By Parkdean Resorts on 13/03/2017
With Easter just around the corner, it’s time to start planning how you’re going to celebrate. Whether it’s consuming as much chocolate as humanly possible or heading to your local farm park to see the baby animals, there are a plethora of Easter activities on offer. However, there’s one tradition that simply can’t be broken - and that’s the Easter egg hunt!
To celebrate the season of Eastertide, we’ve rounded up some of Britain’s best Easter egg hunts and trails. So whether you’re looking for some light family fun over the school holidays, or you’re taking on the challenge of finding the most eggs - at any cost - there’s something for everyone.
The Peter Rabbit Treasure Trail, Cumbria
Where better to look for the Easter Bunny’s eggs than the home of Peter Rabbit? On Wednesday 12th April, North England’s biggest Easter egg hunt will return to the Lake District for another year. With 100 ceramic Easter eggs hidden across the region, entrants must use their smartphone and car to navigate across Cumbria - finding as many eggs as possible. Find one egg and you’ll get free family entry into The World of Beatrix Potter attraction in Bowness-on-Windermere. Find multiple eggs and you could be in with a chance of winning some fantastic top prizes!
Fancy joining in the fun? Make sure you register online prior to the event. You’ll be sent a secret link to the interactive treasure trail map at 10AM on the morning of the event, so make sure your smartphone’s charged, you’ve got a 3G signal and petrol in the tank, raring to go!
Don’t worry, if you’re looking for something a little less challenging, The World of Beatrix Potter will also be hosting a mini easter egg hunt on Easter Sunday and Monday. Kids will love hunting for eggs amongst the greenery in the Peter Rabbit-themed garden, with fun stickers and sweet treats for all.
The World of Beatrix Potter is just a hop, skip and jump away from our holiday parks in the Lake District, so why not make the most of the school holidays and book an egg-citing Easter break?
Image courtesy of The World of Beatrix Potter
The Famous DairyLand Easter Egg Hunt, Cornwall
Just outside of Newquay, you’ll find DairyLand Farm World, a real working dairy farm and family attraction. Nothing says springtime like cute baby animals, and you’ll find them in abundance at DairyLand Farm World where you can ‘Pat-a-Pet’, take a pony ride, help bottle feed the animals or even see the dairy cows getting milked.
Alongside the main attractions, DairyLand Farm World will also be running special Easter events between the 14th and 17th April - including their famous Easter egg hunt. Kids can hunt for chocolate treats and explore the park on their Easter trail. There’s also a craft workshop, where you can have a go at making and decorating your very own bunny basket to carry your eggs.
You’ll find plenty of activities to entertain the whole family at DairyLand Farm World, and the huge indoor play centre is ideal wet weather.
Less than 10 minutes’ drive from both Newquay and White Acres Holiday Park, why not plan a trip to DairyLand Farm World during your next Easter getaway?
Image courtesy of DairyLand Farm World
Easter Fun at Beamish, County Durham
For an Easter activity with a twist, look no further than Beamish Museum in County Durham. This fascinating open air museum brings the North East’s past back to life, with a real working town filled with costumed actors, shops and sights to see - it’s a totally immersive experience. And with an extensive programme of events running over Easter weekend (Saturday 15th - Monday 17th April), it’s the perfect time to visit.
With over 300 acres of the museum to explore, including a town, pit village, colliery, farm and train station - there’s plenty to see and do. Visitors can take part in the the Easter egg trail, hunting for eggs all around the museum. There’s also the chance to get crafty, making your own Easter bonnet in the museum’s school - as well as egg dying in the Old Hall.
Don’t forget to try out some traditional treats, with hot cross buns and simnel cakes on sale at Herron’s Bakery in 1900s town. Or if you’re feeling competitive, give ‘egg jarping’ a go on Easter Monday - and see if you can crack your opponent's egg.
Within 45 minutes of all of our holiday parks in the North East, Beamish Museum is the perfect day out for your next Easter break.
Image courtesy of Beamish Museum
Robin Hill’s Mad Easter Egg Dash, Isle of Wight
Robin Hill Country Park is a firm family favourite on the Isle of Wight, combining beautiful gardens, family friendly rides and spectacular falconry displays and owl shows. The park offers a one-stop-shop for families, with something to entertain kids of all ages, as well as adults. From the 88 acres of peaceful woodland park - home to plenty of wildlife, ponds and sculptures - to the adventure play zone and thrilling rides, it’s an ideal Easter family day out.
On Easter Sunday and Monday (16th and 17th April), the park will be putting on a ‘Mad Easter Egg Dash’. Kids can take part to win a tasty chocolate Easter egg, with no-one going home empty handed. Robin Hill residents the Easter Bunny and Squawk Birds will also be making mischief around the park and are guaranteed to put a smile on your face. With plenty of other Easter activities going on throughout the holidays, Robin Hill Country Park is the perfect place to celebrate the season on the Isle of Wight.
For an extra thrill, make sure you try Robin Hill’s famous outdoor toboggan run - where you’ll twist and turn down a 300m hillside track, reaching speeds of up to 25 mph!
Fancy exploring this beautiful woodland theme park? Why not make your Easter extra special by booking a relaxing holiday on the Isle of Wight? With four holiday parks on the island, all within easy reach of Robin Hill Country Park, you’re guaranteed to find your perfect place to stay.
Easter Eggsplorer Trail at Fort George, Inverness
Standing proud on a peninsula overlooking the Moray Firth, and just a short drive from Inverness, Fort George is a must see at any time of year - however, it promises a particularly fun and educational Easter day out. Built in the middle of the 18th Century as a defence against the Jacobites, it’s one of the most impressive fortifications of its kind in the UK.
Between Good Friday and Easter Monday (Friday 14th - Monday 17th April), Fort George will be hosting its very own Easter egg hunt. You and the kids can follow the Easter Eggsplorer Trail, hunting for clues as you navigate your way around the fort’s extensive grounds and barracks. The hunt is included in the standard entry price and no booking is required, so you can drop in for some Easter-themed fun at your leisure.
Don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for the Moray Firth’s famous dolphins. The fort’s extensive ramparts, running over 1km around the perimeter, provide the perfect vantage point to spot the local population of bottlenose dolphins jumping amongst the waves.
20 minutes away, you’ll find peaceful Nairn Lochloy Holiday Park, providing the perfect place to stay on a break in northern Scotland.
Video sourced from SKYDRONAUTS
Why not make your Easter extra special by booking a relaxing Easter break at one of our UK holiday parks? Grab a great last minute deal and book online today. With plenty of Easter-themed entertainment and activities on park, you need only stroll a few steps from your accommodation to join in the fun.