Walking, cycling, canoeing… the warmer weather and longer days are ideal for a range of outdoor activities. Whether you’re up in the hills or on the coast, by a loch or on a golf course, the spring landscape provides a beautiful backdrop for your activity holiday. Blow away the cobwebs with an invigorating hill climb, explore forest trails and coastal tracks during a cycling holiday or unwind in tranquil surroundings on a Scottish fishing holiday, with the river or loch for company. Make the most of your Easter holiday – staying in a local holiday cottage offers you freedom to spend your activity holiday however you choose, and gives you a home from home in which you can unwind at the end of the day. Many holiday homes also offer space for drying clothes and boots, and secure storage for bikes and other outdoor gear.
With new-born lambs and calves roaming the fields, you could take the family on a farm stay for an extra special Easter break. An ‘agritourism’ holiday gives you the opportunity to get up close with nature as the countryside comes to life – what could be more fitting for an Easter break? Escape the madding crowds and enjoy the peace of a rural retreat, as your children learn more about farm life – and maybe even bottle feed a lamb or two.
For a dose of sightseeing and shopping, spend your Easter break in one of Scotland’s cities. Get to know the local area from your own apartment and soak up the culture, architecture and history. April is a great time for a city break; although busier over the Easter weekend, the cities are less crowded than in the summer months. Whether you discover Dundee or explore Inverness you’ll find a wealth of top attractions for all the family to enjoy. Check for events happening over the Easter weekend, such as the National Trust’s Easter egg trails.
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