Great Easter days out

Spring flowers on the Network

The National Cycle Network is a great place to spot signs of spring

Family cycling

At 14,000 miles, a third of which is traffic free, there are plenty of routes to discover

Family having a picnic

If the weather is good pack a picnic and head to the local park

This Easter visit some of the UK’s best attractions, castles and fantastic historical landmarks by bike or on foot.

Here are some of our favourites from across the UK that are within easy reach of the National Cycle Network, and are holding special Easter events.  

1. The Eden Project, Cornwall

The Clay Trails leads you to the Eden Project in Cornwall, where they offer a discount on entry if you arrive by bike. Between 1-17 April they are holding The Eden project's take on the traditional Easter egg hunt, as well as lots of egg-themed games.

2. Llanelli Wetland Centre, Carmarthenshire

The Port Talbot to Kidwelly route is largely traffic-free and takes you through woodland, along coastlines and into some of Wales' best urban landscapes. You’ll pass Llanelli Wetland Centre, and between 8 - 23 April, you can join in a giant duck hunt across their beautiful grounds.

3. Whitby Abbey, Yorkshire

The Scarborough to Whitby route is a lovely coastal ride with fantastic views, secluded coves and historic sites. Go on an Easter Adventure Quest and find characters from the past to help solve the challenge and seek out your chocolate reward, all taking place over the bank holiday weekend (14-17 April).

4. Dunham Massey, Greater Manchester

The Trans Pennine Trail between Stretford and Dunham Massey is seven miles of traffic-free cycling. This Easter the National Trust has teamed up with Cadburys to run an Easter egg trail in the grounds of this beautiful property. You can take part in a magical trail to save the garden from the troll during the easter half-term period from 30 March – 23 April. Or you can escape the Easter crowds, there are lots of areas of the wider estate, the garden or the house where you can relax.

5. Lee Valley Country Park, London

The London Docklands and Lea Valley route takes you through River Lee Country Park and over the Easter half-term period they are inviting members of the public to celebrate spring by meeting the newborns and new members of the farm family! Admission is free and between 01 -17 April there will be fun filled activities, various informative talks on the new arrivals, indoor and outdoor play areas and tractor and trailer rides to the Hollyfield dairy farm.

6. Ironbridge Gorge, Shropshire

The six-mile Telford to Ironbridge route is largely traffic free and takes you past ten museums celebrating the area's rich heritage. Visit Blists Hill Victorian Town between 8 – 23 April to participate in many farmyard activities and talks. Be sure to arrive in the morning as every day throughout Easter the townsfolk will be celebrating with the unusual pastime of egg dancing! 

7. Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh

National Route 75 travels through Edinburgh and out to Balerno. You’ll pass close to the beautiful Botanic Gardens which are running a Easter Bunny Trail between 1 - 17 April. Complete the trail and claim your yummy chocolate reward.

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