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Are you looking for Easter holiday coach trip ideas? It’s a time of year when many people like to plan family or group outings now the weather is a bit brighter, spending some quality time together. Coach trips to the zoo are a great idea, and there are some incredible options for you and your family when thinking about how you’d like to spend the day. Here are a few tips for planning your day out.

Easter coach trip ideas - Plan your coach trip to one of the UK's best zoos

Why Choose a Family Day Trip to the Zoo?

Whether you love animals, or you’re trying to plan a group outing which both children and adults will enjoy, going to the zoo is the perfect choice. The UK’s plethora of zoos all offer something different, so you can plan around your needs. Easter is a time of year when this type of venue will have lots of family days and events on. Head to the zoo’s website to see what activities they offer over the school holidays and Easter weekend. If you’re travelling as a family, you could decide to hire a minibus and private driver, or those organising a group day trip could book a coach.

Visiting the Best UK Zoos


There are some great options if you’re looking for a safari-style experience, with plenty of wildlife parks you can visit. This includes Woburn Safari Park in Bedford and Longleat Safari Park in Wiltshire. However, one of the most popular is West Midland Safari and Leisure Park in Kidderminster. They have walk-through areas (including Ice Age and African Village sections) and a safari drive-through.


If there are some huge animal fans in your family, think about visiting a zoo with an emphasis on conservation, adding an educational element to the trip. Chester Zoo has a ‘Preventing Extinction’ message throughout, putting wildlife conservation at the heart of their zoo. The Aspinall Foundation in Kent is also a renowned charity specialising in the breeding and protection of endangered species. You can find their excellent work happening at Port Lympne in Hythe and Howletts in Canterbury.


If you have younger children in your group, you could venture to Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo in Pembrokeshire. However, if you have kids of all ages, including teenagers, combine the visit with another activity. Chessington World of Adventures in Surrey is excellent for this, with tickets including access to their theme park, zoo and SEA LIFE centre.

Travelling By Coach or Minibus

Travel by coach or minibus to save you money. It’s one of the easiest, most cost-effective ways to travel as a group, as you can split the cost between you rather than taking multiple journeys. It also makes the logistics of the day as simple as possible, arriving and leaving together.

Plan your Easter coach trip with Mayday Travel. We offer private coach trips across the South East, including Whitechapel, Bloomsbury and Bow. Call now on 020 8680 5111 to start planning.