Browse through our blog posts to find out what life is like at Hoe Grange Holidays along with some great ideas for hobbies and days out in the Peak District.
According to the Christian Bible Good Friday is the day that Christ died on the cross. Jesus then resurrected and came back to life on Easter Sunday, which is why Christians celebrate Easter and the birth of newlife.
Whist prayer and worship are very important to the Christian faith at this time, there are some modern traditions that have become universally popular, including Easter egg hunts, The Easter bunny and David's favourite food, chocolate!
For most of us Easter isn't Easter without chocolate eggs! How did this tradition start? In years gone by church leaders forbade the eating of eggs during Holy week leading up to Easter.This meant that any eggs laid during the week were saved and decorated to make them "Holy Week eggs". These were then given to children as gifts, and so the tradition of Easter eggs began.
Lucky has already started her Easter Egg Hunt!
The Victorians embellished the tradition creating satin-covered cardboard eggs filled with Easter gifts. Then as chocolate became more affordable and available the cardboards eggs were replaced by tasty chocolate eggs.
I wonder how many chocolate Easter eggs are made today? Cadbury's alone produce over 50 million Easter eggs per year.
The chocolate Easter bunny is also very popular!
Here on the farm Easter is a busy but wonderful time of year. Our suckler herd of cows are having calves and the new baby lambs are gamboling in the fields. But the most important thing is that the Easter Bunny leaves David some chocolate eggs on Sunday!
We stayed in the Skylark pod last October (2018) and had a lovely time. There was homemade, rustic goods (bread, biscuits etc) when we arrived. Felicity and David who run... read more
We spent four nights at Hoe Grange and had a lovely time. The location is fantastic and right next to the High Peak Trail. The cabin was very clean and... read more
Lovely place to holiday near to interesting locations and easy access to the High Peak trail and Carsington Water. Part of a working farm with fresh produce to enjoy during... read more
Stayed last week, from 6th to 13th September in the log cabin called Hipley. This was amazing, it was our first visit but certainly not our last. Gold standard disability... read more
Arrived and was shown to our pod, fantastic location and the pod was very good indeed plus we had home made bread and milk and tea and coffee. A... read more
We have just returned from a short stay in one of the pods on site at Hoe Grange Holidays. We couldn’t recommend them enough. The pod has everything you could... read more
We wanted a complete break and some peace and quiet and this was perfect. The caravan was secluded with beautiful views over the countryside. Everything was spotlessly clean and well... read more
Myself and my sister travelled to Costa Rica and Panama via Viva Holidays Ltd. The holiday was exceptional and one to be treasured forever. Andrew at Viva Holidays... read more
What a lovely weekend away! We stayed in the lovely gypsy caravan, which was a wonderful and really unique experience. We took along our two horses, who also had a... read more
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We have just returned from a family weekend staying in Daisybank cabin and the Skylark pod.
It was our first trip away with my... read more
We've just returned from our second visit to Hoe Grange. The suggested riding routes with stunning scenery were enjoyed by my daughter and I while the menfolk were delighted with... read more
lovely surroundings real farm country with chickens paying you a visit nice decking area to chill at the end of the day accommodation very good plenty to do nearby... read more
On arriving at Hoe Grange in a downpour, we doubted if we’d made the right decision to go glamping, but after the warm welcome from David and a quick tour,... read more
Recently spent a week in "Pinder" and had a lovely time. The location is stunning - the site is nestled in a beautiful valley on the edge of the Peaks... read more
For the second year running, we have had a great family holiday at Hoe Grange. We had one cabin for the week, for two sisters and our elderly wheelchair-using... read more
Second visit to the accessible holiday cabins at Hoe Grange. David and Felicity were as helpful and friendly as ever. We had a welcome pack of freshly baked bread, butter,... read more
We had a lovely time staying in one of the incredibly well equipped pods. I bought my pony along and we had some great rides on the high peak trail.... read more