10 Easter Holidays For Babies And Toddlers
Looking for an Easter holidays for a baby or toddler? Why not consider a staycation in the UK exploring some of the UK’s best holiday destinations such as Cornwall, Yorkshire or the Isle of Wight. For guaranteed sun for your Easter holiday, head abroad to sunkissed destinations like Dubai and Mexico. Read on for a guide to the best Easter holidays for families with babies and toddlers.
For some of the best weather in the UK at Easter, head south. All the way to Cornwall in fact! This sun-soaked peninsula in the most southwestern tip of England has lots to recommend it – warm temperatures, stunning sandy beaches and delicious seafood. The little ones will love building sandcastles on the golden Porthluney Cove. And for a great day out, there’s an incredible amount of things to see and do at the ecologically focused Eden Project. With the biomes housing spectacular gardens and rainforest, you won’t even have to worry about it raining! There are bags of National Trust properties in Cornwall and they all offer Easter egg hunts and Easter activities for little ones so you won’t get bored.
Where To Stay – Sandymouth Holiday Park is just a short walk from Sandymouth Bay and only 15 mins drive from Bude. Toddlers will love the indoor swimming pool and outdoor splash pool, sports pitch and packed activity programme.
Retallack is a 5* holiday resort which specialises in holidays for babies and toddlers. Toddlers will love the Twinkle Tots music sessions and Aqua Tots swimming sessions. Grownups can relax in the Health Club and Spa, indoor swimming pool, relaxation room and steam room, while the little ones are having fun in the Little Den crèche for 0-5 year olds.
This beautiful rural region has lots of great places for Easter holidays for babies and toddlers. Let’s start with the Yorkshire Dales – acres of open space consisting of grassy green valleys and heaths make the perfect setting for a lodge, caravan or camping holiday over Easter. Alternatively, if you choose to stay a little closer to urban centres such as Leeds or Doncaster, you’ll find all manner of toddler-friendly attractions nearby. Specifically, we’re thinking of the Yorkshire Wildlife Park, going on a fun Easter-themed walk at Lotherton Hall or learning about chocolate at York Chocolate Story.
Where To Stay – The Bay Filey is a holiday village with 160 stylish holiday homes and direct access to a sandy beach. Toddlers will love the indoor swimming pool, days out at the beach or playing out in the parkland, woodland and meadows where the holiday homes are located.
Flamingo Land is a well-known zoo and theme park near Malton in North Yorkshire. Families with toddlers can choose to stay over at the onsite Flamingo Land Resort, which offers luxurious accommodation and an entertainment and leisure complex, and is perfectly place for easy access to the zoo and theme park
#3. The Peak District
Just a little further south from the Yorkshire Dales you’ll find another of the UK’s great national parks – the Peak District. Incredibly, it’s one of the most visited national parks in the world. The things to see and do for families at Easter are endless here, from admiring the vast landscape to discovering the natural wonder, Thor’s Cave. You could also let the little ones try a sweet treat in Bakewell, the village that’s home to the original Bakewell Tart.
Where To Stay – Darwin Forest is a 5* holiday park set in a forest in the Peak District. Some of the holiday homes even have their own hot tub. There is an indoor swimming pool, indoor soft play and outdoor adventure playground for babies and toddlers.
Read More – 9 Places To Stay With Babies & Toddlers In The Peak District
#4. Isle of Wight
Fancy the feeling of going abroad while keeping all the home comforts of the UK for your Easter holiday? Isle of Wight is the answer. As it’s set on its own island just off the south coast of England, it gives the destination a distinctive atmosphere of its own. Take the kids dinosaur fossil hunting on the sandy swathe of Yaverland Beach. Even if they don’t find any fossils, they’re sure to still be wowed by the models at Dinosaur Isle afterwards!
Where To Stay – Nettlecombe Farm Cottages are ideal for families looking for somewhere to stay with babies and toddlers on the Isle of Wight. Toddlers can meet Comet and Dancer – the resident reindeer! There is also a toddler play area including a big Wendy house, wooden tractor and rustic climbing play facility.
Whitecliff Bay Holiday Park has loads of facilities for toddlers including 2 playgrounds, an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, onsite entertainment – and best of all its own private beach within walking distance of the park.
#5. The Lake District
The glassy sheen of its myriad lakes has given the Lake District legendary status in the scenery stakes. It means that you can take time to out to reflect on the beauty of your surroundings – even if it is only for just a few moments before heading out to do some activities! The areas around Windermere, Derwentwater and Ambleside are all great choices. And don’t forget to visit The World of Beatrix Potter to see fun characters from the author’s beloved books, including Peter Rabbit and Jemima Puddle-duck.
