfect to explore cities like Palermo and Catania.

Credit to the below image & text sources:

https://familytraveller.com/holiday-destinations/europe/12-best-spring-sun-holidays-in-europe/

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https://www.zipworld.co.uk/adventure/bounce-below

https://www.heligan.com/

https://www.nadlerhotels.com/the-nadler-covent-garden/things-to-do/westminster-abbey.html

http://1000things-london.com/106-platform-9-3-4/

https://www.clcworld.com/articles/did-you-know-the-lost-gardens-of-heligan/

https://www.giantfm.com/events/202749/

https://www.polpier.co.uk/blog/ten-top-tips-self-catering-cornwall-summer-holidays/heligan_rope_bridge/

https://www.macrotraveller.com/the-worlds-first-underground-theme-park/

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https://www.johnsonbanks.co.uk/news/we-think-london-has-a-new-logo