Easter is one of the biggest celebrations here in the UK, for many it's a weekend full of tasty treats and catching up with family and friends. On average each child living in the UK recieves an average of 8.8 eggs1- that's a lot of chocolate! With all the treats and events it's easy to forget why we even celebrate Easter. Do you know where the name Easter even comes from? The name Easter came from Eastre, the Anglo-Saxon goddess who symbolizes hare and egg2?
Find below our list of things to keep you occupied and ensure you have an egg-cellent Easter!
Arts and Crafts
Children love Easter, with the extra chocolate and fun activities it's no wonder. From decorating eggs to making traditional Easter bonnets, take a look at these fun ideas to keep children occupied.
You can also print and colour your very own Reeds Rains Easter egg here - don't forget to share the finished product with us on Facebook or Twitter!
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Easter isn't just about Easter eggs, other treats enjoyed over the Easter period including scrumptious bakes like chocolate nests, creme egg brownies and hot cross buns to name a few.
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Find out if your local schools or clubs are doing anything over Easter or even your local supermarket. These days a lot collect Easter eggs to send to those less fortunate and you can also buy eggs where a contribution is made to charity.
Easter Egg Hunt
It wouldn't be Easter without a traditional Easter egg hunt, fun for all the family with delicious treats at the end. Take a look at these ideas to create your own egg hunt or find out if there's one going on in your local area.
Unfortunately we can't guarantee sunshine and blue skies this Easter, so if you find yourselves stuck indoors hiding from the rain and wind then pop on one of these Easter movies. Our favourites include; Hop, Yogi the Easter bear, Bugs Bunny's Easter funnies and Winnie the Pooh.
Pack a picnic
If the sunshine does come out you could pack a picnic and take all your Easter treats with you. There are lots of lovely parks around if you take a ball or other toys this makes a really fun, cheap day out for the family.
Visit local attractions
Easter is a wonderful time for visiting local attractions. Lots put on special events to celebrate or offer discounts to encourage visitors.
Get gardening - you could win £250 worth of gardening goods with Reeds Rains and CJ Wildlife
The long Easter weekend presents the opportunity to get on top of your garden in time for the Spring. Be inspired by our top 10 Reeds Rains gardens here or if you need some supplies you might want to enter our competition with CJ Wildlife, there's £250 worth of gardening goods to be won and they are also offering Reeds Rains customers a 10% discount, find out more and enter here.
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