From escapist gardens to nursery-rhyme fun, you’ve got options for making the Easter holidays a joy for all the family. Here are our top picks for entertaining the whole clan during the Easter break:
1. Easter at Kew Gardens
During the Easter break why not visit the beautiful Kew Gardens in Richmond, London, savouring a delightful day in one of the most beautiful locations in the country. Wander through the gardens, taking in all the fresh blooms and join in the fun Easter activities; perfect for getting you in the springtime mood. The Cherry Walk is particularly stunning now. While the great greenhouses will transport you to the tropics and the Japanese garden will whisk you away to a calmer world. Little monkeys will love the treetop walkway whilst the badger set is a great place for burrowers to explore. After a busy day out in the open, relax in a perfectly located Travelodge near Kew Bridge or Richmond.
2. Family Days at Groombridge Place
All the family will have plenty of fun during a trip to Groombridge Place near Tunbridge Wells. Jane Austen lovers will delight in wandering the grounds where Pride and Prejudice was filmed, while fairy lovers will want to explore the Enchanted Forest. Kids and adults alike will enjoy flying high on the giant tree swings and nature lovers will be astounded by the world famous Zedonk (half zebra, half donkey). And that’s before you sit down to watch eagles and falcons up close, during one of the shows at The Raptor Centre. From 02nd March – 30th September, Groombridge is open every day from 10am to 5.30pm, so get ready to jam-pack your day with excitement. Stay nearby in Tunbridge Wells for a great end to a memorable day.
3. Holiday Fun at Leeds Castle
Leeds Castle is home to family-friendly history, making it just the place to take the kids on an easy educational day out. The castle has been a Norman stronghold, the home of six medieval queens, a palace belonging to King Henry VIII, a Jacobean house, a Georgian mansion and a 20th-century retreat, so there is plenty to explore! During the Easter break get lost in the history of the castle whilst enjoying activities including an Easter trail and daily falconry demonstrations. Stay at our Maidstone Central hotel.
4. Hill Top Escape
The Stories of Peter Rabbit are close to many a child’s heart (no matter their age) and an Easter visit to Hill Top is the perfect way to spend a magical time away from the daily grind. The Lake District is beautiful year round, but a visit to Beatrix Potter’s home in spring is a great way to leave you feeling full of the joy of life. Wander through the country garden and look for Jemima Puddle Duck’s egg before peeking in to the intimate life of a brilliant author. Children will love hearing about Peter Rabbit and imagining him in the home, while a visit to the Potter shop will help with any last-minute Easter shopping. Stay in the Lake District to enjoy beautiful Easter walks and refreshing outdoor activities for all the family.