City, countryside or beach? Ideas for Easter breaks

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Easter is the perfect opportunity to celebrate time together as a family as well as the return of sunshine and warmer weather. We’ve rounded up our favourite Easter breaks in the UK and Europe so that you can make the most of your family time. The only decision you’ll have to make is: city, countryside or beach?


1/3 Two-night luxury London break with VIP extras

Kids and adults alike will be thoroughly spoilt with this VIP family break from Park Plaza hotels. Staying in central Victoria, you’ll be a stone’s throw from London’s best attractions such as Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge, the London Dungeons and the London Eye. The Tate, Natural History and Science museums as well as London Zoo and the London Aquarium provide endless opportunities for jam-packed family days out.

At your hotel enjoy complimentary breakfasts, gift bags on arrival, in-room kids’ movies and vouchers for children’s meals. That’s on top of the Easter activities that the Park Plaza has arranged, from Easter Egg hunts to family movie nights.

What: Two nights’ B&B accommodation with VIP family extras.

When/where: 9-11 April; Park Plaza, Victoria, London

Price: £500

For more information and to book visit Park Plaza.

2/3 Three nights in Rome including flights and 4* hotel

Soak up the sights of Rome with this great deal from Thomas Cook. Flying from London you will stay in the popular four-star Novotel Roma La Rustica with its family-friendly rooms including luxury coffee machines and complimentary high-speed WiFi. Take the kids to see history close up, from audio tours of the Colosseum to wandering the galleries in the Vatican.

Of course no trip to Rome would be complete without extensive sampling of the pizza, pasta and gelato on offer (and fresh limoncello for parents!) This is a fantastic value break that offers a hands-on history lesson as well as glamour, incredible food and fun.

What: Return flights from London plus three nights of B&B accommodation in a four-star Novotel.

When/where: 9-12 April; Rome, Italy

Price: £1134

For more information and to book visit Thomas Cook.

3/3 Two-night luxury break in Liverpool, Grade II listed Hilton hotel

Discover the vibrant city of Liverpool with a luxury stay at the Hilton DoubleTree Hotel & Spa. Kids will love being welcomed with a warm signature chocolate cookie and adults will enjoy the beautiful Grade II listed building and surroundings. The DoubleTree is near to Liverpool’s ONE district with its extensive dining, shopping and leisure facilities. Hop on the Mersey ferry to see the city from the water, ride the Big Wheel, take in the art at Liverpool’s Tate and check out the FACT (Foundation for Arts and Creative Technology) for child-friendly movie screenings, games and activities. Back at the hotel enjoy manicures at the nail bar, sip on cocktails in the lounge or make a splash in the indoor pool.

What: Two nights’ B&B accommodation at the DoubleTree Hilton.

When/where: 9-11 April; Liverpool

Price: £269

For more information and to book visit

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