Easter is only a couple of weeks away and the prospect of a sunshine-filled break is an attractive proposition for us all. There is still time to book a fantastic family holiday; from cost-effective beach breaks to cruises, there really is something for everyone. If you are not sure about what kind of holiday that you want or perhaps you are looking for a little bit of holiday inspiration, then why not take a look at our round up of Easter holiday ideas?
UK city breaks
A staycation within the UK is ideal when don’t fancy travelling too far. Why not choose a city that you have never visited before as it’s a chance to discover something new? You can visit famous landmarks, check out the local culinary scene and find lots of fun things to do. Get your children to read up on the history of your chosen destination before you go to really incite the excitement in them.
UK cottage breaks
If you would rather not stay in a hotel and would prefer to do your own thing, then perhaps a cottage break is for you? You can hire a chocolate-box style cottage in the heart of the countryside which makes for a flexible and cost-effective option for large groups of families and friends. You could even organise your very own Easter egg hunt for the children around the cottage or in the garden.
UK holiday parks
A trip to a UK holiday park is ideal for families as they offer something for everyone. From fun-filled children’s activities to relaxing spa treatments for the adults. The locations are really varied, and the big question will be whether you want a tranquil countryside break or an escape to the beach. Many of the parks offer seasonal activities which are ideal for Easter such as decorating eggs and treasure hunts which will help keep the little ones entertained.
It’s ferry good! Travelling by ferry to places like the Channel Islands, Spain and France provides you with the freedom to be able to carry as much baggage as you want and allows you to take your car too. There are lots of benefits to travelling by ferry – there are ample opportunities to stretch your legs, you can get plenty of fresh air and there is normally some great in-flight entertainment and play areas for the children.
Do you have an aspiring Matilda or Simba?! Why not take your clan to London for a theatre break? Most packages combine tickets to a leading West End show with overnight accommodation. Whether you favour School of Rock, Mamma Mia or Only Fools and Horses – the Musical, you are guaranteed to be enthralled by the amazing performances.
Often cruises are perceived as being for older couples, but statistics reveal that more and more families are embracing the cruising trend. Most cruise ships are child friendly and offer relevant activities for youngsters and come with interconnecting family rooms.
Cruises don’t have to be super expensive and you can book a four-night cruise in the Caribbean from as little as £356 per person.
Overseas city break
If you are hoping to venture a little further afield, then an international city break could be just the ticket! Many of the Spanish cities have processions throughout Holy Week which are always interesting to watch. Do be mindful that many restaurants and shops throughout Europe will be closed on Easter Sunday and Monday. Exploring a new city abroad can be so much fun whilst still being educational for the whole family.
What could be more relaxing than a delightful beach break where the sun is shining, and your little ones can play on the beach whilst you relax with a cool refreshing drink. From B&B deals to all-inclusive, there is a beach break for every taste and every budget. Feel the tension leave your body as the warm salty air hits you.
With Easter being late this year, there is every chance that you will be able to take advantage of the sunshine in spades. However, if you are wanting to top up your tan and escape the British weather, then you might want to consider a long-haul destination like Dubai or the Caribbean. Easter is typically the best time to visit the Caribbean as you will have glorious sunshine, but the air will be slightly cooler, making the temperature very pleasant indeed.