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27th March 2019 Zoe Smith

Easter inspiration – outdoor adventures and luxury escapes in the UK

The Easter holidays are coming up so take a look at these fabulous activities in beautiful locations. Make memories with the family, or enjoy some time to yourself.

Lake District luxury in pretty Cartmel 

Kathryn’s Cottage (sleeps four) is a super-stylish and immaculately finished property in the enchanting Cumbrian village of Cartmel, home to an impressive 12th-century priory and to a number of highly-regarded restaurants. Situated six miles from Lake Windermere, the countryside views from the property are uplifting. For an Easter treat, hop on the Lake Windermere steamer, which winds its way for ten miles into the central fells.


The stylish Kathyrn’s Cottage, Cartmel

Arriving Friday April 19, a week’s stay costs £238pp (£952 total) with or call 01237 459888.

Step out at the Easter Parade – Lyme Regis

“In your Easter bonnet, with all the frills upon it, you’ll be the grandest lady in the Easter parade…”. Make like Judy Garland and Fred Astaire this Easter Sunday and enjoy the traditional Easter Parade in Lyme Regis, Dorset. Make a beautiful springtime headpiece to wear or simply visit to enjoy the spectacle in the town centre from 3.00pm on April 21. Make the very most of the weekend with a stay at the elegant clifftop Alexandra, a comfortable 23-bedroom boutique hotel just steps from the town centre and overlooking the glorious Jurassic Coast.

The Alexandra, Lyme Regis

How about spending Easter on the Jurassic Coast?

Stay overnight from £180 per room per night/£90pp (two sharing), including full English breakfast. Call the Alexandra on 01297 442 010 or visit

Fresh air and five-star chocolate on Durham’s glorious coast 

Take a two-night break at five-star Seaham Hall, where fortifying beach walks, bike rides along the beautiful Heritage Coastal Trail and fabulous food all await. Situated amidst 37 acres of landscaped gardens in a striking cliff-top location, the hotel has a fascinating Byron-linked history and the most eclectic of interiors. The Easter Package costs £304pp (two sharing) including two nights’ B&B in a Junior Suite, a Chocolate Afternoon Tea for two, a three-course dinner on the first night, complimentary Beamish Museum tickets (where a special event, running between April 19 and 22, looks at how Easter was celebrated in the 1820s, 1900s and 1940s) and use of the hotel’s spa facilities.

Seaham Hall

A 5 star hotel stay and a chocolate afternoon tea, what’s not to like?

Valid Sunday-Thursday throughout April. Call Seaham Hall on 0191 516 1400 or visit

Active family fun in the Lake District

This active family holiday takes place in the picturesque Borrowdale Valley and Derwentwater in the Lake District. The itinerary is flexible, allowing families to choose which activities best suit them, be it hiking, ghyll scrambling, climbing, abseiling or the Borrowdale Challenge, a fun-filled day of games, activities and challenges such as archery, raft building and orienteering.


For the adventurous amongst you, how about Easter activities in Borrowdale Valley?

The six-night trip is priced from £565 per adult (age 14+)/£355 per child (age 8-13) (based on two adults and one child sharing), including activity transfers, six nights’ B&B, four lunches (with activities), two dinners and expert guides. Activities extra.

Departs April 6 and 13. Call AITO* member Activities Abroad on 01670 789 991 or visit

Easter seacoast safari in North Wales 

For something different this Easter, gather a group of family and/or friends and head to the Isle of Anglesey to stay in a stunning detached house right by the beach. Bay Point House (sleeps 14) is set in two acres on Trearddur Bay, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and has a stylish kitchen, luxurious bedrooms and a snooker hall. A seacoast safari is a fun group activity, whether it’s a leisurely wildlife-spotting cruise or a high-speed RIB ride, and dogs are welcome.

Bay Point House

Guests will love the stunning interiors of Bay Point House, Isle of Anglesey

Arriving Friday Apri 19l, a three-night stay costs £186pp (£2,602 total) with Canine Cottages. Call on 01237 459821 or visit Two dogs are welcome (£20 supplement each).

Shop till you hop with K West Hotel’s Easter ‘S’Hopper Package

Available from Friday April 5 to Sunday April 21 2019, the exclusive Easter package includes an overnight stay in a spacious Executive Bedroom, a £25 Westfield Gift Voucher per room, 20 per cent discount off food and beverages, and full English breakfast the next morning.

Executive room K West

Guests will love the stunning interiors of Bay Point House, Isle of Anglesey

Children up to the age of 12 years old will eat and sleep for free during an Easter ‘S’Hopper stay at K West, when sharing with two adults. Complimentary Easter chocolate treats will also be available on arrival for everyone to share.

Filled with a basket full of luxuries for all the family – from only £169 per room per night. Call 020 8008 6600 of visit

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