LOOKING for a last-minute Easter break?
Find family-friendly holiday destinations on your doorstep, from visiting beautiful beaches in Norfolk to Welsh castles or whale watching in Scotland.
There’s still time to find a good deal on self catering holidays across the UK – we’ve rounded up some of the best for you here.
The Peak District
With plenty of opportunities for walking, cycling and wildlife spotting, the Peak District is a great choice for active families.
The national park is home to farm parks, a zoo and caves the kids can explore.
There’s also the ‘Crich Tramway Village’ and ‘Gulliver’s Kingdom’ theme park for family-friendly days out.
Find self catering holiday homes in the Peak District for a seven-night stay this Easter with Sykes Cottages from £314.
Or book a short break in the Peak District for April 2019 with Last Minute Cottages from £200.
A holiday in Norfolk has it all with beautiful beaches, nature reserves, wildlife and seaside towns.
You’ll also find family-friendly forest trails and woodland walks – including the ‘Bewilderwood’ tree house adventure park in Hoveton.
Little ones will love Great Yarmouth with the Sea Life centre, ‘Jurassic Journey’ and ‘Joyland’.
Find self catering cottages in Norfolk for a one-week stay this April with Last Minute Cottages from £272.
You can also browse for Easter weekend breaks in Norfolk with Hoseasons from £255.
The English Riviera
One of the UK’s top holiday spots, the south Devon coastline rivals many a top European beach destination.
Find sandy beaches, secluded coves and pretty seaside towns in the Torbay area including Torquay, Paignton and Brixham.
As well as days out at the beach, there’s a model village, steam train, zoo and funicular railway to keep the kids busy here.
Why not browse for English Riviera holiday homes, for a week’s stay in April 2019, there are properties with Expedia from £315.
Alternatively, book an Easter 2019 weekend away on the English Riviera with Holiday Lettings from £106 for three days.
The most popular stretch of coastline in Wales, Pembrokeshire boasts plenty of top-notch beaches for your family holiday.
History buffs should head to Pembroke Castle and the ‘Castell Henllys’ iron Age Hill Fort.
Plus, the whole family can enjoy days out at adventure farms, theme parks and even a dinosaur park in Tenby.
Book a short self catering break in Pembrokeshire for April 2019 with Hoseasons from £245.
Scottish Borders and Edinburgh
Families can enjoy the great outdoors to the full in the Scottish Borders – boasting rolling countryside, wildlife and dramatic coastline.
Go whale watching in St Abbs, explore ‘Floors Castle’ in Kelso or try bird watching at a wildlife park in Peebles.
The bright lights of Edinburgh are just an hour away with the National Museum, Zoo and Botanical Gardens along with tons of top shops and restaurants.
There are Scottish Borders holiday homes for April 2019 with Cottages.com reduced to £345 for a one week stay.
Or you can book an Easter 2019 weekend break in Edinburgh with Holidaylettings from £177.
Our tips for finding top holiday offers
There are plenty of choices to make with breaks away – even after you’ve decided on a destination. Here’s how you can ensure you’re getting a good deal
BOOK LAST MINUTE If you’re able to look last minute you’ll often find good deals, as companies look to encourage bookings and fulfill availability.
SPECIAL OFFERS Great offers depend on travel companies’ willingness to cut prices, but some companies maintain a special offers section – like Jet2Holidays. Deal sites like Travelzoo are also worth checking, as are our own Sun Travel deals of the day.
BE FLEXIBLE Flexibility of travel dates and connections can save you money. As can travelling outside of peak periods, or – if not travelling with children – outside school holidays.
SET ALERTS Airfarewatchdog and Skyscanner provides alerts on air fares, so you can get flights at their cheapest. Kayak offers alerts for flights and hotels.
Eastbourne in Sussex is the perfect place for a traditional family holiday by the sea this Easter holiday.
The kids will love eating ice creams on the pier and hunting for crabs in rock pools – while older kids can try their hand at water sports such as windsurfing.
From Eastbourne you can visit ‘Drusillas Park’ for a great family day out – as well as walking, cycling or horse riding in the spectacular South Downs national park.
And you can book an Easter 2019 short break in Eastbourne with Holiday Lettings from £155.
Find more Easter holiday deals with our round-up of the best last-minute Easter breaks across Europe.
Plus, you can find more ideas and inspiration for UK holidays with our no-fly holiday deals.
If you’d rather think ahead to the summer, plan a great value beach break with our top 10 all-inclusive beach holidays for summer 2019.