Read on and be inspired to create a truly special Easter at home for the whole family.

Easter egg hunt

Create a fun Easter Egg hunt at home by tucking foil-wrapped chocolate eggs under furniture, in drawers, behind cushions and in & around any nooks and crannies you can find. If you have a garden or can venture to a public park or open space, get outside and look for hiding places. You could even use other sweet treats or even little toys for hiding – children will still be delighted to discover them!

Our downloadable Egg Hunt signs are a fun way to get the kids involved. Simply print out, glue onto a piece of card and cut out to add another exciting element to the hunt.

 

Easter picnic

Make a special Easter feast of seasonal treats. Everyone can get involved with preparation: assembling sandwiches, chopping up fresh vegetables for crudités and dips, or pushing the boat out with these pretty summer rolls.

Pack everything into containers (our bento box range with Hugo Guinness illustrations is perfect for this) and pop into a basket along with some fun crockery such as our range of eco-friendly wooden plates – children love the sweet animal faces and the separate compartments.

Even if you just spread a sheet on the living room floor and share the food with your children’s favourite teddy bears, an indoor picnic still makes a welcome change that everyone will enjoy.

Easter baking

We have the ultimate hot cross bun (or loaf) recipe that is surprisingly easy to make at home. Take the classic spicy flavours to the next level with our hot cross twist showstopper – a good challenge to keep older children busy for an afternoon.

Even the very youngest can take part in seasonal baking projects; little hands can dip these shortbread biscuits into chocolate or sprinkle decorations onto our raw chocolate thins.

Use our First Steps in the Kitchen guide for ideas to inspire your children in the kitchen and start them on their cookery journey – print out and colour in the spots as you go!

 

Arts & crafts

Older children and grownups alike will relish the challenge of making a perfect miniature origami chick. Once you have mastered the technique, make a whole flock to decorate your home. A piece of 15cm square paper is all you need; download the instructions here.

Younger children can enjoy decorating Easter eggs or painting pretty pictures of seasonal chicks, bunnies and flowers – or just playing with paints and crayons! A sturdy smock is a good idea to keep mess to a minimum, like this organic cotton number embroidered with whimsical Hugo Guinness illustrations.

Get green fingered

Our Head Market Gardener, Jez, suggests planting big seeds such as peas, mangetout or sugar snaps in recycled food containers – placed on a windowsill they germinate quickly and each day brings visible new growth. Getting outside in the fresh air does wonders for your wellbeing, and a family gardening project like this is a good way to get children interested in food and more likely to try new vegetables.

Our Gardener’s Easter egg has a beautiful design inspired by bees, illustrated  exclusively by Hugo Guinness. Each one comes with three packs of seeds for your garden: borage, calendula and blue cornflower – perfect for planting this Easter.

Relax and feel good

Sit back for a moment and allow yourself to indulge in the pleasure of a helping or two of those Easter favourites: hot cross buns, simnel cake and of course excellent chocolate.

Our Easter range is available online, ready to be delivered right to your door. Rest assured they are consciously sourced, with plenty of feel-good choices and several new dairy-free and vegan treats alongside classic milk chocolate. Wherever possible, we use compostable and recyclable alternatives such as wood pulp, paper or biodegradable plant-based film instead of single-use plastic packaging.

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