Easter activities are a great way to keep the kids entertained over the holidays.
With Easter just around the corner, it’s time to start planning how to keep little ones busy without breaking the bank.
From organising your own treasure hunt to making the most of your local library or other popping into community events happening near-by, here CashLady looks at 10 cheap and free Easter activities for families.
Keeping kids entertained over Easter can be expensive as it soon adds up when you’re paying for a whole family.
Luckily, there are heaps of low-cost fun-filled Easter events happening up and down the country.
If you’re feeling creative, then you can even plan a few low-cost Easter-themed activities of your own.
Cheap and free family Easter activities at home
#1 Easter themed scavenger hunt
A wonderful Easter activity beloved by kids, get them out and about by setting up your own scavenger hunt.
Low cost and providing heaps of entertainment, simply create a list of items for the kids to find to redeem their prize, which can be an Easter egg or a little craft item.
#2 Easter egg treasure hunt
Another way to brighten up a boring day, an Easter egg treasure hunt is sure to keep little ones busy.
Hide some eggs around the garden and then make it a little trickier for older kids by adding a treasure map or clues.
#3 Easter activities at your local library
If you want to get out of the house then check out what’s happening at your local library over the Easter holidays.
Many have fun and free activities planned for all ages and if there are no events running then take the opportunity to introduce your kids to the wonder of free books and DVDs for borrowing.
#4 Bake Easter cakes
Easter is the perfect time to get baking.
Kids love helping out in the kitchen so why not keep them busy and teach them some new skills by baking Easter birds nest cakes or some yummy hot cross buns.
Cheap and free family Easter events
There are heaps of Easter events running up and down the country this month.
Be sure to look online to find out what’s going on in your local area.
#5 Horniman Easter Fair, Forest Hill
Horniman Museum, Forest Hill
Apr 20 2019-Apr 21 2019
Enjoy Easter fun with an Easter trail, family-friendly theatre and creative workshops and face painting.
#6 Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts, across the UK
Apr 19 2019-Apr 22 2019
Cadburys are all over Easter this year with the big Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt.
Enter your postcode to find your nearest National Trust property and then get cracking the clues to find your yummy Easter egg.
#7 Easter at Hen Corner, Brentford
Hen Corner, Brentford
Apr 20 2019
Hunt for eggs, chocolate and real, make your own hot cross buns and hug a hen! All at the fabulous Hen Corner this Easter.
#8 Easter at Brockholes, Preston
An Easter visit to a nature reserve is sure to keep the kids happy.
Brockholes nature reserve in Preston is offering lots of fun activities, from creating Easter wreaths and baskets to enjoying breakfast with the Easter Bunny, no less.
#9 Easter Fun with RSPB Scotland, various
Various RSPB nature reserves – Loch Lomond, Mersehead, Lochwinnoch, Loch Garten, Kelvingrove, Helix, Loch Leven
Apr 19 2019-Apr 22 2019
The RSPB have a programme of Easter-themed events for kids, bursting with fun outdoor activities including nature scavenger hunts, face painting and egg decorating.
#10 Easter Egg-stravaganza, Loch Tay
The Scottish Crannog Centre, Kenmore, Loch Tay
The Scottish Crannog Centre is celebrating its 20th anniversary in Easter style.
Join the Easter party and cook pancakes over an open fire, bake your own bread rolls in our clay ovens and churn your own butter to spread on them.