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Easter Escapes: Something Different to Farm Animals and Chocolate

Mar 12 2012 Posted by Lewis Shields

Pitchup.com loves a fluffy lamb or two, but with an abundance of country escapes to choose from this Easter, we recommend a camping, glamping or caravanning break away with a difference.

From luxury yurts and nomads, to fly-fishing and trampolining, Pitchup.com has the family getaway sorted:

Idos Camping, Pembrokeshire

Idos Camping is something pretty special. Not satisfied with an on-site surf shop, coffee bar and a hot tub, Idos offers an ecologically sound wooden “nomad”. With its own veranda, the nomad sleeps two people and comes with an oil heater and hurricane lamp and use of a hot tub, sharing the outdoor kitchen and hot tub. The nomad is priced at £42 per night.

Lanyon Holiday Park, Cornwall

For families looking for a week away from it all, but without pricey country cottages or stuffy hotels, book the clan into the Ruby at Lanyon Holiday Park – a two-bedroom, open plan living area, fully equipped static caravan in Redruth, Cornwall. With little to pack for this kind of holiday, guests will be wrapped up and dining at their table under the stars before they know it. Take full advantage of the warm waters of the site's indoor pool, let the kids run wild in the play park and make the most of the beautiful countryside surrounding Lanyon. The Ruby is priced at £241 for a seven-night stay.

Hawthorn Farm, Kent

Hawthorn Farm is the closest caravan site to Dover (four miles away) so it’s an ideal stop for those heading over the Channel this Easter holiday. Why not break the journey to la belle France with an overnight stay on the coast, and a hearty English dinner at the local in the village of Martin Mill? Even if not France-bound, it’s a great place to stay for jaunts around Kent and along the south-east coastline. Pitches are priced from £18 per night.

Riverside County Park, Northumberland

For those looking to escape the all-too-predictable surge to the coasts this Easter, avoid the crowds by escaping to the riverside pods at Riverside County Park on the edge of the Northumberland National Park instead. These cosy timber tents sleep up to three people and offer a fantastic alternative to canvas camping. There is plenty on offer for the whole family – from fly fishing on the riverbanks to soaking in the indoor pool and jacuzzi - and a lounge bar to relax in after days spent in the great outdoors. Camping pods are priced at £280 for seven nights.

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