Easter Activities For All The Family

Easter is just around the corner and I don't know about you, but I am really looking forward to being able to spend time outdoors. Spring is my favourite time of year, there's nothing better than seeing all the beautiful flowers, the days getting brighter and enjoying afternoons relaxing in the garden. 

But with spring brings Easter, which was always a favourite time of year as a child. I loved the holiday because of the bunnies, eggs, and always looked forward to the bulging basket full of chocolate. There is always so much you can do for Easter and so I can come up with a few Easter activities that is perfect for all the family.

Easter time was always my favourite time of year as a child, yes probably because of all the chocolate eggs. But I also enjoyed it because it was another opportunity for a family get together. There are wide range of activities that you can do with your family, no matter the size. You could organise a special Easter lunch, plan the best egg hunt, get crafty or perhaps get into the kitchen with the little ones to bake some tasty Easter treats. So, I thought that I would share some Easter activities that you could do with the whole family. 

Easter Egg Hunt

The Easter egg hunt is a treasured custom that children look forward to all year. Just because you’re not a child doesn't mean you can’t partake in some Easter fun as well. You could invite some guests over and host your own Easter Egg Hunt, if you do host your own hunt it's also the perfect opportunity to play some games that everyone will enjoy. A few games could include an Egg Dance, where you place a few eggs on the ground and turn on the music. The whole idea of this game is to dance among the eggs while breaking as few as possible and the winner gets a prize. Another great game to play is Egg Tapping which involves two contenders holding hard boiled eggs, here each player takes a turn in tapping the other's egg without cracking their own. The possibilities for some egg-cellent (see what I did there) games are endless, Pinterest has a great selection of games if you are looking for further inspiration.

However if you'd prefer to venture out for your Easter egg hunt, Cadburys have teamed up with the National Trust to host some Easter egg hunts all over the country. So don't forget to search for a hunt near you, for us in Norfolk we are really spoiled for choice. This year we are thinking about going to the Easter egg hunt at Oxburgh Hall, which is the perfect place to take your children on an Easter adventure around the grounds by following all the clues that the Easter Bunny has left behind.

Local Petting Farm

With it being lambing season it is the perfect time to take your children to a local petting farm. Due to living in the countryside we are not short of a few petting farms, a favourite is Church Farm in Stow Bardolph. At Church Farm there are so many opportunities to be able to get involved with lots of Easter fun. From hunting for eggs, meeting chicks and even feeding lots of lambs there is so much to do. Another event that we came across was an Easter egg hunt with Dinky Pony Parties. With Benny, Isla and Pico the ponies along with a puppy called Twiglet, children will have an unforgettable experience for Easter.

Get Baking

Easter is just around the corner, which comes as great news to those of us who’d love the excuse to indulge in colourful sweets, hearty meals and bunny-related frolic all weekend. If you’ll be home with the family, it’s a great opportunity to whip up a tasty treat recipe for Easter.
Get crafty

As parents, we all know how much Easter is anticipated each year by little ones. If you are looking to create more wonderful memories for your children to cherish and look back on when they grow up, some Easter-inspired crafts would be something special. To make sure everyone enjoys your Easter get together with the family, you should try and make your home look as festive as possible. It doesn't have to be too much, just simple place cards, rabbit bunting or even balloons. Simple yet effective.

By providing crayons, paints, cardboard, scissors, glues, glitters, stickers and ribbon the possibilities are endless. I am more than sure that getting crafty with your little one will result in some fantastic masterpieces. From Easter cards, sun catchers, cute bonnets with matching baskets, salt dough ornaments or potato stamping. Go and get crafty.  

The Perfect Family Roast

Easter is a great time to gather family and friends together to enjoy some of the very best food and of course wine. With most festive holidays is always the perfect opportunity to show off your cooking skills so why don't you make the perfect Sunday roast Lamb. However for those who don't fancy getting their apron on to show off their cooking skills, dine out. Less stress, and no washing up. There are a whole host of restaurants, gastro-pubs, cafes and pubs that will be suitable for all the family.

Hop over to the local coast

We are fortunate enough to live in Norfolk and so we are not short of a few coastal destinations. If you live close to the coast why don't you pack up a picnic, grab your shades and sun cream (you may need it) and enjoy the beautiful coast.  We live so close to Hunstanton Beach, famous for it's striped cliffs, rock pools and amazing sunsets.

I hope that has inspired you and your family to make some fun and exciting plans this Easter. Let me know in the comments about any other ideas that you may have.