Easter - recipes and things to do at Easter

Easter this year falls early on 27 March. Here's how to keep all the family entertained over the break, with fantastic recipes, craft ideas and gardening tips.

 


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.

Leftover Easter egg chocolate pudding recipe

Pudding

Food: More Easter eggs than you know what to do with? Here's a mouth-watering way to use them up: making melt-in-the-middle chocolate puddings.



Easter bonnet tips

Need to knock up a last minute Easter bonnet? Watch and learn…

Family cooking inspiration

savoury muffins

Food: With the kids off school for the Easter holidays – it's the perfect time to do some cooking as a family. How about ham and brocolli muffins, then hot cross blondies?

 


Easter egg hunt ideas

Looking to take your family's annual egg hunt to the next level? Mumsnetters share their top tips

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 never read the whole story. We present for you the Tale of the Sinister Easter Bonnet.

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.

How to knit a toy rabbit

Knitted rabbit

Dig out those knitting needles and rustle up this toy bunny – a great gift for the little ones or a holiday project to entertain older DCs (with a bit of instruction!).



Time for a spring clean

Dancing

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.