Things To Do This Easter Weekend Bank Holiday In Greater London

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As restrictions begin to ease from today, now is the perfect time to start planning an Easter weekend for you and your friends or family to celebrate. Easter is not only a fantastic time for kids and parents due to the bank holiday, but spring is now finally blossoming through the air (even if there’s a little bit of April showers on their way). From socially distanced egg hunts and creative activities with children, to virtual chocolate-making classes and adventurous kitchen projects, we’ve put together a list of things to inspire how you spend this precious Easter weekend. We hope you have a hoppin’ good Easter!

Gift an Easter surprise

Some may think that celebrating Easter is just for kids, but adults totally love getting on board with it too. An excuse to indulge in some more chocolate and tasty treats? Yes please, count us in!

After the rough year we’ve had, we all deserve a little bit of celebration. Be sure to take advantage of those great DIY skills you’ve been working so very hard on this past year and create a fantastic Easter surprise to gift your loved ones. Whether that’s some spring-inspired crafts, a tantalising chocolate egg with a personalised note or even some sweet Easter treats you’ve baked with the kids, decorate your own basket, place all the surprises inside and leave it on the doorsteps of the loved ones in your life – it’ll be egg-ceptional!

Bake some egg-cellent treats

No matter how sweet your tooth is, it’s going to be made even sweeter this 2021. Bake some egg-cellent treats this Easter for you and your bubble to enjoy. Even if you’re not the best baker, you can get creative and treat yourself by indulging in a ton of chocolate, candy, cupcakes, cookies and more. Not only is this the perfect opportunity to add some great Easter-themed photos to your social media profiles, but it’s also a great way to spend the afternoon with the kids or your housemates. So let’s be more imaginative than ever this 2021!

Take advantage of the extra spare time we currently have and get creative with your baking skills. Decorate some cute cupcakes with chocolate eggs and pastel-coloured sprinkles, make some adorable bunny-shaped cookies, bake some warm and tantalising hot cross buns and let us not forget, the iconic and super simple chocolate egg nest cakes made from cornflakes. Whatever you decide to bake this Easter, we’re sure they will be irresistible!

Indulge in the perfect Easter picnic

As of the 29th March, we’re permitted to meet with up to six people or two households outdoors in a park or a private garden. And considering the current state of world affairs at the moment, what better way to connect with your friends or family and enjoy some delicious food and drink than by indulging in a picnic? They’re timeless and traditional yet modern, and at this present moment, one of the safest ways to enjoy company and good grub in the great outdoors. As the temperature is getting warmer and the days are getting longer, an exclusive picnic is a great idea for this Easter weekend!

If you want to make sure this picnic is as fun and safe as possible, make sure you each individually bring your own food and drinks. Gather some tasty home-made sandwiches, deliciously egg-cellent sweet treats you’ve baked at home and of course some Easter-themed DIY decorations you’ve mastered throughout lockdown. Take advantage of the restrictions easing to truly indulge and celebrate this chocolate-filled time with a well-awaited picnic in the sun!

Stroll through bluebells

Enjoy the spring splendour at the Ashridge Estate this Easter weekend. Nestled within the Chiltern Hills of Hertfordshire, discover rolling downlands and lush meadows at this enchanting 5,000 acre National Trust property. This gorgeous location is not only one of our favourite places to walk north of London, but it’s also one of the most popular places in the country to see bluebells. Renowned for its beech woods and oak and lime trees, wherever you wander at Ashridge, the intensity of the bright blue hues emitted by the sea of bluebells will take your breath away.

Although there are many self-led walks you can take throughout the estate, we recommend taking the three-in-one woodland walk, as it is a great route carefully created by the National Trust, stretching nearly five miles long, taking around two hours or so to complete — it’s perfect for an Easter Sunday afternoon stroll! This trail will lead you through some of the most beautiful woodland and parkland, so expect to be enchanted every corner you turn. Uncover some ancient trees nestled within the woodland, discover the Golden Valley, find the Clinmere pond, and if you’re lucky, you may catch a glimpse of some of the resident wildlife, from muntjacs and fallow deer herds, to nine different species of bat that call Ashridge home. For more information on the Ashridge Estate, please click here.

Create the perfect Easter Egg hunt

No Easter weekend is complete without taking part in an iconic Easter egg hunt. They’re easy, simple and a great tradition for friends and family to enjoy every year. Since this year has been the year we’ve had to get a little bit more creative when it comes to entertaining ourselves, how about making the egg hunt a little more challenging? Come up with some new rules to make it easier for the little ones and more challenging for the big kids — making it more competitive and harder to find the eggs! Include clues around the house or garden, have DIY Easter themed crafts suggesting whether you’re hot or cold to the nearest egg, and create tasty prizes for the winners who gather the highest number of eggs!

If you want to take a break from getting creative this year, be sure to find a local easter egg hunt, easter trail or other easter events happening in Greater London and Surrey this 2021! For more information, please click here.

Take part in a virtual chocolate truffle making class

Let’s be honest here, who doesn’t love chocolate? Whilst most of us love to indulge in a chocolate bar or two, Easter is always the perfect excuse to enjoy some even more chocolate without feeling guilty.

We know that chocolate eggs are the staple of every Easter time, not to mention the huge variety of eggs available out there, but have you thought about making your very own chocolate this year? Fun, tasty and utterly indulgent, experience the chance to be Willy Wonka at home with Prime Pass’ Easter Virtual Chocolate Truffle Making event. In partnership with My Chocolate, take part in this magnificent event that you can enjoy at home and tantalise your tastebuds with some decadent homemade chocolate truffles this Easter. Fun for you, the family and for your bellys!