Easter break ideas

From Cadbury’s Great British Egg Hunts taking place up and down the country to theme parks and open farms, there’s so much family fun to be had this Easter. See our pick of the best Easter activities and don’t forget, kids stay free with us too!


Top Five Easter Activities

From Easter egg hunts to tasty chocolate festivals, here’s our pick of the top five family events happening around the UK this Easter.  

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

30th March – 2nd April, Colby Woodland Garden, Pembrokeshire

Families will love this exciting event in scenic Pembrokeshire, where kids can follow the Easter Bunny’s trail around the Colby Woodland Garden, and hunt down all the Cadbury chocolate eggs hidden throughout.

York Chocolate Festival

30th March – 2nd April, York.

Chocoholics won’t want to miss a visit to York this Easter. Whether you’re getting a taste of the city’s history at York’s Chocolate Story museum, or exploring the festival market for some handmade sweet treats, you can take your pick from the tasty selection of activities the city has to offer.

Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt

26th March – 15th April, Hampton Court Palace, Richmond-upon-Thames

Forget chocolate eggs – you’ll be looking for golden bunnies at Hampton Court Palace this Easter. Hunt around the home of King Henry VIII, from the palace kitchens to the Magic Garden, before claiming a tasty Lindt treat.

A Big Day Out with Peter Rabbit

30th March – 15th April, Kew Gardens, London

Kids will love joining Peter Rabbit and friends on an Easter adventure at Kew Gardens – this family-friendly event is packed with exciting games and activities, plus nature trails inspired by Beatrix Potter’s beloved stories. 

Easter Egg Hunt at Paradise Park

30th March – 15th April, Hayle

The hunt is on at Paradise Park this Easter, where kids can search for chocolate eggs throughout the gardens of one of Cornwall’s favourite attractions. And thanks to the park’s wildlife sanctuary, there’s plenty to keep the whole family entertained. 


Top 5 open farms

Easter is the perfect time of year to enjoy a day at the farm - it’s all cuddles with Spring chicks and feeding cute baby lambs.  What’s more, lots of farms have a fun-filled Easter schedule too. 

Mead Open Farm, Leighton Buzzard

Farmyard favourites are joined by a couple of alpacas and a reindeer at this cute farm in Leighton Buzzard. There’s also go karting, crazy golf and fun-filled events like the Easter Bunny Bonanza.

Smithills Open Farm, Bolton

From llamas to donkeys and owls, there are lots of friends to make at Smithills. And you’ll make even more when you meet the new chicks and bunnies when they visit just in time for Easter. 

Stockley Farm Park, Cheshire

Bottle feed baby goats, learn about lambing and enjoy cuddles with the guinea pigs. The fun doesn’t stop there with an outdoor adventure playground and sweet treats a plenty from Daisy’s Ice Cream Kiosk. 

Bocketts Farm, Surrey

More than just a farm, Bocketts is a full-on day of entertainment. Look out for pig racing, pony rides, soft play and go-karting with Easter bringing a chocolatey quiz trail to proceedings. 

Hall Hill Farm, Durham

Over 700 acres in size, this lovely farm is jam-packed with things to see and do. Whether it’s looking after chicks, lamb feeding, tractor rides or crazy golf, you’ll all leave feeling warm and fuzzy. 


Top 5 Coastal Walks

Whether you’re a walking novice or a hiking pro, the best way to see the sights is on foot. Here’s a roundup of our favourite UK coastal walks to get you exploring.

Cornwall

Porthcurno to Land’s End, 1 hour and 45 minutes  

It might not be the easiest hike in Cornwall, but it’s one of the most rewarding. Starting off on the sands of Porthcurno Beach, the trail climbs up to the cliffside Minack Theatre. After soaking up the coastline views from Pedn-mên-an-mere, you’ll pass picturesque Porthchapel Beach. Further along the South West Coast Path, you’ll find Porthgwarra – a popular spot for birdwatching – before reaching Porth Loe. After a steep walk into and out of sandy Nanjizal beach, it’s a pretty clear path to the Land’s End Monument.

Northern Ireland

Dunseverick Castle to Giant’s Causeway, 1 hour and 30 minutes

Experience some of the best scenery in Northern Ireland on a coastal walk to the Giant’s Causeway. Starting off at Dunseverick Castle, this scenic cliff top trail showcases natural landmarks like Benbane Head and Hamilton’s Seat, as well as the historic site of the La Girona shipwreck at Lacada Point. From there, the rocky coastline will lead you right round to the incredible Giant’s Causeway, and sights like the Grand Causeway, the Giant’s Boot, and the Wishing Chair.

Devon

Berry Head to Sharkham Point, 1 hour

This straight-forward route lets you explore Devon’s natural beauty at your own, laid-back pace. The Berry Head lighthouse is a great starting point for the walk. From there, it’s easy to follow the coastline round to the Berry Head National Nature Reserve, soaking up the sea views as you go. Enjoy a drink at the Guardhouse Café, before continuing along the popular South West Coast Path. After stopping on one of the benches at the beautiful St. Mary’s Bay, you’ll only be a short walk away from scenic Sharkham Point.

Dover

White Cliffs Visitor Centre to South Foreland Lighthouse, 50 minutes

No trip to Dover would be complete without a walk along it’s famous White Cliffs. Starting off at the National Trust Visitor Centre – where you can stop for a coffee before setting off – you’ll begin your ascent past the Langdon Hole Battery. The coastal paths are clearly set out along the White Cliffs, so all you need to do is follow the route, and soak up the incredible views over Fan Bay as you go. After a scenic walk along this iconic landmark, you’ll soon reach the famous South Foreland Lighthouse, complete with a 1950s tearoom.

Wales

Dunraven Bay to Nash Point Lighthouse, 2 hours 30 minutes

You can expect plenty of picturesque views in south Wales, and while the Glamorgan Heritage Coast walk is a long one, it’s one of the best for scenery. From the remains of Dunraven Castle on the headland, the coastal path will lead you through the fields of Dunraven Park, before opening up onto the scenic cliff tops. Soak up the incredible sea views as you continue along the coast, dipping down into valleys as you go, before reaching the Nash Point Lighthouse, and enjoying a well-earned drink at the cliff-top café.


Top 5 theme parks

While rollercoasters aren’t for everyone, there’s still so much fun to be had at theme parks across the UK. See where you can have an absolute scream this Easter. 

Thorpe Park, Surrey

With over 30 thrilling rides, live attractions and Europe’s highest rollercoaster, Thorpe Park has rides covering land, water and even super-fast spinning teacups!  

Drayton Manor, Tamworth

Little ones will have a field day as they make their way around Thomas the Tank Engine Land and then meet all of the creature friends at the 15-acre zoo.  It’s not your average theme park!

Alton Towers, Staffordshire

 The ultimate short break for families with thrill-seeking teenagers. Feel the need for speed on Rita, imagine you’re flying on Air and embrace the G-force on Nemesis - the rides are seriously mind blowing. 

M & D’s, Lanarkshire

If you’re looking for a jam-packed day full of roller coasters, dodgems, thrilling water rides, glow in the dark bowling and an exotic indoor rainforest called Amazonia, M&D’s is the place to be seen. 

Legoland, Windsor

There’s so much to experience and explore at LEGOLAND Windsor. From the Laser Raider and Balloon School rides to a session at the LEGO model making school, there’s fun to be had around every corner. 

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Short breaks

Beaches, cities, spas, countryside... Britain has it all. So instead of heading abroad, why not take a short break in the UK? From London theatre breaks to shopping in Edinburgh, or walking in the Peak District, our getaway ideas cover all bases.