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The best things to do over the Easter weekend in the UK

Chloe Best

Keep the whole family happy and entertained over the Easter weekend with our round up of some of the best activities across the UK. From fun-filled Easter egg hunts to the perfect Easter Sunday lunch, there's something for everyone…

Easter egg hunts

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National Trust Cadbury Egg Hunts: National Trust and Cadburys have joined forces to launch over 250 Easter egg hunts across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Along with searching for the all-important chocolate eggs, families can also enjoy arts and crafts, face painting and a number of other activities together. Find your nearest hunt at nationaltrust.org.uk

Hampton Court Palace Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt: Combine sightseeing with chocolate hunting at Hampton Court Palace's Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt, which takes place around the stunning home and gardens of Henry VIII. Once you've found all of the bunnies you can pick up your delicious Lindt chocolate treat. Included in the price of palace admission. Visit hrp.org.uk for more information.

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Etihad Stadium Easter Egg Hunt: Football fans will love this unusual Easter Egg hunt at Manchester City's stadium, as part of their Stadium & Club tour. As well as exploring the stadium and learning about the club's history, keep a look out for Easter eggs hidden throughout the tour for your chance to win a signed first team shirt. Visit mancity.com for more details.

For Children

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Easter at LEGOLAND Windsor Resort: There are lots of fun activities on offer for children at LEGOLAND Windsor Resort between the 14-17 April. From making their own LEGO Easter eggs with Ollie the Dragon to joining a L-EGGO-hunt, they will definitely be kept entertained. Book tickets at legoland.co.uk.

Easter Bunny Day at Battersea Park Zoo: Visit Battersea Park Children's Zoo on Good Friday for Easter Bunny Day, where little ones can make their own set of bunny ears and have their faces painted with a nose and whiskers. They will also have the chance to meet some real rabbits as part of Rabbit Story Time, at 11.45am and 2.15pm. Plan your visit at Batterseaparkzoo.co.uk.

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The Botanist Egg painting competition: Keep little ones entertained during an Easter dinner at The Botanist with an egg painting competition. Children will be provided with egg decorating kits, with the winning design from each site announced on social media. Available at The Botanist Marlow, Farnham, Alderley Edge and Knutsford between 10-16 April.

Food and Drink

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Sunday lunch at the Sky Garden: Your Easter Sunday lunch will come with incredible views across London if you dine at Fenchurch fine-dining restaurant at the Sky Garden. The eatery's three-course set menu features an array of seasonal dishes including roast lamb and chocolate desserts. Set menu £55 per person, for more information visit skygarden.london.

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Afternoon tea at Down Hall Country House Hotel: Escape to the country for an afternoon tea with a seasonal update at Down Hall. Served between 2-5pm the traditional tea gets an Easter twist with hot cross buns, carrot cake and bunny biscuits. £30 per adult, £15 per child. Visit downhall.co.uk.

Sunday lunch at Barbecoa: Jamie Oliver's steakhouse and BBQ restaurant is a great location for a traditional Sunday lunch this Easter. Your two or three-course lunch includes a choice of Scottish sirloin steak, pork loin and belly or chicken, along with a range of delicious starters and desserts. Book your table at barbecoa.com.

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