Six of the best days out over Easter

If the cold weather has got you wishing for spring, the Easter bank holiday weekend is just around the corner! There are many affordable Easter day trips to spend that well deserved time off with the family. To give you some inspiration, esure's intrepid travel team has done the hard work for you and found six great days out that won’t break the bank.

Boats and Bewilderwood, Norfolk Broads

What could be better than messing about on the river in the spring sunshine? The Norfolk Broads is one of the most beautiful natural waterways in the UK, and offers so much for all ages. If you have little ones in tow, they will love a stop at Bewilderwood. This magical adventure starts with a riverboat ride across an enchanted river. At the other side, you'll meet a host of wonderful characters and creatures including Mildred the Crocklebog, Hazel the Wood Witch and many others. There's also a treehouse village, den building and lots of interesting marshland walks to keep the whole family entertained.

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National Trust Easter Egg Hunts, England, Wales and Scotland

Whether you are climbing treehouses in the woods, exploring gardens filled with flowers or having a go at den building, the National Trust and National Trust Scotland has arranged over 250 Easter egg hunts at its many estates and gardens. There are lots of games and activities to take part in, and more importantly, a delicious chocolatey treat at the end. Check the National Trust and National Trust Scotland websites for further details.

 

Easter at Edinburgh Zoo

This Easter the zoo is hosting Hatch Fest – a special nature trail inspired by the UK’s top toy craze. On the trail your children will learn about egg laying animals including flamingos, owls, and pelicans. Set over 80 acres of parkland, Edinburgh Zoo is home to thousands of rare and endangered species. Here you can get up close to some of the world's cutest and most exotic animals, including Sweetie and Sunshine the resident pandas.

Warwick Castle, Warwickshire

There is possibly no other heritage attraction in the UK that does more to impress younger guests than Warwick Castle. The daily programme of events focused on children makes the castle a popular family destination, and this Easter the castle celebrates its 950th anniversary. You can join the celebrations by taking part in ‘William the Conqueror’s Knight School’, learning tactical defence and sword fighting skills with the Conqueror himself. For the little ones they can work their way around the Horrible Histories maze, with a little help from the grown-ups of course.

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Lambcam at St Fagans Natural History Museum, Cardiff

Easter in Wales means lambs, lots and lots of lambs! If you'd love to see some of the lambing action as it happens and see the lambs frolicking about, head over to St Fagans Natural Museum of History. There’s lots to do in this unique open-air museum which charts the history of Wales and the Welsh people. You don't need to miss any of the action before your visit – watch it live on their special lambcam and celebrate the start of spring with the cute new arrivals.

Eden Project, Cornwall

The Eden Project is one of the best places to go for a Cornish day trip. This Easter the family can take part in an ‘egg-citing’ golden egg hunt where the best egg hunters can win delicious chocolatey prizes. You can also put yourselves forward for the ‘Eggs in One Basket Challenge’ sorting all the eggs you find into the correct coloured baskets. Aside from the Easter games and the exciting Plant Discovery Trail there is also a thrilling zip wire outside for older children and brave adults alike!