We’re approaching a selection of bank holidays in the coming months, starting with the Easter weekend on March 25th. This gives us another two days off when we can take some time out to enjoy ourselves and get away from our usual work pressures.
While some people will pay a premium to travel abroad, there is much for Britons to do this Easter without even leaving the country, especially if you book your attractions well in advance and take the coach to save yourself a significant amount of cash.
To give you some inspiration for a relaxing break, here are some great options:
1. Chessington World of Adventures
The Chessington World of Adventures is one of the top theme parks in the country, with a selection of exhilarating rides to suit all ages.
The resort’s theme park reopens on 18th March 2016 and offers an excellent day out for families and friends alike. Whether you are looking for the adrenaline rush offered by Vampire or Dragon’s Fury, or want to get up close with the animals at Chessington Zoo, there is plenty to enjoy at this fantastic varied complex.
As well as this, there is a SEA LIFE centre on the site and a host of daily shows to keep visitors entertained. You can even travel to the park via bus in order to make sure you avoid all the queues and congestion.
2. Warwick Castle
Warwick Castle is one of the most historic locations in England, where visitors can take part in a new Horrible Histories Maze and the Castle Dungeon, where some of the most frightening events in the building’s history can be relived.
The castle dates back to 1345 when the city was affected by the plague and it has survived through a number of different eras, which will be detailed in-depth through the tour.
The show combines live actors, shows and stunning special effects to provide an unforgettable interactive experience for visitors interested in the castle’s decorated history.
3. Hyde Park
Hyde Park is one of the most popular parks in the world, stretching over 250 acres and including a selection of unique sculptures, ranging from the Drinking Horse feature to a family of Jelly Babies.
What’s really special about this park, though, is its fantastic atmosphere, which gives visitors a chance to sit back and relax in the middle of one of the busiest cities in the world.
After you’ve spent some time in this wonderful green space, you can then explore all the shops and restaurants London city centre has to offer, too!
4. The London Eye
Any checklist of things to do in London will feature the London Eye. This huge Ferris wheel has turned into one of the icons of the capital, attracting thousands of visitors every year.
The enormous structure offers unforgettable views of the capital and some exceptional photo opportunities. It’s not your standard Ferris wheel either. Ticket holders can expect comfortable pods and even champagne with some ticket packages.
The London Eye won’t take up much of your day, either, leaving you free to wander through the many delights of the city.