5 Ways to Enjoy the Easter Holidays on a Budget

Are you looking for some fun ideas to keep the kids busy over the Easter holidays?

With everything going on in the woirld, keeping to a strict budget is essential right now and you may be wondering just how to make ends meet with everyone off school for two weeks.

But it is possible to find family friendly activities that are low cost or even free, and to have lots of fun over the school Easter holidays without spending much money.

If you're looking for some budget friendly activities this Easter holiday, give some of these ideas a try:

1. Bake

Easter is the perfect time to make some cakes, buns, biscuits or pretty much anything else with your kids!

Try one of these easy Easter recipes:

And if you find yourselves with way too much chocolate on your hands, try some of these delicious ways to use up Easter chocolate.

2. Craft

Get your craft on with some fun Easter craft activities.

You can grab a selection of supplies from your local Pound shop or Dollar Store and let the kids loose, or take a look at some of our Easter craft ideas:
Older kids might like to sew this Easter chick from felt or try some of these fun activities for tweens and teens.

3. Walk

Spring is the perfect time to introduce a daily walk to your routine.

Head outside and look for signs of spring, go on a nature walk, or head out to search for hidden rocks.

Getting outside is definitely the easiest way to keep the children entertained during the holidays, so head to your local park, woods, beach or anywhere else they can have fun.

4. Stay Local

While it's tempting to plan some big days out at theme parks or attractions away from home, don't overlook local events.

Join some local Facebook groups or look in your local paper or what's on guide to find fun local days out and activities.

Many farms open up for lambing at this time of year and there are plenty of other local Easter events you could head to.

It's just a case of rooting them out.

There are plenty of local museums that offer free entry or low prices so spend 10 minutes on google to find out what is aavailable near you.

You may be pleasantly surprised!

See our staycation activity guide for more ideas.

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5. Dye Eggs

Not such a popular activity here as it is over the pond, but why not have a go at dyeing eggs this Easter?

We use these two methods, both of which work really well:

Let us know how you get on!

And one last bonus way to enjoy the easter holidays on a budget...

Embrace the Rain!

Don't see a rainy day as a challenge or a 'oh no, we have to stay in!' day.

Instead, embrace it with a fun board games day, a movie marathon or some of our rainy day play ideas.

Sitting down with a good film - or a series of them! - is the perfect time to spend some uninterrupted quality time together and the perfect excuse for some snuggles.

Our girls have finally asked to watch the Star Wars movies, so we are happily working our way through the lot!

If you need some board game inspiration, check out these two guides:

There is so much fun to be had on a budget, it's just a case of being creative and planning lots of fun activities you can do that are easy to set up and low cost.

With the tips above, from making outfits out of old newspaper to snuggling up on the sofa, you can plan tons of fun without any major impact on your bank balance.

Have fun!

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