Planning something further afield for Easter than an Easter egg hunt in back garden this year? Heading out for a springtime Easter weekend can be a welcome way to make the most of the school holidays, lighter days and milder weather. Pop on your Easter bonnet and escape into the countryside, fly out for a European city break or indulge in two days of theme park action. We love making your journey’s a doddle so we’ve put together 6 Easter weekend travel tips to help you prepare.
Bright ideas for bank holiday breaks
Don’t worry if you’ve not had chance to decide on the best way to spend Easter weekend. We’ve found lots of inspiration on the following sites and we think you’ll find something to suit the whole family too if you visit:
Welcome all weathers
Embrace the great British weather with all its surprise summery scorchers and dank drizzly bank holidays. With clever inventions like tiny foldable festival wellies and pocket ponchos no activity will be off limits if it’s rainy (apart from sunbathing!). And just because you never know…why not stock up on some sun cream minis, jelly shoes and sun hats? If you don’t use them now, they could come in handy for the May half term.
Avoid hidden accommodation costs
Now many of us can avoid package deals and hand-pick every element of our trips away, we can find ourselves being attracted by budget accommodation deals that may costs us more in the long run. Is free parking available at the hotel? Check how far your hotel is from the places you want to visit. Work out how much it would cost to get around. You may find that a more central location is worth the extra outlay. We can always help you compare quotes on any journeys you need to make locally as well as further afield with our instant quote comparisons.
Put paid to ‘Pay and Display’
‘No Spaces’ – it’s the sign on the way into a city or seaside town that every driver dreads. With everyone keen to visit somewhere new this Easter, the UK’s popular locations can become a parking black spot. We’d rather you didn’t spend your Saturday or Sunday circling a city to find a place to park your car. Ditch the multi-storey altogether – download our Minicabit App and hire a cab. We drop you off right in the heart of your destination ready to dive straight in and start having fun!
Try a bit of queue-busting
Choosing attractions that are a bit of the beaten track can find you discovering some real gems without battling through crowds. If you’re loved ones really do want to visit the must-see place to be, get online to pre-book or find out the best times to visit. If it’s not the rides, it’s the food stalls that are heaving with hungry holidaymakers. Consider stopping off at a supermarket en route to pick up snacks, drinks and picnic foods. Remember to bring along a mini cool-bag with an ice pack that you can fold away for the journey home.
Hop to Heathrow
We’re delighted that Heathrow Airport has partnered with us so that passengers using their app or website can access minicabit’s instant quote and booking tools directly to organise their transfers. Whichever airport you’re travelling from, our app can take the hassle out of getting there on time, for the best price and feeling relaxed.
Inspired by our 6 Easter weekend travel tips? Tell us about your plans @minicabit.