For many, Easter is a time to take a much-needed break, catching up with family and loved ones. As a time of year which signals the start of Springtime, it’s perfect for dusting off the Winter blues and enjoying some family days out in the sunshine. Just remember to pre-book if necessary and ensure you check out terms and conditions on each venue’s site if it’s a specific event or activity you have in mind. If you don’t want to drive, hiring a coach or minibus can be one of the easiest ways to get to your venue and back again, especially if travelling as a group.
If you’re visiting or live in the South East, here are some great places for all the family to enjoy this Easter.
If your kids have bundles of energy or you’re looking for something to enjoy with friends, try out the Skywalk Adventure in Esher, Surrey. Work your way around tightropes, bridges and zip wires while taking in the views of Sandown Park Racecourse. Other popular venues include Go Ape at Alice Holt Forest in Farnham, set high above the forest floor or Wild Wood Adventure in Guildford for zip lines and treetop rope courses.
Explore the North Downs Way
Surrey’s countryside offers some of the most beautiful sights in the region which is great for taking some family walks this Easter. One of our favourite spots is the North Downs Way trail which spans over 150 miles from Farnham to Canterbury in Kent. The routes are mainly used by walkers, and you can see plenty of beautiful villages, rolling countryside and breath-taking scenery along the way, whatever your starting point. If you’re into cycling, try the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which has something for all abilities.
Fun on the Farm
Easter is the perfect time to take a trip to a farm, meeting new animal arrivals. At places like Kent Life Heritage Farm Park in Kent, you can even have a go at bottle feeding baby lambs and goats, as well as plenty of other animal-themed activities such as owl flying demonstrations.
Easter Egg Hunts & Trails
Nothing says Easter like an egg hunt, especially if it results in some chocolate goodies being found. One of the favourites is that hosted by Kensington Palace which put on an annual Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt. Find the golden bunny statues located around the grounds, and you can even solve challenges for a chocolatey reward. There are plenty of places in the region which host them, including Hever Castle in Kent, and you can turn it into a whole day out if there are other activities on. For example, at Horniman Museum in Forest Hill, they host an annual Easter fair where you can go on a trail, attend workshops and enjoy family activities in the gardens.
Planning an Easter trip?
If you’re planning a UK trip this Easter, get in touch with the team at Mayday Travel. We specialise in private minibus and coach hire travel which is a great way to see the South East and cut costs when travelling in groups. We cover London, Surrey and the South East, including areas of Bromley, Beckenham, Battersea and Chelsea. Contact us now to organise great days out.