Hot Cross Bun-Baking, Egg-Rolling, and Newborn Lambs: Our Favourite Easter-Themed Stays!

14 March 2023

Easter has to be one of our favourite times of the year. It’s officially springtime, so the sun is finally making its warming presence felt. Filled with colour and charm, the countryside has never looked better.

Plus, Easter-time is treat-time! Who could resist a rich chocolate egg, or a plate of hot cross buns slathered in butter, during those long weekend get-togethers with family and friends?

This year you can celebrate Easter in style, with a stay at a retreat that’s decorated just for the occasion, and/or offers fun, family-friendly activities during the school holidays.

What exactly do we mean by this? Well, one award-winning foodie retreat in West Sussex is offering freshly hand-made hot cross buns for Easter arrivals, with a surprise Easter Egg hunt for the little ones. Those staying from 31st March to 1st April can also take advantage of their discounted Easter baking classes – a treat that keeps on giving!

You could also choose to join a tempting chocolate Easter Egg hunt amongst ancient central Scottish woodlands, with Easter decorations that cheer your chosen haven, and a welcome basket stuffed with sourdough hot cross buns.

Meanwhile, if you’ve got a soft spot for cute farm animals, there’s a quirky retreat parked in rural Somerset… adjacent to a shelter where Coloured Ryeland lambs are due to be born in the first weeks of April.

We’ve got many more Easter delights to show you, and since they’re all bound to be popular, we definitely recommend snapping up your favourite super-fast!

Author: Nina Jervis

Image: © Brucefield Estate Schenbothies | Clackmannanshire, Scotland

Fforest Farm

Cilgerran, Pembrokeshire, Wales
Simplicity, adventure, and beautiful outdoor living - that's what you'll find at fforest farm.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: Varies
£237 (2nts, bell tent)
Each Wednesday in the Easter holidays there will be family friendly Easter crafting sessions, and on Easter Sunday guests can enjoy egg painting and then an egg rolling competition afterwards! All included in stays at fforest farm, and full details here https://www.coldatnight.co.uk/fforest-farm-easter. Easter holiday stays also include breakfast, a guided woodland walk and a family movie night in the tipi.

East Thorne Family Roundhouses

Bude, Cornwall, England
An original glamping concept, lovingly created by a family who fell in love with glamping and the Great Outdoors...and set about creating a luxury en-suite glamping alternative for their guests. 
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2-4
£160 / night
Onsite Easter activities - egg hunt, arts and crafts, Easter wreath making.

Dittisham Hideaway

Dittisham, Devon, England
An exquisite collection of luxury treehouses, a gleaming American airstream, and artisan shepherd's lodges, all with al fresco hot tubs and beautifully nestled in the scenic heart of Devonshire countryside.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: 1-5
Easter hunt on Easter Sunday around the woodland walk.

Rex the Bus

Yeovil, Somerset, England
Hop aboard a cheerful, quirkily converted double-decker, parked amongst ten dreamy acres of sheep-dotted rural heaven in South Somerset, close to bustling Yeovil.
Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 4
£175 / night
Coloured Ryeland lambs due between 4th April - 15th April, so anyone staying on Rex the bus will be able to get up close to the newborns as they will be in the field shelter, in the field adjacent to the bus. Free event.

RiverBeds Luxury Wee Lodges

Ballachulish, The Highlands, Scotland
Luxury Wee Lodges, complete with bubbling private hot tub, nestled at the entrance to the mighty Glencoe Valley.
Bedrooms: 1 per lodge
Sleeps: 2 per lodge
£198 / night
Easter Egg Hunt around the Estate on Sunday 9th April.

Brucefield Estate Schenbothies

Forestmill, Clackmannanshire, Scotland
Sumptuous woodland hideaways, privately nestled on a magical Clackmannanshire estate that's teeming with rich heritage and diverse, protected wildlife.
Bedrooms: 1 per bothy
Sleeps: 2 per bothy
£132 / night
Complimentary chocolate easter egg hunt in the woodlands! And sourdough hot cross buns included in your welcome breakfast hamper plus Easter decorations included in your price.

The Artisan Bakehouse

Ashurst, West Sussex, England
An award-winning foodie retreat that combines soothing West Sussex countryside views with baking masterclasses and tempting seasonal produce.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
£325 / 2 nts
Easter baking classes 31st March & 1st April - 10% discount to residents staying with us. Currently there is availability in the hut that weekend. Freshly handmade hotcross buns for arrivals on the 7th April & a surprise Easter egg hunt for little ones staying over that weekend (or adults can join in!

By the Wye

Hay-on-Wye, Herefordshire, England
Plan your soothing escape to an off-grid, family-run glamping site in the rural heart of Hay-on-Wye, where everyone is welcome.
Bedrooms: 1-2 per tent
£185 / night
Have a Roarsome Dino-themed Easter at By the Wye. Look out! Dinosaurs have nested in the woods at By the Wye, leaving giant eggs for you to find, but be careful, the dinosaurs won’t be far away. See the woodland come to life on a family Easter break at By the Wye. Enjoy a Dino-mitebank holiday weekend or treat your family to a midweek break during the school holidays. Explore the trails and riverbanks nestled in the beautiful ancient woodland – keeping an eye out for dinosaur tracks. Enjoy your slice of the woods in one of our safari tents, and spend the lighter evenings wildlife spotting from your own private decking. Enjoy family activities; each booking made over the Easter holidays includes Bug-Hotel Building and a dinosaur Easter-themed trail! Including two free children’s activities and limitless firewood for your stay: 3night stay - £700, 4night midweek stay - £840, 10% discount for 7night stays - £1386 after discount.


Forestmill, Clackmannanshire, Scotland
A former forester's cottage, uniquely and lovingly transformed into a sustainable sanctuary on a vast, wildlife-steeped Clackmannanshire estate owned by descendants of Robert the Bruce.
Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 5
£150 / night
Complimentary chocolate easter egg hunt in the woodlands! And sourdough hot cross buns included in your welcome breakfast hamper plus Easter decorations included in your price.

SeaBeds Luxury Lookout Lodges

Ballachulish, The Highlands, Scotland
A luxury, design-led ‘lookout' for couples and families, with an infinity hot tub and sweeping sea-and-mountain views of the Scottish Highlands.
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom
Sleeps: 2 (+2)
£275 / night
Easter Egg Hunt around the Estate on Sunday 9th April.


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