Easter - recipes and things to do at Easter

Easter this year falls on 5 April, so relish the (hopefully) spring-tastic weather, and keep all the family entertained over the break, with fantastic recipes, gardening tips and suggestions for great days out.

We also have craft projects for the kids, including easy-to-make Easter bonnets for boys and girls, as well as ideas for just what to do with the chocolate from all those theoretically uneaten Easter eggs.



Easter sweet treats

easter cupcake

Simnel cake and the ever-popular hot cross bun are just some of the seasonal goodies we've got recipes for – perfect for getting stuck into over the long weekend. 

The sinister Easter bonnet

sinister easter

You may have heard tell of this superb Mumsnetter creation, but perhaps you've never read the whole story. For Easter weekend, we present for you the Tale of the Sinister Easter Bonnet.

What's on at Easter

Easter Local events

Search out your nearest Easter egg hunt, spring fayres and other seasonal events with this selection of fab holiday activities chosen by our local editors. 

Easter lunch - new ways with lamb

roast lamb

Expecting a big crowd over the Easter holidays? If you're thinking of serving up the traditional Easter roast lamb, here are some recipes to inspire you.

Easter crafts

cardboard bunnies

Keep DCs entertained during the hols with simple and fun craft projects, including lovely things that can be given as gifts – some are even edible!

Time for a spring clean


Make the most of the extra long weekend by giving your home a springtime spruce up – we've nabbed the best tips from Mumsnetters on how to kickstart your spring clean routine.

Leftover Easter egg recipes

Leftover chocolate from Easter? It could (theoretically) happen! If you find yourself with loads of chocolate knocking around, try melting it down to make one of these five delicious recipes.

10 ways to crack Easter

easter boy bunny

Family fun: We asked Mumsnetters how they spent the long Easter weekend with their family. Here are their best tips for ensuring an egg-cellent <sorry> Easter break.