With Easter just around the corner, it's time to hop into some egg-citing adventures to celebrate the start of a new season. We’ve rounded up some affordable and family-friendly activities to keep the whole gang entertained during the Easter break. From enjoyable days out to indoor fun, there's something for everyone to enjoy without putting a dent in your wallet.

Easter egg hunts

Easter egg hunt
Kickstart the Easter holidays with a traditional Easter egg hunt. Whether you're hosting one in your garden or joining a community event, this timeless tradition never disappoints. Get creative with your hiding spots and watch the excitement unfold as your little ones hunt for colourful eggs filled with treats and surprises. Many parks, gardens, and even local businesses organise free or low-cost egg hunts, so keep your eyes peeled for events in your area. 

Nature walks and picnics

Family picnic
Embrace the beauty of springtime by exploring the great outdoors with your kids. Take a leisurely stroll through nearby parks, woodlands, or nature reserves, and encourage your little explorers to discover the wonders of nature. Pack a picnic basket with homemade sandwiches, snacks, and refreshing drinks for a budget-friendly al fresco dining experience. Don't forget to bring along a blanket for lounging and enjoying the serene surroundings together.

Arts and crafts workshops

Easter crafts
Unleash your children's creativity with DIY arts and crafts sessions at home. Raid your craft supplies stash or visit your local craft shop or supermarket to stock up on coloured paper, paints, felt tips, and decorations. Set up a designated art corner where your kids can let their imaginations run wild, creating masterpieces like handmade Easter cards and springtime decorations, to proudly display around the house.

Visit local museums and galleries

Museums and galleries
Many museums and galleries offer free or discounted admission for families, making them ideal destinations for an educational and wallet-friendly day out. Explore fascinating exhibits, interactive displays, and hands-on activities designed to engage young minds and spark their curiosity. Check websites or call ahead to enquire about special Easter-themed events or workshops.

Movie marathon

Movie night
Transform your living room into a cosy cinema for a movie marathon for all the family. Pick a selection of films to enjoy together and get the snacks ready for cinematic feast. For an extra tasty treat, create a DIY popcorn bar with an assortment of toppings like melted chocolate, caramel sauce, and sprinkles. Then dim the lights, snuggle up under blankets, and let the movie magic begin!

Outdoor adventures at the beach

Beach day out
If you're lucky enough to live near the coast, why not spend a day soaking up the sun and surf at the beach? Pack your beach bag with essentials like suncream, towels, buckets and spades, and snacks, and head out for a fun-filled seaside adventure. Build sandcastles, collect seashells, and splash in the waves for hours of free entertainment and beachside bliss. Just be sure to check the weather forecast and tide times before you go!

Family baking bonanza

Easter baking
Get your little chefs involved in the kitchen with a family baking bonanza. Whip up a batch of Easter-themed treats like hot cross buns, rice krispie bars, or bunny-shaped pancakes, and let your kids take the lead in measuring, mixing, and decorating. Experiment with different recipes and flavours, and enjoy the sweet rewards of your culinary creations together.

Outdoor sports and games

Outdoor games
Encourage active play and friendly competition with a variety of outdoor sports and games suitable for kids of all ages. Set up a makeshift obstacle course or game of rounders in your garden or local park, or organise a family bike ride. Physical activity not only promotes healthy development but also provides endless entertainment and opportunities for family bonding. It’s a win-win!

Looking to plan something fun with the kids this Easter? Check out our blog post on affordable days out.

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