1982 Xray Zulu 676 Helicopter, Lancashire
Step out of the ordinary and try a short break with a difference this Easter, staying in a converted military helicopter. Those with a sense of adventure will love a stay in this novelty accommodation, it comes complete with quirky interiors, a flat screen TV and kitchen with microwave and mini fridge. Grown-ups bed down in the tail of the craft while little ones have their very own pull down bunk. Use of the nearby on-site shower block is included. The bright lights of Blackpool are only a short drive away, including the famous Tower and Pleasure Beach amusement park. A 3-night weekend break for 2 adults and 2 children, starting March 25 costs from £346 (was £432).
Fritton Lakes Retreat, Norfolk/Suffolk border
Little ones will love saying hello to the new spring lambs, milking cows and feeding chickens at the on-site petting farm at Fritton Lakes Retreat - a woodland lodge park on rural Suffolk’s beautiful Somerleyton Estate. There are nature trails, wildlife walks and even a Victorian garden to explore as the countryside bursts into bloom with new life. The park also provides the perfect base from which to visit the nearby Norfolk Broads – Britain’s newest national park and home to rare breeding birds, including Bittern, Crane and Marsh Harrier. A 3 night break for a family of 4 starting March 25 costs from £431 (was £575).
Broom Boats, Brundall, Norfolk
Learn how to skipper your very own cruiser as part of relaxing last minute boating break on the beautiful Norfolk Broads. Starting in Brundall, there are miles of lock-free waterways for easy manoeuvring, and dozens of waterside pubs and restaurants providing excellent excuses to practice mooring up. On board facilities include flat-screen TV, DVD, rear sundeck and a shower, while nature-lovers may even be lucky enough to spot some of the UK’s rarest wildlife, including otters and water deer. A one week break for four people, starting March 26 costs £766 (was £957).