It surprises me how quickly school holidays come around – half term is only just behind us and already Easter is looming fast. We have asked Claire Lees who runs the kids travel deals blog to come up with the best places to take the family this Easter that won’t break the bank. So how about feeling the sand between your toes, getting out and getting muddy down on the farm, discovering Jersey on a family cycling holiday or staying in an elephant trainer’s wagon in Spain just some of Claire’s ideas.
- Legoland Breaks – FREE Hotel
Get a free hotel near the park when you book a LEGOLAND Windsor getaway.From £109, a whopping £55.60 cheaper than the gate price, the whole family can enjoy over 55 rides and attractions, a stay in a family-friendly hotel AND breakfast! If that’s not enough, LEGOLAND is unveiling lots of new features:
- Circus and Oliphant – beautiful, quirky wagon accommodation near Alicante, Spain
from £67 for 1 night
If you can bag a cheap flight to Alicante then Casa del Mundo offers beautiful glamping style accommodation ranging from african safari lodges to a balinese rice hut to wagons. My favourite has to be the Circus & Oliphant wagons that come as a duo sleeping up to 5 persons between them. Great value with a 5 night stay costing just £335 for 5 nights
- Family adventure holiday with Preseli Venture in Pembrokeshire
1 child goes free
Perfect for families with older, adventurous children with a love for the open water Preseli Venture is offering 1 free child place on their Easter family adventure holidays (or families of four or more). Days will be spent kayaking, coasteering, paddle boarding, horse riding and more.
- Back to nature family camping experience, New Forest
For camping lovers out there, Embers Beaulieu in the New Forest offers pitches with fire pits, just perfect for keeping warm at this time of year! Tents can also be hired from £25 a night and the campsite is open from the 28th March.
- Woodland walks, swings and streams; self-catering cottage Carmarthenshire
£475 for 7 nights
Kids will love discovering the paths and tracks that thread their way through the 38 acres of woodland available to guests at the Old Oak Barn together with a woodland log cabin, swings and stream.
- Leisurely family cycling holiday in Jersey
from £335 for 4 nights
Experience the warmest place in the British Isles by bike. This family cycle tour of Jersey has been designed specifically with families in mind with it’s child friendly distances and chances for sightseeing. It’s self-guided so ride at your own pace.
- Beach side accommodation, Dunster Beach Somerset
from £280 per week
Think beach hut but as living accommodation; think sea views in one direction, rolling hills in the other. Situated next to the sand dunes on Dunster Beach you will find this cute self catering chalet with picket fence out front. Children will love playing on the huge expanse of sand and shingle beach – bring your bucket and spades.
- Luxury camping with Feather Down Farms on the Isle of Wight
Children love collecting fresh eggs and at this Feather Down Farm it goes one better, you can rent you own chicken coop for the duration of your holiday. Explore Locks Farm with its saltwater creek, go on a guided nature walk or simply stroll to the beach. Availability from 2 April onwards.
- Learn about wildlife in Wales – pond dipping, mini beast hunting & more
Just £185 per adult and £145 per child (4 nights) including accommodation
The Field Studies Council run an exciting programme of family residential courses and this Easter you and your family can discover wildlife (for children 5+) or join a more active holiday hill walking, gorge scrambling and shelter building (for children 8+). Holidays based Snowdonia.
- Play and Stay Theme Park Breaks
Lastly, for all all adrenalin junkies – there are currently some great play and stay deals at the UK’s top theme parks including Windsor Resort, Chessington World of Adventures Resort, Alton Towers Resort, THORPE PARK and more.