Try something different this Easter…

| March 9, 2011 | 1 Comment

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March may have only just started but the signs of spring are already evident; brighter mornings, a spattering of daffodils in the hedgerows and the inevitable chocolate treats gracing supermarket shelves all alluding to the upcoming Easter break. This year’s holiday promises to be longer and more eventful than ever, with Easter occurring so late in April (Good Friday is April 22nd, Easter Monday April 25th) and the Royal Wedding taking place on April 29th. With the abundance of bank holidays, here are Netflights ideas for an interesting Easter break.

Ditch the usual Easter traditions and head to Australia for the holiday. In order to make the most of the end of the Australian summer, the Royal Agricultural Society of New South Wales hosts the Sydney Royal Easter Show. The event, which is a cross between an agricultural show and a country fair, consists of competitions, rides, animal shows and displays by the Australian government. It’s the largest gathering in Australia and well worth seeing!

Check out the Easter Parade in New York. Whether you want to join in or just line the streets and watch, New York’s Easter Parade is unique. New Yorker’s dress up in Easter bonnets and outfits to walk the route, and some even dress their pets in costume! For those interested in outlandish fashion and a fun Easter, this could be perfect.

For those who are looking for a more active Easter break, how about checking out the world’s most beautiful marathon? This is not for the fainthearted; the 35 mile race is actually an ultramarathon held in the heat of South Africa on the Saturday of the Easter weekend. If you’re attracted by the wonderful scenery of the Cape Peninsular but put off by the distance, there is also a 13.1 mile half marathon. You can still register for the event, so if you’re interested check out the website.

If you’re looking to escape the typical Easter holiday, why not head to Beijing? There won’t be the usual chocolate eggs or bank holidays, so if you’re looking for a different cultural experience this would be a good choice. The weather in April is better than in the UK and could be the perfect time to visit the Great Wall of China!

Want to give the kids an Easter to remember? How about the wonders of Easter-egg hunts in DisneyWorld and having Sunday lunch with their favourite characters? While the little ones will love meeting Micky and co, even teenagers would love the chance to experience the amazing themeparks of Orlando.

For a completely different holiday join the annual student pilgrimage to Miami, for the madness of Spring Break. Students are looking to blow off steam after their midterm exams, so expect mayhem and chaos in the heat of South Beach, Miami. It won’t be a relaxing holiday, but it’s guaranteed to be a memorable one!


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My name is Kelly Brindle and as well as being a mother of two young children, I am part of a great team at Netflights.com sharing our travel passion and experience. I have travelled to Australia, Far East, Canada, Middle East and Europe and love every aspect of travel! I have some great tips and advice entertaining the little ones on your next expedition too! Netflights.com Google+

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  1. Hi Guys, you got me all confused :)
    Going to New York, Beijing, Australia??
    Traveling for Easter is a great Idea, Allow me to suggest taking the entire family with you or traveling to them.
    Nothing like the holiday season, especially Easter, for taking some time out with your family and enjoying some quality time.
    Thanks for all the travel ideas. I’m sure to get to beijing next year either way, and that is where I will spend next Easter myself, Far away from home and family – But doing my thing :)
    Travel safe and travel green!!!

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