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Easter 2023

Easter is approaching once more and the stores are brimming with vividly coloured chocolate eggs, adorable rabbits peeking out from store shelves, vibrant floral decorations everywhere, and the beginning of Spring with its green shoots of hope after a bleak winter. The most significant day in the Christian calendar is Easter, which is also a significant secular event. Easter is celebrated by Christians as the day that they believe Jesus Christ rose from the dead after being crucified.

Whether religious or not, Easter is marked by a four-day bank holiday weekend, allowing you the chance to travel, consume an excessive amount of chocolate and organise an enjoyable outing. If you are organising a jaunt amongst friends or wider family, download the free Collctiv app today to split the cost between the group so there’s no awkward ‘you owe me money’ conversations!

When is Easter 2023 in the UK?

Easter 2023 in the UK falls on April 9th 2023, just over a week earlier than in 2022, when it fell on April 17th.This year, Easter will occur close to the end of the school holidays. Good Friday will therefore fall on Friday, April 7th, making that day a national holiday in the United Kingdom. For those in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, Easter Monday is scheduled for April 10th.

Easter is a time for gathering with family and friends, and every year offers a fresh chance to create cherished memories. No matter how you choose to celebrate Easter, here are some entertaining and enjoyable gifts and activities to get you and your family into the holiday spirit!

Easter gifts

Instead of merely choosing the biggest chocolate bunny you can find this Easter, give it a little consideration. Your loved ones will truly feel that you care when you give them a meaningful present, so maybe consider something a little different? Do they enjoy sweets or delectable treats? Or might they prefer a more eye-catching gift such as a flower pot or plant?

Easter chocolate hamper - Why not partner up with a few of your friends to create the perfect Easter chocolate hamper for someone who really deserves it! Putting extra care and thought into a hamper will let your loved ones know how much you care about them. Yes, creating a hamper can be more expensive, but if you do choose to partner up with a few friends, Collctiv can easily help you split the cost. You can download it here.

Flower pot - Sick of handing out the same old easter eggs every year? Why not reach out to your creative side and decorate some cool flower pots, the plant lovers in your circle would love this! It is a sentimental gift that they can cherish, rather than a chocolate egg that could disappear within minutes!

Gift cards - Do you have teenagers in your family? If so, you will know that they are not interested in Easter eggs or easter bunnies any longer! Why not spend the money wisely and treat them to something you know they will love, you can buy a range of gift cards via our app straight from your pot. Club together with the family group and treat them to the gift of choice! Download the free Collctiv app to find out more.

Things to do this Easter 2023

The Easter Egg trail at Blenheim Palace can be cracked by you or your children! Over the long weekend, the magnificent Walled Garden at Blenheim Palace will be turned into an Easter fantasy. Children can participate in a variety of engaging experiences and games, including classes on circus skills, balloon modelling, and classic fairground rides. You'll have the chance to meet the Easter Bunny and enjoy some laughs with Punch & Judy. The Formal Garden will also host a chocolate-filled Easter path for children to enjoy, which is the main event. Tickets for this event can be found here. If you are bulk buying tickets for friends or family why not download the Collctiv app today to pool the funds before you buy the tickets, taking the neverending task of chasing money away!

Chocolate festival York- enjoy a delicious indulgence and stroll through York's Parliament Street this Easter, where the five-day Chocolate Festival will take place for the first time in two years. A wide range of sweet treats will be available as part of the celebration of the city's rich chocolate tradition, all of which will be prepared by the best local chefs, chocolatiers, bakers, and traders. It will enhance a fantastic day of sightseeing in York, for more information visit their website here.

Discover Brighton's culture and art scene - If you have teenagers who don't think easter egg hunts or egg decorating are enjoyable anymore, why not take a trip to Chalky Downs camping and wake up to actual bunnies jumping around. Few campgrounds can provide views like this, and with the national park and beaches close, it's an excellent location for exploring the local town. If you want to take a trip with your friends or wider family group, download Collctiv so you can concentrate on all of the logistics you’ll need to sort - at least the money side is done!

Easter eggs

Decorating easter eggs is always such a fun and relaxing activity to do with your friends or children. We enjoy ourselves while sitting down, getting things ready for the Easter Bunny to hide! However, the same thing being done every year can get a little boring, so here are lots of fantastic suggestions to spice up your Easter egg decorating this year!

Why not bring all of your children's friends together to host an easter egg decorating party? Or to create your very own easter egg hunt. I know, hosting a party, buying eggs, decorations and party bags can be expensive, but by using Collctiv you can easily get this money in advance from the other parents so you can put on the party of your dreams with no worries about your credit card taking a beating or knowing which child belongs to which parent (there’s a comments box when people pay in so they can confirm who they are paying for!) Download the app and start collecting today!

You could also organise your own Easter egg hunt with a few simple steps:

Step 1 - Decorate! Make sure your house is full of easter eggs and bunnies to get everyone in the Easter mood.

Step 2 - Prepare your eggs! If you are decorating your eggs you can do this well in advance and get the kids involved maybe the weekend before! You could also prepare some chocolatey prizes for the winners of the hunt.

Step 3 - Hide your eggs! Depending on the age range of the children in your house, hide your eggs in places that may be easy or more difficult to find! The hunt does not finish until the last egg is discovered, so count the eggs before hiding them and keep track of how many are discovered.

Whatever you choose to do this Easter, we hope you have a wonderful time!

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