2. April 2012 11:56
Easter is a great time of year to meet up with family and friends and spend some much needed quality time together. This Easter, there are plenty of fantastic things to do all around the country, guaranteed to keep everyone entertained during the spring break. We have put together our top five places to spend the Easter weekend this year.
Explore the Capital
There are plenty of great places to explore in the capital, many of which are holding events across the Easter holiday including Kew Gardens. There are lots of fun activities here centred on chocolate including a Maya chocolate adventure trail, a chocolate making and craft event and an Easter egg hunt. Children can also enjoy the gardens with adventure fun in treetop towers and indoor play in climbers and creepers plus many more places to discover here.
The National Trust
The National Trust is holding Easter events up and down the country in collaboration with Cadbury's at over 250 locations. Depending on which National Trust venue you choose, there are a range of activities including the egg trails to win a prize, games and face painting. One such place running this event is Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire. As well as the Easter event, visitors can explore the magnificent house and beautiful landscaped gardens.
One of the most beautiful landscapes to explore in the UK has to be the scenic Lake District National Park. Easter is a great time to visit whether you want to walk the fells in all their spring glory or explore the surrounding towns and villages. One Easter event not to be missed if you have children is the Peter Rabbit Easter Egg Hunt at the Beatrix Potter Museum in Bowness-in-Windermere. This gigantic egg hunt takes place across Cumbria with 110 eggs waiting to be found and 10 larger prizes to be won. Clues and a map are given to find each egg, which have been locally designed and are limited edition collectors' items.
Cornwall is a beautiful corner of the UK with unspoilt landscapes, dramatic coastlines and quaint villages dotted around the countryside. For an Easter event with a difference, head to the Eden Project. Their freaky nature event is all about unusual plants from sticky plants to exploding plants and includes interactive displays, obstacle courses and story-time sessions.
This vast region offers something for everyone. Discover cosmopolitan cities such as Leeds or historic cities such as York. Explore the beautiful National Park and the many villages offering traditional Yorkshire charm and hospitality. There are lots of Easter egg trails and fun for the whole family around the region including Easter weekend activities at Harewood House near Leeds. Celebrations include an Easter egg hunt and a children's craft village.
Whatever your plans are for the Easter holidays, it is worth including one of these top five places to visit into your itinerary. There is something for everyone whether you want family fun, adventure in the cities or the peace and quiet of the countryside.