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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.
So hop to it!
Check first! Easter school holiday dates do differ around the UK in 2017, so we do recommend that you double check before booking
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Haven Holidays have 36 Holiday Parks throughout England, Scotland and Wales. Easter breaks start at £157pp for 4 nights. Depending where you stay, you could stay in a yurt, a geodome or in a more traditional chalet, apartment or caravan.
Every park is at a coastal location and offers kids clubs for different ages and all activities and entertainment are included in the price. Most locations have a swimming pool and other sports activites on site.
Bluestone in Pembrokeshire, Wales has a whole host of attractions including 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. Plus there is swimming, orienteering plus a spa for the grown-ups to relax in too..
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 2017! 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 £199 for 3 nights at one of their 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 2017, from dangling and balancing on the 'high ropes', to fishing and golf, paintballing or even sailing.
Lots of special kids entertainment from the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party to an Easter egg hunt through the forest.
Lakes Cottages Take the kids for a very special Easter break in the home of Peter Rabbit! Lakes cottages are specialist in cottages in the Lake District, home of Beatrix Potter. They also have log cabins, apartments, holiday parks and have lots of dog-friendly locations.
See the National Trust's website for details on visiting all the Beatrix Potter related places.
Park Holidays UK have loads of of Easter Breaks with 3, 4 and 7 night breaks available for which you can book now with just a £20 deposit. They have 23 parks to choose from, ranging from Devon to Suffolk with plenty to do to keep the kids entertained with lots of Easter themed activites.
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Thomas Cook have lots of late and last minute deals for up until the end of April. Lots of Easter sunshine in Spain and Turkey from £123pp for 7 days on the Costa Brava.
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 £331 for 7 nights for 6 people in the Cote d'Azur.
Canvas Holidays Many of Canvas Holiday's sites open in time for the school Easter break from just £240 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).
Eurocamp offers self-catering self-drive, fly/drive or accommodation only holidays to 14 countries with a choice of over 150 holiday parcs. Depending on location there are kids activities, with kids club for ages, sports and swimming
They have thousands of holidays under £350 for Easter. Stay under canvas, in a caravan or an apartment depending on the resort chosen.
About the Author: Jacqui O'Brien is the Editor of eParenting.
Prices and availablity correct at time of writing: updated 19th February 2017