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How to Keep the Kids Busy During the Easter Holidays

The Easter holidays are fast approaching, which means it’s time for parents to think of original and fun ways to keep the kids occupied for two whole weeks! It’s great to have some precious family time, but parents know all too well that it could be a disastrous holiday if there are no days out or activities planned. You might hope for some nice weather so the children on the street can play out together, or you can all visit the local park. But what about rainy days? This is the British spring holiday we’re talking about after all!

Keeping the kids busy is the key to a happy Easter holiday. Here is some much needed inspiration for children of all ages – you’re welcome!

Cinema day

Everybody loves a trip to the cinema, regardless of age! There are usually quite a few children’s movies released around the school holidays to enjoy as a family. You can also make a day out at the movies a lot cheaper if you do a 2-4-1 deal on certain weekdays, and take your own snacks.

Trampoline park

This is another activity that is loved by all ages, from toddlers to teens. Take the entire family trampolining, and you’ll succeed at getting everyone active and making memories. Many trampoline parks have a huge variety of activities in addition to the trampolines, so you can spend absolutely hours here.

Easter egg hunt

You don’t have to leave the house every day to have fun. Why not make your own egg hunt right at home? Create a treasure hunt for the children’s Easter eggs, and for the older ones you can hide eggs further away from home too so they have to use clues to find them around the neighbourhood and in relative’s homes.

Bike ride

If we are lucky enough to have some nice weather then it’s best to get out and enjoy it while you can. A family bike ride through the woods is a great way to stay fit and healthy and teach the children about nature.


Another rainy day activity that kids love is baking. Get messy in the kitchen and make your favourite cakes and biscuits! You could even try making seasonal delights such as hot cross buns or a Simnel cake.

Be organised and plan ahead to make sure you truly make the most of the school holidays.