During this time of uncertainty, with many families missing out on their planned Easter getaway this year, Holiday at Home has a guide for the perfect Easter holiday at home, until it is safe to welcome you back to North Yorkshire!
Now take a deep breath, stay positive and have a look at what Holiday at Home recommend doing to entertain the whole family, whilst safe at home this Easter weekend…
Easter Bake Off...
Getting bored of seeing banana bread on Instagram? Why not give your friends something to talk about and take your Easter holiday at home baking to the next level with one (or all) of these Easter showstopping baking projects; fun for the whole family.
One a penny two a penny Hot Cross Buns! Follow master baker Paul Hollywood’s recipe this Easter, made juicy with golden sultanas, fragrant with cinnamon and sticky with apricot jam.
Easter provides an excuse to eat as much chocolate as possible and if you love chocolate, then these ooey, gooey brownies with Cadburys Crème Eggs in the middle and op top are for you!
Whip up this fool proof traditional fruit cake recipe, topped with golden marzipan for your Easter holiday at home baking treat for the whole family.
Our (Virtual) Easter Egg Hunt...
Can you spot how many eggs are in each of these pictures below? Email your answers to [email protected] and the Easter bunny will email back to let you know if you got the answer right!
Easter is a peak time for crafts with the family. Of course, there’s one craft that almost every family will participate in: decorating Easter eggs. But the fun doesn’t have to stop there. You can also create all sorts of colourful flowers, welcoming wreaths, and sweet bunnies and chicks.
We have rounded up the best Easter craft ideas for the family so festive that the Easter bunny couldn’t miss it if he tried, these colourful crafts will bring sunshine to every corner of your home. (Since you will be spending a lot of time at home, you might as well go all out.)
Recycling takes on a new, adorable meaning with these chicks. After making a delicious Easter brunch, save the empty egg cartons for a fun Easter craft for kids.
Cherry blossoms bloom only briefly, but these tissue paper versions will last all spring.
Make some Easter wall decor with two embroidery hoops and colourful fabric. Don't forgot a cotton ball for a fluffy tail.
Colour Me In...
Make your Easter more colourful with this printable image of Brompton Lakes, ideal for entertaining kids and for adults looking to relax. Drag and drop the image on to your desktop and get colouring!
Green Fingers (little and big)...
Springtime is the perfect time to enjoy some fresh air and get outdoors and enjoy your garden, listen to the birds singing, watch the leaves changing colour and see plenty of animals beginning to wake from their winter sleep.
Here we have top tips from Pete, Holiday at Home’s chief gardener with a checklist of what maintenance to do in your garden this Easter weekend to enjoy the rewards when we can have our friends and family round – this is the time for mulching, sowing and repotting and the perfect activity for children to enjoy with their parents this weekend.
Don't forget to deadhead early spring bulbs – but don’t chop back the leaves for at least six weeks after flowering. Hard-prune bush roses back to 30cm, cutting back to an outward-facing bud and hydrangeas, cutting back the old stems to a healthy shoot lower down.
Remove weeds, then mulch beds and borders with shredded bark or compost to help stop them returning. Protect young perennials, such as hostas, with organic slug pellets. Pay more attention to the lawn, too. Start mowing your lawn each week if the grass isn’t wet.
The most important task in March is probably sowing. Seed heads of perennials and place ‘grow-through’ supports in position. Plant summer-flowering lily bulbs in a hole three to four times their height. Sow hardy annuals to fill gaps in immature beds and borders. Replace the compost in container plants and top-dress with slow-release fertiliser.
Jules lodge is a three bedroom, dog-free lodge with an exclusive log burning hot tub in the garden, which can be used all year round. This luxury lodge has everything you should need and more on a self catering holiday in Yorkshire.
Austin is a chic yet cosy self-catering holiday cottage for up to four guests at Holly House Farm in Richmond, North Yorkshire. There are two stylish bedrooms, an open plan kitchen, dining and living area with a log burner, and a garden hot tub for guests to enjoy.
Shorthorn is a four-bedroom luxury cottage near Richmond and the Yorkshire Dales. This dog-friendly cottage has a games room, garden hot tub and a bathroom for each bedroom. The fantastic and spacious interiors feature traditional beams and stunning views. It can be booked alongside two large cottages at Greenbank Barns for large group getaways.
Tucked away in the Richmondshire hills, this luxurious yet cosy one-bedroom cottage with a hot tub equals rural bliss for couples looking for somewhere special to stay. A mile from the local village, Wayside Cottage has inspiring interiors, original beams and exposed stone walls, and stunning countryside views.
Waterloo Lodge is a stunning six-bedroom, dog free large holiday home with a hot tub, games room and much more. This is the perfect rural retreat for large families and friends to explore Richmond and the Yorkshire Dales.
Holiday at Home has a few ideas to help keep on top of your mind if you are self-isolating or feel safer staying indoors. We encourage you all to listen to the Government guidelines and stay safe and well!
Whether you are looking for a peaceful retreat with the whole family in a rural location, or you prefer a townhouse close to amenities and a good pub, Holiday at Home have plenty of child-friendly holiday homes to choose from.
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