Posted on April 11 2017
Easter is here which means you and your kids have some much deserved time off to spend together, with lots of bunnies, chicks and chocolatey treats, we’re sure!
If you’ve left it too late to head abroad this Easter, or want to have huge amounts of fun without spending large amounts of money – don’t panic! There is still plenty to do in the UK this Easter and we’ve rounded up the best events from all around the country.
Where is Peter Rabbit? Treasure Trail, The World Of Beatrix Potter, Lake District, 12 April
What is it? Easter wouldn’t be complete without an Easter egg hunt! There are hundreds of local hunts planned across the UK, but our pick is this fabulous Peter Rabbit treasure trail, located in the beautiful Lake District. Families use their smart phones to guide them across the stunning north-eastern landscape and straight towards the 100 collectable ceramic eggs. Other special prizes to be won include overnight stays in many wonderful hotels for you and your family!
Where to stay? The World of Beatrix Potter recommends the Matson Ground Holiday Cottages and The Bowering luxury self-catering apartments on its website. However, the Lake District is the perfect place to camp! This area is packed with many sites to explore, choose your favourite online.
Transport Unless you live in the area, this treasure trial may be a little far away for a day trip. However, if you do decide to come just for the hunt then it’s best to come by car due to its beautiful but rural location.
Moomin Adventures Easter Trail, Kew Gardens, Surrey
What is it? Fun for all the family, with the help of the friendly Moomins! Hemulen, a plant loving Moomin has woken up from hibernation to learn that his favourite plants have been stolen! This trail enables you to explore the famous Gardens, discovering new species and learning about botanicals as you help to rescue the stolen plants.
Where to stay? Kew Gardens is located in Richmond, Surrey, which is on the outskirts of London. It is accessible by tube, train and bus from the centre however, for a slightly cheaper and less busy trip, why not stay in Surrey itself?
The Royal Yacht Britannia, Kids Go Free, Edinburgh, 1-21 April
What is it? If your child brings along their favourite cuddly toy, then they’ll be invited on board The Royal Yacht Britannia for free this Easter. As your youngsters enjoy imagining being royalty and sailing the seven seas, there are prizes to be won at the Cuddly Corgi treasure hunt – can you spot Clarence the Corgi hiding in the ship?
Where to stay? There are numerous options for accommodation in the bustling city of Edinburgh. From hotels to B&Bs, book your perfect stay online.
Transport Edinburgh can be easily reached by train from all over the country. The closest station to the attraction is Edinburgh Waverly. From there it is a 15 minute car journey, so a taxi will be cheap, or there are many bus routes to take you there. Find out more online.
10% Off Forest Holidays, Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire, Up To 23rd April
What is it? This Easter, the Forest Holidays team are offering 10% off their cabins, located deep in Sherwood Forest. Why not take advantage of this great deal and spend your Easter surrounded by nature and of course, the story of Robin Hood! There are many fun activities planned for your little ones – pick your favourite online.
Transport The nearest train station to Sherwood Pines is Mansfield Station. Once there, it is easy to get a taxi to the site. Print out the directions here.
Wherever you head this Easter, keep your adventuring and exploring kit safe with one of our many fun, character backpacks. View the full range online.