10 Affordable Ways to Enjoy Easter Weekend

Family Fun Easter

With Easter just around the corner, many of us will be looking forward to an extended break. But how is best to spend the long weekend? With the weather expected to be a scorcher understandably many of us will be looking to make the most out of the holiday. To give you some inspiration below are ten Easter activity ideas, whether you wish to go out and about, or stay at home.

Out and About:

  • If you’ve got young children, get involved in an Easter Egg Hunt. For the 8th consecutive year, Cadbury and The National Trust have teamed up to host egg hunts in over 300 locations throughout the UK.
  • Engage in history by visiting Leicester and enjoying one of the many King Richard III activities taking place, including the King Richard III Walking Trail. After enjoying a King Richard III themed activity in Leicester, why not venture half-an-hour up the A47 to Bosworth Battlefield where there are a range of other Easter activities taking place.
  • Opening on March 28th in Nottingham, is the world’s first dedicated cultural centre for videogames, which offers a host of interactive experiences – enabling you to relive gaming from your childhood, whilst engaging in an activity your children will love too.With a family ticket costing £25, it’s a great way to spend a day over the Easter break, if the weather does take a turn for the worse.
  • During springtime, the New Forest is a spectacular sight as the floor becomes covered in bluebells – and what better way to enjoy this than a walk through the forest with your family, enjoying the great outdoors and the beautiful sights on offer.New Forest Bluebells
  • If the weather is a scorcher as predicted, pack up the car and head to the beach. The UK is surrounded by beautiful coastlines which are great for families to spend time, play, relax and explore.For those looking for a bit more adventure whilst by the sea consider having a go on the first pier to shore zip wire experience in Bournemouth. The experience starts with you towering above the sea and provides an exhilarating “zip surf” over the sea, finishing on the beach.Looking for a more family-themed activity at the beach? In Newquay, you can enjoy the Pirate’s Quest which is suitable for all the family, with six interactive scenes, five live pirate shows and a “shipload of fun”.

Staying In:

  • Nothing beats spending time with the family and what better way to do this than over a lovingly prepared meal? You can get everyone involved in helping cook the dishes – from a traditional barbeque, through to in-season asparagus with flaked almonds and butter, and not forgetting homemade Hot Cross – whatever your tastes enjoy a perfect family meal with the ones you love this Easter.
  • With the extended weekend comes a great time to have a good clear out, removing those unwanted objects which are cluttering up your home. But instead of throwing these out in the rubbish, consider donating them to charity or if you’re looking to make a bit of money for a rainy day, go along to a car boot sale.
  • Get out into the garden, prune the bushes which have overgrown during the winter, cut your lawn, weed flowerbeds, paths and patios and generally tidy the area – ready to enjoy during the rest of spring and summer.Whilst out in the garden, it’s also a good idea to change the food in your bird-feeders, removing the high-fat suet balls which were hung out for water and replacing them with lighter seed mixes.In all honesty, the list of jobs which you could do in your garden over the Easter weekend is endless, so instead of putting them off for another time use the extended weekend as the perfect excuse to get out and garden.Garden Tools
  • If you’ve got younger children who need entertaining whilst you’re at home, why not carry out some science experiments, or arts and crafts? Both of these are a great way to keep your family entertained and educated at the same time. And don’t worry about having to come up with some ideas, you’ll find plenty on websites such as funology.com.
  • Too many of us are consumed by technology these days. Put down the mobile, turn of Twitter and unplug the TV – and instead get out in the garden and play some games with the family. From a game of French cricket through to hide and seek; the possibilities of what games you and your family can play in the garden are endless.

However you decide to spend your Easter weekend, enjoy it – and remember, if for any reason you need a spare part for your household or garden appliances over Easter, you’ll find the perfect part via BuySpares.

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