The best places to celebrate Easter 2024 in the UK


Friday 23rd February, 2024

The Best Places to Celebrate Easter 2024 in the UK

Easter is a great time for a holiday in the UK. The weather is starting to warm up nicely, the landscape is lush and green and even the cities are bursting into bloom.

There’s also plenty to do at this time of year, a lot of it centred around chocolate and Easter eggs! We’ve made a list of some of our favourite places for a British Easter break – feeling tempted?

Bath and the Cotswolds at Easter

With its elegant, honey-coloured buildings and many lush green spaces, Bath just seems like one of those cities that was made for spring. Enjoy ambling along its historic streets and flower-filled parks, picking up a Sally Lunn bun on your way. There are plenty of family activities planned over Easter in Bath’s many visitor attractions, including at the world-famous Roman Baths.

York: the chocolate city

Like Bath, York is a lovely springtime city, with pretty streets, parks and riverside walks. However, we were drawn to York by its Chocolate Story, a fabulous attraction that takes you through York’s long history as a confectionary centre. There are special activities planned for Easter, including chocolate egg-making workshops and tasting sessions. You can also attend a service in York Minster, admire the city from the river on a boat cruise, or shop for more Easter goodies among York’s many independent shops.

Easter in the Garden of England

Spending spring in this lovely part of the country sounds just perfect. There’s so much to do and see in the county of Kent, from the stunning coast to its many pretty little villages. If you’re looking for a fun Easter day out with the family, we recommend Hever Castle, which is hosting a range of trails and activities. The flowers at Hever are also at their best at this time of year – stroll among the tulips and daffodils in the gardens and woods.

Hydrangea House in Hythe makes a great base for a family holiday in Kent, with the added bonus of being near the sea.

Ready to roll in Presto

Great scenery, great towns, great food – and some great British traditions! Lancashire is a brilliant place to visit at any time of year; however, we’d suggest an Easter holiday here so you can experience the legendary Preston Egg Rolling. Every Easter Monday, hundreds of people descend on Avenham and Miller Parks, with eggs, to take part in this old tradition. As well as the egg rolling itself, there’s street theatre, live music and workshops.

Bailey Cottage is in the lovely Ribble Valley area, just half an hour away from Preston.

An Easter escape in West Wales

If your idea of a spring break is to escape to a beautiful rural location, head for the tranquillity of West Wales. The coastline in places like Ceredigion is simply stunning, while inland, there’s a beautiful blend of lush rolling countryside and dramatic mountains. Head out for a hike through this postcard-perfect landscape, looking out for newborn lambs and listening to the birdsong.

Ty Gwyrdd is a recently renovated cottage in Pembrokeshire, with the most spectacular views. You couldn’t be in a lovelier location for walking.

Family holidays in Fife

For a family holiday with lots to do, we always enjoy heading up to Scotland. Perthshire, Fife and Tayside is an area especially rich in historic attractions, with some excellent hiking for those of us who love the great outdoors. As always, the National Trust for Scotland has laid on some great entertainment for families at Easter, with Easter Egg trails in most of its properties. If you’re staying near Fife, try the trail at Kellie Castle with its famous Arts and Crafts gardens.

Book the family into The Old Cart House in Auchtermuchty, which has a shared swimming pool and play areas – perfect for the kids.

Find your perfect luxury holiday cottage for Easter

Whether you fancy making, hunting or rolling Easter eggs this year, there’s a lot going on across the country for Easter 2024. Take a look through our collections of luxury holiday cottages in the UK and book your springtime break.

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