Keeping your kids busy: Easter holiday activities

Easter has arrived. It can often be a challenge keeping your kids entertained over the school holidays, especially if you’re not taking much time off work or money is tight – here’s our guide to making the most of the school break.


Activity clubs

If your children are part of a sports club, they often run special camps during school holidays, which will help with childcare and give your kids some extra fun with their friends.

There are also other website services such as Club Hub, which helps to find children’s clubs, events and activities relevant to you. You just enter your location, child’s age and interests and it will show different activity clubs available near you; from sports to science to drama, there’s something for every child.


Egg-stra fun

If you have small children, an Easter egg hunt is a much-loved event for Easter Sunday. You can easily find free templates online to download to give clues to where you’ve hidden the eggs, or just have a free-for-all hunt in the garden!

You can also have an egg-decorating competition for your kids and their friends. Hard boil some eggs for 10 minutes and let them cool before letting the kids loose with paints, feathers, glitter and any other craft pieces you have around the house. Just remember to put down a wipeable tablecloth and make sure they’re in clothes you don’t mind getting messy.

If you end up with leftover chocolate from all the Easter eggs, you can use it to make cakes, brownies and other sweet goodies – try these recipes with no more than five ingredients – easy for both you and your kids.


Enjoy a family day out

Going for a walk in the countryside has so many health benefits, both physical and psychological so go and explore your local area. There might be a favourite spot you like to visit, or you might discover somewhere new. Make sure to take a picnic with you – kids can get involved in making this too.

With the clocks going forward and lighter nights on offer, if you’re unable to take much time off work, there’s still time to do things together as a family in the evening. How about heading off on a family bike ride, or go and play some games in the local park?


Help in the garden

If you have a garden, now’s the time to start growing plants and vegetables for the summer. Little ones can help plant seeds into pots and get teenagers to help by cutting the grass for pocket money.


Summer school uniform check

The Easter holidays are a great time to get your kids to try on their summer school uniforms before they go back for the summer term. Make sure they still fit and are in good condition.

If you do need new items we’ve got you covered with short-sleeved boys and girls shirts and blouses, including polo shirts, which are designed to be comfortable yet smart.

Your children might decide to start wearing shorts for school at this time of year, and just like our trousers, our junior boys shorts are designed to cope with the rough and tumble of school life. Girls may choose to wear skirts all year round, but in case your daughter needs an update, we stock a wide range of girls’ skirts for both juniors and seniors in numerous styles and colours, so she can choose a style she prefers.

Don’t forget to check PE kit too, as summer sports might need different uniform to winter ones. Our range of PE kit items are suitable for both indoor and outdoor sports. From shorts and skorts, to hoodies and tracksuit bottoms, our items are clearly marked whether for boys, girls or unisex to help you choose.

While you go through your children’s wardrobes for a school uniform update, now’s a good time to go through the rest of their wardrobe to see what else still fits. If they’ve got items of clothing that are still in good condition, but they’ve outgrown, collect them up and donate them to charity?