🐣 Need some Inspiration for Easter Breaks for Families in 2020? 🐣

As soon as Christmas is over and you’re back to work, many people start planning their next holiday immediately. In fact some super organised parents often book their Easter holidays in December, to get the best prices in the most sought after destinations. However, if you’re anything like us, you may not have had the time to plan so far in advance! And if you’re tied in to travelling in the school holidays, the big question for parents everywhere is “where shall I go on holiday in April with the kids?”

Yes, this is a peak time for British families to travel,  so it can be busy and expensive, but it’s not too late to book the perfect getaway. BabyBreaks are here to help – we’ve scoured the web for the very best Easter Breaks for families for 2020, whatever your budget may be.

So if you’re now sat there wondering where can I go on Easter Holiday, read on to discover our lowdown of the best deals in the UK, Europe and beyond. Whether you fancy a dose of tropical sunshine, a cosy retreat in the Lake District or an action packed European city break, we’ve got you covered.

Without further ado, let’s explore 15 Easter Breaks suitable for Families in 2020…

🇬🇧 Where can I go for Easter in the UK? 🇬🇧

An Easter break in the UK is the perfect opportunity to discover some of this island’s most stunning scenery with your family. There’s no need to go abroad to find breathtaking beaches and beautiful countryside – it’s right here on your doorstep. And if you fancy an action packed break, nowhere does it quite as well as Center Parcs. Even better, there’s no hassle at the airport, no jet lag and no restrictions on luggage – a major plus for parents.

1. Dorset

Just a 2.5 hour drive from London could take you to this charming 2-Bedroom Cottage in Dorset. It currently still has availability with Unique Home Stays throughout the Easter holidays, and starts at £2,150 per week for 4 guests. This luxury retreat offers rustic charm by the bucketload. There’s a Luxury Hamper to welcome you, a hot tub, sauna and steam room, and a super king sized bed for weary parents. And for the kids? Well they are bound to be impressed with the Xbox, cinema room, ipad and Sky TV – more than enough to keep them quiet for an hour or two.

The weather in April can be changeable, but don’t let rain ruin your plans. Pull on your Hunter wellies (provided by the owners) and wrap up for a long walk followed by lunch at an idyllic country pub.

For more ideas, check out our post on Things to Do in Dorset.

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2. Lake District

The awe-inspiring beauty of this National Park has attracted active families for decades. No longer the preserve of just serious hikers, you can now find luxury hotels, Michelin starred restaurants and plenty of family friendly gastropubs in the Lake District. And if you’ve got little ones, you must pay a visit to The World of Beatrix Potter to meet their favourite characters including Peter Rabbit and Jemima Puddle-Duck.

So, where to stay? We love this smart 2-Bedroom apartment at The Roundthorn Country House Hotel as it combines the convenience of hotel services with the privacy of your own space.  A 4 night stay at Easter will cost £755 for a family of five available on Booking.com.

There are frequent trains to Penrith from London (3 hours), or you could even fly there in just 1 hour. What are you waiting for?

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3. Loch Lomond

Scotland’s wild beauty is so underrated – many families are discouraged by the thought of a long journey there and harsh weather conditions. But did you know you can reach The Trossachs National Park in just 4 hours from Manchester? Or take your time and book the Caledonian Sleeper train from London.  Our kids loved the novelty of this epic journey. You could also fly to Edinburgh or Glasgow, and drive for 90 minutes from there.

In the Loch Lomond & Trossachs region we recommend a stay at one of Portnellan’s cosy chalets or cottages. Set within a beautiful sprawling estate, you will be surrounded by stunning scenery, with access to loads of on-site activities for families. These include mountain bikes, canoes and kayaks, or rowing boats for wild salmon fishing. The kids will also love the Easter Egg Hunt at nearby Dumbarton Castle,  and the weather should be looking good for cycling and picnics in stunning surroundings.

Prices start at £856 for a week for a family of 4 available on Booking.com.

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4. Cornwall

Cornwall is one of our favourite destinations ever, especially for young families. There are so many beautiful areas to discover, so why not split your stay and book two separate accommodations for a week’s stay? You could start with 2 nights at the Bedruthan Hotel & Spa, where you’ll pay £670 for a family room available on Booking.com. It’s on the pricey side, but the amazing beachfront location and complimentary kids club are worth their weight in gold. It’s also in the perfect location to discover charming Padstow and the wild beauty of the North Cornish Coast.

