Easter - recipes and things to do at Easter

Easter this year falls on 21 April. Here's how to keep all the family entertained over the break, with fantastic recipes, craft ideas and gardening tips.


11 ways to crack Easter


We asked Mumsnetters how they spent the long Easter holidays with their kids. Here are their best tips for ensuring an egg-cellent Easter break.

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


Food: If you end up with more Easter eggs than you know what to do with, here's a mouth-watering way to use them up: 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 broccoli 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.

Easter crafts for kids

easter crafts

Keep the kids entertained over the holidays with these fun Easter-themed craft projects. Lots of easy things to make, and some are even edible – chocolate flower lollipop, anyone?

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


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.