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Things to do at home this Easter weekend

This Easter weekend may not be the one you had in mind, but that doesn’t mean it has to be boring. Lift your spirits this bank holiday with these fun activities, all of which you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home.

Get dressed up

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To make Easter into more of an occasion, treat it as an excuse to get dressed up. Dressing in your Sunday best will ensure you look the part and make the day feel more normal, too. Act as you would if you were going out for a family meal and opt for a smart-casual look, using Easter weekend as a time to try out your favourite spring outfits.

Cook a special meal

One thing you can still do as normal this Easter is cook a delicious meal for your household. Even if you won’t be celebrating with all of your family and friends this year, a home-cooked meal can really make the bank holiday weekend that bit more special. Whether you choose a traditional roast dinner or a favourite family dish, making the effort is sure to lift spirits. You could even have other family members cook the same dish and host a virtual dinner party!

Watch a family movie

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Enjoy a bit of chill time this Easter, just like you would on any other bank holiday weekend. Taking the time to relax and watch a movie is a great way to unwind, and there’s bound to be a film you’ve been wanting to see but just haven’t got around to yet. If you’ll be celebrating with kids this weekend, choose something with an Easter theme to get everyone in the spirit of the occasion.

Schedule a virtual meetup with family and friends

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What better time is there to catch up with your loved ones than over a long weekend? You may not be able to see them in person, but you can still enjoy one another’s company and conversation. Use this time to schedule a video chat with family and friends, checking in with everyone to see how they’re doing. This is sure to brighten up everyone’s day and get you more in the mood for a celebration.

Do some baking

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Baking Easter treats is a much-loved tradition and is definitely a great way to spend some time at home this bank holiday weekend. Something simple and sweet like rocky road, hot cross buns or lemon drizzle cake will do the trick, but if you want to try your hand at something more advanced you could make an impressive tiered cake or bake your own bread.

Host a quiz night

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Video chat tools like Zoom, Skype, FaceTime and WhatsApp have made it easier than ever to catch up with loved ones online, but why not take it one step further and host a quiz night for your friends and family? Whether you follow a theme or arm yourself with a range of tricky questions to really test participants, this is the perfect way to have fun with friends remotely.

Tour a cultural landmark

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Day trips are out of the question right now, but did you know you can tour some of the world’s most iconic landmarks from the comfort of your sofa? If you’re looking for something a bit different to do this weekend, why not try out a video tour of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, experience a 360 degree tour of the famous Globe Theatre or take a virtual tour of the British Museum?