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Your ultimate guide to Easter weekend at home
We’re staying home but there’s no reason why Easter weekend can’t still be huge, with our round-up of what you and the family can get up to this year, to make Easter bank holiday weekend one to remember!
From how to keep the kids entertained, to all the latest online ideas from Liverpool – we’ve got it all lined up with some of the highlights going off live in your lounge or delivered to your door this Easter.
Easter fun starts by getting out all the art and craft supplies! Make a happy Easter home by decorating windows to make you – and your neighbours – smile. Easter egg shapes are simple to cut-out and customise. Get creative using old fabric to make a collage, delve into toy boxes to find interesting shapes to make stamps, create a mosaic from painted eggshells, design fluffy Easter chicks with wool, and brighten up the house with Easter bunnies!
Get ready for Easter by decorating indoors and out with paper-chains and Easter-inspired garlands. Children will love decorating a tree or shrub with hanging Easter designs, and let them loose with chalk to colour-in the patio or make their own photo-wall on the fence!
Turn artwork into Easter masks by gluing your creations to cardboard (cereal boxes are ideal), or tape them to pencils to plant in garden borders or house plants for instant Easter magic.
Paint your own hardboiled Easter eggs for brekkie – old nail polish works a treat for creating smaller designs, and if you’re about to bake this Easter, instead of cracking your eggs, make a hole in the bottom using a pin to preserve the shells for painting – any smashed shells can also make a great collage for your kid’s designs!
We mightn’t be going anywhere fancy in our Easter clobber this year, but as well as getting dressed up in their favourite fancy dress or party outfits, children can make their own Easter top hats and bonnets! Easy to make from paper or cardboard (cereal boxes are ideal), there’s hours of fun as they colour, paint, glue and go crazy with all things Easter-inspired!
Keep the fashion ideas fun by making Easter bunny feet! Take an old shoe or tissue box and cover the lid with paper. Next cut a hole to slip feet into, and draw your own design for an instant pair of Easter bunny slippers!
And yes, dogs can take part too.
Make this year’s Easter egg hunt eggstra special by turning it into The Easter Olympics! Time the children as they go from clue-to-clue, throw in some quiz questions to keep them learning while they’re earning eggs, create tasks with hula hoops, musical instruments and makeshift hurdles, and make Joe Wicks proud with a few star jumps in the right direction.
Make smashing Easter memories with an egg and spoon race, cover their eyes to play pin the tail on the bunny with cottonwool balls, and how about using old pillow cases and duvets for a bunny hopping sack-race to the finish?
A lovely way to spend pocket money, just a £1 donation can buy an easter egg for a child at Alder Hey hospital, to make sure they have a happy Easter too.
Storybarn brings kids classic tales online with free storytelling including family favourites and sing-a-longs. The story hunters are ready to read every Friday here on Facebook.
St Helen’s Theatre Royal will be bringing this special, stay-at-home panto to your house!
Tune into this free online panto the whole family will enjoy, streaming daily on St Helens Theatre Royal’s Facebook and Instagram accounts from Sunday 12th – Saturday 18th April 2020 at 1.30pm.
The cast of St Helen’s Theatre Royal regulars including Olivia Sloyan as Rapunzel, James Lacey as the Witch and Andrew Geater as the Prince, have cleverly filmed their roles at home, all edited together for a brilliant Easter show!
To watch, viewers need to become a fan of the St Helens Theatre Royal Facebook or Instagram account here.
Keep children entertained with this cool colouring-in sheet from Visit Liverpool that’s good enough to frame! Print off and remind yourself why Liverpool is the city we love the most. Upload your designs on Twitter @visitliverpool with the #visitliverpoollater hashtag to share your colouring-in with the city!
Forget chicks. How do you fancy hatching and feeding your own dinosaur this Easter?
Children will love turning your house into Jurassic Park with the stay-at-home dinosaur app from Liverpool ONE. Kids can create a dinosaur hunt and train their dinosaurs for battle with this free interactive game you can download on Android and iOS devices. Just register on the app to see their position on the Battle Arena leaderboard!
