Easter holidays in 2018 is Friday 30th March 2018 (Good Friday) and Monday 2nd April 2018 (Easter Monday). The Easter holidays are something we love or loathe. It's a great chance to getaway, maximising the days off we have and minimising the annual lead we need to take. At the same time, it's also a peak travel period which means if you're heading away on holiday, you can expect to pay more for your flights and hotels. More importantly, it's a chance to spend quality time with family or friends. At Easter you can enjoy 16 days off work by just taking 8 days leave.
Easter Holidays In The UK
By holidaying in the UK over Easter, you can cut out the high costs of flights, avoid airport queues and cut the cost of your getaway. Whether you staycation in your own home, taking day trips with the kids, or head out and explore other areas of the UK, it's nice to do something at Easter time.
Holiday parks in the UK offer a great alternative to flying abroad. While the weather may be a little unpredictable, many holiday parks offer a range of activities to keep everyone entertained, from indoor water parks and evening entertainment, to fishing and tennis.
Alternatively, try a holiday cottage, taking the family out to enjoy a break in the countryside. Explore the local areas and go walking through local woods and hills, or for something a little more adventurous, give the likes of Centre Parcs a go where a whole host of adventurous activities await, including zip lining, sailing, horse riding and much more.
Day Trips In The Easter Holidays
If you're trying not to spend too much, a staycation at home can be just as fun. Set up treasure hunts and activities at home or venture out and enjoy a day trip to any number of the UKs top attractions. A day trip to London can be exciting for kids as they explore the history of the Tower of London, or treat them to a day at Kidzania, an interactive world designed for kids. Finish it off with a matinee show at the theatre for a real treat.
In the south-east of England, travelling by train into London at the weekends can provide discounts too. 2 for 1 tickets are available at a range of attractions in London when travelling by train.
Other great day trips depend on where you are in the country. If, on the rare occasion, we are enjoying a heatwave, head out to the beach, taking a picnic to keep costs down, and bringing along things like kites just in case it does get a bit chilly.
Of course, for thrill seeking families, a day trip to a theme park at Easter, like Alton Towers or Chessington World of Adventures, can ensure a great day out. Again, you may find that there are discount offers available when you book. The parks can get quite busy during the Easter holidays so bear this in mind and make sure you get there early to get on your favourite rides.