Things to do over the Easter holidays!
Easter this year may look a little different for most and might not be totally what you’d hoped for BUT there are still plenty of fun things you can do this bank holiday.
With Covid-19 still lingering, you might not be able to spend the Easter holidays with all of your loved ones this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun at home and outdoors (now that the rule of six is back in place in the UK!)
Despite lockdown restrictions still being tight over the Easter holidays, that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate and take part in any Easter themed activities!
Here at VU we have compiled together nine Easter ideas and activities to help you have an egg-cellent time this Easter break.
Have a picnic
Gather your favourite Easter treats and head to your favourite spot for a picnic. Whether that be your local park or even in your back garden, a picnic works anywhere! Everybody loves a picnic and Easter is the perfect time to indulge in all of the chocolate and Easter themed treats.
Turn a walk into an adventure
For many months now, walking has become the go-to activity for most people. To make your daily walk more enjoyable, why not turn your family walk into an adventure by finding a treasure trail near you? Crack clues along the route, unlock local stories and solve the mystery at the end. You can find your nearest treasure trail on the treasure trail website.
It’s a great way to turn a walk into something different!
Or you can become part of the world’s largest treasure hunt by downloading the geo-catching app.
Baking is the best way to celebrate Easter in our eyes. Just when you think you’ve had enough chocolate for one weekend, why not put it to some good use? With all the leftover chocolate (if you have any) use it to create some egg-cellent Easter treats for everyone.
Jane's Patisserie has some incredible recipes that include some of our favourite Easter treats. Our favourites are the Cream Egg Layer Cake and Mini Egg NYC cookies!
Create an Easter Egg Hunt
The most fun activity to do over Easter! If the weather has ruined your outdoor plans (which is highly likely with the UK weather) then fear not, Easter egg hunts can happen indoors too!
Keep the little ones entertained for a couple of hours until the rain stops and set up the ultimate treasure hunt around the house. Pick out your route and decide where you’re going to hide each clue. Then fold clues up like a real treasure hunt! Don't forget to leave some edible clues along the way.
The National Trust are also hosting their very own Easter egg hunts across the country. Head to their website to book in advance and find out where your local hunt will be.
On the 28th March 2021, restrictions were lifted for organised outdoor sports. With the rule of six now back in action, why not meet up with family or friends to play some sports! Whether it’s booking a 1 hour slot at a tennis court or heading down to your local beach to have a kick about, getting outdoors and being active is something that we never knew we would miss so much.
If you are planning a trip down to your local beach or lido, we have some new adorable swimwear available on our website. Check it out here!
Set up your own quiz night
Quiz nights are always the best activity to get all the family together. Thanks to all the quizzes that have taken place in the past year, we’re all going to come out of lockdown with incredible general knowledge! Why not create your own Easter themed quiz? You can include questions like.. who invented Cadbury's chocolate?
Have a Spring clean
You might struggle to get the kids onboard for this one, but if your house or wardrobe is in need of a spring clean, the Easter holidays are the perfect time to get the job done. You never know what you might find.
Go on a cycling adventure
Nothing beats going out on a family bike ride.Although the weather over Easter can vary and can be very unpredictable, there are usually a handful of clear spring days to take advantage of. A bike ride with the family is a chance to spend quality time with each other as well as enjoying some exercise and taking in some much-needed fresh air.
On the flip side, if you enjoy exercising on your own then a solo bike ride might be just what you need.
Plan future Staycations
If the 12th of April can’t come quick enough for you, why not use the Easter holidays to start planning and preparing for your future staycations? We all need something to look forward to so start jotting down where you want to go and give yourself something to get excited about!
What are you planning to do over the Easter break? Let us know in the comments below!