Days Out For Easter 2012

We have been scouring the length and breath of the UK to find some activities that you might like to consider, and of course some great independent boutique hotels nearby that will make your easter break all the more comfortable.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

The YSP is an international centre for modern and contemporary art, and is one of a kind.  The open air displays situated in amongst a stunning historic backdrop and the estate of Bretton Park, boasts some of the most influential artists of our time.  A combination of sculpture and typical Yorkshire countryside makes it a day out for both purveyors of the arts and those who just love being outdoors.  We definitely recommend a picnic, whether there are just 10 or 1,000’s of visitors at the park, you can always find space for yourself to sit back and enjoy your surroundings.
The park is located 1 mile off Junction 38 on the M1.  A short distance away from YSP is Waterton Park and Walton Hall, near Wakefield. Walton Hall is a gracious Georgian mansion on an island surrounded by its own lake. It hosts the AA rosette Bridgewalk restaurant, excellent private dining and conference rooms, the relaxed and informal Charlie’s Bar offering casual all day dining and excellent leisure facilities at lake level.

Easter Egg Trail in Borrowdale

For the fifth year running, Cadbury are supporting the National Trust with the annual Easter Egg Trails situated throughout the UK. 
Join in the Cadbury’s Easter Egg Trail in Borrowdale.  Explore the spectacular landscape around Derwentwater, where the National Trust cares for much of the valley, and take part in traditional fun and games. It’s a great time for spending quality time with friends and family over Easter. 
Close to the Easter Egg Trail, is the beautifully boutique hotel Borrowdale Gates, a stunning country house hotel, which offers a inspired fine dining, comfortable accommodation and warm welcome.

Activities for Young and Old at Bambugh Castle

Do something most grand this Easter, create a beautiful Faberge egg using paint, vinyl and glitter (Sunday 8th April). It might not be of the same lavish, exquisite standards of those produced by Peter Carl Farberge for the great Russian Imperial Court, but its something bit different this Easter.
Alternatively, something which is polar opposite – take the children on the Beastly Egg Hunt – Helps find the Bamburgh Beasts eggs, before the wicked huntsman does and enter the Kings draw for a beastly prize.
(Included in regular admission price). 
The Victoria Hotel is situated in the Village of Bamburgh, close to the Castle and set amidst some of the most stunning beaches on the East Coast. The Victoria Hotel has been welcoming guests for generations. The fine stone building has been sympathetically renovated and upgraded. At The Victoria you will find a refreshingly different environment and a welcome that is both personal and genuine.

Top Hats and Funny Faces at Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery

This Easter Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery will play host to many seasonal activities for the Easter holidays. From making eggstraordinary Easter hat based on birds and birds’ eggs, to creating collage portraits as part of the ‘Women in Art’ Exhibition.
The Tides Reach Hotel and The Horn of Plenty and located not far from Plymouth. Both in areas of outstanding natural beauty. Tides Reach nestles within a sandy cove close the Salcombe is well equipped with 35 spacious rooms. 
The Horn of Plenty is situated on the edge of Dartmoor and boasts first rate accommodation, food and service with 3 AA Stars and 2 AA Rossettes.

Chocolate Courses from Slattery’s, Manchester

Now that they have discovered that chocolate may actually keep you slim, these courses from Slattery’s Patissiers and Chocolatiers are completely sin free!!!
Come along and learn many different skills from the art of chocolate work, sugar modelling, cooking and many more. There are courses to suit amateurs and professionals alike.  There are a number of courses running over the Easter weeks, please see website for more details.
There is an abundance of activities throughout Manchester over Easter. Including Vintage Swing at The Printworks – travel back in time to the 1940’s as you stroll down our themed street with classic cars, bunting and the smooth sounds of swing and rock ‘n’ roll.
On the outskirts of Greater Manchester, you will find the Alderley Edge Hotel, and what better place to stay while enjoying the multitude of activities that Manchester has to offer.
Alderley Edge Hotel is more popular than ever before, thanks to refurbished accommodation, exceptional corporate facilities – and award-winning gourmet cuisine at impressively reasonable prices!
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