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Brilliant things to do at Whiteley this Easter

Easter Sunday arrives on 9th April this year so discover a host of Easter ideas at Whiteley. 

With day outs, activities and special offers for the kids during the holidays, bright and beautiful Easter homewares including wreaths and bunting, fun crafting and gifting ideas plus fresh new spring fashion and beauty, be inspired at Whiteley. 

Whiteley’s Easter opening hours are:

  • Good Friday: 9am-6pm
  • Saturday: 9am-7pm
  • Easter Sunday: Closed
  • Bank Holiday Monday: 10.30am-4.30pm

1. Days and nights out over Easter

A family watching a film in a cinema
Image provided by Cineworld

Embrace the new season with fun days out at Whiteley. Keep an eye out for a very special mobile farm visit on Tuesday 4th April that’s perfect for kids of all ages (and their families).

See an Easter family movie (The Super Mario Bros. Movie is out 7th April) at Cineworld (buy tickets online) or let the kids let loose at Rock Up (check their website for offers and don’t miss their toddler-friendly soft play).

There are so many incredible places to eat at Whiteley with the kids from Jurassic Grill, Nando’s or Burger King to Frankie & Benny’s and a special trip to Kaspa’s for Easter-themed desserts and shakes.

There are kids-eat-free lunch offers on throughout the school holidays plus student, Blue Light card and special seasonal discounts for breakfast, brunch and dinner across Whiteley – make sure you visit our offers page for the latest deals and menu ideas.

It’s also the place to find special menus, cocktails and dining spots for evenings out with friends, too (Wildwood is a great spot for cocktails and good food, enjoy burgers and grills at Bar + Block  or go for Cali vibes at Baja Mexicali and noodles from wagamama ).

2. The best Easter eggs and gifts for 2023

A chocolat chicken on a plate
Image provided by M&S

Whether you’re searching for Harry Potter, Marvel superheroes or Paw Patrol eggs or need dairy-free, vegan, diabetic-friendly or luxury creations, Whiteley’s stores including Tesco and Poundland have you covered.

Marks & Spencer has a fun chocolate range for every budget including new designs such as Curly the Puppy, Chocosaurus Rex and Colin The Caterpillar egg hunt buckets plus bottles of Prosecco, Easter hampers and flower bouquets for grown-ups.

Holland & Barrett is the place to find alternative eggs and boxes (see their vegan egg round up here). For sugar-free alternative gifting, find teddies, dolls and building delights at The Entertainer, Tiger, Claire’s and Smiggle.

3. Easter crafting and egg hunts

Easter egg hunt decorations with rabbits and chicks
Image provided by Tiger

Make your own at-home egg hunts, create Easter bonnets and baskets, paint your own eggs, design cards with the kids and generally be inspired by craft ideas from WH Smith, Tiger, Poundland and Waterstones (which has lots of creative books for every age).

4. Easter decorating

painted egg decorations
Image provided by M&S

Bring spring to your home with Easter wreaths for your front door, uplifting bunting, beautiful tablescaping, flowers and decorations (get inspired with #easterdecor on Instagram). Head to Marks & Spencer, Tiger and Next for fresh new takes on interior trends.

5. Spring wardrobes and beauty refreshes for Easter

A model wearing a pastel green suit and a silver handbag
Image provided by H&M

Give your spring wardrobe a 2023 refresh – unexpected metallics, zingy pastels (think limes and lilacs), low-rise jeans, oversize bucket bags and ballet-inspired shoe designs are going to be huge this year so lead the looks with Marks & Spencer, Accessorize, River Island, H&M and Next and accessories from schuh, Beaverbrooks, Ernest Jones and Pandora.

There are also really cute kids’ creations (who can resist a bunny-eared cardigan for babies) at JoJo Maman Bébé.

Upgrade your beauty bag in this season’s colour-popping bright lip and nail shades or invest in 2023’s multitasking skin products at Boots, The Body Shop and Superdrug. Spring has arrived!

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