Easter is nearly upon us and the office is full of chocolate (not good for those who have given it up for lent!).
Meanwhile, check out our top Easter events throughout UK.
PLANT POWERED SUNDAYS
Street food fair GRUB presents a special Easter version of its Plant Powered Sundays vegan extravaganza.
With extended opening hours until 10pm, the event will feature plenty of vegan chocolate treats, special hot cross bun beer from Wander Beyond Brewing, DJs from 5pm and free face painting for kids.
And as usual there’ll be a top notch line up of vegan-friendly food and drink from traders including Press de Cuba, The Otto-Men, The Hip Hop Chip Shop and Bakeorama Cakes.
Fairfield Social Club / grubmcr.com / Sunday April 1, noon to 10pm / Free entry
HORNIMAN EASTER FAIR
Spending quality family time together at Easter is a given, but the Horniman Easter Fair is on hand to make sure it isn’t a chore. Get stuck into the Easter trail, settle in for family-friendly theatre, join a creative workshop or just sit back and relax while someone paints bunny whiskers on your face. Looking for inspiration for the rest of the holidays? The Horniman Museum has laid on a whole week of Easter fun from a family bat walk to a day of storytelling.
Horniman Museum / horniman.ac.uk / Saturday 31 March and Sunday 1 April / 10.30am – 4.30pm / £5 per child, £1 per adult
CADBURY EASTER EGG HUNTS
With their humungous grounds and lush gardens, National Trust properties were clearly made for Easter Egg hunts. Make sure you’re breaking into a Cadbury egg come Easter by joining the big Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt. Just enter your postcode to find your nearest National Trust property and whiz over there to crack the clues (before your neighbour gets there first).
Various locations / easter.cadbury.co.uk / Sunday April 1, noon to 10pm / Free entry
AN EGG HUNT THROUGH TIME AND SPACE
The humble Easter egg hunt meets an escape room challenge for this special edition of Time Run. As ever it’ll be an immersive experience with cinematic sets and frantic puzzle solving against the clock. But, especially for Easter there’s the added challenge of seeking out golden eggs that have disappeared through the time portal. If you find them you might get your mitts on some chocolate eggs of your own.
Time Run, South Hackney / time-run.com / Thursday, 29th March 2018 – Sunday 1st April 2018 / Monday – Friday 11am – 7pm / £35
EASTER SUNDAY DISCO FESTIVAL
If the bank holiday weekend wasn’t a good enough reason enough to celebrate, it’s also Fever 105’s fifth birthday, so Oval Space is going all out to throw a cracker of an Easter/birthday bash that lasts until the morning. As well as getting your wiggle on to the likes of Norman Jay (MBE), Jazzie B (OBE) and Late Night Disco, there will be street street food and cocktails to keep the energy levels high and some surprise entertainment thrown in. Dig out your disco shirt and hit the dance floor.
London / ovalspace.co.uk / Sunday, 1st April 2018, 16:00 – 06:00 / £15
BALLIE BALLERSON EASTER SPECIAL
Easter was infinitely better when you were a kid, right? So, find your inner child and take your own children to Ballie (the worlds most famous ball pit) Ballerson for the most fun you’ve had since you were seven and still getting Easter Eggs from extended family. There will be two ball pits to dive into tonight, the main one and the Easter one – where you’ll find bunny mascots dishing out chocolate treats. If you dig out any rubber chickens while you’re in the Easter pit, hand them over to nab a prize. Who needs a mountain of shop-bought Easter eggs when you’ve got one million glowing balls to play with?
Ballie Ballerson, London / ballieballerson.com / Friday, 30th March 2018 / From £5.75
BLACKJACK EASTER BREWTAP
Green Quarter brewery Blackjack throws open its doors for its first brewtap of 2018 over the Easter weekend.
Kicking things off on Friday March 30 will be music from Devil’s Juke Box and Peruvian street food from The Hungry Llama, followed by Malaysian eats from Nasi Lemak on Saturday and beats from Goff and Mim.
Rounding things off on Easter Sunday will be seafood snacks from Holy Crab, washed down with plenty of Blackjack’s beers which will be flowing fresh from the source all weekend.
Blackjack brewery / blackjack-beers.com / Friday March 30, 6pm to 10.45pm; Saturday March 31, noon to 10.45pm; Sunday April 1, noon to 7.45pm / Free entry
By Klementyna Wasiewska