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Easter at home with the family: activity ideas and inspiration

Easter at home with the family: activity ideas and inspiration

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From interactive virtual pantos to DIY egg hunts, there is plenty of family fun to be had at home this April

Easter weekend spans Friday 2 – Monday 5 April this year and, as most of the UK remains under Covid-19 restrictions for the second year in a row, families have the opportunity to get creative at home.

Easter crafts

For those looking to get crafty this Easter, there are a number of kits to choose from. ToucanBOX recently launched the Easter edition of their popular craft subscription kits. This year's box ships out everything your little ones need to decorate adorable animal bowling pins and assemble a wooden flower press and go wildflower foraging. All this plus plenty of extra fun activities, stickers and more — a perfect alternative to the usual Easter antics that will be missed this year due to restrictions. Enjoy 50% off the Easter kit when you subscribe.

Online craft store Baker Ross have a fantastic Easter-themed range including a collection of kits perfect for making Easter bonnets, baskets, decorations and more. To save on the Easter range use the code EASTER15 (valid until Thursday 25 March). KeepEmQuiet's award-winning kids' entertainment packs are crammed full of exciting surprises for children and Easter will be no exception. Buy one pack from the range and save 25% on the second pack with the exclusive discount code THELISTBOGO. This discount is valid when you purchase any two kits including the Entertainment Pack, Sensory Messy Pack and the limited edition Easter Kit.

Easter at home with the family: activity ideas and inspiration

Easter baking

Britain Loves Baking make affordable cooking kits for kids that teach basic baking skills and encourage learning, play and fun. The new Easter range features some fantastic recipes to cook at home and enjoy with family. Each baking box comes with all the necessary ingredients and easy-to-follow recipes, and this year's Easter recipes include a rabbit-topped white chocolate, raspberry and peach cake, DIY Easter egg kit, and a family Easter Eggsperience box including afternoon tea and materials for an Easter egg hunt.

Easter at home with the family: activity ideas and inspiration

Not on the High Street also have a range of baking sets – like the hot cross bunny baking kit and the Easter gingerbread kit – that are almost too cute to eat.

DIY Easter activities

As a family, you might not be heading to any big events this year but what's to stop the fun coming to you? Not on the High Street features a number of DIY activity kits to help your Easter activities go ahead in style. Host an Easter egg hunt with help from Peter Rabbit or put on a personalised egg and spoon race with Cadbury's chocolate eggs. Postbox Party has neatly packaged up everything needed for an egg hunt in the garden and, if you're looking for a greener way to mark the holiday, why not try planting some seeded paper eggs that will grow over the month of April.

Easter at home with the family: activity ideas and inspiration

Virtual Easter events

Though the UK can't take full advantage of the long weekend out and about as usual, there are a plethora of online Easter events available to enjoy at home from Good Friday to Easter Monday. Kids and parents can join in an Easter-themed origami workshop, an online treasure hunt hosted by the Easter Bunny himself or an interactive pantomime with Panto Live's production of Cinderella. The event is hosted daily and comes with an downloadable pantomime pack.

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