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Keep the kids entertained this Easter

Keep the kids entertained this Easter

easter half term

Easter means time off for you (yay for the bank holiday weekend!), but also means you’ve been given the dreaded task of entertaining the kids for a whole two weeks. Easter half term is full of chocolate, eggs and adorable animals. So surely lots to do? Check out some of our ideas on how to keep the kids entertained this Easter half term!

Road Trip

Singing in the car with the whole family whether you’re on the way to Nan and Grandpa’s, or a fun-filled weekend of countryside adventuring. Make sure you have enough games and gadgets to keep the little terrors entertained! Tablets in the car are great for keeping the peace between siblings.

Amazon Fire HD 10 10.1 Inch 32GB Kids Edition Tablet - Blue, £180

Camping

We no taking the whole family camping is a potential risk when it comes to throwing up new challenges. If you’re sceptical about the idea, why not try a test run in the garden for a night or two before you leave? This will give you idea of essentials you’ll need to take with you. Provided the lovely, predictable english weather acts like it’s actually spring. A camping trip is the perfect way to spend some quality time with the children, and get them out for some much-needed fresh air.

Olpro The Malvern 6 Berth Tent, £315.00

Bake some goodies

Rainy days doesn’t always mean boredom. Grab the rice rispies and some left over easter eggs to create some chocolatey goodies! By melting some unwanted easter eggs, and adding rice crispies you’ve got the perfect easter snack the kids will love-making (and eating)! If you want to go the extra mile, adding mini eggs on top will make the little cakes look like nests!

Meri Meri Easter Cookie Cutters, Set of 5, £9.00

Spring clean

No one likes to clean trust me! However we know it’s not often you get a double bank holiday, and you’ve been meaning to clean out a certain part of the house since Christmas! Blasting out some tunes and getting the kids involved might actually make the dreaded task a little less of a nightmare!

Google Home, £129.00

Get sporty

Organising a friendly sports game with some friends is a great way to waste an afternoon. Letting the kids run around for a few hours means early nights and give you some much-needed ‘me’ time. Whether its football or rounders, any sort of exercise is a great was to where the kids out!

2 in 1 Football Goal, £38.70

Arts and crafts

Setting up the living room up to become an art studio will get the kids crazy excited! A huge box of arts and craft supplies can range anywhere between £5 to £80, the bigger the box the more crafting products you get, guaranteed hours of fun.

Collage Craft Storage Tray and Craft Essentials £43.20

Easter egg hunt

Its easter after all! Planning your route is key. Folding up little clues on colour coded paper for each of your children to run riot all round your house. Leaving hints and clues in places they don’t usually go will make really get them thinking!

Easter Egg Mould, £4.50

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Have a cracking Easter breakfast!

Have a cracking Easter breakfast!

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Easter’s almost here and everyone knows that you can’t celebrate Easter without eggs. Most people (me included) will be stuffing their faces with chocolate all weekend. I certainly won’t be judging you! If you however don’t fancy eating chcoclate so early in the morning then check out our eggcelent egg recipes for an Easter breakfast… or lunch or dinner.

Egg in the Basket

A favourite dish of Joey Tribbiani’s – “eggs with the bread with the hole in the middle, a la me” – Egg in the Basket is a very simple dish that the kids will love, especially if you use a rabbit shaped cutter in the centre to make it more fun.
Take your slice of bread and cut out part of the centre. Fry one side of the bread in butter until it’s lightly golden and then flip it over. Crack an egg inside the gap and fry until cooked. If you want, you can also fry the cut out shape and use it as a lid. Creative and delish!

Meri Meri Easter Cookie Cutters, Set of 5, £9.00

Eggs Benedict

Nobody’s exactly sure where Eggs Benedict came from, but one story is that Wall Street stock broker Lemuel Benedict went into the Waldorf Hotel one morning in 1894 needing a hangover cure. He asked for “buttered toast, poached eggs, crisp bacon and a hooker of Hollandaise” which was adapted by the maître’d into the dish we know today.
To make Eggs Benedict, lightly grill and butter two halves of an English muffin, top each half with ham (or salmon), a poached egg and add Hollandaise sauce. You won’t regret it!

Eggy Bread

Also known as French toast, Eggy Bread is much older than people think as recipes for pain perdu (lost bread, aka stale bread) date back more than 600 years. Eggy Bread can be sweet or savoury, depending on the batter ingredients and is a popular breakfast dish all over the world.
Mix eggs with a dash of milk and a pinch of salt/cinnamon. Coat slightly stale bread slices in the mixture and fry on both sides. For a savoury snack, serve with ketchup or marmite; if you fancy a sweet dish, top with berries and maple syrup.

Huevos Rancheros

(Personally i think this is more of a evening eggy meal). Huevos Racheros is a popular Mexican dish served on the rural ranches in Mexico, this dish is perfect for a brunch with a bit of spice. It’s also really easy… especially if you take a trip to your nearest supermarket and don’t make the salsa and tortillas from scratch!
Lightly grill (or microwave) a tortilla wrap, top with a fried egg, fried peppers and tomato salsa. If you’re feeling particularly indulgent, add some guacamole, cheese and soured cream.

Spanish Tortilla

A common tapas dish in Spain, the tortilla de patatas was allegedly created during the siege of Bilbao to provide a nutritional meal for the Carlist soldiers.
Fry thin discs of potato in hot oil until they are soft. Pour off most of the oil and cover the fried potato with beaten eggs. Cook until the sides go brown and then place under the grill. Using a plate, flip the tortilla over and finish off the other side under the grill – add cheese if you fancy it.

Ten eggstraordinary things you didn’t know about Easter

Easter facts, products & vouchersEaster is usually a lovely time of year, because spring is well underway and everyone’s feeling happier; the trees are covered in blossom, there are lambs on the hills and the sun has finally put his hat on.

Hot cross buns, Creme Eggs and Lindt bunnies fill the shop shelves and everyone is looking forward to that long weekend.
With just one week to go until Easter, we share our favourite eggstraordinary Easter facts:
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