Ideas For An Easter Weekend Family Camping Trip In Central England

Easter Sunday falls on the 16th of April this year, which means that it is likely that the weather will be lovely. Right in the heart of springtime, the weather is more likely to be sunnier and warmer this Easter than it is when Easter comes earlier in the season. This Easter, why not make the most of the weather with a family camping trip. You do not have to venture too far from home – look around and you will discover that there is plenty to do right on your doorstep, wherever you live in the UK. Central England offers a range of exciting family camping options and, being close to many centres of population, will avoid long and boring car trips and whining kids for the many families who live nearby.

In central England you are never far away from exciting things to see and do – things that will please the whole family, no matter what their ages and interests. Of course theme parks are one of the major family-friendly features in this part of the world. Stay at Alton the Star or Drayton Manor to be close to the action. But if you are looking for something a little less frenetic, there are plenty of other family activities to consider that will get your kids out and about, enjoying the fresh air and appreciating the natural world.

On Good Friday you could begin your Easter weekend in Central England with a visit to Tamworth Castle for their egg hunt – a great way to explore the castle grounds and learn more about its fascinating and at times turbulent history. You can help Ruby, the castle dragon, to retrieve her lost eggs and be rewarded with a special prize. The Tamworth Castle Egg hunt actually runs from the 8th of April to the 21st April and is open between 11.30am and 4pm.

On Easter Saturday, why not take to the waters with a canoeing or kayaking adventure. There are several places to enjoy a range of watersports in central England. One cool place to enjoy a splashy adventure is Carsington Lake. Another option is the Shugborough Estate, where the National Trust is offering the chance to go canoeing on the river behind the mansion on Easter Saturday between 10am and 2.30pm. Also on the Estate, you can meet cute Easter chicks and explore the mansion, its model farm and walled garden.

On Easter Sunday, perhaps you will be attending a church service. Whether or not you have engaged in any religious observance, you can enjoy mediaeval fun and revelry at Harvington Hall near Kidderminster. As well as exploring the 14th century manor house and its grounds, you can enjoy music, dancing, re-enactments, archery demonstrations, traditional cookery and lots more.

The fun is not over yet! On Easter Monday, why not enjoy the Easter themed trail at Arley Arboretum. Entry is free for children and there are plenty of child-friendly activities to enjoy. There are also a wide range of fun-filled Easter Shenanigans at the Black Country Living Museum.

There are just some of the fun things to do within easy driving distance of a number of campsites in Central England.