It’s that time of year again…the great Easter weekend is coming up next Friday 2nd April. I’m sure I don’t need to point it out, but this Easter will not be the same as our usual celebrations. Instead of the opportunity for a small weekend getaway or party, we’ll mostly be spending the Easter weekend in our homes just as most other days. So, here we are to give you our best advice and tips to celebrate the Easter weekend within your home and genuinely enjoy the break.  

First Things First…Food 

Yes, I have my priorities in order. And surely you would agree with me when I say food is at the heart of celebrations and happiness? Food and naps 😊 Our advice from the JR team is to shower your Easter weekend with indulgent food – after all, for those who gave up chocolate or caffeine have been missing out. So, check out below links to some of our favourite recipes and ideas to fill your Easter Weekend.  

Easter Bunny Pancakes

This must be my personal favourite…I might just have pancakes all weekend long! Creative, yummy and it has fruits. Why not? Click here to be taken to the recipe. 

Easter Lamb Recipe

A good, home-cooked meal will always bring the family together. What better way to bond than over this lamb recipe from BBC Goodfood. Click here to see the recipe!

Rocky Road

The best thing about this recipe is that there are minimal ways to mess it up! It’s a mash of easy ingredients so even the kids can make it whilst you sit down with a cup of tea…or a glass of wine. See the recipe here

Another Walk?

One of the newly most treasured activities that has struck the UK, mostly because it’s one of the only activities we can take part in #lockdown. And I know a lot of you will be tired of walking the same route, seeing the same scenery, but just think about how good you feel after a quality walk! Plus, if you have little ones a walk is one of the most reliable ways to tire them out 😊. Our clients are dotted around Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire and sticking with government guidelines here are a few of our favourite local routes to walk during your Easter Weekend – if you are really motivated you could do them all!  

The Green Wheel - Biggleswade

This walking (or cycle) route is one of the most accessible I know of. It stretches all the way around Biggleswade so that you get a real feeling of the town and it’s history. But don’t worry! You don’t have to walk the whole route, you can pick and choose your route as you please. See here.

Swiss Gardens - Shuttleworth

If you haven’t been here yet, you are truly missing out. These gardens are well kept and truly let’s you wonder with ease. And if you are lucky you will spy the very confident peacock that is most loved by visitors at Shuttleworth. See here.

RSPB Nature Lodge - Sandy

The local treasure really, the lodge never fails to amaze me by it’s gorgeous sights and hidden animals that peak through every now and then. The best thing about this route is that is also so accessible, in fact, if you walk the green wheel you will stumble upon the entrance without even intending to do so! See here


We’ve all learnt that walks, as great as they are doesn’t keep you occupied forever, so at this point you may be asking – what else can I do to fill my Easter weekend other than walk and eat? Here are a few ideas we came up with that aren’t too stressful with little ones and will help family bonding time. 


I don’t know about your household, but in mine Hop remains an absolute classic film that never fails to gather us around the couch. And it’s fitting with the season. Let us know what your favourite Easter weekend movie is! 

Classic Arts & Crafts

The list is amazingly endless when it comes to using scrap paper, toilet roles and essentially anything you can find and turn it into a piece of art. We found this Pinterest page that truly can find a use for anything that needs to find a home. See here

The even more classic -Easter Egg Hunt

If you have little ones, you can truly use this to your advantage. Make this hunt as easy or hard as you’d like, set the kids off to rummage for chocolate that could entertain them for hours whilst you sit on the couch eating the chocolates you ‘forgot’ to hide 🙂 Check out our blog post: Best Places To Hide Your Easter Eggs At Home 

Most importantly, remember to relax. This year has been stressful, and all our lifestyles have been turned upside down so give yourself the Easter weekend to pace yourself. For some, it could mean catching up on little jobs around the house and for others it could mean doing nothing. But feel free to take our suggestions above and incorporate it into your Easter weekend and let us know what you get up to on our Social Media Pages!