From activities to do with all of the family to lunch delivered, chocolate treats to alternative gifts, we bring you the very best Easter inspiration
What’s On This Easter?
Secret Sunrise x Canary Wharf
What better way to celebrate Easter with the whole family than waking up and dancing to the sunrise, right in your own front room? Get your laptops ready, your dancing shoes on and boogie into the Bank Holiday from 9am to 10am by joining in Canary Wharf’s Secret Sunrise for kids. Although it’s a children’s special, all ages are welcome, from little ones to grandparents.
The Canary of the Wharf
This family trail will take you on an adventure around the open spaces of Canary Wharf, starting at Crossrail Place Roof Gardens and ending in Jubilee Park. Following the audio guide, the canary bird will help you to discover nature in the middle of the city and see history nestled amidst these iconic buildings. Using an activity sheet to keep track of the mission, you’ll meet a giant made of bronze, decode some mysterious clocks, and find a building floating in the sky. At the end of the trail, you will be asked to complete a task to work out a code, which can be used to receive a discount from one of Canary Wharf’s retailers. The activity is perfect for five- to 12-year-olds with inquisitive minds.
Easter Egg Hunt
At this time of year, nothing quite beats the feeling of child-like excitement quite like an Easter egg hunt. Organise your own lockdown-appropriate version within the confines of your home or garden to create the magic that stirs in the soul when hunting around for hidden egg-shaped confectionary – read on for Easter egg inspiration aplenty for the perfect treasure to hide.
Pick the Perfect Roast
To give yourself the maximum amount of time for Easter activities, why not have the hard work taken care of with Sunday lunch delivered? The Parlour’s Easter Roast contains a whole leg of British lamb, dauphinoise potatoes, minted peas, broad beans, petit onion and jus, followed by double chocolate baked cheesecake with Easter eggs for dessert. Gaucho meanwhile has a beef Wellington for two accompanied with oven roasted carrots, parsnips and squash served with whipped provolone potatoes. Boisdale is also offering three-course Easter kits with a complimentary bottle of wine for two people or two bottles for four people; choose from its Fillet Steak Box and Roast Lamb Box. Yum! And if you want to go even more than the extra mile, why not decorate the table with some of these ideas from Waitrose & Partners? We especially love its Easter Mini Crackers!
Our Roundup of Chocolate Gifts
For the Little Ones
Charbonnel & Walker is helping to bring the Easter Bunny to your home with its Peter Rabbit collection that features everything from a chocolate book box to mini sets of chocolates. Meanwhile those after a smaller treat will find a sure-fire hit with these Easter-themed creations from Hotel Chocolat that comprise a chick, sheep and bunny. Or pull out all of the stops with a Percy Pig or Colin the Caterpillar egg from Marks & Spencer.
For Older Children
The team behind Hotel Chocolat sure have creative minds; for the fun and quirky factor, check out its Eggs and Soldiers Easter Truffles or the chocolate Easter Sandwiches. Alternatively, you can’t go wrong with a classic Lindt Milk Chocolate Egg with Lindor Milk Truffles.
For the Adults
Champagne lovers will be thrilled to open this Extra Thick Champagne Easter Egg complete with Mercier Champagne truffles from Hotel Chocolat. Meanwhile, Godiva has a limited-edition Golden Egg that not only makes the perfect Easter gift as it’s filled with jewel-like chocolates, but is also a beautiful keepsake.
Looking for Something Outside the Easter Egg-box?
Salcombe Gin has taken its inspiration from the nostalgic memories and the excitement of an Easter treasure hunt and has released a limited edition ‘Easterly’ Gin, click and collect from Waitrose & Partners. L’Occitane also has two beauty eggs to choose from: Cherry Blossom or Verbena featuring shower gel, body lotion and hand cream in an egg-shaped tin.
However you’re celebrating this year, have a very happy Easter!