Top ideas for entertaining the kids on a budget this Easter
With the cost of living taking its toll on household finances, money.co.uk savings expert, Lucinda O’Brien, has revealed the best budget activities you can do with your children throughout the Easter holidays:
Try egg painting. Simply hard-boil eggs and allow them to cool completely. Then get out your paint and paintbrushes and have the kids decorate them. As a bonus activity, take the family on a walk to go egg rolling. Head up your nearest hill and roll your eggs down it - the egg which is last to break wins.
Easter egg hunts
Most supermarkets usually sell miniature wrapped eggs, perfect for an Easter egg hunt, which usually retail between £1 and £2. These can then be hidden around your home and garden.
TV channels such as the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 to provide us with free entertainment across the Easter period. Films showing over Easter include: The Sound of Music, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang The Emoji Movie, Despicable Me and Grease.
Visit free museums or galleries
Many museums and galleries offer free entry. This makes visiting them an affordable way to give children an educational and culturally enriching experience, which is fun for all the family
The best budget recipe to bake over the Easter period is, of course, Easter nest cakes. For this, all you will need to do is melt chocolate and pour over your choice of cereal. Separate your mixture into cake cases then top with some mini eggs.
Going outside is a great way to get active. Take your kids to the local park for a bike ride or a sports game, try Geocaching, go on a walk to spot spring wildlife or pop to the playground.
From Pin the Tail on the Bunny to Egg Tosses, there are a variety of Easter-themed games for families to enjoy Invite your children’s friends around for a mini Easter party. Winners can receive a mini chocolate egg for their efforts.
With the cost of living taking a bite out of families’ Easter budgets, I thought these tips would be good to offer inspiration to your readers. If you need anything else please let me know!