Incredible Spring Destinations

2002 is the year to travel so why not treat the family to a fantastic holiday this Easter?

Whether it’s lazing on the beach, sightseeing on a city break, late-season skiing or going to a theme park, there are lots of options for a really amazing holiday at Easter. And you don’t even need to travel very far – the UK offers some amazing destinations just waiting to be explored.

The island of Majorca is a fantastic option for an Easter break. With temperatures in the low-20s, it’s not boiling but it’s warm enough to sit outside and eat alfresco, explore the beautiful hilltop villages and even have a dip in a pool or the sea. Unlike the summer months, when Majorca can be quite a bit busy, Easter is much quieter and you’ll be able to sightsee in the historic towns of Deià and Valldemossa without worrying about the heat, the traffic or the crowds. 

If you want guaranteed heat at Easter (and who doesn’t), Dubai is the place to go. A direct flight to Dubai takes about seven hours but, when you land, you’ll find yourself transported to an oasis of amazing hotels, incredible pools, delicious food and beautiful beaches. This is perfect for a family getaway, Dubai has its own theme park, aqua park, water sports and several luxury hotels with exceptionally well-equipped kids’ clubs. There really is something for the whole family. 

Or how about a city break among the dreaming spires of Oxford? You can try your hand at punting on the River Cherwell, look at the artefacts in the famous Ashmolean Museum and marvel at the beautiful architecture of the mediaeval colleges. There are some fantastic independent shops to visit too and check out the Oxford Playhouse if you fancy seeing a brilliant play one evening. 

While it’s tempting to head abroad for the beach, Britain also has some lovely shoreline of its own. There’s plenty on offer in Cornwall which boasts stunning coastline, sandy beaches and yummy cuisine – especially if you like your seafood. Cornwall is famously a surfers’ paradise and Easter is a great time to pit yourself against the waves, before it gets too busy. In terms of sightseeing, don’t miss The Eden Project, Padstow Harbour and Pendennis Castle. 

While some people might be in search of warmer climes, there’s still snow on the French Alps at Easter, making it the ideal time to have your last dose of skiing or snowboarding. Tignes and Val d’Isere are good resorts to head to for late-season skiing and offer plenty of run options, depending on your ability. Val d’Isere has a large children’s area with a magic carpet ski lift as well as lots of nursery slopes. If you fancy something a bit more challenging, there’s off-piste runs and a glacier to tackle, as well as waterfall climbing and lake diving for those wanting a break from the white stuff.



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