Easter UK Staycation Inspiration

The world is once again our oyster. However, many Brits are choosing not to go abroad, instead favouring staycations here in the UK. Yes, staycations are here to stay, and we are seeing a huge demand for hotel bookings over Easter. So, if you’re planning a spring getaway, now’s the time to book to avoid disappointment!

Why go on a UK staycation this Easter?

Although the idea of jetting off to a hot country for Easter is appealing, there are some fantastic reasons to stay right here in the UK. For starters, it’s nice and easy! You won’t endure the stress of sorting out your passport, visas, airport transfers and currency.

It’s also a great way to enjoy a greener holiday. With sustainable travel being one of the main travel trends for 2022, many people will be looking for UK hotels to book in Easter to keep their carbon footprint to a minimum.

And, of course, the UK has a lot to offer. From beautiful beaches to vibrant cities and peaceful countryside escapes, there are all sorts of fantastic family-friendly staycations you can go on this Easter.

But where should you visit? Here we’ve shared a few Easter getaway ideas for inspiration…

UK Beach Staycations

Can you believe this is the first restriction-free Easter in 2 years? After spending Easter 2020 and Easter 2021 in lockdown or with limited travel, it’s no surprise that people are eager to visit their favourite beach spots this April.

Some of the best family-friendly beach locations in the UK include:

  • Bamburgh Beach, Northumberland - Excellent for rock pooling.

  • Lyme Regis, Dorset - Best for fossil hunting.

  • West Wittering Beach, West Sussex - Known for its wildlife.

  • Brighton Beach, East Sussex - Action-packed with fairground rides at the pier.

  • Whitesands Bay, Haverfordwest - One of the UK’s best surfing beaches.

  • Porthminster, Cornwall - Golden sands & an award-winning seafood cafe.

And while we don’t want to speak too soon, there is a heatwave on the cards for April! So fingers crossed the sunshine sticks around for Easter so you can make the most of your seaside escape. 

Book a beachside hotel through PlansChange and get your bucket and spade at the ready!

City Break Staycations in the UK

Rather leave your beach staycation until summer? Spend Easter in one of the UK’s most vibrant cities - you’ve got plenty to choose from! Some of our favourite city break staycation destinations include:

  • London - From Big Ben to Buckingham Palace, why not spend Easter showing the kids some of the UK’s most famous sights?

  • Liverpool - Head to the World Museum and visit the planetarium.

  • Edinburgh - Meet your children’s favourite animals at Edinburgh Zoo.

  • Manchester - Explore the Legoland Discovery Centre and visit the 4D cinema.

  • Bath - Catch a family-friendly show at the leading children’s art theatre, The Egg.

  • Birmingham - Spend a fun, chocolate-filled day at Cadbury World!

One of the great things about UK city breaks is that there’s plenty to keep the kids entertained, even if the weather lets you down. There’s a cafe or restaurant around every corner if they get hungry, cinemas where you can catch a film, and plenty of parks and open spaces to let off some steam. Plus, you can inject a little educational content into your Easter getaway, with trips to local museums, galleries, and historic sites.

Pssst…head over to our Resale Deals and book an Easter hotel room at a bargain price.

Easter Countryside Escapes

Spring is such a beautiful time of year, so why not make the most of nature with a UK countryside escape? There’s no denying that Britain has some of the most stunning countryside on the planet, with a whole host of places to visit, including:

  • Cheshire - Known for its sweeping vistas & cosy countryside inns.

  • Dorset - An area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with several of England’s protected ancient monuments.

  • Lake District - Renowned for its natural beauty, stunning lakes & a wide variety of outdoor activities.

  • The Cotswolds - Chocolate Box cottages, rolling hills & endless walking routes - need we say more?

  • Yorkshire Dales - Limestone caves, river valleys and stunning landscapes - an excellent place for walking, cycling and rock climbing.

  • Exmoor - Famous for its wild deer and ponies. As one of the UK’s smallest National Parks, it often gets missed off the mainstream lists, but it’s a real hidden gem.

With so many Easter staycation ideas you’ll be spoilt for choice, but don’t leave it too long to book! Decide where you want to go and book your Easter hotel through PlansChange to get the best deal.