Too Tired To Go Abroad This Easter?

Getting away over Easter is never easy!

Easter break is an expensive time of year to travel as the flights and accommodation seem to rocket in price, and everyone and their kids seem to be going somewhere for sunshine.

For most mums, it’s a hectic time and not much of a break unless you’re booking into an all-inclusive resort where you can collapse on the nearest pool lounger and just relax for seven days. Sometimes it’s just easier to stay at home!

With that in mind, we’ve listed some of the United Kingdom’s counties that might convince you to enjoy your time at home over the Easter holidays, no matter what the weather is doing.

1. Scotland – Aberdeenshire

Aberdeenshire has over 200km of coastline with great beaches and is a firm favourite on those shorter school breaks. You’ll need to keep your coat and wellies on, but there is a lot to do here for everyone, and the accommodation is warm and welcoming and suits tight or luxurious budgets!

Footdee beach, Aberdeen

Take the kids to see the bottle-nosed dolphins, seals and porpoises or explore Footdee – a quaint harbour town. Enjoy the seafood and marvel at the ruins of Dunnottar Castle.

2.  West Sussex

The coastline of West Sussex is about forty miles long and offers a wide variety of beaches, walks, cafes, pubs and historical sites to explore. The scenery here is gorgeous, and you’ll love the seaside towns even in the rain!

Middleton-on-Sea beach, Bognor Regis, West Sussex

Explore the castles, stately homes and nature reserves or take a trip on the Bluebell Railway!

3.  Carmarthenshire, Wales

Need to get away from it all and drink in the natural beauty of mountains, golden beaches and ancient forests? This is the place to do it!

Morfa Bychan Beach, Pendine, Carmarthenshire, Wales

Pack the bikes and hiking boots and enjoy the trails where hamlet pubs and miles of empty beach await you. We’d also recommend it to any keen anglers. (You can fish for sea trout while the kids go crabbing with Mum!) The castles are full of secret passageways here, and there are many outdoor attractions to enjoy when the weather perks up!

4.  North Yorkshire

Runswick Bay, North Yorkshire

This county offers  45 miles of coast with rocky coves and stunning beaches to explore, small seaside villages and high cliffs! Learn more about this area’s Viking heritage and feel the presence of Dracula at Whitby’s Gothic Abbey. Sailing, golf, bowls, hiking, sightseeing, markets, theatre and good shopping make this area a great day out or a perfect Easter retreat! There’s also a deserted Medieval Village with a mystery to solve.

5.  Norfolk

Norfolk attracts those who love miles and miles of unspoilt coast, large nature reserves and wildlife.

Holkham Bay Beach, Norfolk

March and April are good times to visit; you can make the most of the beautiful villages and market towns or shop until you drop in Norwich! Bird watchers love the tidal estuary, and the kids enjoy the windmills and dinosaurs! Accommodation is easy to find and suits most budgets.

6.  Essex

With over 350 miles of shoreline, this is the county for English seaside resorts with blue-flag beaches and cream teas!

Albion Beach, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex

Coastal walks here are a firm favourite, as are the piers with their entertainment and food stalls.  This is an excellent area for a family holiday with museums, castles, nature reserves, water sports, activities and food festivals.

Where ever you go this Easter, we’d love to hear what you thought of the beaches and the coast there, and if you like, post photos on our Facebook wall so others can share your experiences.