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Next, head down to St Ives to stay in a family friendly apartment in Cornwall. It’s a mere stroll away from Carbis Bay, one of the region’s best beaches for families. The apartment offers open plan living that’s perfect for modern family life, two bathrooms and a selection of books and games for the kids. This apartment is still available on Sykes Holiday Cottages at £1,039 for 5 nights from 7th April until Sunday 12th April.

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5. Center Parcs Elveden Forest, Suffolk

Center Parcs has long been a favourite with families looking for an active break in the UK. Offering a fantastic range of activities in relaxing woodland setting, they’re a great choice for Easter when the weather is getting warmer. Center Parcs’ woodland lodges are spacious and comfortable, sleeping up to 6 adults, and some are dog friendly too. At the Elveden Forest location in Suffolk, a 3 night stay in a Woodland Lodge over Easter weekend starts from £949, or stay for a whole week from £1,798.

However, if you want to splurge on extra luxuries you could upgrade to a week in 4 Bedroom Executive Lodge, complete with a sauna and games room for £4,398. This is a great choice for two families travelling together as you can split the cost.

Center Parcs is an obvious choice among the best Easter Breaks for Families for 2020

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6. Golden Coast Holiday Park, Woolacombe Bay

This family friendly holiday park is just a short drive from one of Devon’s most amazing beaches – Woolacombe Bay. Not only that, but there are loads of on-site activities for kids, from high ropes courses and adventure playgrounds to bowling, a surfing simulator and four heated pools with slides.

We love the fact you can choose from camping, lodges or caravans to suit your budget and  style. Their exclusive 3-Bedroom Lodge will cost you just £997 for 7 nights beginning 10th April available on Woolacombe Bay website. It boasts two shower rooms with underfloor heating, a welcome hamper and priority check in. Be quick with this one though, there’s limited availability. Check out below feedback from a family who went there last year.

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BabyBreaks Tip: This year, Easter Sunday falls on Sunday April 12th, sandwiched by the bank holidays of Good Friday (10th April) and Easter Monday (13th April). This means if you book just four days off work (14-17 April), you will end up with a ten-day stretch of leave. Bliss!

So that’s the UK covered, but if you’re craving sunshine, and daydreaming about relaxing by the pool whilst the little ones get stuck into Kids Club activities then read on…

☀️ Where is warm and sunny at Easter? ☀️

7. Dubai

🌡️ 33°C (average temperature in April)

Dubai needs no introduction – this popular destination is a sure fire winner for a relaxing holiday with plenty of sunshine and lots of activities for the family. We recommend to stay at Grosvenor House Hotel & Apartments, which can easily accommodate your family of 4 at one of their spacious apartments. The hotel facilities are incredible, with a huge choice of leisure and dining options plus access to a private beach. Prices start at £2,299 for a 7 night stay beginning on the 4th April available on Booking.com.

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8. Oman

🌡️ 34°C (average temperature in April)

If you fancy something a little more adventurous than Dubai but still yearn for sunshine, then head to the new Middle East hotspot of Oman.  A great choice for families with slightly older kids, here you can explore amazing desert and mountain scenery – climb sand dunes, ride camels and visit Oman’s ‘Grand Canyon’.

Scott Dunn can organise a luxury, family oriented holiday for you, where you will finish your stay at the stunning Shangri-La hotel. Prices starts at £2,900 per person based on an 8 night tour, including flights.

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9. Mauritius

🌡️ 25°C (average temperature in April)

You might have heard from fellow parents that Mauritius is the place to be for the Easter Holidays. Not only is it less crowded than the Caribbean, but its weather is perfect for little ones (not too hot), and there are a fantastic range of family friendly hotels to choose from.

So if you’re desperate for idyllic beaches and five star service, we suggest you take a look at Dinarobin Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa‘s spacious Family Suites. This luxury hotel’s amazing facilities for families include five pools, a complimentary Baby Welcome Package and an outstanding Kids Club. A 10 night stay for a family of 4 starts at £4,617, including breakfast available on Booking.com.

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10. Tenerife

🌡️ 22°C (average temperature in April)

Finally, you can’t go wrong with the most popular Canary Island for guaranteed sunshine. Just a four hour flight from the UK, this is pretty much the closest European destination where you’ll get consistent temperatures in the 20’s.

