With Easter Sunday only a few weeks away, most people already have a rough idea of how they will be spending the long weekend. From family-friendly getaways to outdoor adventures, if you need some inspiration, here are our top picks for celebrating Easter with a weekend break in the UK.
With the weather finally warming up and the sun beginning to make a regular appearance, Easter weekend is the perfect time to get away for a couple of days and enjoy the outdoors. The UK has no shortage of destinations to choose from for those looking to spend some time in the countryside exploring the local scenery.
National parks around the UK offer some of the best opportunities for outdoor activities and adventure, with 15 different national parks to choose from, all showcasing the natural beauty of the area and offering plenty of things to see and do.
Keen outdoor enthusiasts can easily find spots to get away from the outside world while enjoying popular pursuits like hiking, scrambling, mountain biking, and wildlife spotting. If you are looking to celebrate Easter with some outdoor pursuits while also enjoying tourists attractions during your stay, then the Lake District National Park is the perfect spot for you.
The market town of Keswick is particularly popular with visitors as it has plenty on offer within the town but is also located close to some of the most popular fells natural areas of interest in the Lake District. Most Keswick hotels are centrally located, so it’s easy to see why the town is popular with those looking for some outdoor adventure – and why it’s a great place to celebrate Easter by treating yourself to a weekend break.
The long Easter weekend is the perfect excuse to plan a relaxing getaway and recharge your batteries for a couple of nights. While you can once again look to some of the nation’s splendid national parks as a potential destination, when it comes to relaxing getaways, where you decide to go will depend entirely on what your idea of relaxation is.
The best way to do away with any hassle though is to opt for a staycation or somewhere in the UK, rather than flying abroad as travelling could easily take up most of your weekend between getting to the airport, flying, and then making your way to your hotel.
Unsurprisingly, the most popular option for a relaxing getaway remains to book a weekend at a spa retreat – and it’s easy to see why. These days, spas often offer accommodation allowing them to facilitate an entire weekend of relaxation where you have time to book in multiple treatments, rather than trying to fit everything into one day.
For families, celebrating Easter is all about spending quality time together and a weekend break is an excellent way to get the older kids out of their rooms. Resorts and holiday villages are usually a popular choice for families as they offer plenty of activities suited to a range of ages.
If you have a larger family and want to spend Easter in more of a homely atmosphere, then you should consider renting out a cottage for a private getaway where you can celebrate Easter however you see fit.
Booking an overnight stay at a theme park is another family-friendly option for an Easter break, especially if you have young children. Offering themed rooms and easy access to the park itself, theme park hotels have come a long way in recent years, making them a great option for a family orientated Easter weekend break.
This is a partner post by Julia Hendon.