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The Best Family Activities For Easter Breaks In The UK

Monday 2nd March 2020
By Ely Power
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By Ely Power
With an extra two days added on to our usual weekend, the UK Easter Bank Holiday is the perfect time to take your kids away on an eggcellent staycation! If you're one of the lucky ones, able to take the entire school holidays off, well then the world is your oyster!

For a family activity break you’ll never forget, set off on a spring camping trip across farmland and forests to discover colourful festivities of all kinds. With egg hunts, newborn lambs and pastel blooms awaiting your adventure, the UK is chock-a-block with Easter events for children of all ages (and those of us young at heart!). 

The best part is that you can enjoy as many of these exciting experiences as you like with the freedom of a motorhome, caravan or campervan. And when the little ones are all tired out, set up camp in the bucolic countryside for a relaxing rural getaway.

Ready to find some family fun this bank holiday? We’ve done a little digging to present you with the ultimate Easter activity breaks!

Join The Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

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Each year, the National Trust teams up with Cadbury to create clue-fuelled Easter egg hunts throughout over 300 of the UK’s most beautiful landscapes. From Trengwainton Garden in Penzance to Brodie Castle outside Inverness, you’ll find a Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt close by! 

After picking up a trail journal at Base Camp, your little eggsplorer will adventure across meadows, parks and woodland to be rewarded with a scrumptious Cadbury Egghead upon return. As well as the hunt itself, many locations present flower displays, fuzzy chicks and fluffy lambs. Others hold Easter craft workshops, teaching tots how to make springtime creations like ladybird houses and wildflower seed bombs.

Best for: Ages 2-12
Dates: April 10-13
Price: Admission from £2

Feast Your Way Through The York Chocolate Festival

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Britain’s sweetest city, York’s creamy heritage stretches back almost 300 years to the establishment of renowned chocolatiers like Rowntree’s and Terry’s. So it goes without saying that its cobbled streets are a delicious destination! 

The York Chocolate Festival is held every Easter weekend, celebrating all things chocolate by bringing together its top confectioners, artisans and attractions for five wonderfully indulgent days. Stock up on truffles for the road, attend an Easter egg masterclass or tuck into chocolate pies and hot chocolate con churros. A guaranteed hit with visitors young and old, your only challenge will be tearing yourself (and your kids) away from the tasty treats!

Best for: Ages 2-100!
Dates: April 9-13
Price: Free!
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Visit Newborn Lambs In Northumberland

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Nestled in the rolling hills of Northumberland, Broom House farm makes the most of peak lambing season with Lambing Shed Live. This guided tour is an hour and a half of frolicking fun, with over half of its visitors witnessing the birth of a lamb and everyone getting to see adorable newborns. Hop aboard a tractor and ride to Wallington Hall, stop by the lamb hospital and bottle-feed the little baby sheep. 

Older kids will enjoy the even more hands-on experience of helping the Broomhouse team care for pregnant ewes and newborns, acting as a lambing shed apprentice for the afternoon! 

Best for: All ages
Dates: April 4-19
Price: £7.50
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Follow The Rhyming Rabbit Trail At RHS Garden, Wisley

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Aburst with bulbs and blossoms, The Royal Horticultural Society's garden at Wisley is a wonderful setting for your family day out this Easter. Hop down the Rhyming Rabbit Trail, exploring its technicolour lawns and taking part in all of the family-friendly activities! 

Write your own rhyme on the giant poetry wall, listen to the storyteller spin tales from afar and pet adorable animals from Millers Ark Farm. There will also be tons of craft workshops, such as sowing-and-growing ‘bunny tail’ seeds and making artsy fox masks and bunny hats. Top it all off with the Great Bunny Hop About, both a fancy dress parade and fun competition to find the Golden Carrot!

Best for: All ages
Dates: April 6-22
Price: Free entry
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Experience The Big Sheeps’ Easter Eggstravaganza

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The Easter bunny is very generous when he visits the BIG Sheep in North Devon. With over 30,000 chocolate eggs hidden throughout this renowned family attraction, there will be no sibling bickering this year! 

As well as heaps of lip-smacking goodies, you’ll find plenty of springtime attractions designed with the whole family in mind - all only a stone’s throw from the dramatic Devon coastline and historic port town of Bideford. Fish and chips, anyone?

Best for: All ages
Dates: March 30-April 13
Price: £14.95 entry
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Enjoy Treats And Tales at Kirkstall Abbey

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This Easter, bring your brood to meet their favourite storybook characters at Kirkstall Abbey. Offering a free chocolate egg for each child, this magical 90-minute experience will create family memories to last a lifetime. 

Follow iconic characters as they lead you through the ruins of the Abbey, singing, dancing and playing as an enchanting story unfolds. Keep an eye out for Peter Rabbit as he hops about the scene, making sure to snap a photo with Beatrix Potter’s world-famous bunny!

Best for: All ages
Dates: April 12
Price: £7.50 – £9.95
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Embark On An Easter Duck Quest At London Wetland Centre

Photo by Roksolana Zasiadko on Unsplash

With male mandarins showing off their glorious breeding feathers and newborn ducklings waddling around the place, spring is a particularly special time to visit London Wetland Centre. 

Come and experience a quacking good time this Easter, joining the quest to find giant yellow ducks hidden amongst their living counterparts. Not only will your family learn heaps of interesting facts about these delightful ducks, but you’ll also win a mouth-watering prize at the end of the trail! 

Best for: All ages
Dates: April 4-19
Price: £1 per trail
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Discover The Easter Trail At St. Fagans National History Museum

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Wales' most popular historical attraction, St. Fagans National Museum of History rests on 16th-century castle grounds just outside of Cardiff. 

Explore the land of legend for yourself on its annual Big Museum Easter trail - the whole family will work together on this one, solving riddles and following the fascinating journey back to base just in time to receive a cocoa-tastic prize! Along the way, you’ll encounter beech woodland, rustic farmyards and glorious gardens.

Best for: Ages 4+
Dates: April 10-13
Price: £3.50 per trail
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Hit The Road This Easter Weekend!

What better way to explore these lovely experiences than on a scenic camping trip in a spacious caravan, motorhome or campervan? 

For a wonderful adventure that’s just as affordable as it is comfortable (and that’s very!), check out our wide range of family-size vans for hire from private owners across the UK. Enjoying fun festivities by day and natural serenity by night, you’ll have the happiest Easter yet!

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Essentially, we provide a unique sharing service where owners of caravans, camper trailers, motorhomes, and campervans list their RV for hire while not in use. As an owner, this enables you to earn over £10,000 each year instead of having your RV just sitting around while you’re not using it. 

As a holidaymaker, Camplify helps you find an RV that is perfect for you so you can experience the joys of caravanning - without having to own one yourself. 

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