Great deals and late deals for holidays if you want to take the kids away for a family Easter holiday. From UK based holidays and parks with entertainment included to camping breaks in Europe or holidays even further afield, there are lots of great ideas here.
Easter falls early this year with most schools breaking up on Thursday 28th March 2013 and returning on 15th April 2013.
Always double check holiday dates with your child's school before booking a holiday. Dates may also differ for private schools.
Butlins are offering Easter breaks at their three popular UK seaside locations at Bognor, Minehead and Skegness. See brilliant new shows like Seasame Street and Blues On The Move. Egg-sclusivly for Easter breaks ate Easter-themed arts & crafts, Easter trail, Easter egg hunt and Spring farmyard. Plus all the usual entertainment which is included in a Butlins break - swimming, sports, family shows and even a Panto!
Haven Holidays have 35 Holiday Parks throughout England, Scotland and Wales. Easter breaks start at £112pp for 4 nights in a 6 berth caravan at Devon Cliffs in Devon. Every park is at a coastal location and offers kids clubs for different ages and all activities and entertainment are included in the price.
Bluestone in Pembrokeshire, Wales has a whole host of attractions such as a Steep Ravine with High Ropes Course & 300 ft zip wire, as well as a Climbing Wall at the Adventure Centre and the Blue Lagoon Water Park. For those with younger families there is a wide variety of activities from egg rolling and Easter treasure hunts, to making your own Easter bonnet.
Pontins have a great line-up entertainment for Easter 2013! Take a plunge in the indoor heated swimming pools and check out the fantastic Water Walkerz, inflatables and slides. There’s indoor and outdoor play areas, Crazy Golf, Human Table Football, Soccer & Rugby Stars, plus face-painting, arts and crafts, circus skills and many more fun activities with the Bluecoats. From £239 for 3 nights at one of thier 5 seaside locations.
Centerparcs' four parcs set in the heart of the English forest offer a unique experience, bringing you back to nature amongst a wide range of wildlife in its natural environment. With fun for all ages in 2013, from dangling and balancing on the 'high ropes', to fishing and golf, paintballing or even sailing. Younger members of the family can become a Junior Musketeer when they try their hand at fencing or go on a Rangers Ramble to discover interesting facts about the forest.
Thomson Al Fresco operate some of Europe’s very best parcs, each hand picked for their mix of superb facilities, incredible pools, water complexes & slides, kids play grounds, sports areas, tasty eateries, impeccable organization and of course wonderful holiday atmosphere. Easter offers start at £400 for 7 nights for 6 people in the Champagne region of France.
Many of Canvas Holiday's sites open in time for the school Easter break from just £326 per family. Canvas holidays offer a range of self catering holidays in Europe - you don't have to stay in a tent, but you can if you want - and a choice of caravans, lodges and apartments in France, Italy, Croatia, Spain, Switzerland and many other European locations. Holiday packages usually include ferry crossings (Dover-Calais).
Family holidays with a choice of either self catering or all inclusive starting from £176pp for 4 nights on the island of Tenerife. Destinations offered include Spain, Greece, Florida and Turkey. Family holidays include kids clubs, a choice of hotels with their own water parks, and Familyworld hotels with a family friendly environment especially suited to families with babies and toddlers.
Eurocamp offers self-catering self-drive, fly/drive or accommodation only holidays to 14 countries with a choice of over 150 holiday parcs. Easter deals start from £259, staying in a 2 Bedroom Horizon (sleeps 7, maximum 4 adults) at Les Sablons, Langudoc, France, accommodation only. Stay under canvas, in a caravan or an apartment depending on the resort chosen.
Responsible Travel have Easter holiday late availability of holidays as diverse as Vietnam, Andalucia, mountain biking in Spain or an Everest Base Camp Trek. Responsible Travel only offer holidays which make a real difference to local people and to the environment.
About the Author: Jacqui O'Brien is the Editor of eParenting.
Prices and availablity correct at time of writing: updated 23th February 2013
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