Want to get away with the family this Easter? Here's our round-up of 12 of the best family-friendly Easter breaks in the UK.
Center Parcs, various locations
Center Parcs, which has five different locations across the UK, has over 200 indoor and outdoor activities. For kids, the most memorable tends to be the Subtropical Swimming Paradise. This Easter, there's lots of extra activities too, including Chocolate Egg Decorating, Easter Bunny Hunt, Mad Hatter's Tea Party and Easter Cupcakes for Little Ones.
3 night Easter break from £599 for 4 people www.centerparcs.co.uk
Alton Towers Resort, Staffordshire
There are two onsite hotels at Alton Towers Resort - the eccentric Alton Towers Hotel and the sunny Splash Landings, complete with indoor waterpark. Visit for Easter and children can ride the new Octonauts Rollercoaster Adventure in CBeebies Land. There are over 50 other rides and attractions to suit all ages. Hotel guests can enjoy a range of benefits including two days in the theme park for the price of one and entry into the park one hour before the public.
1 night Easter break from £170 per room based on 4 sharing b&b www.altontowers.com
Butlins Resorts, various locations
Butlins has been hosting the nation's holidaymakers for 80 years, and has three family resorts all set beside some of the UK's best beaches. This Easter, as well as the Spring Farmyard, themed arts and crafts, Easter Egg Hunts and the Easter bonnet parades, there are live shows from Diversity, Mister Maker and Scooby Doo, plus Splash Waterworlds, fairgrounds, sports and activities – all included in the price. Locations in Minehead, Bognor and Skegness.
3 night Easter break from £71 per person www.butlins.com
Barsham Barns, North Barsham, Norfolk
These five historic farm buildings, built from traditional Norfolk brick and flint, have been restored by an architect and his wife into rural yet contemporary self-catering accommodation, close to both the coast and the Broads. The smallest sleeps four and the largest sleeps 14 and they are all utterly stunning, as well as having access to a family-friendly hot tub and games room.
3 night Easter break from £750 www.barshambarns.co.uk
Woolacombe Sands Holiday Park, Devon
Woolacombe has been named not only the best beach in Britain but also one of the top five beaches in Europe and this third generation family run park is a fabulous way of enjoying everything the area has to offer. There's great choice of accommodation to suit all budgets and facilities include heated swimming pools, crazy golf, children's play park, arcade and bowling, licensed clubhouse and food bar with great nightly children's and adults entertainments.
Easter breaks from £79 per night www.woolacombe-sands.co.uk
Celtic Manor, Usk Valley, Wales
Stand-out child-friendly features of this huge five star hotel include the tree top adventure Forest Jump, adventure golf, laser combat, bouncy castles, outdoor adventure play, arts and crafts and a particularly well-run kids club. Kids will love the huge cloud-ceilinged swimming area and there's ice skating in the winter. Five out of six eating areas are child-friendly and you can use the excellent babysitting service while you enjoy the fine dining.
1 night Easter break from £173 per room www.celtic-manor.com
Forgewood Camping, Danegate, Kent
This is ideal for families who love camping as a big group with other families. There are 100 pitches over a massive area, so it never feels overcrowded. There's an adjacent 300-acre country estate with its own deer park and lake and a little further afield is Ashdown Forest, home of Pooh Bear's 100-Acre Wood, and Bwel Water Outdoor Centre for cycling, walking and watersports.
1 night Easter break from £15 per adult per night/family rate from £12.50 per adult and £6 per child per night forgewoodcamping.co.uk/
Hay Cottage, Wadebridge, Cornwall
Located in the pretty hamlet of Polmora, close to Wadebridge, this charming detached 18th century stone, three-bedroom cottage is full of character. The large landscaped gardens have a dedicated play area and there's no shortage of local child-friendly attractions and beaches. Not quite right? There are over 100 more fabulous Cornwall cottages to choose from on Toad Hall Cottages' books and plenty more in Devon and Dorset too.
1 week Easter break from £776 www.toadhallcottages.co.uk/holiday-cottages/hay-cottage/802/
Chewton Glen, New Forest
If you're after absolute luxury, but a child-friendly version, this hotel is outstanding and with the New Forest on the doorstep and the coast just a short walk away, it's a great location too. Pony treks, cycling adventures, swimming, croquet, tennis, golf and kids club are just some of the activities available. No wonder the hotel was voted "Best for Families" in the Condé Nast Johansens 2015 Awards.
1 night break from £275 per room (with a 4 nights for the price of 3 offer). Children under 12 stay for free www.chewtonglen.com
Swinton Park, Yorkshire
Kids won't believe their luck as they approach this impressive looking castle, with activities for children including cookery courses, pottery painting, cycling, kids falconry club, pony trekking, an outdoor play area and 200 acres of parkland to play in. Nearly every room has room for a z bed or cot, which are charged at just £35 a night including breakfast. Or book a family suite. For Easter, there's a special nature trail around the lakes and gardens, with a quiz and Easter prize.
Standard rooms B&B from £195; family suites B&B from £400. www.swintonpark.com
Farmstay, Cwmcrwth Farm Cottages, near Llandeilo, Wales
Families get stylish barn accommodation, along with the chance to muck in with Farmer Rob on a Junior Farmers day. Little ones will love feeding the chickens, goats and sheep, collecting the eggs, taking a pig for a walk and meeting the horses - all whilst learning all there is to know about running their own farm. There are great views and acres of land to explore, plus traditional pork curing courses for adults.
4 night Easter break from £116pp based on a family of six sharing
Activities Abroad Package Holiday, Lake District
Based in and around Keswick and the picturesque Borrowdale Valley, this six-night holiday shows the very best of the Lake District through a range of family-friendly activities. Abseiling, rock climbing, gorge scrambling, archery, raft-building and orienteering all feature, as well as a day of caves, mines and rivers in the Lakeland Mountains and a day of dinghies and Canadian canoes on Derwent Water. Departing 4 April, 6 night Easter break £775 per adult and £495 per child (8-14). Includes B&B (hotel), six other meals, transfers to and from activities, all activities, equipment and tuition.
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