Outdoor Easter Adventures On A Budget
The Easter four-day weekend is a great opportunity to get the family together or to make a day of it with friends, but it is important to remember that being mindful of how much things cost doesn’t stop anybody in the group from having a good time.
Choosing a trusted partner for coach hire in Sheffield is a great way to start, but where could your merry band take you, as spring gets into full swing? The Huffington Post UK has one or two good ideas for a great day out for people of all ages that won’t break the bank, taking your right from the morning of Good Friday to the end of the day on Easter Monday.
If you are looking to make a trip to London, then on Good Friday there will be a live performance of the Passion of Jesus in Trafalgar Square at noon and 3.15pm.
Dozens of performers will act out the last days of Jesus’ life in the famous central location, home of course to Nelson’s Column, with their performances amplified on the big screen so everybody can see.
A great place to look for a fun day out is the Woodland Trust, which has plenty of activities for the smallest members of your group such as an organised Easter Egg Hunt around some of the most beautiful wooded areas in the country.
In addition, a day out at the Woodland Trust or a National Trust Property has plenty to offer the more active members of your group, with walking routes to suit every stamina level, as well as tours of National Trust property interiors.
The newspaper reminds us that on Easter Sunday, which incidentally is on April Fool’s Day this year, we will have a 6.36am sunrise and 7.33pm sunset, giving us a generous 13 hours of daylight with which to use on an adventure or activity.
So if Wales is on your radar for a day trip then Caerphilly Castle might be the best place to go, as the medieval castle is hosting a spectacular gala from March 30th to April 2nd with knights marching through the town to the castle to do battle. The spectacle will include combat displays to celebrate the castle’s 750-year history.
Finally, on Easter Monday, the Thame County Fair in Oxfordshire is a great day out for all ages and includes the lesser-known sport of horseboarding, dogs doing tricks, ferret racing and falconry – and everybody can have a go at fly fishing and other activities while they are there.
Easter Egg Hunting
If the youngsters in your group have their hearts set on an Easter Egg Hunt then over 250 National trust locations in England and Wales are holding Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts this Easter.
Every child who takes part is rewarded with a treat and gets the chance to explore some of the most spectacular sites in the country, bringing the grown-ups along for the experience as well.