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Chloe Martell

March 20, 2019

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It’s the first holiday of the year, and the final break before University turns into late nights, more coffee and exam stress – but before we think about that too much, we thought we’d look at some of the fun and exciting things you can do this Easter as well as some top driving tips to deal with stressful bank holiday traffic.

Where to go and what to do?

The Easter holiday brings more than just over eating chocolate and stuffing your face with Hot Cross Buns – it brings freedom! You’ve finally got a well-deserved break and you should make the most of it.

Get baking!

Sure, you can stay at home and bake some cupcakes, but where’s the Easter spirit in that? Why not check out local cookery classes that you and some friends can go to? Many offer Easter inspired treats at this time of the year – so who knows what delicious goods you could be making.

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Go to a farm

Lambs, chicks, the country air and the smell of manure? That screams Easter to me! Take a day trip out to your local farm and visit the animals. Many farms hold special events around Easter that aren’t just for kids so check out what’s going on and get booked in – just don’t forget your wellies!

Take a trip to the seaside

A great way to spend Easter and relax before the final term is a day trip to the seaside! Walks along the beach, fish and chips, arcades, ice cream!? Seriously – what more could you want? Well, sunshine I suppose but we can’t promise that!

Have a mini getaway

If you’re looking for something that will fill a bit more of your time this holiday, why not look at taking a mini getaway? Log cabins, treehouses and lodges are cute and rustic ways to get away in the countryside and feel like you’re camping, without the stress of putting up a tent!

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Preparing for the drive

If you’re thinking of heading out on the roads to any of the above, or you’ve made your own Easter plans, make sure you and the car are prepped for the journey! Unfortunately, roads around Easter can get pretty busy – but there are a couple of ways to make the trip more exciting.

1

Fill up fuel!

Bank holiday traffic can mean that even short trips take longer than expected. You don’t want to be worrying about the fuel level when you’re in gridlock! Make sure the tank is always topped up. That way, a mad rush looking for a petrol station won’t dampen your day.
2

Plan your route

Even if you know the way to where you want to go, it’s wise to plan alternative routes – just in case that pesky traffic is slowing you down. You never know, you may even find some hidden gems on these special routes.
3

What time to leave?

Whilst the idea of getting up early to drive isn’t the most exciting – a great way to miss the traffic is to leave when less people will be on the roads, and this is generally when everyone else is sleeping! It’s a slug to start with, but when you’ve skipped the traffic and you’ve got a full day out, you’ll thank yourself for it.
4

Park & Ride

If you’re heading for a day out in a new city, a great way to beat the traffic and confusion are Park & Ride services. All you have to do is make your way to the Park & Ride car park, and a bus service takes you the rest of the way! This is a great solution and means you won’t have to deal with the stress of trying to navigate around an unfamiliar city centre! Whilst most big cities offer this service, not all do, so it’s best to check before you head off.

There you have it – 4 trip ideas and 4 car prep essentials to make the most of your Easter holidays. Don’t forget, if you don’t have your own car, Student Driver Insurance is the perfect way to get behind the wheel of your parent’s car just for the time you’re home!

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By Chloe Martell

'As a new driver, I'm so eager to share my driving journey with you all - from when I was a learner, going through my test and all the aspects of my driving life now, including my love of cars!'  See more posts by Chloe

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