Easter Bank Holiday Activities

Come Rain or Shine!

Easter is a wonderful time for families to come together and celebrate renewal, reflection, and joy. The anticipation of the Easter Bunny and the thrill of egg hunts bring excitement to children and adults alike. Although rainy weather can be a damper on outdoor activities, there's no need to fret. We've got you covered with a selection of engaging indoor crafts and budget-friendly outdoor fun that will keep the Easter spirit alive, even when it's pouring outside. We are excited to assist you in making this Easter a memorable one, filled with love, laughter, and endless possibilities. Let's make it happen!

Indoor Activities 

Egg Decorating

Get together some hard-boiled eggs, paints, pens, stickers, and other craft materials. 

Let your child unleash their imagination by decorating eggs in various colours and designs. From polka dots to swirls, the options are endless! 

Challenge them to create unique patterns or even turn their eggs into characters from their favourite stories. 

Hoppy Bunny Crafts

Get crafty with paper plates, cotton balls, construction paper, and glue to make adorable bunny masks or puppets. 

Children can cut out bunny ears, whiskers, and noses to personalise their creations. 

Encourage them to put on a bunny-themed play or parade around the house in their homemade masks. 

Spring Storytime

Gather the family for a cosy storytelling session featuring spring-themed books such as "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" or "The Great Easter Egg Hunt" by Lorna Balian. 

Ask children to act out scenes from the stories or invent their own endings. 

Create a cosy reading nook with blankets and pillows, and enjoy some hot chocolate together. 

Indoor Egg Hunt

Hide plastic eggs filled with treats or small toys around the house for an indoor egg hunt; you could also fill the eggs with clues to the next egg for a scavenger-style easter egg hunt.

Designate a special prize for whoever finds the most eggs or discovers the "golden egg."

Sensory Spring

Fill a large container with materials like dried rice, plastic grass, mini eggs, and small toys to create a sensory play experience. 

Let children explore the container with their hands, scooping, pouring, and digging for hidden treasures. 

Add natural elements like flower petals or leaves for a sensory delight.

Outdoor Activities

Nature Scavenger Hunt

Take the family on a nature walk and create a scavenger hunt with Easter-themed items to find, such as flowers, bird nests, or colourful eggs (if permitted in public parks).

Provide each child with a checklist and a small basket to collect their treasures.

Take time to appreciate the beauty of spring and the wonders of nature together.

Egg Rolling Competition

Head to a nearby park or open space for an egg rolling competition.

Each family member decorates a hard-boiled egg, and then everyone takes turns rolling them down a hill or along a flat surface.

The egg that travels the farthest without cracking wins!

Picnic in the Park

Pack a basket with sandwiches, snacks, and Easter treats, and head to your local park for a picnic.

Bring along a blanket or picnic tablecloth and enjoy a leisurely meal surrounded by nature. 

After eating, play games like Frisbee or toss a ball around for some active fun.

Planting Seeds

Embrace the spirit of renewal by planting seeds together as a family.

Choose a variety of seeds, such as flowers, herbs, or vegetables, and spend time planting them in pots or in the garden.

Watch as your seeds grow and bloom, symbolising the new life and growth of spring. 

Rain or shine, Easter is a time for families to come together and celebrate the joy of spring. With these indoor and outdoor activities, you can make cherished memories and welcome the season with open arms.

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