Wondering what to do on Easter? You’re in luck. Easter in the UK is full of potential for unforgettable memories. Whether you’re looking for Easter ideas for kids, romantic options for couples, or a fun day out with your friends, you’ll find them here.
Easter ideas for kids (that adults can enjoy too)
Make a splash at Alton Towers
A theme park, water park, mini-golf course, and home to a collection of thrilling roller coasters. What more can you ask for?
Alton Towers has something fun for the whole family, whether you’re a group of adrenaline junkies or of a gentler persuasion. Let the kids use up all of their energy, then establish your unquestioned superiority at mini-golf.
Build great memories at LEGOLAND Windsor
LEGO is one of the world’s most beloved brands, and LEGOLAND Windsor is one of the best possible Easter activities in the UK. Kids can train like a ninja in the ancient art of Spinjitsu at the Ninjago Training Camp, marvel at amazing LEGO-based recreations of world landmarks, and enjoy everything else the UK’s most popular theme park has to offer.
Booking in advance can save you a significant amount of money, so start planning your Easter adventure now!
Budget recommendation: Organise your own easter egg hunt
Hiding Easter eggs is a fun and budget-friendly way to celebrate Easter in the UK. If you have a backyard, fantastic – all you need now is some eggs! If not, hide them under pillows, lampshades, couches, and in dishwashers (your teenagers will never find them there).
Crafty parents can use water-colour paint to create their own masterpieces on hard-boiled eggs with the kids, though the chocolate variety from Aldi will also work just fine.
Wildcard option: A Shrektacular Easter
Shrek has now entertained almost two decades’ worth of children, to the point where some people who watched the original Shrek now have kids themselves.
This Easter, do something different. There’s a special event happening at Shrek’s Adventure! London, featuring none other than the gentle green giant himself! Make this Easter one to remember, and let the kids unleash their fairy-tale fantasies at this amazing adventure.
What to do on Easter in the UK with your partner
Take a romantic ride on the London Eye
With priceless views of local highlights like Buckingham Palace and even Windsor Castle on a clear day, the Eye is a quintessential London experience. Take a romantic stroll along the South Bank, then impress your date by suggesting a ride on the Eye.
If they’re worried about standing in line, don’t worry, you’ve got it covered. You were as smart as you were romantic, and cleverly booked a time slot beforehand.
Enjoy the View from the Shard
Like the Eye, the View from the Shard conjures up images of luxury, romance, and class. Is there a better way to celebrate Easter than by clinking champagne glasses high above the London skyline?
Going to the Shard isn’t something you do every week, and going there for Easter will let you create some extra-special memories with your favourite person.
Budget recommendation: Visit bunnies at a petting zoo
No matter where you are in the UK this Easter, there’s a good chance you’re near a petting zoo. These are usually free (or have a voluntary donation system), and it’s one of the most wholesome date ideas out there.
Take your partner to cuddle some rabbits, feed them a carrot or two (the rabbits, not your partner), and thank them for hiding our eggs for all these years.
Wildcard option: A romance ogre-load
What’s the greatest love story of our time? Titanic? The Notebook? Wrong. It’s Shrek. The original film from 2001 celebrates the beauty of true love, and taught a generation of children (and adults) that you can’t judge a book by its cover.
Like an onion, this multi-layered tale brought a tear to eyes around the world, and the love between Shrek and Fiona is one of the last century’s most memorable and poignant stories. Celebrate true love at Shrek’s Adventure! London this Easter.
Easter activities for friends
Kew Gardens: An insta-friendly day out
Do something different with your friends this Easter, and visit the UK’s most stunning gardens. Roam around one of the world’s biggest botanic beauties, breathe in the fresh air, and take some picturesque new profile pictures.
After getting the VIP treatment with priority entrance, that is. If you’re an especially daring group, try out the Treetop Walkway. You’ll get amazing views over the canopies, if you can stomach the heights…
Go on a day trip
If you have no family obligations, Easter can be the perfect time for a weekend getaway with your friends. There are plenty of spectacular things to do around the UK, from Game of Thrones tours to fun cruises.
Try visiting York (and save on attractions with a handy sightseeing pass) and unleash your inner viking, or get some peace and tranquility in the Lake District.
Budget recommendation: Picnic and activities!
If you’re strapped for cash, there are still plenty of fun ways to celebrate Easter. Get a couple of your favourite snacks from the supermarket, tell everyone else to do the same, and meet up somewhere with grass and trees. Boom, you’ve just organised the best Easter picnic of the year. Bring any games or sports gear you’ve got lying around (a ball is perfect), and spend the day enjoying life.
Wildcard option: Get your Shrek on
Okay, so this is the third time, but seriously. It’s good. Other social media acquaintances will be green with envy when they see you with your besties, hanging out with Shrek, Fiona, and Donkey in their magical kingdom.
No matter how ironic you’re being, a day at Shrek’s Adventure is actually just pure, unbridled fun. You’ll be yelling “What are you doing in my swamp?!” at each other for months to come.