With so much emphasis on Christmas, Valentines Day and even Halloween, the Easter holidays often get overlooked. Easter in itself has many traditions and whilst you might not partake in the religious side of things, there are still so many things you can do on Easter Sunday, over the Easter weekend and during the Easter school holidays. Need something to do this year? Let’s have a look at what you can get up to during Easter 2020.
Make Hot Cross Buns
Who loves hot cross buns? Beautifully toasted with lashings of butter. Delicious! Whilst you can buy loads of different types and flavours from every supermarket and bakery, have you considered making and baking your own this year? A hot cross bun is a sweet spiced bun, with currants or raisins and a cross on the top. These are traditional eaten on Good Friday with the cross representing the crucifixion of Jesus and the spices inside signifying the spices used to embalm him. Even if you don’t go in for faith and religion, they’re still a tasty treat! Make Easter 2020 the year where you make it a family tradition to start creating your own hot cross buns!
Go To Church
Whether you regularly attend church or not, it can be a place of comfort if you are feeling low and you’ll find a warm a welcome. A significant theme of Easter is rebirth and churches often get decorated with flowers to symbolise this. There are plenty of services over the Easter weekend should you wish to attend.
Roll Some Eggs
Head out into the community and join in with some egg rolling. Many villages, towns and cities put on egg rolling events, just bring your own eggs! Make sure you decorate them and get ready to chase after them down hills! This is fantastic fun for all the family, even better if the weather plays ball! They’re usually free too, perfect for Easter 2020!
Spend Time With Family
The Easter weekend is the perfect opportunity to spend time with family. Go to the park or head to the coast if the sun is shining. Do some gardening at home as a family in between rain showers. If it’s throwing it down and blowing a gale, snuggle up together, get the hot cross buns you’ve made and watch some movies. Maybe you can create some Easter crafts too? Get up to some family activities you don’t always have time to do. It’s also worth noting that with the public holidays around Easter, you can enjoy extra time off too. If you work a ‘normal’ job of Monday to Friday, by taking Monday to Thursday off the week before or Tuesday to Friday the week after, you can enjoy 12 days off work by only taking four days holiday!
Cook A Delicious Roast Dinner
Even if you don’t like what is perhaps the traditional meat of Easter, lamb, you can still cook a fabulous feast for the whole family. Invite your immediate and extended family around and enjoy spending time together. You don’t have to spend a lot either, even if there are lots of you. Get everyone to bring something with them like drinks or desserts and then simply bulk out the main course with vegetables. As long as the gravy is hot and there’s crispy roast potatoes and Yorkshire puddings, everyone will be happy!
Eat Lots Of Chocolate
It probably doesn’t need saying but it can’t be Easter without chocolate eggs! Be sure to give, swap and enjoy plenty of chocolate this Easter. If you invite folk round for lunch, they’ll likely bring gifts of chocolate eggs so be sure to keep an eye on the kids so they don’t overindulge! Buy Easter eggs at bargain prices to ensure you get the most chocolate for your pound. Save us an orange Smarties one!
You might also want to try making this slow cooker fudge.
There are so many fantastic (and free!) things to do at Easter time. Have an amazing Easter 2020!