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7 Easter Holiday Road Trips in the UK

Posted on 15th March 2017

Peak District Road Trip

Any parent understands the concoction of dread, excitement and fear when it comes to entertaining their kids for the Easter Holidays. You’re faced with entertaining one or more hyperactive balls of energy for multiple days, and knowing exactly how to disperse their energy and amuse them without any tantrums, arguments or meltdowns is enough to fill anyone with trepidation.

That being said, the Easter holidays enable you to spend time with your family, and create memories that will last a lifetime. The UK has some beautiful holiday locations for you and your little ones to visit, so pack your bags, hire a 4x4 and get going!

The Peak District

The Peak District is a hilly area of the Southern end of the Pennine Chains. The Peak District is found in Derbyshire and parts of Manchester, Cheshire, Yorkshire and Staffordshire. A family excursion to the Peak District is a great way to spend time together, see the British mountain sides and educate your children in science and history. The Peak District National Park is the UK’s flagship national park, and first opened its doors in 1951.

The Peak District offers a plethora of activities, from caverns, villages, castles, trails and wildlife parks, a break at the Peak District is a surefire way to entertain your kids and create everlasting family memories. From going camping to staying in an apartment, you can create a truly magical experience for the family.


The Lake District

The Lake District is a region of mountains in Cumbria. It has forests, lakes, fells and rivers to explore and was the inspiration for many of 19th century writer William Wordsworth’s poems. The Lake District National Park is more than 3,000 feet above sea level and is the highest mountain in England.

The Lake District National Park opened a month after The Peak District National Park. It is a fantastic place to go walking, and there are plenty of activities such as boating on the lake or partaking in watersports. The Lake District is also home to the Beatrix Potter House, where you and your children can be immersed in the world of Peter Rabbit.

Yorkshire Dales

You can find the Yorkshire Dales at the Northern end of the Pennine Mountains in Yorkshire. The Dales is offers beautiful hills and river valleys that rise from the Vale of York, extending through Ribblesdale, Dentdale and Garsdale.

The Yorkshire Dales National Park opened three years after their sister park, the Peak District in 1954 and offers an abundance of attractions and things to do. Visit the Gayle Mill and get an insight into the woodwork mill that has been in the community for over a century. Check out the Stainmore Railway Company and get lost in the rich heritage that it has to offer. With so many things to do, it would be foolish to stay at home.

Jurassic Coast

The Jurassic Coast is a national heritage coast that covers 95 miles of coastline from East Devon to Dorset. As the name suggests, the Jurassic Coastline has over 185 million years of geological history, after coastal erosion destroyed rock formations to reveal the genesis of the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods.

As well as offering endless educational opportunities, the Jurassic Coastline has an array of attractions for both parents and kids. With Bridport Museum, Dorset County Museum, Fairlynch Museum and so many more museums that will give you an insight on the rich history of the UK’s coastal line you’ll be full to the brim with knowledge.

Northumberland Coast

The Northumberland Coast is an Area of Natural Beauty, with rugged cliffs, sandy beaches and quiet islands. The stunning coastline covers 100 miles of the Northeast of England from Berwick-Upon-Tweed to the River Coquet estuary and lies within the natural region of the North Northumberland Coastal Plain.

The Northumberland Coast has more to offer than its beauty - the bird centre Falconry Days is home to 75 birds of prey from around the world, and the Roman Vindolanda is one of Europe’s most important archeological Roman sites, and presents a stunning landscape of Hadrian’s wall. A perfect combination of education and fun.


Brecon Beacons

South Wales is home to the Brecon Beacons mountain range, and boasts South Wales’ highest mountain, Pen y Fan. The Brecon Beacons National Park is one of three in Wales and includes the Black Mountain in the West (‘Y Mynydd Du’), the Great Forest (‘Fforest Fawr’) and the Black Mountains in the East (‘Y Mynyddoedd Duon’).

With Cathedrals, Distilleries, Museums and Castles there’s something for adults and children to enjoy. The Brecon Beacon mountains are synonymous with horse riding or pony trekking and cycling through the beautiful greenery, and there really is no better way to enjoy the fresh spring air.


Dartmoor’s moorlands can be found in the sleepy county of Devon. The moorlands are protected by National Park, and covers over 365 miles. Defined by forests, rivers, tors and craggy landscapes, Dartmoor is a true British gem.

From visiting butterfly sanctuaries to indulging in afternoon tea at a castle or soaking up the history of a railway station, Dartmoor offers a plethora of activities for you and your children to enjoy over the Easter Holidays,

At Coutts, we understand that a family holiday in the UK means driving, which is why we’ll drop a luxury Land Rover to your door, so that you can drive your family in comfort. Our spacious cars will fit everything you need to take with you, and you can take your holiday experience to the next level. Get in touch today to find the perfect Range Rover for your Family holiday.