This Easter free Ranger activities at Trevella Holiday Park, Cornwall – bug hunts, pond dipping & rock pooling

This 5 star Trevella Holiday Park on the North Cornwall Coast has a fun Easter lined up for you and your family with a host of FREE Ranger activities daily starting from 12 April and running throughout the school holiday period.

Adventurous activities include pond dipping, fishing for beginners, bug hunts and rock pooling, with participants exploring the woods, fields and lakes around Trevella Park, and venturing along the Gannel Estuary to sandy Crantock Beach.

A four night break during the Easter holidays arriving Monday 14 April costs from £233 for a Comfort Caravan or £366 for a Lodge. Trevella Park offers mobile homes, pre-erected tents and touring pitches. 3, 4, 7 and 14 night breaks available.

PGL Easter activity holidays – book one child get one free on 7 night multi activity holidays

If you think your children would enjoy an Easter break participating in a range of adventure activities and making friends then a residential  multi-activity break at PGL may be just the thing.

All breaks include accommodation, all meals, activities, instruction, caring supervision and evening fun. Each centre offers a slightly different range of activities, but most will include archery, canoeing, climbing, ropes courses, mountain biking and a zip wire, with virtually all activities taking place within the landscaped grounds of each centre.  Other facilities may include all-weather sports pitches or activity ‘barns’.

Start dates are 5, 12 or 19 April.  A seven night holiday at Boreatton Park in Shropshire will cost just £469 for 2 children on the book one get one free offer. Four night breaks are discounted by up to 40% – a stay at Winmarleigh Hall, Lancashire is now £239 per child (no need to send 2 on this offer). Bookings for these deals must be made by the 3 April 2014 and PGL’s special activity insurance must be taken for each child.

Suitable for children aged seven to sixteen inclusive with separate age groups for 7-10s, 10-13s and 13-16s. Seven, four and two night Easter activity holidays available at PGL centres across England and Scotland.

PGL Adventure Holidays – More Special Offers.

Easter fun at Blackwood Forest, Hampshire; £780 for a luxury cabin sleeping 4 with hot tub | Forest Holidays


Forest Holidays offer luxury wooden cabins in 9 idyllic locations across England and Scotland. The Forest Holidays ethos is all about families spending quality time together, learning and playing in the great outdoors. Blackwood Forest in Hampshire opened last year and it’s cabins are hidden deep inside a beech forest. 

A range of Easter activities are available when you book an Easter break between April 11 and April 28:

  • a Forest Easter Egg Hunt
  • join the Forest Ranger to learn more about spring in the woods
  • meet the Easter Bunny handing out Easter Eggs
  • take part in Easter competitions

There is limited availability over Easter and what’s left is going fast. A luxury cabin with hot tub for 4 is £780 for a three night stay arriving on Friday 11 April. All sites are pet friendly. All cabins are set exclusively within Forestry Commission estates.

Easter fun in the woods at Forest Holidays 2014.

Overnight safari experience at Whipsnade Zoo – Lookout Lodge prices from £139 pp | Zoological Society of London (ZSL)

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo has an amazing overnight small group safari experience which allows families to enjoy the zoo at a time when it is normally closed to the public. Kids will fall asleep surrounded by white rhinos, reindeer, and wolves in a warm and cosy lodge pod.

This hosted experience includes a glass of bubbly on arrival, an early evening safari tour, an evening bbq opposite the tiger enclosure, a torch lit tour back to lodge, a full English breakfast, a morning tour before the park opens and a full day to enjoy the park.

Lookout Lodge is open late March to October 25 on Wednesday through to Sunday evenings. Family nights as well as adult only nights are available. The experience is suitable for children from 5 years up. The lodges accommodate up to 2 adults and 2 children. Price is from £139 per person based on 2 full paying guests (2 adults or 1 adult & 1 child) plus £35 per additional child.

Available dates over the Easter period include Saturday 12 April, Sunday 13 April. Sat 19 April, Sunday 20 April and Monday 21 April.

Prices and bookings – Lookout Lodge | Zoological Society of London (ZSL).

Funky family friendly guesthouse in Eastbourne; 3 night Easter holiday stay £282 via Baby Friendly Boltholes


This funky B & B set back from the seafront in Eastbourne simply loves welcoming families to its abode. There are six well equipped guest suites all with space for a cot/toddler bed and several come with double futons as well as double beds. The suites also have their own mini kitchens complete with fridge, hob, oven, microwave, kettle, toaster and pots and pans. Baby sitting and a mobile massage service can be pre-booked and there are also toys, games and books available to borrow.

A 3 night stay in this family friendly guest house in Eastbourne arriving Sunday 13 April to Wednesday 16 April is £282.00. Rate based on 2 adults with 1 child  aged between 0-5 years. An extra child aged 0-5 years is £5 per night, 6-16 year olds are £10 each per night. Breakfast can also purchased at £9 per adult and £5 per child should you not want to cook.