Have you ever seen a tiger at the dentist? Have you ever heard a camel say hello? Want to see what’s on the woodland camera, watch a lion get an x-ray, or perhaps you’d like to find out more about meercats?
All this and much more from the brilliant videos available to view at Knowsley Safari’s Home School library, which is so entertaining, they’ll forget it’s educational!
After you’ve watched your favourite animals, download the worksheets for safari fun.
For a family project that will keep them thoroughly entertained, children aged four-to-11 will love taking part in My Home Is My Museum from National Museums Liverpool. The project asks them to create their own exhibition or art gallery that’s all about the things they love by collecting objects around the house, or creating artwork, before making a video to share with the hashtag #MyHomeIsMyMuseum
When National Museums Liverpool’s venues reopen, a few lucky children will have their work featured in a special online exhibition, spend an afternoon with a top curator who will share tips about how museums put exhibitions together, and go on a behind the scenes tour.
One of the most inspiring surprises of staying at home has been rediscovering our city’s incredible independents who’ve kept us safe and stocked up with fresh deliveries.
LIDS brings leading industry producers and food suppliers together for delivery of essential fresh food to your door.
The service, which brings together some of the industry’s leading producers and fresh food suppliers has been set up to offer families a high-quality delivery service of essential fresh foods. Browse all the latest LIDS suppliers here and get up-to-date delivery info on LIDS
The perfect Easter treat, this vegan bakery delivers boxes of delicious cakes and bakes. Take a look at Frieda Mo’s on Facebook and message Sally on 07761 774 646 for orders and payment details.
This incredible burger, dessert and milkshake takeaway offers treats for the whole family and can deliver all over Liverpool. place your Shake? orders here
A brilliant selection of freshly made to order vegan and veggie pizzas which can be ordered by messaging Outpost on Facebook or on Outpost Insta with sides including garlic butter and salt and pepper dough balls also available.
Try something different with this famous Canadian dish offering lots of alternatives from salt and pepper chicken to steak and vegan options. Delivered contact-free by Uber Eats or Deliveroo, or pick up in store on 0151 707 1220. Follow latest Caribou Pontine updates on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
We have over 250 different places listed in our Delivery Directory for you to enjoy, right across Merseyside. From pizza to prosecco, Italian to Indian, and everything in between.
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Dale Street’s Dead Crafty Beer Co are bringing local bevvies to your door. To order, choose your tipples from the Bottle & Can menu here and email your order to email@example.com for home delivery.
Liverpool Brewing Company produces real ales, premium lagers and craft beers which can be collected from the ‘Beer Drive Through’. Orders must be placed by email to firstname.lastname@example.org and a return email will provide collection details including guidance on maintaining social distancing.
This friendly grocery store sells essentials and continues to offer an impressive range of craft beers including Brew York, Top Rope, Chapter Brewing, Donkeystone and Black lodge.
This microbrewery based at the Baltic has an online shop full of mixed case cans, pale ales, locally made Turncoat gin, and the fast becoming famous mini 5L cask kegs for delivery to Liverpool & Wirral!
R&H Fine Wines is an independent wine merchant in Liverpool, established in 2011 providing hand made wines with a gentle lean towards the old world, organic and biodynamic.
At this time they are offering local delivery around Liverpool, which is free when you spend over £30.
Easter Sunday makes it extra special, so sit down to a freshly prepared Sunday Roast from some of the best local independents around.
Rise & Grind is a gorgeous café bar is serving Easter Sunday Roasts with a full menu of starters and desserts available to order from 9am to 3pm. You can also treat children to an Easter box of freshly-made sandwiches and cake! Book your orders for Rise & Grind on Facebook.
A delicious Sunday roast selection including roast leg of lamb with rosemary and mint,
sirloin of beef with homemade Yorkshire pudding, nut roast with all the trimmings, and a dessert selection available upon request.
To order message Pablinos on instagram here
Choose your Sunday roast from garlic and rosemary topside of beef, honey and lemon chicken or butternut squash with blanched carrot and cabbage infused with orange and cinnamon, infused Yorkshire pudding and homemade Guinness gravy.
