Easter doesn’t have to be all about over-indulging in chocolate. Here we round up a few of the egg-cellent ways to get out and about over the long weekend.
1 March Madness Easter Egg Hunt with D&D restaurants, London
Friday 24 March to Monday 28 March
Over the extended Easter weekend, a city-wide Easter egg hunt will see 40 chocolate eggs from Paul A Young will be hidden in D&D London restaurants across the capital. Each egg will contain a prize, including bottles of booze, Club D&D membership, and complimentary dinners at its amazing restaurants such as Skylon as part of its March Madness events. The all-important clues will be revealed on Instagram @DandDLondon over the course of the weekend.
2 Easter Tournament at Royal Armouries, Leeds
Friday 25 March to Monday 28 March
The Royal Armouries museum in the heart of Leeds will celebrate its 20th anniversary with its 20th Easter Tournament. Enjoy the thrills and spills of authentic medieval jousting and come face-to-face with the tournament collection of arms and armour at the Royal Armouries Museum.
3 Chocolate Rhassoul treatment, Headland Hotel, Newquay, Cornwall
21 March to 30 April
With its iconic location overlooking Newquay’s Fistral Beach in Cornwall, the Headland Hotel and Spa is perfectly situated for seaside fun and frolics but this Easter it has some indulgent Easter-themed relaxtion for you in the form of the Guilt Free Chocolate Rhassoul treatment. The treatment includes a decadent chocolate orange body scrub before ‘caking yourself’ in smooth and creamy chocolate-scented muds. Let the steam from the Rhassoul chamber gently infuse your pores before the tropical rain shower cleans the skin.
4 Regent Street Cinema, London
Sunday, April 27
Regent Street Cinema is a stone’s throw from Oxford Circus and is the birthplace of British cinema, so if you need an escape the Easter madness, it’s the perfect place to relax right in the heart of the city. Built in 1848 and housed within the Polytechnic Institution on London’s Regent Street, the cinema was the first in the country to show moving pictures. The cinema is now one of the few in the country to show 16mm and 35mm film, and shows both classic and contemporary films.
A silent movies double bill takes place on Easter Sunday, so for those hunting out something a little out of the ordinary, two masterpieces of silent comedy in the form of Safety Last and The General.
5 Chocolution at Kew Gardens, London
25 March to 10 April
At this bean to bar workshops, chocolate-makers, Chocolution will be telling the story of chocolate from the cacao plants of Bolivia to the sweet cocoa treat we enjoy day-to-day. Prices vary. Please note that valid entry to Kew Gardens is also required.