7 Easter Break Holiday Ideas for the Whole Family

Spring is just around the corner and along with an explosion of tulips, daffodils and bluebells comes the excitement of Easter. Filled with colour and chocolate, it’s one of the most rewarding holidays to spend with family. With two weeks of school holidays to play with, as well as a pair of bank holidays to stretch your annual leave, Easter is also the perfect time to plan a family getaway.

And with so many amazing destinations at your doorstep, there’s no need to go far. Simply pack the car, hit the road and reach your destination in a few hours. To get you inspired we’ve put together a roundup of our favourite Easter break holiday ideas for the whole family, along with tips on how to choose a crowd-pleasing luxury holiday rental to match.

1. Storybook charm in the Cotswolds

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Step into a storybook as you explore the idyllic landscapes of the Cotswolds. Characterised by honey-colored cottages and rolling hills, it’s a picture-perfect destination for an Easter escape. As well as chocolate-box scenery, the Cotswolds knows a thing or two about how to host an egg-cellent Easter. From bottle-feeding newborn lambs to Easter bunny meet ‘n’ greets, local businesses wholeheartedly embrace the family-friendly side of the holiday.

Beyond gorgeous scenery and fun-filled activities, you’ll find a cache of luxury holiday cottages in the Cotswolds. Many boast sprawling gardens and private woodlands, providing a dream backdrop for Easter egg hunts.

2. Outdoor adventures in the Lake District

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For outdoorsy families with an appetite for adventure, the Lake District is one of the ultimate Easter break holiday ideas. From scenic hikes and nature walks to leisurely boat trips and steam train rides, it’s easy to keep the entire clan entertained for days on end. Just like the Cotswolds, Lake District businesses pack in the Easter-themed events and activities so you can do as little or as much planning as you like.

Looking for accommodation inspiration? Spacious holiday homes in Lake District provide a perfect base for Easter exploration. Spend your days discovering this beautiful corner of Cumbria, then return to your comfortable home-from-home for cosy evenings by the fireplace or movie nights in a dedicated cinema room.

3. Coastal magic in Cornwall

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If a coastal escape is on your Easter wish list, Cornwall is calling. With its sandy beaches, rugged cliffs and charming seaside villages, it’s a destination that never fails to delight. While traditionally associated with summer getaways, Cornwall is just as lovely in the spring. Whether it’s a stylish barn conversion, stately mansion or ultra-modern beach house with sweeping sea views, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to luxury holiday rentals in Cornwall.

Pro tip for Easter break holiday ideas: consider what types of activities your family enjoys and choose a holiday rental to match. For example, if you’re a family of tennis lovers why not book a property with a private court and host your very own Easter tournament?

4. Tranquil retreats in the Norfolk Broads

If R&R is on your radar this Easter, the Norfolk Broads are the ultimate escape. Serene rivers and lakes lace the countryside and make up one of the largest protected wetland areas in Britain. Whether you’re exploring local nature reserves or hitting up family-friendly attractions like petting zoos and theme parks, there’s plenty to keep you entertained in this pocket of East Anglia.

5. Easter escapades in the Peak District

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A landscape of hills, dales and moorlands makes the Peak District an outdoor playground for adventure enthusiasts. From organised egg hunts at local farmyards and ranger-led activities at wildlife parks to outdoor concerts at historic castles and colourful arts and crafts activities at National Trust properties, the Peak District events calendar is packed with Easter-themed events. It’s no wonder the Peak District is a firm favourite on the kate & tom’s Easter break holiday ideas roundup.

Need a rest day after all the action? Spacious living areas, chef-inspired kitchens and luxury facilities like hot tubs and indoor pools make it easy to spend an entire day relaxing at your Peak District holiday cottage.

6. Family-friendly seaside breaks in Devon

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Devon’s sandy shores and family-friendly atmosphere make it an ideal Easter retreat. Is your guest list quickly egg-spanding? Choose a holiday home in Devon with enough bedrooms for everyone. Whether it’s a spacious kitchen for cooking family-style meals or a sprawling garden to help the kids burn off steam, the luxury of having your own space will make your Easter getaway all the more enjoyable.

7. Relaxing retreats in the Yorkshire Dales

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After the chaos of Christmas, many Brits prefer to keep their Easter breaks low-key. If you’re craving a fix of nature and relaxation, look no further than the Yorkshire Dales.

From beautifully restored manor houses complete with hot tubs, games rooms and gyms to country estates set in flower-filled gardens, luxury holiday rentals in the Yorkshire Dales make it easy to create your own Easter entertainment. And of course, when you’re ready for a change of scene, God’s Own Country is at your doorstep.

8. Make the most of your Easter break with kate & toms

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Whether you’re dreaming of an escape to the country, a seaside getaway or even a city break, luxury holiday rentals from kate & toms provide the ultimate base for a family-friendly Easter break. Instead of checking into separate hotel rooms or B&Bs, image settling into a spacious property with dedicated spaces for all generations, as well as plenty of common ground to bond, connect and create memories.

Need help planning your dream Easter getaway? Get in touch with the dedicated team at kate & tom’s. Email [email protected] to find out more about our favourite Easter break holiday ideas, as well as handpicked holiday rentals.