A jar full of chocolate piecesThe biggest celebration in any chocoholic’s calendar, Easter, will soon be upon us, with the shops already filled with all kinds of sweet egg-shaped treats. But if you’re finding that’s not enough, why not go all-out, book a special holiday and enjoy one of these amazing chocolate tours and experiences. Whether you’re doing it with the kids, as a couple, with friends, or on your own, you’re sure to have a deliciously decadent time.

Charlotte Flower Chocolates

Enjoy some amazing tastes from the Highlands of Scotland by stopping in at Charlotte Flower Chocolates in the hamlet of Acharn, in Perthshire. These superb chocolatiers blend Scottish flavours with top quality chocolate to produce something really special using local ingredients which are often foraged from the wild, their offerings changing with the seasons. Fresh ginger, elderflower, and raspberries are just some of the mouth-watering flavours involved, but you’ll have to check for yourself to see exactly what they’ve cooked up lately. 

Gourmet chocolatesIf you’d like to learn just how they mix such a range of flavours into delicious confectionery, they also run workshop tours where you can see how it’s done. There are even chocolate making workshops where you can try it for yourself, with half-day and full-day events where you’ll taste, test and talk all things chocolate, and leave with whatever you’ve made as well as the knowledge of how to make more treats for yourself at home.

Holiday accommodation next to Loch TayMake a luxurious break of it by booking a comfortable apartment, townhouse or cottage at Loch Tay Holiday Homes, just over a mile up the road, on the banks of Loch Tay. Here you can enjoy the views, relax in the huge ‘Hot Box’ sauna, and get out on the loch with a range of watersports including kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, and even water trampolining (though perhaps best not to try that one right after sampling the chocolates).

If you’ve still got a craving after your stint at Charlotte Flower Chocolates, just a 20-minute drive in the other direction from Loch Tay Holiday Homes you’ll find Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier in Grandtully. Pick up internationally acclaimed chocolates made from top-quality natural ingredients, perfect for gifts or just enjoying for yourself. The truffles are particularly notable and have won over 40 awards.

COCO Chocolatier

Billed as a place “where creativity and cocoa collide”, COCO Chocolatier in Edinburgh is ideal for those who prefer their confectionery with an artisanal bent. Using 100% natural, sustainably produced ingredients, their creations run the gamut of innovative and irresistible flavours.

Melted chocolate on a spoonFancy yourself a chocolate connoisseur? See if you really know your stuff – and get your skills up to scratch – with a tasting evening in the COCO Workshop, where you’ll learn about chocolate-making techniques “from bean to bar”, sampling the sweet stuff at every stage. Find out how to identify quality chocolate and enjoy a liquor and chocolate pairing session, finally leaving with a greater appreciation of this wonderful confection.

Prefer to get hands-on? The COCO Chocolate School is for you. This friendly and fun two-hour session will get you started with a variety of chocolatier skills, including hand-tempering chocolate, making fruit-filled treats, and producing filled chocolates and caramels. Of course, you’ll be tasting as you go along – and at the end you’ll receive a selection of chocolates made on the day.

A luxury holiday home near EdinburghPair your visit to this luxury chocolatier with a stay in an equally luxurious holiday home and book yourself into the Old Millhouse, just outside Edinburgh and less than a 20-minute drive from COCO. This stunning listed stone building can sleep up to 10 guests and is located in 3.5 acres of private gardens, where you can enjoy woodlands, a river, and even your own hydro pool hot tub, perfect for relaxing with friends or family.

Pump Street Chocolate

Pay a visit to the beautiful Suffolk heritage coast and sate your chocolate cravings at the same time with a visit to Pump Street Chocolate, located in the village of Orford where you’ll also find a striking medieval castle, a bustling sailing club, and the Orford Ness nature reserve.

Gourmet chocolate barPump Street Chocolate operates its own bakery and chocolate shop in the heart of Orford. The bakery offers delicious bread and pastries, with a lovely café to stop in at, and is well worth a visit in itself, but of course you’re here for the chocolate, and their shop opposite the bakery does not disappoint. The attention to detail and focus on quality is evident with the delicious products on offer, with a variety of chocolate bars, individual chocolates, and flavoursome drinking chocolate on offer.

Other great chocolatiers in the UK

None of these options take your fancy? Our huge portfolio of properties offers a range of wonderful holiday destinations that chocolate fans will love.

Pay a visit to Bittersweet Chocolates in Breedon on the Hill in Derbyshire, then head back to a stylish lodge or glamping pod at Peak District Holiday Park, with plenty of walking trails nearby to work off any decadent treats. Or enjoy a break in Somerset in a spectacular eco-lodge when you book a holiday at Luxury Lodges with Hot Tubs in Somerset, well situated to take a trip to the town of Somerton where you’ll find Craft House Chocolate.

Whatever your tastes, we’re sure we can offer the ideal holiday destination.