Easter is just round the corner, which is why we’ve put together our list of top things to do this Easter weekend…
The Easter holidays are just around the corner, with Easter Sunday falling on the 21st April 2019. The holidays bring many of us a four-day weekend and whether you are with or without children, why not take full advantage of the time off work and plan a long weekend escape to explore territories further afield, either in the UK or abroad – after all there are so many top things to do this Easter weekend. Exploring new cities and immersing yourself in the history can be both fun and exciting, especially when with loved ones or friends. What’s more, your health and wellbeing will benefit too; taking a weekend away can lower your blood pressure and reduced stress hormones, leaving you feeling relaxed and recharged on your return.
Alternatively, if a weekend escape isn’t for you, why not look to try something a little different this Easter? With families across the UK looking to museums, galleries, attractions and more for a fun-filled Easter weekend, there’s bound to be plenty of activities lined up in your area. Whether you want to try something new by booking into a parent and child cookery class or indulging in a relaxing afternoon tea for two to escape the Easter mayhem, here are some suggestions to get you on your way. Enjoy our list of top things to do this Easter weekend…
A Long weekend escape
Weekend breaks are great fun and there are plenty of European cities ideal for exploring over four days. However, rather than casting the yet too wide, there are a huge range of cities within the UK that are well worth considering adding to your shortlist, such as Brighton, Edinburgh or York. Filled with character and charm, York has over 2000 years of history to explore, and more attractions per square mile than any other UK destination. Three or four days is a perfectly ample amount of time to be able to take in the city’s best sights, discover the attractions off the beaten track, enjoy the scrumptious food and drink scene and browse the contemporary independent shops.
Make the most of ‘me’ time this Easter weekend and look to plan in the quintessentially British tradition, Afternoon Tea. If you head to a quintessentially British city for your Easter weekend, why not indulge in Afternoon tea in York at The Grand – it is ideal to help you relax and refuel while catching up with friends or loved ones. Set in a contemporary restaurant with stunning views over the city walls, you can expect to be presented with an elaborate tower of a savoury and sweet treats. With plenty to feast on, there’s also the option to upgrade the experience even further to include prosecco, champagne or a gin and tonic or two.
If you’re looking to broaden yours or your family’s culinary skills in a fun and laid-back environment, enrolling in a cookery class could provide a unique experience. Cooking schools offer a range of experiences with everything from evening sessions and parent and child courses, through to half, full day or sometimes even week-long experiences. Cookery classes aim to provide you with food for thought and hands on experience in food preparation, presentation and appreciation and can specialise in specific skills, such as fish filleting or cake decorating, or international cuisines and set menus.
Explore the UK
If you enjoy the outdoors, look to plan a walk. Whether you’d prefer a gentle stroll, or a more challenging multi-day route, there are plenty of destinations up and down the county worth vising. Lulworth cove is a great choice for families and dog-owners. The costal walk will take your breath away as you absorb the spectacular costal views and landmarks, such as Durdle Door. If you’re looking to add an achievement to your belt, the National Three Peak challenge may be more up your street if you fancy attempting to climb the highest mountains of England, Scotland and Wales within 24 hours!
Easter egg hunt
Last on our list of top things to do this Easter weekend is one of the most seasonal, after all, would it really be Easter without an egg hunt? There are many organised hunts across the UK promising a whole day of fun, over 250 of which have been organised by The National Trust and will take place through muddy woodlands and nature trails perfect for young explorers. Alternatively, you may wish to make up your own selection of Easter treats and hide them around your house to keep little chicks entertained! If you want to up the challenge, why not make a series of riddles, rhymes or clues to help little ones locate the hidden eggs.
What is your favourite in our list of top things to do this easter weekend? Let us know in the comments below!