Action packed indoor entertainment this Easter!


We all know that the UK weather can be unpredictable at times, but you shouldn’t worry too much, there’s always plenty of things you can do indoors on our parks on rainy days. Not to mention plenty to see and do in the local area!

There’s a reason why three of our parks are called Action Packed! Thurston Manor and Riverside Leisure Parks have plenty to offer you and your family on your UK staycation this Easter. With the introduction of our new entertainment programme, the team are on hand to make your day, and give you a fun filled holiday. Enjoy indoor body zorbing, where you bounce into your friends and family, all while inside a giant inflatable ball… It’s not everyday you can say that!

Maybe you’re more of an arts & crafts kind of person and want to unleash all of your creativity. We have some laidback indoor activities that will allow you to express your inner Picasso, such as our ceramic creation station, which will have you decorating your very own piece of pottery that you can take home with you. Put it in pride of place at home and keep that Verdant Leisure holiday memory alive! 

The Playden Gang is run by Vinnie and Violet, our resident foxes. As twins, they do everything together, including making sure you have the best possible holiday!

Vinnie and Violet

Our third action packed park, Golden Coast Leisure Park in North Devon has some new exciting activities on offer, including Playden Plus. Vinnie and Violet have put together a very special set of activities for you to enjoy when you visit Golden Coast, including dance parties, sand art sessions, family quizzes, sport competitions and much more! 

Each of our Action Packed parks have indoor swimming pools, so if the weather’s not looking great, why not make a splash indoors? Once you’ve worked up an appetite, why not sample one of our on park Bar & Restaurants with tasty, freshly prepared food the whole family will love.

So if the weather isn’t looking amazing, don’t fret, you’ll have plenty of things to keep you occupied on your last minute UK Easter holiday this spring! Take a look at our things to do pages on each of the park pages for more to explore in the local area.

Easter Holidays in the UK

Are you and your family on the hunt for a well needed Easter break this year? Look no further than our selection of the best destinations for Easter holidays in the UK. Make unforgettable memories in some of the most beautiful locations.

Devon Family Holidays this Easter

Are you wanting an Easter family holiday in the UK, that feels like you’re abroad? Take a trip to North Devon, voted one of the best destinations for family holidays in the UK. Golden Coast Leisure Park, in Woolacombe is your go to holiday park. You can choose from so many different accommodation types, from caravans to villas to apartments.


Golden Coast Leisure Park is 5 minutes from the beach, with spectacular views across the North Devon Coastline, and stunning hidden coves like Barricane Beach, you will definitely feel like you’re abroad here.

Barricane Beach
Barricane Beach


Not only is the local area beautiful, but the park has so many fantastic facilities and attractions to keep the whole family occupied, including indoor and outdoor pools, pool inflatables, a wave surfer, and a variety of bars and restaurants. There’s also a dedicated hands-on entertainment team, ready to create fantastic memories with you and your family all day and night. From just £173  2 guests can stay for 3 nights in a Shoreline Apartment, arriving on 22nd April. Does that sound amazing? Book here.

Northern England Family Holidays

If you’re looking for a family holiday in the North of England, you should look at Riverside Leisure Park. Located in Northumberland, in the lovely town of Wooler. You and your family will be surrounded by glorious greenery for woodland walks. Not only is it located in an area with so many amazing things to see and do, but Riverside has also got a dedicated entertainment team, ready to provide hours of entertainment for the family. Check out what’s on at Riverside here.


Easter family holidays
Entertainment at Riverside


The park is bursting with entertainment and fantastic facilities. Including play areas, indoor pools, bar and restaurant, games rooms and so much more. Being just a short drive to the coast, you’re getting the best of both countryside and coastal, on a family holiday at Riverside this easter. What’s more, you can book a family holiday from just £165 arriving on 25th April for 4 nights.

Scotland Family Holidays

Travel just that little further north, and you can have a wonderful Easter break in Scotland. Thurston Manor Leisure Park in Dunbar is an action-packed holiday park with plenty of activities and adventures to have by all the family.


Nestled in the countryside, but also just a short drive to the coast. In just under 10 minutes, you can be at our sister park Pease Bay Leisure Park, situated right on the beach, it’s truly a hidden gem.


Pease Bay Leisure Park
Pease Bay Beach


Thurston Manor Leisure Park has an array of fantastic facilities for all the family, and an even better entertainment team ready and raring to provide you and your family with tonnes of Easter memories.


This Easter, all our action-packed parks have a jam-packed entertainment plan for all the family with plenty of easter activities. Including, Easter egg hunts, Easter crafts, competitions and egg drops. What are you waiting for? Book your action-packed family holiday this April here.


Make the most of your visit to Woolacombe!


The best things to do in Woolacombe will never leave you short of activities when you visit North Devon. Its picturesque landscapes, coastal towns, and array of local attractions make it an extremely popular location for holidaymakers.


Explore Golden Coast Leisure Park


The newest addition to the Verdant Leisure family, Golden Coast Leisure Park offers an array of activities and facilities for you to take advantage of during your holiday. You can plan action packed days filled with swimming, climbing, bowling, body boarding on our wave simulator and much more! Once you’ve tired yourself out, why not go for a bite to eat and drink in one of our numerous bars and restaurants, the options are endless.


Golden Coast Leisure Park


We have a range of accommodation to suit everyone’s taste and budget, from stylish caravans to 3-bedroom holiday villas. All of our accommodation are filled with everything you need to enjoy the perfect holiday with us. We also have excellent pitches available for you to book if you’ve got a touring caravan or motorhome!



Best things to do in Woolacombe


When you’re not busy making use of the extensive facilities on park, why not check out the local area? North Devon is home to some of the UK’s most stunning beaches, including the award-winning Woolacombe Beach. With miles of golden sand, vibrant blue water and waves perfect for surfing, it’s a breathtaking day out to add to your holiday itinerary when you visit us.


Woolacombe Beach


Take in the spectacular views while on the back of a horse with Woolacombe Riding Stables, a British Horse Society and Pony Club approved equestrian centre. Ride across a variety of fields, hills and coastal paths. There are horses and ponies for all riding abilities so it’s a magical day for the whole family to enjoy.


If you’re searching for a superb family day out during your visit, we recommend The Big Sheep Farm and Theme Park. There is plenty to enjoy, from family rides and live shows to meeting the animals, you’re sure to have a fun filled day!


Did you know that there is only one black leopard exhibit in the whole of the UK? You’ll find this stunning wildcat in the Exmoor Zoo, along with many other fantastic mammals, reptiles and more! If you’re a fan of the zoo then be sure to add this one to your holiday itinerary.


Exmoor Zoo


As well as our long list of dining options, there are several local restaurants that are definitely worth trying. Head down to Barnstaple, a nearby market town where all the shopping happens and you can even try a Devon cream tea! Another favourite is The Red Barn! Serving up tasty meals and with live music on Friday’s, it’s the ideal place to enjoy an evening meal with your loved ones.

If you’re looking for a bite to eat during the day, why not head over to ‘The Captains Table’. Open for breakfast, dinner and tea during its season, the highly recommended café serves everything from crab baguettes to surf & turf. There’s also tasty vegetarian and vegan options available, so everyone can enjoy dining there!


Find out more about holidays at Golden Coast Leisure Park by clicking here.



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