Making an Easter break special for your kids

16 03 2013

All of us like to take a break from time to time and Easter is the perfect opportunity to get away from it all for a few days and take advantage of the spring sunshine to enjoy a bit of time with your family.

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Image via Flickr from Debbie

The great thing about Easter breaks is that they are often cheaper than going away during the summer months. Granted, the weather may be a little more unpredictable, but by the end of March the sun is usually shining and there are plenty of activities to enjoy and destinations to explore, whether you want to stay in the UK or venture a little further afield.

The thing you have to remember if you’re heading out on holiday with your family is that you need to keep your kids entertained. Yes, walking around a stately home and looking at beautiful paintings might be interesting for you, but they chances are your children will probably find this rather dull. All of a sudden, you’ve got bored, impatient youngsters on your hands who are yelling and making a fuss.

It’s important that you try and make your Easter break fun for your children as well as yourself, or neither of you will have a particularly good time.

One way to do this is check the hotel or accommodation you’re booking and see if it offers childcare or a crèche. By doing this you’ll ensure your kids will be entertained if you want to head out and do something else for the day.

Generally, when checking out accommodation you should ensure it’s child friendly – does it say its suitable for families on the website? If it’s more of a party hotel or one that caters for older individuals, the chances are your kids won’t make any friends on their break and will find themselves feeling a bit bored. Interacting with other children and taking part in activities organised by the hotel or resort are get ways for youngsters to meet new friends.

As well as looking for activities to suit you, consider finding something special for your youngsters as well. This doesn’t have to be an extravagant gesture, but if you find a local activity park, an animal farm or a leisure centre, you can surprise them with a treat that they will spend the day looking forward to.

You should also consider how long you’ll be in the car (or on other forms of public transport) during your holiday. If you’re planning to take a road trip to see some nearby sites then ensure you come up with a few ideas to keep your little ones entertained. No doubt they’ll be tired and sleepy on the way back, but on the journey there they will need some entertainment.

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16 03 2013
Easter Bunny

That looks like my little cousin Elmer right there. Cute as a button, but a little on the talkative side. Has a comment for everything.

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