If you fancy getting away from it all on a lovely family holiday this Easter but haven’t booked anything yet, it’s not too late. Whether you want an Alpine ski trip, a city break or a sunny beach escape, we have some ideas for amazing holidays that both grown ups and kids will love.
Hit the Slopes
Esprit Ski always has some last minute availably for school holidays, along with great childcare. They currently have rooms in their property in La Rosière, France. The ski area is great for families and offers everything from gentle nursery slopes to plentiful off-piste options.
Esprit are offering seven nights at the Chalet Begonia in La Rosiere from £784 per person, a saving of £50 per person departing on 14th April 2019 from Edinburgh, Manchester and London airports.Chalet Begonia is one of four chalet apartments in the Ferme d’Elisa building situated a convenient 150m from the nearest lift. Price includes flights, transfers, chalet catering accommodation with wine. Esprit’s Childcare is available from £349 for six full days for children aged between 17 weeks and 12-years-old. espritski.com
Top-end family ski operator Powder Byrne have some great deals in snow-sure high-altitude resorts. For example, Priva Alpine Lodge in Lenzerheide, Switzerland, is sophisticated but comfortable, with a traditional alpine-chic interior, a mountain dining hut, swimming pool and spa.
A family of four can stay in a 2-bedroom superior apartment with a welcome hamper for £7100 from 6th to 13th April. Price includes flights from Heathrow, transfers, Powder Byrne in resort services including complimentary ski guideing and access to their award-winning children’s programme. powderbyrne.com
Fly and Flop
European Family Favourite
The Almyra in Cyprus has long been known as one of the best luxury family hotels in Europe with amazing facilities and kids clubs in a fantastic beach location.This Easter guests can save just under £1,000 and receive complimentary upgrade to half board is they book a stay there with Sovereign Luxury Travel.
They are offering a seven night holiday in two Interconnecting Inland View Rooms, on a half board basis, from £3,795 per family of four – saving up to £927. The offer includes complimentary upgrade to half board private resort transfers and return international flights from London Gatwick with easyJet. Based on departures 07 April 2019. soverign.com
Carlisle Bay on the tranquil south coast of Antigua offers water sports, tennis, rainforest hikes as well as a full children’s programme at its dedicated kids club. Awarded ‘Best Long-Haul’ Hotel at the Family Traveller Awards 2018, the 87-suite resort offers a huge range of activities for all ages. While it’s a long-haul destination, flights are direct and less than eight hours. Plus with only four hours’ time difference, families can leave Gatwick at 10am and be enjoying the beach by mid-afternoon. Bliss!
Luxury Worldwide Collection offers a week over Easter at Carlisle Bay from £12,125 per family, saving up to £3,580. Cost includes return flights with BA from Gatwick to Antigua, 7-night accommodation in 2x inter-connecting Garden Suites on a bed and breakfast basis and private transfers. Valid for travel between 9-22 April 2019. based on a family of 4 (2 adults & 2 children under 12yrs). lwcholidays.com
Indian Ocean Escape
With beautiful beaches, directly flights and no jet lag to speak of, Mauritius is a firm favourite for families. The Residence Mauritius have introduced their new ‘Little Explorer’ packages, showcasing fun and inspirational family and child friendly experiences.
The Little Explorer Package starts from £50 per child and includes a guided tour of Marche de Flaq, a ticket to L’Aventure de Sucre museum, baking session, tasting session, apron and hat. Rooms at The Residence Mauritius start from £330 per room per night on a half board basis. cenizaro.com/theresidence
Far East Fun
The Six Senses Samui, Thailand offering a huge savings of 40% families this Easter as kids stay and dine for free. With 66 villas overlooking the beautiful Gulf of Siam, you can explore the amazing surroundings, island hop or even try out some juggle trekking on elephant back.
Seven nights in an Ocean Pool Villa Suite from £8,895 per family of four (based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing) That includes breakfast, return International flights with Malaysian Airlines and private airport transfers. Book by 31 March 2019 and travel until 21 April 2019. turquoiseholidays.co.uk
Closer to Home
You can’t beat Cornwall for a beach break in the UK. The newly renovated St Michaels Resort, opposite Falmouth’s Blue Flag Gyllyngvase beach, is a lovely base from which to explore the coastline. It has a great three-night family package that includes a stay in a classic or twin room, a full Cornish breakfast, one 3-course dinner, spa and health club access. They even give Easter eggs to everyone in the family and if you want to take your pooch just book one of the dog friendly rooms. A 3-night stay starts from £272 per person. Available from 8 to 27 April. stmichaelshotel.co.uk
Congrove Barns are just a few miles from the centre of Bath. Both are newly renovated and are a great self-catering option for families, with large, open living space and brilliant games room, complete with table football and board games a-plenty keep everyone entertained. Outside there are also croquet and badminton sets for garden games a hot tub to relax in.
The Easter week (19 – 26th April) is still available in the barn that sleeps six. £1,495 for a 7-night stay over Easter. Check out luxurycotswoldrentals.co.uk to see these properties and lots more lovely rural spots to rent.
The luxury Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort in Co. Antrim in Northern Ireland are just about open a selection of gorgeous new cottages. There are 17 dotted around the stunning parkland estate, each is set within its own pretty garden location with beautiful rural views.
Perfect for families, guests at the cottages can use all the hotel’s five-star facilities. They have different size properties so check out the website to find out more. If you’d like to opt for B&B instead of self catering then prices start from £170.00 per cottage per night which includes access to the award winning Thermal Spa Village. galgorm.com
If you fancy taking the kids on a city break, then check out Novotel. Dotted all over the country, these simple, convenient hotels are often in great city centre locations. For example, a family room in the Edinburgh or York Novotel costs just £94 per night for a family room (two adults and two children). Kids under 16 eat free if the parents purchase breakfast with the room and kids get a free welcome gift too.
Ideal for a stopover or an weekend away that doesn’t cost the earth.