If you're looking for something different to do during the Easter holidays, here are our top five finds to make your springtime touring that little bit more memorable
Let's start with an event that runs over Easter weekend itself (19-21 April 2014). CamperFest takes place right next to the Chester Racecourse, it runs alongside The Chester Food, Drink & Lifestyle Festival and it's an event that's not to be missed. There will be an array of activities to try at CamperFest, suitable for visitors of all ages, and whether you have a tent, a campervan, a motorhome or a caravan, you're very welcome. It's dog friendly and children up to three years old can go for free!
Of course, you don't have to stay at CamperFest to enjoy delights of The Chester Food, Drink & Lifestyle Festival. There are plenty of good campsites nearby to suit all tastes and budgets.
Cornwall is a classic camping holiday destination, so if you're going there this Easter, our second pick might be perfect for you. The historic, tidal island of St Michael’s Mount, near Marazion, is said to be one of Cornwall’s oldest towns. Head here for a Cadbury's Easter Egg Trail on Good Friday (18 April) and Easter Day (20 April), between 10.30am and 4pm. Other activities on the day include free face painting and designing your own Egg Head and Pith Helmet, accompanied by music and games.
If this sounds like your kind of fun, you need somewhere to stay. There are lots of campsites in Cornwall to choose from. Mount's Bay Caravan Park in Marazion would be handy, or how about nearby Wheal Rodney?
Our third top Easter tip is also in a popular camping destination – the Lake District. The World of Beatrix Potter has become a family favourite when enjoying a holiday in the Lake District – and this Easter you can take part in The Peter Rabbit Egg Hunt. This is no ordinary egg hunt. There are top prizes totalling £10,000 that include a weekend in London and 11 luxury overnight stays in the Lake District. There are 50 ceramic eggs to be found and remember to bring your mobiles to view the Google map with clues and markers that will help lead you to each of the eggs. When you find an egg, keep it and call or text egg hunt HQ!
The Peter Rabbit Egg Hunt takes place on Wednesday 16 April 2014 from 10am, perfectly timed to coincide with your Easter holiday in your caravan, motorhome or tent. Looking for somewhere nearby to pitch for a few nights? The World of Beatrix Potter is in Bowness-on-Windermere, so you could enjoy the natural beauty of Hill of Oaks Lodge and Caravan Park that has both motorhome and touring pitches, stay in a holiday home or chalet at Limefitt Park or head to Fallbarrow Park on the banks of Lake Windermere. You can find and book your holiday at these and many other campsites in the Lake District right here on Caravan Sitefinder.
If you're after chocolately goodness this Easter holiday, you could visit the beautiful Kew Gardens in west London and pop by the chocolate room to make your own Willy Wonka inspired chocolate bar with a chef from the Roald Dahl Museum café. This runs from now until Easter Monday (21 April). Looking for sites to stay at? Yes, there are campsites in and around London! How about the Walton on Thames Camping and Caravanning Club Site or another site a little further out in Chertsey?
Our fifth pick of this Easter's holiday adventures takes us back to the Lake District and is perfect if you are looking for a challenge. Head to Honister Slate Mine for the Subterranean Climb the Mine activity – just the thing to get your adrenalin pumping. Anyone over 10 years old and over 1.3m tall can have a go. You could pitch your van or tent at nearby Herdwick Croft Caravan Park, or one of the other many campsites near Keswick.
We hope we've inspired you to try something different this spring – happy holidays, happy Easter and happy camping!