Without us even noticing, the winter months have slipped away and Easter is fast approaching. And although Easter is a great time for family and fun we understand that you may have some concerns this time of year like: what to do over Easter and which places to go for the long weekend. These questions can become even harder when you only have the bank holiday weekend to spend with your family, so we’ve decided to lend a hand by showing you 5 Easter Holiday Destinations in Europe that make going abroad for Easter a breeze. And with the journey time to each place being less than a mere 2 hours away from home, there’s no excuse as to why you can’t go and have a great time.
1. The Netherlands: Gelderland
Remember when we were kids and there was no IPhone this and Xbox that, you just spent your time riding your bike outside especially when the weather was good? Then why not take a trip to Gelderland to go cycling with the family in a place we believe is one of the most beautiful, natural places in Europe. It’s at this exact time of year that the famous tulips are blooming all across the country and with the flat low lands paved in tarmac, you and your kids can travel right beside them with ease. All that you’d need to consider is where you’re going to stay and since we know the Netherlands extremely well, we’ve provided some ideas below:
Nature is magical! I am amazed of its ability to behave so different in just some hundred km distance. I miss the mountains but I admire the clouds and their sky colors and shapes art. The trees, the little rivers and the limitless horizons are so adorable as well! #ardennes #hiking #hikingardennen #trees #nature #green #countryside #Belgium #nomountains
Without a doubt one of the best places to go for Easter weekend with your family is Belgium. There are several chocolate shops such as Galler in Liege and even chocolate museums. So buy those Tesco Belgian chocolate Easter eggs another time, and hop on over to the home of chocolate; treat yourself and the kids to some of the real deal. But chocolate is not the only great attraction that Belgium has. With spring coming forward the Ardennes are such a sight to behold that they provide the perfect backdrop for some great family memories. Kayaking and canoeing, horse riding and hiking. Plus staying at a holiday park or resort means there will be some facilities and events already packed for you, all you have to do is pick which one.
3. Germany: Drees
So “what’s in Germany this Easter?” you may be asking. Well much like here at home, Germany has many Easter traditions like Easter egg hunts and a traditional Good Friday lunch, but one of the main reasons we think Germany is a great place for Easter is best told in three words: Lindner Ferienpark Nürburgring . After all the hard work and stress you’ve endured since the beginning of the new year, how can you deny yourself a 2 hour massage at the spa and wellness centre? Don’t worry about the kids they’ll be fine, enjoying themselves at the Adventure house and the sports facilities whilst your partner watches over them. All you have to do is sit back and finally relax. Need proof that this, seemingly, once in a lifetime moment of peace is possible, why not go and see for yourself:
4. The Netherlands: Amsterdam
As we said before, when it comes to all things the Netherlands we really do know all the best spots, so you know you can trust us when we say that Amsterdam is one of the many great places to go for Easter weekend. Even though it’s more of a city break, you can still see some of the beautiful nature of the Netherlands like the tulips and explore the city on bikes as a family. But the absolute must-see attraction for the young ones this Easter, is the Artis Royal Zoo. This is the perfect place for the animal loving kids and the photo eager parents. The kids can cuddle the lambs, you can take a picture. You can join the kids in an Easter egg hunt and get your partner to take the pictures. There’s egg decorating, festive treats, a scavenger hunt and before you know it you have an entire family photo album all taken from an Easter holiday vacation that only lasted 4-days. And before we forget, there’s a great brand new EuroParcs Resort just 15 minutes away from Amsterdam, so if the kids do exhaust themselves out at the zoo you can get them home to sleep in no time at all.
5. Germany: Near the Baltic Sea
Guten Morgen…Ruhe und Stille…nur du und das Meer…das Beste was es mitunter gibt❤️🌊 ——————————————— #beach #strand #strandspaziergang #beachwalk #waves #🌊 #darß #darss #prerow #ostsee #ostseeküste #ostseeliebe #ostseebad #balticsea #emptybeach #relaxing #ruhe #meer #ocean #oceanside #mehrmeer #throwback #loveit #love #liebe #wellenrauschen #genießen #beauty #beautiful #mecklenburgvorpommern
And last but not least, back by popular demand, we have one more perfect Easter holiday destination in Germany; the Baltic Sea. Sure we have Brighton beach at home but here they have actual sand for the kids to build sandcastles on. To run along trying to get their kite to soar through the wind. And you can even surprise them by going on a family trip to the amusement park (Hansa Park) where they can go on all the big rides and fast rides, and, who knows you just might join them in an upside down loop… Or maybe they’ll just find you back at the HansaPark Resort sitting in the sauna; clearly Germany knows how a holiday is supposed to be.
Now that you have some great Easter holiday destinations in your back pocket it’s time to refresh your memory of the important Easter dates so you know exactly when to buy book the perfect Easter holiday with the family. From all of us here at HolidayparkSpecials, have a happy Easter!
Easter 2018 Dates
Good Friday : 30th March
Easter Sunday :1st April
Easter Monday : 2nd April
School Easter Holiday : 2nd – 16th
*Easter bank holiday is Good Friday to Easter Monday