Where To Stay – Fallbarrow Holiday Park is a 5* holiday park in one of the best locations in the Lake District; on the shores of Lake Windermere and a 5-minute stroll into Windermere town centre itself. Toddlers will love the outdoor playground, sports court and feeding the ducks from the shores of the lake.
Ullswater Heights holiday park opened in July 2019 and boasts luxury lodges and a secluded glamping village with deluxe safari tents complete with their own hot tub. Toddlers will love playing in the playground and best of all – visiting the park’s own petting farm!
Learn More – 20 Places To Stay In The Lake District With Babies And Toddlers
Part of the Canary Islands that sit just off the western coast of Africa, Tenerife is a reliable destination for year-round sunshine. That’s what makes it such a great choice for Easter holidays for babies and toddlers. This Canarian classic is home to all sorts of great activities for kids, including the huge Siam Park waterpark. While it has some towering water slides, there’s also a water playground that’s perfect for smaller children too.
Where To Stay – The Hard Rock Hotel is perfect for families looking for a stylish hotel in Tenerife, which is also really baby and toddler friendly. There is a kids splash park with fountains, jets and waterfalls, and a playground with a sandpit.
This new Fantasia Bahia Principe is a brand new 5* hotel in Tenerife which is amazing for babies and toddlers! There is a fairytale Cinderella style castle, heated kids swimming pool, all days kids clubs (for children aged 3+), mini discos and evening entertainment.
Read More – 18 Stunning Baby And Toddler Friendly Hotels In Tenerife
Staying in the Canaries for the moment, Fuerteventura is another option that’s decidedly different from Tenerife despite being in the same archipelago. Taking a trip here is like landing on Mars, and little ones will be amazed by the terracotta-coloured mountains that make up the landscape. During your time here, it’s well worth a visit to the Oasis Park Fuerteventura. This huge animal enclosure is home to monkeys, parrots and even giraffes that you can feed by hand!
Where To Stay – The Barcelo Castillo Beach Resort is a beachfront Canarian village style resort next to the marina, and only 10 minutes from the airport. There is a brand new Pirate and Princess complex with a fantastic little splash pool as well as a Kids Pool and a little playground. There are 11 outdoor swimming pools including a waterpark with a wave pool and separate children’s pool. Parents who like to work out on holiday will love the air conditioned gym, aerobics studio, dance classes and Pilates and yoga.
The Sheraton Fuerteventura Beach is a 5* beachfront hotel with spacious rooms. There is an outdoor heated children’s swimming pool with sprinklers and fountains, an indoor swimming pool and playground.
If you’re looking for somewhere with guaranteed sun at Easter which isn’t too far to travel, then you must check out Dubai. This is family friendly heaven (the airport even offers complimentary pushchairs) with amazing hotels for babies and toddlers. Little ones will love LEGOLAND Dubai, LEGOLAND Dubai Waterpark, Motiongate Dubai and Riverland Dubai. Plus, there are sandy beaches to play on and amazing swimming pools and splash parks to cool down in.
Where To Stay – The Polynesian themed Lapita resort is in a great location next door to Legoland, Motiongate and Bollywood Parks meaning you can pop back to the hotel for an afternoon nap or dip in the pool whenever you want. Lapita guests also get complimentary theme park access. The hotel is set around lagoon style swimming pools and a lazy river – interconnecting rooms and cots and provided. This resort is also smoke free.
The awe-inspiring Atlantis hotel includes the Aquaventure water park, which is the Middle East and Europe’s number 1 waterpark. There are loads of rides for larger kids but a new area for babies and toddlers too. The hotel is also the home of the Lost City of Atlantis Aquarium with over 65 000 marine animals and a stunning white sandy beach and pirate ship play area.
Mexico has a tropical climate with temperatures of aprox 25 degrees at Easter. Days are usually hot with balmy evenings, so pack light and cool clothing! Add in white Caribbean-like sandy beaches, and some fab baby and toddler friendly hotels and you have all the ingredients for a fantastic Easter holiday.
Where to Stay – the TUI Sensatori Riviera Cancun is in a great location on the exclusive Riviera Maya just metres from the beach. There are 4 lagoon type swimming pools and a little splash park for little ones including nets, tipping buckets and a waterslide. Toddlers will love the playhouse with a crazy kitchen, silly science lab and arts and crafts zone. Parents can prebook a Baby Kit too so they don’t have to bring all their own baby and toddler equipment.
Get treat like a rock star at the Hard Rock Riviera Maya Heaven which is also baby and toddler friendly too. There are 2 massive pools, a waterpark and a private beach to play in.
Learn More – Tui Sensatori Riviera Cancun
Can you recommend any holidays for babies and toddlers at Easter?