Kids just love Easter, and for good reason – it’s jam-packed with egg hunts, chocolate-on-tap, cute chicks and rabbits. On top of all that, there are stacks of activities ideal to keep children of all ages occupied over the holidays – plus some for Mums and Dads too.
And of course, when you shop online for all your Easter essentials with easyfundraising, you’ll also be raising donations for your good cause.
Get organised and add your Easter goodies to your weekly online grocery shop.
Find a huge range of tasty treats at Ocado (up to a 3% donation), there are plenty of delicious dairy and gluten-free options in the Freefrom range at Sainsbury’s (up to £1.50 donation), or browse some great deals on branded eggs at Tesco (up to £2.50 donation).
Alternatively, if you want to add a personal touch, visit Thorntons (up to a 5% donation) for a handcrafted egg complete with an iced message of your choice.
Or, if the kids fancy having a bash at making their own Easter eggs this year, head over to Lakeland (up to a 2% donation) for a variety of different sized moulds and The Works (up to a 7.5% donation) for a colourful decorating kit.
Easter Egg Hunt
Once the eggs are bought (or made!), what could be more fun than organising a traditional Easter Egg hunt? Hide lots of eggs around the house and garden (clues optional) and see who can find the most.
Mix things up a bit by adding in other prizes such as some cheap and cheerful books from the Book People (up to a 2.5% donation) or small games and toys from Party Pieces (up to a 3% donation). For convenient all-in-one kits, try Paperchase (up to a 4% donation) or Amazon (up to a 1.5% donation).
Easter Baking / Crafts
Easter is the perfect excuse to get the kids cooking up a storm. Easter cakes, tray bakes, hot cross buns – the list is endless.
Also, add an extra frisson of excitement to the holidays by giving your home an Easter makeover with a little help from Baker Ross (up to a 1% donation) where you’ll find some really sweet decoration kits.
Plus, keep them occupied creating cards for friends and family – you can stock up on colourful card, felt-tips and all manner of other crafty bits from Hobbycraft (up to a 5% donation) or Rymans (up to a 1.5% donation).
If you’re planning to host family and friends over the holidays, it makes sense to menu-plan well ahead of time.
Waitrose (up to £2.50 donation) sells an excellent variety of high-quality meats and fish, and veggies will appreciate a dish made from scratch with delicious ingredients from HelloFresh (up to £2.50 donation). M&S (up to £2.50 donation) are famed for their marvellously moreish desserts, and for a cheeseboard that will be talked about for years to come, visit Pong (up to a 3.5% donation).
Alternatively, if you’ve earmarked the long weekend as the perfect opportunity relax and recuperate from the long slog of winter, simply call in a tasty takeaway from Just Eat (up to a 2% donation) or Hungry House (up to a 0.5% donation) and let their expert chefs do all the hard work.
Out and About
Easter is about spending time with family and friends, so step away from the chocolate, turn off the TV and take some time to get out of the house and into nature.
Spring is such a lovely season in the UK, and there is a positive wealth of outdoor activities to choose from to suit all ages. Get the family kitted out in decent outdoor clothing from the range at Mountain Warehouse (up to a 2.5% donation) and plan a hike through the countryside or local park.
Or, get on your bikes and explore your nearest cycle trail – if you need new wheels, Halfords (up to a 1.5% donation) stock a wide range suitable for all ages and abilities.
For an excellent adventure closer to home, camp out in the back garden (weather permitting!) – Millets (up to a 4% donation) offer a range of inexpensive tents and cosy sleeping bags perfect for this purpose.
Home / DIY
The Bank Holiday is synonymous with DIY, so if there are any home improvements you’ve been putting off, seize the day and visit Wickes (up to a 1% donation) for absolutely everything you need to get cracking, or spruce up your interior for the new season with soft furnishings from Made.com (up to a 2% donation) or Next (up to a 0.5% donation).
Plus, if you’re going to take advantage of a few days off to get ahead with your spring cleaning, visit Wilko (up to a 1% donation) or Robert Dyas (up to a 2% donation) to stock up on all manner of clever cleaning products that will, with the addition of some elbow grease, get your house sparkling.
Spring may have officially arrived, but April showers are likely to disrupt the holidays at least once, so it’s good to have some ideas to hand should you need to batten down the hatches and stay in all day.
Treat the family to their choice of pass from NOW TV (up to £2.50 donation), to watch the very latest movies, sport and TV shows, or keep younger kids entertained by signing up with Disney Life – a super streaming service that combines everything from live TV to movies to books to box sets.
Or, go old-school and keep little minds active with a board game marathon – visit The Entertainer (up to a 1.5% donation) for a fabulous variety of family favourites.