Easter itself is an ancient festival which is associated with the resurrection of Jesus Christ and is one of the most important celebrations in the Church. Many of the traditional activities of Easter are as such related to new life, such as hunting Easter eggs (eggs being a form of new life). Throughout Lent many Christians would historically fast during this period, cutting out most of the more decadent foods they would usually eat, and reflect. Easter signals the end of the fasting period, with many deciding to enjoy a large meal in celebration.
Easter is a great time of the year to celebrate; with the spring sunshine kicking in and the wildflowers in full bloom this time of year is one of the most beautiful. Families and friends around the UK celebrate Easter, with small children having a break from school at the same time so that they can enjoy the festivities as well. From an Easter egg hunt, to a visit with family, Easter can give you a great chance to spend time with your extended family. Here are ten fantastic activities for you to consider adding to your celebrations:
1. Easter Egg Hunt
As the myth goes, the Easter bunny comes each year and hides treats for children to find. This tradition originated in Germany in the 16th century and was popularised in Britain by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. An Easter egg hunt is an iconic UK tradition for children across the country. On Easter morning parents and event organisers bring a variety of sweets and chocolate eggs to hide around the garden for the kids to find.
If you want to include other healthier treats such as hot cross buns or even small toys and gifts, they can act as a great substitute.
2. Hotel Holiday
Taking some time to yourself and heading to a luxury hotel for a long weekend can be a great way to celebrate Easter. Exploring new areas and spending some time in the spring sunshine can be a fantastic way to spend time with your family or a partner.
Here at One Warwick Park our Tunbridge Wells Hotel has a wide range of beautiful bedrooms and self-catered accommodation to offer guests coming to visit us this Spring. If you are interested in places to go in Tunbridge Wells, follow the link here to find out more.
3. Easter Baking
Easter is a celebration that is synonymous with sweet treats. From making homemade chocolates to gift to friends to baking traditional bakes like Simnel cake or hot cross buns to celebrate Easter, making something can be a fun activity to try.
For children baking for friends this Easter, simpler recipes such as cupcakes or chocolate cornflake nests can be a wonderful way to spend time together as a family.
4. Sunday Roast
What better way to celebrate your Easter Sunday than a beautiful roast dinner? While cooking one yourself can be very satisfying, if you have a lot of guests coming then making a reservation at a restaurant can help ensure you have a fantastic Easter with minimal stress.
At our Sister restaurant STEAK we offer a fabulous Sunday menu with a range of roasts. To peruse our menu to see if you would like to book, follow the link here.
5. Tunbridge Wells Hike
Near our Tunbridge Wells hotel there are many paths and trails you can explore in order to enjoy the spring sunshine this Easter. Kent is known as ‘the garden of England’ for the large number of hop farms and beautiful pastoral scenery throughout the county.
If heading to the great outdoors isn’t a prospect that excites you, then consider taking a walk and exploring the lovely Pantiles or Calverley Park right in the centre of town.
6. Cocktails at The Bar
If you want to celebrate this Easter in style, what better way than to head out for drinks with some friends? With spring in full swing and the end to self-distancing rules, the excitement of heading out for a fun night with friends has never been better.
Here at One Warwick Park we have a gorgeous bar perfect for a wonderful Easter celebration with friends. To find some wonderful bars to visit in Tunbridge Wells, follow the link here for more information.
7. Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
Heading out together for breakfast with the Easter Bunny at One Warwick Park Hotel can be a great start to your Easter Sunday celebration, with an array of wonderful breakfast options to choose from. A breakfast with the Easter bunny is a fantastic treat for young children with an array of Easter gifts.
This can give you a great energy boost for the rest of the day, especially if you have something more active planned for the afternoon, such as a hike together or a game like Laser Tag to enjoy as a family.
8. Afternoon Tea
Afternoon tea is a quintessentially British tradition; the selection of sandwiches, delicious sweet treats and scones is a perfect Easter treat to book for you and your family. The light and chilled selection of dishes to enjoy are perfect for the warm spring weather, and if you book a prosecco afternoon tea then you can start off your day with a bang!
Here at One Warwick Park Hotel we offer afternoon teas served in our wonderful hotel. To look through our afternoon tea menu, follow the link here.
9. Family Reunion
Easter is a school holiday for children and teens, offering a wonderful opportunity for a get-together with your extended family, such as grandparents, aunts and uncles, to spend time together after a long time spent apart due to Covid restrictions.
Planning a get-together like this requires quite a bit of planning, as many may need to book accommodation for their stay if you don’t have enough space to host everyone. Making sure to book well ahead of the reunion will ensure that your plans go smoothly.
10. Visit Tunbridge Wells
If you want to celebrate your Easter Sunday while out and about, a trip to Tunbridge Wells can be a wonderful way to enjoy your day. With the incredible Pantiles to explore as well as a range of lovely local shops and eateries, there is plenty available for you to explore.
If you are considering booking a holiday or activity at One Warwick Park Hotel in Tunbridge Wells, then please contact us here. Our staff will be delighted to help you book and organise your event.