It’s that time of year again; the kids are off school, the weather is unpredictable, and your purse strings are extra-tight while you save for the summer holidays.

Whether you’re going all-out or you’re looking for something cheap and cheerful to entertain the kids this Easter, we’ve pulled together the ultimate activity guide to keep the whole family happy.

Get crafty

Feed their creativity and keep the kids occupied with easy-peasy arts and crafts projects. These simple DIY activities use everyday household items and make as little mess as possible – perfect for those who have just carpeted their new home!

Littler ones will love making these simple daffodils using only a lollipop stick, coloured card and a small bun case, and this paper-striped Easter Egg creates a frameable art piece they’ll want to hang up in their bedroom.

For kids who love a challenge, these DIY Easter Bunny planters will certainly be a hit. Plant some scrumptious herbs and keep them in the kitchen or use pot your favourite flowers and use them to brighten up your garden!

Children making Easter-themed crafts

Days out in Yorkshire

Come rain or shine, these Easter events in Yorkshire are guaranteed to be egg-cellent!

Kids of all ages are sure to have a roar-some at Lightwater Valley's crackindinosaur-themed Easter events, including a dinosaur egg hunt and Easter disco with prizes for the most hoppin' dancers! If you're a fan of theatrics, dress up and take a trip down the rabbit hole at Kirkstall Abbey's Alice in Wonderland outdoor theatre experience!

Want to get back to nature? Cannon Hall Farm is inviting families to join them this lambing season, providing education and entertainment for younger visitors, or you can go wild at Lotherton Hall with their brand new event trail for 2022!

Easter Egg Hunt

Egg-cellent baking

Ditch the Easter Eggs and get baking the real goodies – no, we don’t just mean rice krispie buns! We’ve pulled together some quick and easy recipes that use only simple ingredients and are super-fun to decorate.

These soft and chewy Easter egg cookies are the perfect way to engage little ones in the kitchen, and these simple Easter brownie bites are perfectly-sized sweet treats for bigger kids. If you’re strapped for time, try making some vanilla chick biscuit pops – these cute biscuits only take half an hour to bake and look fantastic!

Family baking at Easter

Snuggle up on the sofa

If you’ve been caught out by April showers once again, snuggle up in your new home with some yummy chocolates and a cracking Easter film.

If you can’t bear to watch another repeat of Peter Rabbit (2018), Hop (2011) is a fun-filled comedy starring Hugh Laurie as the Easter Bunny and Russell Brand as E.B., his son who would rather become a drummer than succeed his father as the Easter Bunny. Rise of the Guardians (2012) is another fantastic family film, which sees the Easter Bunny team up with the likes of Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy and Jack Frost to save the world.

Younger children will love Easter specials of their favourite shows, such as Winnie the Poo – Spring Time with Roo (2004) and Dora the Explorer – Dora’s Easter Adventure (2012).

Family watching a film on the sofa


How are you spending Easter in your Erris Home? Tag us on Instagram (@erris_homes) and let us know!