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Published on : April 9, 2020 15:00

5 fun ways to celebrate Easter during lockdown

With the sun looking to make an appearance this bank holiday weekend, it can be tempting to grab a blanket and head to your local park for a picnic.

However the latest government advice is still to stay home and stay safe – so a very different Easter weekend than we’re used to.

But just because we have to stay indoors doesn’t mean we can’t still have fun.

We’ve pulled together our top 5 fun ideas to keep everyone entertained and help celebrate Easter during lockdown.

1. Get creative!

A fun (and sometimes messy!) way to get into the Easter spirit is to spend some time getting crafty.

Grab some paint, eggs and your little ones and let your imagination run wild.

All you have to do is give the egg a good shake, gently pierce the shell with a pin then widen it with a cooking skewer and hold over a bowl (hole pointing downwards) to let the yolk and white drain out. Once the egg feels empty pop it into a bowl of soapy water to clean it out. Leave it on a piece of kitchen towel to dry – then you’re ready to decorate!

There are loads of different ways to decorate your egg – maybe create an egg for every family member, or design your favourite animal.

2. Bake an Easter cake

Nothing says Easter quite like chocolate – but don’t just limit it to the eggs… bake a cake as well!

Just use your favourite chocolate cake recipe (or Google a new one) and get baking. Of course, decorating with Mini Eggs and Malteser Bunnies

Baking is a great way to help your kids develop a new skill and keep them busy when they’re not doing school work.

3. Enjoy a West End show in your living room

Your favourite shows are coming to you. So get yourself all dressed up and down to your front room.

The National Theatre is streaming a free performance of a popular show every Thursday.

Jane Eyre will be available from this weekend until the 16th April, and then Treasure Island will replace it until the 23rd April. Click here for all the details.

Andrew Lloyd Webber has also begun streaming his musical productions on YouTube. Called The Shows Must Go On!, each show is available for only 48 hours from Fridays at 7pm. This weekend you’ll be able to laugh and enjoy Jesus Christ Superstar. All the details can be found here.

4. Watch your favourite animals play

Zoos up and down the UK are live-streaming their animals to keep isolated families entertained during lockdown.

You can watch penguins, pandas, tigers and more from the comfort of your own home this bank holiday.

Expect to see flamingos, lemurs and giraffes from Marwell zoo; pandas, penguins, tigers and koalas from Edinburgh; and elephants, zebras and rhinos from Dublin.

5. Organise an Easter Egg Hunt

Finally, Easter wouldn’t be the same without an Easter egg hunt!

You can still organise one at home, so get your thinking cap on and get creative with your hiding places – you could even create a treasure map for the kids to follow or play hot or cold.

Whatever you get up to this bank holiday, we hope you stay safe and have fun!

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