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Easter fun on the Sussex coast – still time to book

Traditionally Easter seems to be full of daffodils, lambs skipping in the countryside, egg hunts around the garden and walks in the countryside.
Let’s move the whole thing to the beach for a change, we’ve got such great seaside cottage dotted all over the south coast, from Kent to Cornwall and they provide a perfect base for a lovely Easter break.  It’s a chance to enjoy the miles of sand and surf which will be mostly deserted at this time of year, it really is a beautiful part of the country and such a great location for a memorable Easter break. There is still time to book!
Fabulous to ride on the empty beaches

Fabulous to ride on the empty beaches

There’s nothing quite like waking up to a wonderful sunny Spring morning, perfect if you are looking for peace and quiet.
If you haven’t visited before, you’ll love the medieval town of Rye with its cobbled streets and quaint shops and cafes only 3 miles away from the seaside cottages at Camber Sands.

Lots to explore in Rye

Lots to explore in Rye

Added to this there are art galleries, boutiques, restaurants and pubs run by very friendly locals to make your Easter break even better.
If you like a bit of fresh air at this time of year, there is an excellent Circular route which begins and ends at Rye Harbour car park, it is 5.7mile and takes 2-3hrs, depending on stops and fitness. It is classed as ‘Easy’ as on flat paths and a little rough ground, you can even bike it or take a pushchair!

Look out for the RNLI Station at the harbour, there are bird hides along the route for viewing the great bird life, so many at this time of year.

If you’re planning a visit to Rye and Camber this Easter, there is always activity around Rye with fishing boats coming back from the sea and some interesting buildings along the way, including old railway carriages which have been converted into homes.
The nearby marshlands of Romney Marsh are also ideal for long county walks, bike rides, painting and bird watching.
Camber village itself has a couple of nice restaurants including The Gallivant Bistro and Bar. The Dunes Bar and the Ray Bay Cafe. The local pub, The Green Owl, also offers food, a selection of well-kept ales and welcomes dogs.


Rye Country Market. Good Friday, March 25

Offering fresh locally grown goods as well as delicious home made cakes, jams and crafts.  Tea and coffee are also available.

Rye Community Centre, Conduit Hill, Rye TN31 7LE.

The Great Egg Case Event, Rye, Sussex Wednesday 30th March

Swallowtail Hill Farm, Hobbs Lane, Beckley, Rye TN31 6TT


Wild Woodland Holiday Club – Rye Event Thursday, 31st March 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Swallowtail Hill Farm, Beckley, Rye TN31 6TT

Easter-themed fun for children aged 6-11 at Swallowtail Hill with our annual egg rolling competition, egg hunt, woodland crafts and much more. Bring a packed lunch.

Post-Easter Egg Hunt at Rye Harbour. Wednesday 30 March

Walk off all the chocolate with a stroll along the shingle beach looking for washed-up Mermaid’s Purses – the egg cases of sharks, skates and rays.  Meet at Lime Kiln Cottage Information Centre. Donations appreciated. Event runs from 11am – 1pm.


Sissinghurst Castle Easter trail. 25 March to 1 April

The garden was created by Vita Sackville-West and Sir Harold Nicolson. There’s so much to see, Spring garden, herb garden, cottage garden, white garden, rose garden. The house itself is wonderful, dating back to Tudor times and tower, partly open to public. Moat. There’s a vegetable garden and estate walks too.


Bodiam Castle Easter Trail. Good Friday 25 March to 28 March

Hunt the Easter Bunny around the castle and grounds to claim a yummy Cadbury Easter prize  Trail costs £3, with a prize for every entrant.


Battle Abbey Adventuring  Battle Abbey, Good Friday to Easter Monday

Young adventurers wanted this Easter weekend! You’ll meet one of the abbey monks who needs your help. Will you rise to the challenge on a clue cracking quest exploring the hidden corners of Battle Abbey?

Succeed in the quest and win a reward.


Bateman’s Easter Egg Hunt. Sunday 27 March,  28 March

Former home of Rudyard Kipling at Burwash gets in the Easter mode. Have fun exploring the garden as you follow the trail clues and win a Cadbury Easter egg. Join in with the face painting and games. There will be egg and spoon races on Easter Monday as well.


Great Dixter  Saturday 2 April and Sunday 3 April

Great Dixter was the family home of gardener and gardening writer Christopher Lloyd – it was the focus of his energy and enthusiasm and fuelled over 40 years of books and articles and opens on Monday 1st April with a Spring plant sale


Bedgebury Pinetum Easter Egg Hunt 2-5 April

They say: “To spot the eggs, families can follow the easy self-guiding Spring Trail leading back to the classroom, where children can make an Easter card to take home and enjoy a sweet treat from  the lucky dip tub. “ Cost £3 per child.


Mayham Great Hall open, Wednesday 30 March

Lutyens-designed gardens famous for having inspired Frances Hodgson Burnett to write The Secret Garden (pre-Lutyens). Parkland, woodland with bluebells. Walled garden with herbaceous beds and rose pergola. There’s a pond garden with mixed shrubbery and herbaceous borders. Interesting specimen trees. Large lawned area, rose terrace with far-reaching views.



Bexhill 100 Easter Bonnet Parade. Sunday March 27

Fancy dress and fancy cars in Bexhill-on-Sea.  It’s a great day out with a parade of classic cars with a host of imaginative entries, fun for everyone!

Hythe and Dymchurch Railway

Specials Easter events here. Timetables and fares here


Kent and East Sussex railway

Steams from Tenterden to Bodiam. Timetables here.

Here are some lovely places to stay over the Easter holidays….

The Waves

Camber, Sussex
Sleeps 6   |   Bedrooms: 3    |   From £517

Listen to the sound of the waves

Listen to the sound of the waves


Camber Cottage

Camber, Sussex
Sleeps: 8   |   Bedrooms: 4    |   From £600

Camber Cottage

Camber Cottage



Camber, Sussex
Sleeps: 4 + 2   |   Bedrooms: 2    |   From £292

Doubloons is moments from the sea

Doubloons is moments from the sea


The Peninsula

Camber, Sussex
Sleeps: 6   |   Bedrooms: 3    |   For 4 nights £1,200


The Peninsula with its zingy colours

The Peninsula with its zingy colours



Whether you are looking to book a seaside cottage by the sea now  for a wonderful self catering break away in the summer, Mulberry Cottages will have something for you. It’s a great time to book for a last minute Easter cottages, too!  Just give us a call on 01227 464958, option 1, the booking team are on hand 7 days a week, we’d love to help you find the ideal cottage.

All of the cottages above are available for Christmas and one of our friendly bookings team members are waiting to take your call on 01227 464958. If you wish to take a look at the whole collection of holiday cottages please visit our website .

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