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Tell us: do you do anything special with your kids over the Easter Holidays?
We’ve got some inspiration for you right here.

EASTER IS A funny one, isn’t it?

Many people get almost as much time off at Easter as at Christmas but yet it’s a bit of an unsung hero of the calendar year. The kids are off, there are family meals to be had together and – best of all – there’s mountains of delicious chocolate to get through.

So why not make a bigger fuss of it?

Here are some ideas on how to really make the most of the time with your little ones during the break, whether you have lots of time to spare or are tight on time.

But this is just to get the ball rolling – what we really want is for you to let us know your own fun Easter traditions in the comments section.

Cook up a storm

As everyone knows, Easter is all about cute baby animals and plenty of chocolate. In fact, it’s probably in some little-known by-laws somewhere, right? Anyway, stick to the tried and tested recipe for fun with the kids and make something like these homemade chocolate Easter eggs. (Licking the bowl is mandatory.) Recipe here.

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Crafty kids

Speaking of bunnies, you can make adorable little masks with very few arts and crafts supplies. Perfect for Easter weekend. Instructions and a few more arty ideas suitable for all ages here.

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Pick a picnic

Spring is definitely here. It’s time to get active with the whole family, and enjoy a ramble or Easter egg hunt. But to sweeten the deal, why not pack a healthy picnic to bring along? Here’s a list of fun hill walks around the country, all of which are stunning, like the Bray to Greystones walk pictured below. If you have a favourite spot around the country for a spring walk, let us know.

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Are you planning anything special for the Easter break? Let us know all about your family traditions in the comments.

Check out some other great ideas for what to get up to with the kids, including heaps of family recipes to try together, in Lidl’s special Easter brochure. There are lots of great value options for feeding the whole family with Lidl – plus some Easter treats for both adults and little ones. Have a very happy Easter.

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