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Looking for fun Easter activities that the whole family can get involved in? If so, use our guide to the best Easter activities that you need to try this year!

Whether you decide to celebrate from home this year or go on a classic Easter egg hunt, you can plan many fun Easter activities for everyone to enjoy.

Discover a range of Easter activities for all the family, from homemade Easter crafts to scrumptious Easter baking and make sure to fill your four-day weekend with plenty of fun, sweet treats and family time.

Here are 8 Easter activities and fun things to do with your family this year…

1. Do Some Easter Baking

easter baking

Easter is the perfect time to indulge your sweet tooth. What better way to celebrate than by some tasty Easter baking with the kids?

Try some simple and tasty recipes like meringue chicks, chocolate cornflake cakes, or rice pop doughnuts. Regardless of your skill level or age, these easy recipes will help you cook up a storm over Easter weekend.

If you’re feeling adventurous, try making Easter brownies with a chocolate egg, bunny Easter cupcakes, hedgehog bread, or even the daring Easter egg cheesecake. All of these are fun and delicious alternatives to traditional baked goods.

All the delicious Easter baking recipes mentioned above are available on the BBC Food website.

2. Organise an Easter Egg Hunt

easter egg hunt

No Easter celebration would be complete without a good old Easter egg hunt! Egg hunts are a great family Easter activity that everybody can take part in. You can either organise your hunt or find one at many public sites in the UK.

The National Trust Cadbury Easter egg hunt can be found in 250 locations nationwide, where you can be rewarded with a selection of delicious Cadbury eggs.

Several Easter egg hunt ideas can be found on the internet, which you can customise to fit the ages and number of participants.

Divide large groups into teams and include a relay race, ensuring each child receives an egg. Older children can be involved by adding clues or creating a treasure map. You could even reverse the roles and let the kids hide the eggs!

3. Craft Easter Decorations

easter decorations

Next on our list of Easter activities is ideal for budding artists and creatives among you. Easter decorations are a great way for children to express themselves creatively whilst at home and away from school.

Try crafting Easter bonnets, painting and decorating eggs, making bunny puppets out of wooden spoons, or making Easter baskets for the eggs you collect. This is the perfect time to reconnect with family and do some crafts. Other crafts include Easter cards, an Easter wreath and Easter bunting to name a few!

Download our free printable template and design your very own Easter egg, using coloured pencils, glitter, feathers and fabric.

4. Take a Relaxing Spring Walk

mother and daughter on spring walk

Take the time to appreciate the sounds and sights of spring at many picturesque spots around the UK and Ireland.

Wander through ancient forests carpeted with bluebells like those at Urquhart Bay, Grizedale and Buckland Abbey‘s Great North Wood. Take a walk through the beautiful grounds of country estates like Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire, Saltram in South Devon, and Newark Park in Gloucestershire. Weave your way along paths lined with daffodils and snowdrops, or stroll past fields filled with newborn lambs and calves.

Our handy walking guide contains a range of routes and trails that are perfect for a family getaway over Easter.

5. Visit a Local Farm Park

girl with baby chick

Easter is a great time of year to visit friendly newborn lambs, calves, chicks and ducklings with your little ones. Spending Easter weekend at a family farm park is a great way to meet them first-hand.

Farm parks typically offer experiences such as bottle-feeding lambs, handling chicks and rabbits, as well as tractor and trailer rides.

Visitors to Pembrokeshire cottages can visit Folly Farm, whilst Cotswolds accommodation has Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park. There’s even the chance to visit The Big Sheep when staying at one of these cottages in Devon.

You can even get first-hand experience by staying at one of our many farm cottages.

6. Host an Easter Quiz

easter quiz

What better way to test your Easter knowledge than with a fun and competitive Easter quiz? Once you’ve tucked into your roast and are full up with chocolate, bring everyone together for a lively Easter quiz!

If your Easter quiz knowledge is lacking, check out our fun facts about Easter for some inspiration. Or, search YouTube for a virtual Easter quiz, meaning you can put your feet up and let the computer do the work.

7. Put Together an Easter Hamper

dog with easter hampers

Our next suggestion in our guide to fun Easter activities requires you to get a little creative! An Easter hamper makes a wonderful alternative for teenagers and adults who don’t fancy a traditional Easter egg chocolate.

There are so many personalised ideas and homemade gifts you can fill up your hamper with, making for a special Easter present!

Some ideas for inside your hamper include plain Easter eggs, hot cross buns, strawberry jam, cakes, or even an alcoholic beverage for celebration!

8. Visit the World of Beatrix Potter

peter rabbit

Head to The World of Beatrix Potter on your next Lake District holiday for an unforgettable Easter activity. Visitors are introduced to the renowned author and her much-loved characters, from Peter Rabbit to Jemima Puddleduck.

The attraction is based in Bowness-on-Windermere and hosts several Peter Rabbit-related events for Easter. These include Peter Rabbit’s Tea Parties and Easter egg hunts in the Peter Rabbit Garden. On Good Friday, children wearing Easter bonnets can enjoy free entry!

Browse our helpful Lake District travel guide for further inspiration on how to spend your Easter weekend.

Feeling inspired by our guide to Easter activities? Find an Easter break for your family and browse this amazing selection of Easter cottages. Once you’ve settled on your ideal holiday, explore our Family Breaks Inspiration Guide and plan your trip from start to finish!

Image credits: Ann Lee(CC BY-SA 2.0)

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