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16 brilliant things to do and discover this Easter

Plan Easter egg hunts, see movies, kids’ special menus and more

It’s Easter Sunday on 31 March so start planning your Easter celebrations, lunches, at-home egg hunts and things to do with the kids over the school holidays using our bumper Easter guide at Ealing Broadway.

1. Find delicious and original eggs at Leonidas and Marks & Spencer

Independent Belgian chocolatier Leonidas is an unmissable place to create your own bespoke boxes of carefully chosen chocolates with 21 flavours of mini eggs and cute chocolate ducks, bunnies and lambs.

Marks & Spencer’s Easter selection is even bigger and better this year with Colin the Caterpillar and Percy Pig bum bags, grown-up Eggspresso Martini eggs and cute puppy and kitten-shaped delights.

2. Meet some roarsome dinosaurs

Thanks to MakeitEaling, we’re welcoming family-favourite dinosaurs, Rex the T-Rex and Richie the Raptor back to Ealing Broadway on Saturday 13th April from 1pm-5.30pm., selfies, expert dinosaur knowledge from Mary Anning (with her faithful dog Tray) and a brand new baby dragon and wizard tamer, this is an unmissable day out for all ages.

3. Don’t miss the ever-popular Uniform Shop

Get ready for the new term by picking up school essentials for every keystage from Ealing Broadway’s returning Uniform Shop. Watch this space for info.

4. Kid-friendly menus for Easter

Comptoir Libonaise Easter

Image provided by Comptoir Libonaise

Need somewhere delicious for lunch with the kids? There’s plenty of food-on-the-go spots including Chantal Cafe, vegan bakery Benji’s Buns, Bubble Magik, Arise Coffeeand Mama Mia and also cafes and restaurants featuring welcoming kids’ menus.

Castono Lounge offers veggie sticks with a Cawston juice and main (English breakfast, tasty pancakes, burgers, mac cheese and more) for £6; wagamama (from £5) has kids’ plates of ramen and chicken katsu; Turtle Bay has half-size kids’ roasts for £9.50 and Comptoir Libanais offers chicken wraps, lamb kofta, drinks (including their homemade lemonade) and desserts for £5.95.

With itsu, Wasabi and Kineya Mugimaru too, there’s so much choice for everyone.

Keep up to date on our latest offers here.

5. Give your home a green makeover for spring

Bring a flurry of greenery to your living space with plants, pots and succulents from Greenka. Filled with uplifting ideas, it’s the perfect way to welcome in the new season.



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6. Vegan, nut-free and other Easter food ideas

Need some chocolate alternatives for dairy- or nut-free and vegans and Fairtrade ideas? Marks & Spencer and Holland & Barrett have inspired choices featuring eggs from Plant Kitchen and Nomo alongside gummies and pick’n’mix packets.

7. Create your very own at-home Easter egg hunt

Flying Tiger Easter

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From ready-made Easter egg hunt signs and clues to DIY trails (make one with some colourful marker pens, cards, stickers and ribbons), Ealing Broadway has you covered. Pop into Flying Tiger and Miniso for lovely ideas.

8. See a family movie together

Plan a big-screen afternoon out together at the Ealing Project with Easter holidays films for all ages including Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire and Kung Fu Panda 4 out in time for the school holidays. Just add popcorn and pick’n’mix.

9. Alternative Easter treats and toys

Flying Tiger Easter

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From make-your-own games to huggable soft bunnies, give them a gift that’ll last long past Easter Sunday. Smiggle has lots of colourful backpacks and pencil cases; Waterstones is great for books, activity ideas, Jellycat bunnies and teddies alongside Gashapon Bandai’s stationery and collectibles. There’s also Decathlon, Accessorize, JD Sports, Flying Tiger and Miniso for tweens and teens.

10. Spring fashion and beauty for Easter

H&M Easter selection

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For this spring’s denim, sporty knits and men’s ribbed knit polos, discover new-season releases at H&M, River Island and Primark. Daisies are a huge trend right now with pink pendants and earrings at Pandora and Marc Jacobs’ Daisy perfume at Beauty Base.

11. Easter cooking and baking

Want to make Easter cakes and biscuits together? Marks & Spencer and Tesco Express have plenty of ingredients with baking sets at Flying Tiger and Miniso.

12. Easter hampers, flowers and gifts

Gorgeous spring blooms; luxe cocktails, mocktail and prosecco; afternoon tea hampers; hot cross buns and Simnel cakes? Give a gorgeous gift to someone this Easter with ideas from Marks & Spencer and Heriots Patisserie.

13. Easter crafting and decorating ideas

Happy Easter balloons, pastel-coloured egg and flower wreaths, egg-shaped paper baubles, tablescaping ideas including coloured glasses and flower-shaped plates plus seasonal cushions, welcome mats and faux flower decorations. Embrace the excitement of the new season with pretty decor from Flying Tiger and Miniso.

14. Kids’ looks for Easter

M&S Kids Easter

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For kidswear including bunny-embroidered dresses and cardigans, animal-shaped slippers and cute T-shirts: find everything you need for spring dressing at Accessorize, H&M, River Island and Primark.

15. Treat yourself to a spring upglow

Don’t forget to take some me-time in the holidays – book in for a treatment with Bhavi Beauty, Laser Clinics UK, Lashious, Nails 4 U, Thérapie Clinic or simply lose yourself in a relaxing and rejuvenating massage at The Massage Company.

16. Plan Easter Sunday lunches and celebrations

For a sitdown lunch for the whole family – whether you’re making a traditional Sunday roast or planning a fun barbecue (weather depending) or buffet full of finger foods – head to Marks & Spencer and Tesco Express for lots of brilliant ideas…

From picking up Easter eggs via Click & Collect to family days out together, plan your trip to Ealing Broadway here.