Guesthouse East- Suite 6, Sussex Eastbourne Sussex United Kingdom, Baby Friendly Boltholes.

20% off Easter stay at The Old School House now £520.80 via Classic Cottages

Falmouth beach

The South-West of England is open for business with some great deals available. The Old School House Falmouth is converted from a Victorian school building and with 3 bedrooms is perfect for a multi-generational break. The accommodation sleeps 6 plus a cot in a double room, twin room and a bunk room. There is a family sized bathroom,  enclosed paved garden and views across Falmouth harbour from nearly every room. 

There are some beautiful  beaches close by with Gyllyngvase Beach less than a mile away. This beach is patrolled by lifeguards from Easter onwards. Enjoy traditional fish and chips at Harbour Lights and take a river boat trip up the River Fal to Truro.

Price now reduced to £520.80 from £651 (a 20% saving) for a 7 night stay at this family friendly cottage Cornwall starting 5 April and departing 12 April. Travel cot, high chair and wi-fi.

The Old School House, Special Offer Description – Classic Cottages.

Family cycling holiday Norfolk, first child FREE farm based adventure | UK Cycle Holidays


This Norfolk family cycling adventure is based at a working farm from which you can choose a variety of cycling tours from 3 and 26 miles in length. Depending on your chosen route you can visit Zoos, Museums and much more. The farm also has a 1 mile private road where cycling skills can be practised before hitting the quiet country lanes.

Tours start on a Sunday/Monday/Tuesday and you will stay in 4* accommodation among the former dairy, milking parlour with plenty of space to explore on this 700 acre farm. Adult price is £299 per adult based on 2 adults sharing a family room/suite for 3 nights. The first child is free then each child after that is £110.

Price includes all essential equipment. including quality bikes, tag-a-longs, seats and trailers, welcome briefing, detailed maps with special route notes and on-oad breakdown service. Optional fourth night.

Farm based Cycling Holiday ideal for families.

Minibeasts, Mice and the Mole – Easter family nature weekender| FSC


The FSC (Field Studies Council) run an exciting programme of family residential courses aimed at discovery & learning and active adventure. This Easter you can join a family wildlife course in Surrey discovering fascinating facts behind the lives of a host of creatures. The programme will be tailored to the interests of the families and may include river dipping, sampling invertebrates in the leaf litter or you may go for a nature walk and setting  small mammal traps to get up close to these fascinating creatures. For children aged 4-8.

This holiday is great value at just £110 per adult and £85 per child. This includes 2 nights full board accommodation including a cooked breakfast, packed lunch, home made cakes and up to 10 hours tuition a day. The course starts on Friday 4 April and finishes Sunday 6 April. Up to 10 hours of tuition a day. 

Minibeasts, Mice and the Mole – 46100 – FSC.

Shepherd’s hut in Cumbria sleeps 4; Easter availability £340 for 3 nights | Canopy & Stars


These comfortable, stylish Shepherd’s Huts are located on Scales Plantation a working sheep and cattle farm in Skiddaw, Cumbria in the North Lake District. Your hut is set on the edge of a woodland clearing surrounded by farmland and breathtaking views. These comfortable huts come with feather down duvets, sheepskin rugs  and a wood burner for a warm and cosy nights. 

The huts sleep 4 in one double and a bunk. There is an outdoor kitchen with wood burning range cooker and for washing there is a bath with shower in a private enclosed area close by. Help yourself to complimentary free range eggs.

For families looking for fun and adventure this is a great base. The Lake District National Park offers endless walking, cycling and climbing opportunities and the kids will love a tree top adventure at Whinlatter Forest Park (Go Ape).

A three night break starting on Friday 4 April costs £340. Pets are welcome at no extra charge.

Skiddaw | Shepherd’s hut in Cumbria | Canopy & Stars.

Luxury glamping at Lamorna Cove, Cornwall; short breaks from £344.40 | Bluebell via Classic Glamping



I just love this luxury seaside safari tent just a stone’s throw from Lamorna Cove in Cornwall an Area of Outstanding Beauty. Complete with two comfortable bedrooms (a double and a twin) plus an uber cool cabin bed in the main living area. There’s even a wood fired range for cooking on. Get this at the back of the tent is your very own en suite shower-room with hot water and walk-in double shower with separate WC and wash-basin next door….oh and sun loungers too!

For the kids there’s a play area and Bluebell’s eight-acre field to explore while the whole family can discover the surrounding 90 acres of farmland. A man-made lake has awesome views across the valley and a short walk through woodland takes you to Lamorna Cove with its sandy beach and canoe hire.

Spring and Autumn 3 to 6  night luxury glamping short breaks are available with weekly through the Summer. Three night short breaks available from £339.50 (based on the last weekend in March). Sleeps up to 6 and dog friendly too.

Bluebell, Luxury Glamping Lamorna Cove.