Is there anything better than a bank holiday weekend? And everyone knows the best one is at Easter, when you get not only the Friday but the Monday off too. Four glorious days off work to spend however you like. Let’s hope the weather behaves itself as sun is rarely guaranteed on a bank holiday in the UK! If you need some ideas on what to do this bank holiday weekend, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve come up with some fun ways to spend time with your friends this Easter.
Go Hunting for Eggs
The tradition of hunting for Easter eggs probably started in Germany, when adults would hide brightly coloured eggs around the house and garden for children to find (and to keep them busy!) These days the eggs can be chocolate, plastic, or real ones with painted shells, but the fun is all about finding as many as possible. Take a look in your local area to see if there’s one happening near you like there is at West Lodge Rural Centre and let your competitive spirit take over!
Meet a Real Easter Bunny
The ‘Easter Bunny’ appears in folklore as far back as the 17th century, as a kind of Father Christmas figure who decided if kids were good enough to deserve eggs. Why not meet a real-life Easter Bunny this year at Woodlands Family Theme Park, plus there are loads of farms and petting zoos around the UK that will let you cuddle a cute rabbit, along with adorable baby lambs, goats and fluffy chicks.
Host a Mad Hatters Tea Party
You don’t have to be mad as a March hare for this activity, just mad as a hatter! Take inspiration from the classic tale of Alice in Wonderland and host a fabulous tea party for your friends. With any luck you’ll be able to sit outside or take a picnic with you to Wicksteed Park in Northamptonshire, or one of the many amazing public parks around the country. What could be more British than a bank holiday and afternoon tea?
Spot Dolphins in Scotland
If you’re in the North of England or Scotland, Easter is the perfect time of year to start spotting dolphins at the Scottish Dolphin Centre. Moray Firth is the place to go for spotting bottlenose dolphins, and the seas of the Inner and the Outer Hebrides are inhabited by both dolphins and whales. The season runs from April to September so pack something warm and head off on a dolphin spotting adventure!
Celebrate Chocolate at Cadbury World
We have to admit, one of our favourite parts of Easter is the chocolate! We have the French and Germans to thank for this tradition, as they were the first ones to create chocolate eggs back in the early 19th Century. Merci and Danke! So what better place to celebrate this part of Easter than Cadbury World in Birmingham. You can explore the self-guided exhibitions and shop to your heart’s content in the world’s biggest Cadbury shop! We’re craving a Crème Egg just thinking about it!
Whatever you’ve got planned this Easter bank holiday weekend, we hope you have a great time and that the sun shines for you!
The Let's Go Out Team
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