5 Ideas for Celebrating Easter, Even When You Can’t Go Out

Easter is supposed to be a time for hope and renewal. But this year, with most Brits isolating themselves in their homes, it’s easy to lose track of which day it is. Which is why you’d be forgiven for forgetting that Easter is just around the corner, this weekend.

Celebrations are likely to be different, as we stay indoors. But staying indoors doesn’t have to be boring, whether it’s baking some sweet treats, having an Easter egg hunt in the garden, or enjoying a meal around the table, here are our five tips for celebrating, even when you can’t go out:

 

Bake some hot cross buns

The cross that sits on top of these delicious fruit buns is a symbol of the crucifixion, which is why these were historically eaten on Good Friday. Whilst hot cross buns are now eaten whenever we feel like a touch of spice in a warming bun, there’s nothing better than freshly baked tasty treats, best served toasted with butter.

 

Easter egg hunt

Easter egg hunts are a fun family tradition, and is one that can easily be replicated either indoors or in the garden. Hide eggs in different locations around your home or turn it into a traditional egg and spoon race to keep even the younger family members entertained – just make sure you boil the eggs in advance to avoid an unfortunate mess!

 

Virtual day trips

Days out might be out of the question, but thanks to the wonders of modern technology it’s possible to enjoy a trip to the zoo, museum or theatre from the comfort of your sofa, so there’s something for everyone in the family to enjoy. For example, the National Theatreis bringing the best of British theatre to homes with live streaming performances every Thursday evening. You can also see what the animals are up to at Edinburgh Zoo– did you know Koalas can sleep for up to 22 hours a day?

 

Follow the rainbow

Children across the country have been taking part in #rainbowtrail – movement that involves putting handmade pictures of rainbows in your windows at home. Little ones will love displaying their artwork, whilst it’s great for older children who are more aware of current events, to have something positive they can do for the community whilst staying inside.

 

Games night

Easter, like Christmas, is the perfect time to pull out your favourite board games. Whether it’s chess, Jenga or monopoly, there are some classics that everyone in the family knows and loves to play.

April 08, 2020 — Tom Rowland