With a bank holiday on either side, the Sunday at the centre of Easter weekend is one of the few days in the year when we have the luxury of extra time to get ourselves sorted in advance and a day afterwards to get ready for the working week again. So we’ve plotted out a few ways to make the most of this brilliant opportunity to savour the feelgood factor of spring.
Morning with the kids
Even a big Easter lunch won’t require the hours of prep you needed for dinner at Christmas, so get out of the kitchen and join an Easter Egg hunt with your children.
• Why not check out our SuperSavvy Easter Hunt ideas to suit children of all ages?
• Keep the spring fun going indoors as well as out. Keep little ones busy with our Easter Crafts with Children including decorated boiled eggs and basket making.
Lunch with the family
If you’re entertaining, relax! Get the kids to mix a fizzy pop mocktail to hand out to guests in dainty glasses as a fun pre-lunch welcome.
• If you want to make a traditional roast lamb lunch, here are our easy Easter dinner recipes. We’ve also got recipes for Sweet Easter treats – from chocolate nests to Simnel cake.
• Alternatively, skip the cooking and go out for lunch. Why not find a good park cafe to eat at? More informal and cheaper than booking a table at a restaurant, park cafes also have more space for toddlers and cousins to run around while the grown-ups chat over a leisurely meal.
Afternoon spring walk
Whether you’ve eaten at home or out, use the bright April afternoon to stretch those legs and walk off your roast.
• If you want to try an adventurous or scenic walk, we’ve got lots of wonderful ideas for routes all over Britain in our feature Weekend walks.
It’ll help you find somewhere to go that’s local to you, with walks for all abilities and energy levels.
• If it’s rainy, you can still have fun together with our suggestions for games and other ways to amuse the family in the article Indoor activities for kids.
Evening with friends
You don’t have to get up for work or school tomorrow morning so why not throw an Easter party?
• Keep arrangements hassle-free with our tips to Make a party buffet in 60 minutes.
• Or you could arrange a get-together that’s cheap but fun – get your mates to bring dishes or turn your party into a themed event, perhaps? Get inspired with our article Throw a great party on a tight budget.
Don’t forget, Easter Monday is still to come!
Why not continue the fun into Monday with our ideas for 5 ways to max your bank holiday downtime?