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As the snow starts to melt and we start to see bright yellow daffodils popping up throughout the landscape it seems that, finally, Spring is on the horizon. With Easter and the school holidays just around the corner, there is no better time to plan ahead for a visit to North Yorkshire…

What’s not to love about spring?  Springtime is the ideal time to enjoy some fresh country air and the great outdoors. Explore the beauty and charm of the Yorkshire Dales while enjoying a relaxing break or plenty of activities on offer. Whether you're planning a grand family friendly holiday this Easter or an intimate bank holiday escape with your nearest and dearest, here are our top four reasons why book an last minute Easter break in Yorkshire...

1. Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate...

Easter eggs and chocolate have become synonymous with this special time of year. When the season changes from Winter to Spring, what better time to visit Kacao. This is our favourite local chocolaterie, based in Richmond, known as the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales. As well as lots of delicious chocolate on offer, Kacao also have many exciting chocolate making courses this Easter for kids (and those big kids) to enjoy. Learn all about the sweet-tasting stuff, whilst chomping on marshmallows dipped in the running chocolate fountain. A great day out for all of the family!

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Visit Kakao

2. Easter trail at Thorp Perrow...

Thorp Perrow is a fantastic day out for all of the family, especially during Spring. There are over 100 acres of woodland trails, glades and avenues to explore. During the Easter holidays, there are family friendly events and activities to join, including the popular Easter Trail where little ones can hunt the Easter bunny and solve clues as they go.

During March and April, thousands of daffodils fill the Arboretum with glorious colour, and visitors are invited to follow Curator Faith’s trail through the best of the collection. The Arboretum houses a Bird of Prey and Mammal Centre with fascinating daily flying demonstrations. And, in Spring, there's the chance to meet and hand-feed cute baby wallabies and meerkats too!

Thorp Perrow

3. Spring into life...

Spring is the time when the countryside reawakens and comes bursting into life. Birds are singing, leaves are unfolding and the animals are beginning to wake from their winter sleep. At Brompton Lakes, look out for our regular visitors which include geese, ducks, swans, oystercatchers, moorhens and kingfishers. Families will love spotting the newly born chicks in April.

Pop into Mainsgill Farm as lambing time is now upon us and Mainsgill has over 400 Texel ewes to lamb this Spring. Check out what mischief the newly born lambs get up to as well as lots of other animals to visit whilst on the farm.

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4. Walk off those Easter eggs…

After a long weekend of gorging ourselves on Easter chocolate, there is no better time to get out and about to explore the great outdoors. More appropriately named for an ice cream sundae than a hill, Roseberry Topping is nonetheless worth a visit. At 320 metres high it’s a challenging but achievable climb for the whole family, and once you’ve battled your way to the top you’ll enjoy sweeping views across North Yorkshire and Teesside.

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North York Moors

 


Last-minute Easter escapes...

Easter is fast approaching, but don't panic as we have some last-minute availability at our luxury lodges, self-catering apartments and holiday cottages with hot tubs across North Yorkshire. Perfect for a family friendly holiday of all sizes, a luxury escape with Holiday at Home will ensure your Spring break is one to remember. Take a look at our availability, we have got just the retreat for you this Easter...

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