Ideas For An Easter Weekend Family Camping Trip In South-East England

Close to the capital and within easy hailing distance of many centres of population, the south east could offer an easy and uncomplicated Easter weekend family camping trip for many. Of course there is no shortage of things to see and do and though you are not going to be right out in the wilderness, there is something for everyone, the whole family, to enjoy. Especially when your kids are pretty young, the key to a successful, fun and happy camping trip is keeping them busy and entertained. This Easter, why not consider some of these activities in the south east of England – just a small taster of what is out there.

There is more to the south east than simply sun, sand, ice cream and buckets and spades. Of course if the weather is warm you will have all those options. But just in case you are looking for something a little different, here are some activities you could be enjoying this Easter.

On Good Friday, why not head off to enjoy the Easter Egg Hunt at Alfriston Clergy House, where kids can rummage for bunnies throughout the pretty cottage garden and claim a tasty chocolate prize at the end, while adults soak up the history of the 14th-century Wealden hall and its gardens.

On Easter Saturday you could head to Birling Gap and Seven Sisters near Eastbourne, where a Cadbury Easter hunt is going on. Follow hidden clues on Belle Tout and Lookout hill before heading back to the visitor centre. You will get the chance to enjoy some beautiful sea views along the way. Alternatively (or perhaps in addition) you could head to Kent Life Heritage Centre, where there are all sorts of cool things going on over the Easter weekend, including the chance to see cute chicks and lambs, take tractor rides and do some Easter themed craft.

On Easter Sunday, between 9.30am and 1.30pm, the lively farmer's market in Aylesford could be the place to be if you are not going to be in church. Or why not take a tour on the steam train departing Tenterton Station, that will take you on a scenic tour through serene countryside.

On Easter Monday, Kent's Leeds castle could be a good option. Here you can take a walk in the woods with Robin Hood, Maid Marian and the Merry Men and meet the evil Sheriff of Nottingham. There is lots of other fun to be had around the grounds too, including an amazing maze.

No doubt there will still be some time to spend on the beach if the sun is shining but whatever you choose to do this Easter weekend, there is plenty in the South East to make sure you tire your little monsters out and make the most of your Easter weekend camping trip.