Where to Visit Over the Easter Break

Posted on 01 Mar 2017 by Anna Scott
It’s the first chance we get to experience some potentially decent weather and we don’t want to waste it, so where are the best places to visit over the Easter break? Whether you want guaranteed sunshine or some rugged outdoor adventure, here are a few ideas to get you in the holiday mood…


An Easter Camping Break

Now, granted it won’t be the height of summer, but if you pick your location carefully and keep your fingers crossed, then camping could be a very bank-balance friendly option for those on a budget. After spending the last few months cooped up indoors, does it really matter if you experience the odd April shower when you can breathe in all that fresh air? Although it’s probably best to pick somewhere that has indoor facilities and avoid the prospect of ‘wild camping’ until it’s slightly warmer, if you want a happy compromise, then YHA England and Wales offer a number of different accommodation options (including glamping) in various locations across, yes you’ve guessed it, England and Wales.


Lakeside camping

A Cottage in the Country

Where’s the best place to experience the wonders of spring? In the countryside of course! Luckily the UK has no shortage of picturesque cottages dotted up and down the land and there are many online bookers and providers offering generous last minute deals. The ideal option if your perfect Easter means curling up in a cosy front room with a good book, and the option of doing the same outside if the weather behaves itself.


Cottage in the country


In Search of Sunshine

If you want to venture further afield for a purely beach-centric Easter holiday then your European options are pretty extensive at this time of year – Create has one of the earliest springs in Europe, Cyprus has one of the mildest climates of all the favourite Mediterranean destinations and the Canaries has plenty of choice for families and couple alike.


Beach on Crete


Sunshine with Added Culture

If you don’t want to rely purely on the beach this Easter, then there are plenty of other hot holiday destinations that combine the sunshine with some other things of interest. Of course, you can pick any city location on your bucket list and you’ll probably be guaranteed at least a bit of decent weather along with some cultural highlights, but how about Seville in Andalucia to coincide with their Holy Week celebrations (9th-16th April)? And for more rugged landscapes that offer good walking opportunities, Madeira is a great option.




A Culinary Break

Eating things you wouldn’t normally eat is part of every holiday, but why not use the Easter break to make food a priority rather than an extra? This is the time of year when we traditionally gorge on all things confectionary-based after all, and you can’t get more chocolatey than a break in Bruges, packed as it is with chocolatiers and chocolate museums galore. Oh, and there’s beer too. That’s always a plus point.


Chocolate in Bruges


It’s not too late to organise your Easter getaway, so whether your fancy hankering down under a canvas or stuffing your face with the world’s finest confectionary, this a great time of year to try something you might not have considered before.