Best family Easter breaks

Spend the Easter break at one of our holiday cottages and you’ll find lots of opportunities for family fun right on your doorstep. Delve inside a dungeon, explore ancient ruins, hunt for chocolate bunnies – there are hundreds of things to do at the places we care for. And every booking helps us carry on looking after special places for everyone to enjoy.

Exterior of The Tower holdiay cottage

Blickling Estate, Norfolk

Blickling’s 55-acre garden is a natural playground for adventure and exploration. We have nine characterful cottages around the Blickling estate. For a cosy cottage just minutes from the pub, you could opt for The Dairy House, or experience life in a ‘mini castle’ with a weekend at The Tower. Visit over the Easter period and you could take part in Blickling's special Easter trail following clues around the gardens to discover the creatures that live on the estate.

Exterior of East Lodge holiday cottage

East Lodge, Cheshire

Nestled on the edge of Lyme Park in the Peak District, East Lodge is surrounded by gardens, moorland and a herd of fallow deer. Youngsters can try out the piano at Lyme, read books in the library or play dress-up inside the lavish house. Outside, the Crow Wood Playscape with its giant slide, swing and rope walks is ideal for a warm spring day.

Vistors enjoying the campsite at Low Wray in Cumbria

Low Wray campsite, Lake District, Cumbria

Located on the western shore of Lake Windermere and just a short walk or cycle from the medieval Wray Castle, Low Wray campsite is a favourite with families. You can choose from a wide variety of camping pitches, from waterfront to woodland, or stay in one of the luxury glamping pods or safari tents. Neighbouring Wray Castle has lots of activities to keep the kids entertained over the Easter period, such as the popular Cadbury's Easter Hunt and survival skills event.

Exterior of Garden Cottage, Polesden Lacey

Garden Cottage, Surrey

Situated within 1,400 acres of the Polesden Lacey estate, there's plenty for the whole family to explore at Garden Cottage. Seek out Squirrel’s Corner, an adventure area hidden away in the woodland, borrow some binoculars and go bird watching, have a picnic in the orchard or follow the many trails around the estate.

Exterior of 2 High Street in Wiltshire

2 High Street, Wiltshire

This 15th-century terraced cottage is situated in the heart of the village of Lacock. The village is a popular location for film and television and the cottage was used by the stars of the costume drama Cranford. Kids will love to explore the cloisters of Lacock Abbey which had a starring role as a Hogwarts classroom in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

Family sitting in front of one of the camping pods

Camping pods, Castle Ward

Tucked away on the Castle Ward estate, these camping pods offer a chance to reconnect with nature. Explore the many trails that wind their way through woodland, gardens and parklands, plus there's plenty of space for cycling. If you’re feeling adventurous, the nearby Clearsky Adventure Centre offers archery lessons, bike hire, laser clay pigeon shooting and kayaking on Strangford Lough. If the pods aren't for you, the campsite also offers tent and caravan pitches.

Exterior of Killerton Park Cottage

Killerton Park Cottage, Devon

While staying at Killerton Park Cottage you'll be able to visit the main house and explore its huge fashion collection, with replica outfits for all the family to dress up in. Outside, the estate is one of the largest we look after with parkland, orchards and ancient woodland.

Exterior of the House by the Dyke holiday cottage

House by the Dyke, Wrexham

This cottage is located in the heart of Chirk Castle's grounds. The medieval fortress is complete with dungeons, murder holes and a tower, making it the perfect place for budding knights. Try on armour, take part in a pike drill, meet the medieval guards or go on a quest to find dragons. You could also stay at Chirk Home Farm House, a two bedroom holiday cottage on the estate.