Easter is a time of great importance for all Christians as it marks the resurrection of Christ 3 days after his execution. Easter has taken on a less religious meaning for many though as a time that is celebrated by eating chocolate, giving gifts and spending time with family. It doesn’t matter whether you want to do something religious, a fun family day out or something that you’ve never done before there is plenty going in and around the city so there are no excuses not to go out, enjoy a change of scenery and support local people while you’re at it!
If you’re looking for something to get the kids involved then there’s and Easter Bonnet competition and parade at Leicester Market or there’s also a whole range of activities at Brocks Hill Country Park including egg decorating, egg rolling and a hat parade. If that isn’t enough crafting then there’s also an Easter Craft Extravaganza too at Brocks Hill during the Easter weekend. Is Easter looking like it’s too far away? Then why not celebrate a little early with an Easter children’s day on 31st March at Abbey Pumping Station? Hunt for chickens to win an egg with the added bonus of enjoying a nice train ride!
If you’re looking for something far more traditional that doesn’t forsake the religious core of Easter then there’s a dramatization of the Easter story performed in Leicester’s City Centre on Good Friday on Humberstone Gate from 11am on Good Friday There’s also the option for attending a 3 course lunch at Launde Abbey, a religious retreat, for £20 followed by a wonder around their lovely grounds.
Looking to introduce the kids to something a little more cultural? There’s Sue Townsend’s The Secret Dairy of Adrian Mole: The Musical’ showing at the Curve Theatre as well as ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea and ‘Return to the Forbidden Planet’. While these may not be the height of culture, they will be a great introduction to the concept of going to the theatre.
Of course, there’s always the option of going for a meal out at one of the many restaurants in town. Treat your family to a meal out and sample the beauty of locally produced ingredients that make up wonderful, tasty dishes. By avoiding the national chains of restaurants you can also have that feel good factor of knowing you’re supporting local lives and the local economy by keeping your money in Leicester.
There may be plenty of things going on outside of Leicester by why travel the extra distance when there is so much to see and do on this bank holiday weekend simply by traveling a few minutes from your doorstep? Keep it local. Support the people who you live amongst and see the amazing amount of fun you can have doing so!