Easter weekend ideas
The Easter weekend from 15 to 18 April heralds the return of lighter nights and brighter days and we’re here to help you celebrate. We’ve got some Easter weekend ideas to help you make the most of spending time with friends and family, whether you’re looking forward to spending the long weekend with loved ones or enjoying a weekend away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Enjoy time in the garden
The Easter holidays tend to be the time when we enjoy a mini heatwave, so why not head outdoors and enjoy the glorious spring sunshine? The combination of April showers and spring sun makes it prime gardening time for sowing any hardy annuals. You can even encourage the return of bees and butterflies by creating a wildflower patch in your garden.
When spending time outside, you’ll want to make sure your gardening outfit is comfortable and practical. A pair of jeans with a high waist and some elastic stretch is a staple, alongside a fleece and sturdy trainers.
If you spent the last few months preparing your garden for spring, you should have a fine selection of colourful blooms. You could even pick your favourite flowers and create an Easter bouquet for your dining room table. We love hyacinths and sweet peas for their delicate scent, whilst roses and ranunculi in blush pink or white always add a touch of understated luxury.
Cook up a storm
Like Christmas, the Easter weekend is the perfect chance to cook up a storm. When thinking about our favourite Easter holiday ideas, food ranked high on the agenda! We love a traditional fish supper on Good Friday, a traditional roast with all the trimmings on Easter Monday, and making room for all the chocolate between.
There really is no better time to gather all your loved ones together to give thanks for one another, so why not dress up for the occasion? A floral pleated midi skirt with an elasticated waist will ensure you look super glam, no matter how much you eat! Pair your skirt with a plain white t-shirt and your favourite white trainers for more casual Sunday brunch reservations. You can’t beat a cashmere jumper for more formal entertaining.
Head to the great outdoors
The UK has no shortage of family-friendly countryside walks that are especially enjoyable for four-legged friends. From the Norfolk broads to the golden sands of Cornwall, the rugged Yorkshire Dales to the waterside trails of the Lake District, the Easter weekend promises the perfect opportunity to get outdoors. Whilst April can see record temperatures, it is renowned for bursts of rain, so wearing practical layers is essential. Our collection of athleisure wear provides you with all the clothing essentials you’ll need. From comfy trousers to lightweight layers, choose our Climatyl collection for breathable fabrics that help you feel cool whilst working up a sweat.
Arrange an egg hunt
Is it even Easter without an egg hunt? Get the kids to scavenge around the house and garden for those chocolatey treats – you can even enjoy the odd one while you’re hiding them!
If it’s your turn to host the weekend, why not spend the Saturday getting crafty creating Easter baskets to collect all the eggs? Upcycle old cardboard boxes or add feathers and glitter to woven bags. If you’re planning on a large family gathering, you could even have an Easter bonnet competition and get everyone involved.
Visit a farm park
Easter is all about rebirth, and what better way to celebrate new life than heading to your nearest farm park and seeing all the cute baby animals?
Many farm parks often have a whole host of Easter activities on offer, from feeding the lambs to making Easter bonnets. Grab a pair of wellies and a brightly coloured spring jacket for a day out on the farm. Choose something with a belt for a more polished silhouette or throw on your favourite denim or leather jacket to create a laidback look.
If there’s still a slight chill in the air, then a long coat is the perfect way to stay warm whilst looking stylish.
Take a short escape
If you’re in need of some Easter holiday travel ideas, you can’t beat swapping the Easter bunny for somewhere warm and sunny with a long weekend getaway. Spring is a great time to head to popular European tourist spots that are often overcrowded and hot in summer. From Portugal to Pompei, the Mediterranean has no shortage of fabulous destinations to choose from. If long haul is more your style, Dubai, the Caribbean and Morocco are great places to visit.
Whatever destination you choose, don’t forget to pack your swimming costume. All our swimwear features clever body technology that helps smooth and sculpts figures, so you can feel confident and comfortable.
Crack open a good book
If after all the Easter excitement you need a bit of ‘me time’, why not curl up with a good book? There’s no shortage of “egg-cellent” reads to get lost in, from the iconic Marian Keyes to debut novelist Freya Berry.
Pick your favourite armchair and pop on your comfiest pair of PJs for an evening of escapism. Designed with your comfort in mind, our nightwear will keep you cosy without making you feel too hot – perfect for those spring nights when temperatures can still plummet to single figures.
Celebrate Easter with Damart
Whatever your Easter plans, Damart is here to help you celebrate those brighter days with clothes that make you feel confident and comfortable. Shop our latest spring styles at https://www.damart.co.uk/C-178750-new-in.