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PUT A SPRING IN YOUR STEP THIS EASTER WITH THESE ‘EGGSTRA’ LOW-COST FAMILY ACTIVITIES

The days are getting longer, the weather’s finally getting warmer so it can mean only one thing – Easter’s around the corner, putting a spring in our step and a smile on our faces! Whether you’re looking to make some special family memories or just an excuse to fill your face with chocolate, follow our money-saving tips to ensure your celebrations don’t pinch your pocket…

Down on the farm, city-style!

What better time to visit the farm than lambing season? Many of the larger farming attractions offer special Easter-themed activities such as egg hunts, petting sessions and fairground rides, which can get very popular – book early to guarantee your spot and take advantage of any early-bird deals. But with prices still adding up to £40+ for a family of four, you may want to consider visiting an urban or city farm, which are often completely free to visit! Try Mudchute City Farm in East London, Windmill Hill City Farm in Bristol or Rice Lane City Farm in Liverpool, where we guarantee the animals will be just as cute!

Choco-tastic!

Easter equals chocolate, right? But why splurge on expensive eggs which will be gone in seconds? Get messy in the kitchen instead and help the kids create some delicious treats which won’t break the bank. From cute chocolate nests and Easter brownie bites to spring lamb cupcakes, there are lots of low-cost recipes online using basic store cupboard ingredients, many of which don’t even require baking.

Get crafty

Indulge their creative side with some inventive Easter craft projects. For £4, they can make their own Easter bonnet with this super-cute kit from Hobbycraft, crochet an adorable bunny with this set from Wilko, or paint their own bunny with a basket. If you’ve already got paints, papers and other crafty bits at home, then why not challenge them to make their own Easter lamb or chick handprint card or toilet paper roll Easter bunny? Websites like Pinterest are full of inspiration – you’ll be amazed at what you can achieve in an hour!

On the hunt

Finally, it wouldn’t be Easter without an Easter egg hunt. Wilko has a great scavenger hunt kit for just £2, to make sure they really work up an appetite before tucking into that chocolate! If your family is the competitive sort, then how about an Easter egg relay race? Or if squabbling siblings are a problem, get them to work on their teamwork skills with a blind-folded egg hunt! You could even reverse the roles and get the kids to devise an egg hunt for the grown-ups. Also, check out your local area for any large-scale Easter egg hunts being planned. Bournville (the home of chocolate!) is hosting The Great Selly Manor Easter Egg Hunt where a family of five can explore the gardens, take part in Easter-themed crafts and enjoy a Peter Rabbit-themed egg hunt for a total of just £15.

Posted in Saving on Mar 23, 2023.

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Jason Bovington - COO

Jason BovingtonJason became Chief Operating Officer in July 2022. He joined Everyday Loans initially in 2006 as part of the start up team implementing the credit risk strategy and building the analytical capability as Head of Credit Risk and Analytics. In his time with Everyday Loans he has also held the roles of Chief Risk Officer and Chief Credit Officer. Prior to joining Everyday Loans Jason spent 10 years at HFC Bank with his last role there being Credit Risk Director and prior to that he was part of the Credit Risk team at Lloyds TSB.