Further details on Facebook, order from Deliveroo, and Just Eat and pre-order collection available
Enjoy a three-course Easter Sunday Roast including salmon en croute with spinach mousse and dill cream, and cercery pie main options. Order before 6pm on Good Friday 6pm on 07852553549 or email email@example.com
This traditional Italian restaurant based in Huyton offers a one to three-course Sunday Lunch from 1pm-7pm, alongside their usual specialities. Call 0151 482 0660 or head to Flavio’s on Facebook or Instagram
We’re at home but we’re bringing Easter weekend indoors with some of the ingenious highlights streaming live over the next few days starting with the Liverpool Virtual Pub.
Head to your stay at home local every Friday and Saturday with 60,000 regulars and a line-up of entertainment including pub quizzes, DJ and live music. Simply donate a minimum of £3 towards Melling Community Volunteers and The Corona Virus Relief Fund here .
Find further details at Liverpool Virtual Pub on Facebook.
If you’re missing live music make it a very Good Friday from 8pm with the launch of this 3-gig series of #FridayNightLive bedroom gigs from some of Liverpool’s best artists curated by Bido Lito! and free to watch on live stream with Culture Liverpool on Facebook.
Then move on to adults. Bongos bingo, the Liverpool Virtual Pub on Facebook, Lee Butler live, I’m sure you can find lots more.
All you need is a mobile number for two hours of Bingo, quizzes, and celebrity corner! It’s the Bingo rave like no other and now online from the bungalow every Tuesday and Saturday from 8pm on Twitch TV here.
Get further details from Bongo’s Bingo on Facebook.
Raising money for White Chapel Liverpool’s homeless during Covid-19 get onto the lockdown live stream all day on Easter Sunday 12th April from 12pm to 12am with worldwide sets from DJs including John Morales (Gliiterbox/LDF), Jovonn (NYC) and Ireland’s Queen & Disco.
Pour a drink and hit the glitter asEaster weekend in lockdown is unleashed in your lounge with live entertainment and DJ sets from this decadent drag show from 9pm.
For further details check Dorothy’s Showbar on Facebook.
Cream HQ have been working with their friends at Kaleidoscope to bring together 27 talented musicians. The musicians are all from the Creamfields Orchestra and will produce an exclusive live stream with a difference.
The concert will feature a medley of some of the festivals biggest tracks over the years to entertain fans whilst staying at home. Fans can check out the live stream from 7.30pm Friday evening.
Season three of everyone’s favourite psychopathic show is finally here, folks! Join Liverpool’s Jodie Comer as we find out if Eve survived season two – and what Villenelle’s got up her stylish sleeves this time around… Watch on BBC iPlayer from Monday 13 April.
The ultimate must-watch TV boxset that everyone’s binged on in lockdown. Meet zoo keeper Joe Exotic with his two-tone mullet and catchphrase combo, you’ll never be quite the same again. Prepare to text your mates. We blame Carol Baskill.
Poppy and Branch have to save music from rockers Queen Barb and King Thrash who want it destroyed! The latest from Dreamworks will have the kids up and giving it shapes in no time!
Led by Kristen Scott Thomas, a group of women on the home front while their partners are serve in Afghanistan, become a Media sensation after they form a choir. New from SKY Store Premiere
This new Netflix street art documentary tells the story of photographer Estevan Oriol and artist Mister Cartoon and their deep dive influence on the star-studded world of the LA Hip Hop scene. Behind-the-scenes highlights include interviews with Kobe Bryant, Eminem, Michelle Rodriguez, Snoop Dogg, Cypress Hill, Blink-182, George Lopez and more.
This three-parter starts Bank Holiday Monday with the real-life story of Major Charles Ingram, who won £1 million on Who Wants to be a Millionaire in 2001, and got caught up in cheating scandal. Starring Michael Sheen as quizmaster Chris Tarrant. ITV at 9pm from Easter Monday to Wednesday 15th April.
Mars needs Moms and one young boy called Milo must go on an awesome intergalactic adventure to save his mom from the martians who’ve kidnapped her in this latest edition to Disney Plus.
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