Why Not Celebrate Easter in the British Countryside

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Easter can be a great time to visit the British countryside - as well as enjoying improvements in the weather, you can also take advantage of deals on rented accommodation during busy times of the ear. Renting out holiday cottages in Devon, or taking your family to a lodge and camp site in the countryside, can allow you to get away from it all, while also being able to enjoy local activities around towns, villages, and coasts. What, then, are some of the best regions to visit during Easter, what activities are possible, and how can you include day trips into cities?

Some of the best regions to visit during Easter in the UK include Cornwall and Devon, which benefit from a slightly warmer climate than the rest of the country during this time; it can be warm enough to enjoy a surfing weekend in Cornwall’s Penzance and Newquay, or on the beaches of North Devon. Alternatively, you may want to head to the Lake District in the North West of England to enjoy the Spring fauna and wildlife; other options include the remote mountains of the Scottish Highlands, or the convenience of the Cotswolds and the Norfolk Broads to London.

In terms of the kind of places you can stay, Easter is an excellent time to consider renting out a holiday cottage; self catering cottages typically offer a lot of space for family and friends, and give you the freedom to cook, go for long walks in the country, and enjoy peace and quiet. Many holiday cottages also provide pet friendly options, and include extra features like swimming pools, games rooms, and free Wi-Fi connections.

Activities during Easter in the UK can take many forms, and can take advantage of the warmer weather. As well as trying out surfing in Cornwall and Devon, you might want to walk the fells of the Lake District, or tackle part of the South West Coast Path. Other ideas include taking your family to lodges and camp sites in areas like Hampshire’s New Forest and Nottinghamshire’s Sherwood Forest, which can be ideal for children during the Easter holidays.

It’s also possible to enjoy the British countryside while making a brief island crossing to areas like the Isle of Wight or Jersey, where you can rent cottages, camp, or go on extended day trips. Many theme parks in the UK are also based within the countryside, and can represent a long day out; some ideas include Alton Towers and Oakwood, as well as Legoland in Windsor. In addition, stately homes around the country typically offer special events and Easter egg hunts during the Easter holidays.

Alternatively, you can stay in the countryside but still make day trips into a major city; for example, staying in the Cotswolds means that you can get a bus or train into London for the day, and take in activities like Easter Egg hunts at the Cutty Sark and the Victoria & Albert Museum, attend the theatre, or visit Easter themed special exhibitions at the British Museum, which this year include a stamp collecting workshop for families.

Rob James is a well seasoned traveller.  He has visited many places around the world, but the British countryside is his favourite place to be.  Rob can be found blogging about his travels and things to do that he has discovered along the way.

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