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How to spend the Easter Bank Holiday Weekend

April 6, 2017

Easter Bank Holiday 2017

Spring has well and truly Sprung and Easter is just around the corner. This year, Easter Bank Holiday Weekend starts on Good Friday (14th April) until Easter Monday (17th April).

Children have broken up from school and many of us are treated to 4 days off. Bliss!

Easter is a lovely time of year that should be spent with family. This may consist of family day trips, seeing relatives or simply spending days at home enjoying family life. However you decide to spend the Bank holiday weekend, make the most of it.

Easter Traditions:

Easter is usually a time where families come together. With a bank holiday weekend of 4 days you want to make the most of the time you have together. Easter brings with it many traditions. Take a look at some of these ideas that you and your family could get involved in.

  • Family roast – The perfect way to catch up with family. This is a common tradition for many families, enjoying a roast dinner together on a Sunday.
  • Baking – There are lots of Easter treats that are fun to make for Easter. Hot Cross Buns, nest cakes, cream egg brownies, simnel cake. There is so much to choose from.
  • Walking – Getting out and having some fresh air is always a great activity when stuck for things to do. A few places may be shut or have restricted hours due to the Bank Holiday, but when it comes to going out for a walk, there are no restrictions holding you back. Apart from the weather maybe!
  • Easter Egg Hunts – One of the most popular things to do at Easter time and over the Bank Holiday Weekend is have an Easter Egg Hunt!

Easter Egg Hunts

Children love to hunt around looking for hidden chocolate (and lets be honest, so does everyone). It is a a fun activity that all are sure to enjoy and are able to participate in.

Set up your own egg hunt at home in the garden or local to where you live. Children love hunting around the garden for chocolate eggs. It is always exciting to see what obscure places you can hide eggs in.

Nannies and parents, to make a Easter Egg hunt even more exciting, have a go at setting it up as quest. Hide a series of clues around the garden for your children to find. Link each clue so when they discover what it is, they find the next one and so on. Have a go at creating a map for children to follow leading them to the end prize, which may be an Easter Egg. This is a great, fun activity that is slightly different to a standard egg hunt.

If you would prefer to save the hassle of having to organize an Easter Egg hunt, or you don’t have the space around your garden, visit somewhere that is organizing there own one.

There are lots of places up and down the country that have their own egg hunt!

Hampton Court Palace Lindt Gold Bunny Easter Egg Hunt – London

If you live close to London or fancy taking a trip their over the Bank Holiday Weekend, head down to Hampton Court Palace. This year, they are having a Lindt golden bunny egg hunt!

General information –

  • From 1st – 17th April
  • Takes place around the palace round the home and gardens on Henry VIII

To find out more about this fantastic event, visit there website: http://www.hrp.org.uk/hampton-court-palace/whats-on/easter-at-hampton-court-palace/#gs.4N09ZaQ

Cadbury’s ‘Find An Egg Hunt’

Cadbury’s are having an Egg Hunt taking place at over 250 National Trust locations up and down the country. From England to Wales, to Scotland and Ireland. There is sure to be a Cadbury ‘find an egg hunt’ near you.

This is an exciting opportunity to get all children involved. Not only will egg hunts be taking place, but there will also be other fun filled activities for children and families to get involved in. Crafts, face painting and so much more to discover.

Once the Hunt has been completed, you will be rewarded with your very own chocolate egg! Yummy!

Click here to discover where you local ‘Find an Egg’ Easter Egg Hunt will be taking place this year.

 

Parents and nannies, there are so many different activities and traditions that you can choose from this Easter. Whatever you decide to do and participate in, remember to have fun, relax and enjoy the long weekend.

Written by Emily Martin for Harmony at Home Limited. All Rights Reserved, 2017

Posted by Emily Martin, Business Administration Apprentice | Filed Under Activities for Children, Mums Dads and Family 

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