For an experience that everyone in your family will be talking about for years, a couple of days interacting with rescued elephants at the famous Elephant Hills sanctuary resort makes an egg-cellent (sorry!) addition to any Easter itinerary!
Thailand is always a popular destination for families, and the north of the country is especially good in April when you can expect the best weather of the dry season. If you visit over April 13th-15th, however, you are likely to get pretty wet - due to the annual Songkran celebrations!
This public holiday finds Thailand’s streets filled with people spraying water at each other to mark the coming of the rainy season and the end of the harvest, and everyone is full of the holiday spirit. Disruption-wise, think of it like any New Year celebrations in a major city, and you’ll know what to expect!
The best Songkran destinations include Chiang Mai (whose celebrations have reached legendary status) and Phuket where, as you might imagine from a number-one destination on the backpacker trail, the parties can be quite wild. Stay at the hip Slate resort, where you can always be sure of a few quiet corners away from the revelry.
Although both of the above are great with older teenagers, they could be a bit much for younger kids, in which case you might prefer to stay close to Bangkok. Though there are areas where the festivities will be in full swing 24/7 (as you would expect in the country’s capital) you can always find somewhere a bit quieter to escape to. The Anantara Riverside Resort is a great choice for families in Bangkok as it has a kids club, children’s pool and plenty of dining options, as well as being close to the city centre.