We love the Hard Rock Hotel for its top notch kids facilities and swanky pool and dining scene for parents. There’s a kids club to suit all ages, from 6 month old babies to 16 year olds, as well as three pools, an award winning spa and a fab beachfront location.

A 7 night stay from 10th April starts at £1,767, or splurge on All Inclusive for £3,116 in a Studio Suite Silver available on Booking.com.

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🏛️Where is best for City Breaks?🏛️

If you can’t get much time off work, a long weekend break in a European city offers a chance to get away and experience some different culture. Paris has Disneyland, Copenhagen has some amazing children’s museums and Rome… well, Rome has pizza!  (Oh and the Coliseum, Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps… but of course, our kids only remembered the pizza 🙄)

11. Rome

Seriously though, the Italian capital has so much to offer for families that it deserves at least a 3 night stay.  As a family we like to have the space and flexibility of our own apartment when staying in a city. You’re likely to be out all day exploring, so you don’t necessarily need all the fancy facilities of a hotel. You can also choose to cook at home if you want to, which helps to save money if you’re on a tight budget.

This centrally located apartment in Rome is walking distance from all the main sites -really useful if you have little ones who tire easily. Its decor is also spot on – it has that rough-luxe look that the Italians do so well. A 4 night stay starts at just £979 for a family of four available on Booking.com.

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12. Copenhagen & Stockholm

If you’ve always wanted to discover Scandinavia, why not start by taking your family to two of the region’s greatest cities, Copenhagen and Stockholm? Begin with a few days in Copenhagen where you can explore the fantastic children’s museums and the flagship LEGO store. A spacious family room at Urban House Copenhagen by Meininger will cost you  just £460 for a 4 night stay on Hotels.com.

Then take the evening train to Stockholm- a lovely way to travel that the kids are sure to enjoy. It takes just over 5 hours but the train is comfortable. Make sure you bring tablets, books and snacks for the kids. Who knows, they might even take a nap!

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Then stay in the Old Town of Stockholm, walking distance from all the main sights. We’ve found this lovely 2 Bedroom loft with Airbnb. There’s plenty of space for a family as it sleeps up to 6, although be aware it is on the top floor so small children might find it hard to climb up all the stairs.

A 4 night stay will cost you £1,025 for 3 nights, which is pretty reasonable in the expensive Swedish capital.

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13. Paris & Brussels

The high speed Thalys train between Paris and Brussels takes just 1 hour 35 minutes, so it’s a great chance to combine two cities on your Easter holidays. Simply hop on the Eurostar to stay at the YOOMA Urban Lodge in Paris. Prices start at £763 for 4 nights in a spacious Quadruple Room available on Booking.com. This should be a good amount of time to explore the city’s highlights, including Paris activities for kids and its numerous fantastic restaurants.

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Then head to Brussels by Thalys train for 3 nights at the Radisson RED. Their spacious Junior Suite sleeps up to 2 Adults and 2 Children. Prices start at £488 on Hotels.com for 3 nights stay checking in on Wednesday 8th April.

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14. Villages Nature Paris at Disneyland® Paris

And if you want to combine your trip with Disneyland® Paris, then take a look at the Villages Nature Resort’s three bedroom cottages. There’s still availability for this family resort close to all the park’s attractions, but be quick to book as it is of course very popular during the Easter holidays. Villages Nature Paris is a relaxed option for families looking to spend great Easter breaks together in 2020.We found a 3-Bedroom Cottage available for the weekend of the 3rd of April for 3 nights at £735 on Booking.com.

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⛷️ And yes, you can still Ski in April!

15. Late Ski in Chamonix

For those of us who can’t afford to go skiing in February, the late season at the end of March to early April is a great way to discover the joy of winter sports without the crowds and expensive hotel rates. No wonder why it should be featured among our Easter Breaks for Families for 2020.

We found this great deal for a 4-night stay at La Folie Douce in Chamonix, where the kids will stay in bunk beds. Expect a comfortable room with great hotel facilities which will be a welcome relief at the end of  a day on the slopes.

Prices start at £719 for a Quadruple Room from Sunday 5th April to Thursday 9th April, Room-only basis available on Booking.com.

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Disclaimer: Prices and Availability on these Easter Breaks were correct at time of publication but may change in the future

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