With lockdown easing and warmer weather upon us, this Easter break is going to be a good one.
Our second pandemic Easter bank holiday weekend is around the corner, and we’re bummed things aren’t looking a whole lot better than they did in 2020. But while we’re still spending most days indoors, the upcoming four-day Easter break will mark the first weekend with fewer restrictions after lockdown eases a bit on March 29. Finally, we can gather with one other household or five other people outside, engage in outdoor sport, and travel a bit further than our local area, perhaps to enjoy some of Liverpool’s parks and gardens. What’s more, it looks like the weather gods are sending us lots of sunshine and warmer temperatures in the coming week, so Easter is looking quite promising, we think.
Whether you plan on taking advantage of the eased-up restrictions or prefer to celebrate in the safety of your home, here are 20 fun and pandemic-friendly things to do in Liverpool over the Easter bank holiday weekend.
Let’s be honest: Easter is one of those holidays that, for the most part, revolves around binging on chocolate eggs, cake, and overly sweet desserts. If you’re looking for a new treat to make this year, this Portuguese custard tart baking class will teach you how to make a traditional Pastel de Nata at home, just in time for the Easter bank holiday weekend. Grab your tickets here.
If you’re searching for ways to entertain the kids during this lockdown Easter, here’s a brilliant virtual Easter hunt that will excite them with immersive games and sing-alongs. Get your ticket for Saturday, April 3, here.
3. Reward yourself with these unbelievable Easter cookies
Dumb Dough does it again. These Easter-themed cookies are filled with an array of flavours including Crunchie Rock pieces, chocolate chips and Mini Eggs, or caramelised white chocolate chunks (Caramac), sea salt pretzel pieces, sprinkles and a hot pink vanilla frosting core. Order yours now before they sell out.
4. Indulge in a good ol’ Sunday roast sandwich on Easter weekend
We all know Sunday roasts don’t require special occasions, but Easter Sunday seems like a particularly good day for a big, hearty feast. But why not enjoy it between two tasty slices of bread? Luckily, Neighbourhood on Woolton Road has just the trick. The café and deli knows you might not make it home this year to enjoy mum’s Easter dinner, so they’re combing our love of sandwiches and a roast that’s almost as good as hers. Choose from roast lamb and mint sauce, glazed gammon or roast chicken, and all come with stuffing and gravy in the sandwich pre-order yours for the weekend here.
Think you have what it takes to compete against other teams in this Fat Big Quiz of Easter? Gather your best mates and grab your tickets here for an eggciting night of trivia.
This two-hour quiz covers everything from history to music, geography, film, and general knowledge. We don’t want to get rusty for when our regular pub quiz nights return, so spend your Saturday evening competing against other households in 10 virtual rounds of The Fat Big Quiz of Everything. Get your ticket for April 3 here.
7. Send your faraway loved one a personalised Thorntons Easter egg
Sadly, Thorntons will be closing all of its 61 stores in the UK permanently, meaning we can no longer go window shopping for Easter treats, even after the pandemic ends. Luckily, you can still order sweets from their online shop, and these pretty personalised eggs are the perfect gift to send to a loved one you can’t celebrate Easter with this year.
8. Smash open a giant white chocolate heart
Take out that lockdown frustration by cracking open a giant white chocolate heart as an alternative to the usual chocolate egg using the mini mallet provided. As part of LIDS’ Easter range, you can order one of these smashing chocolates by Mrs Danver’s Café. Once you’ve broken into it you’ll find plenty of chocolate goodies and sweets to enjoy over the Easter weekend. Order yours for pick-up or delivery now.
9. Treat yourself to these absolutely adorable Easter treats
You can’t deny that Easter weekend calls for indulgence and on Good Liverpool you’ll discover some wonderful Easter treats from local businesses. You’ll find Mini Egg-topped croissants and doughnuts as well as Easter-themed biscuits, cookies, cupcakes and chocolates. We don’t care how old you are, you just have to admit that the sight of these makes you a little giddy. We’re not ashamed to say that our inner child is desperate to get its hands on one (or all) of these adorable treats. They are available to order here.
Kick off the long weekend with a groovy disco bingo virtual dance party on Friday, April 2. After all that dancing, you won’t have to think twice about eating that second piece of Easter cake. Get your ticket here.
If a bit of suspense is more your thing, this thrilling online experience is the perfect activity for you and your housemates. Together, you have an hour to interrogate a suspect in a blackmail case and prove your skills as detectives. Get your ticket for any of the Easter weekend evenings here.
Serial killers are too boring for you? We hear ya. Enter the “Twilight Zoom” and save us all from the alien invaders trying to take over Planet Earth. Invite your household to join you in this immersive, one-hour game. Get your ticket here.
13. Welcome spring with this Easter hamper
Supporting small businesses has been more important than ever since lockdown began, so why not order a hamper featuring products from lots of local brands? You can order a hamper from LIDS that includes handmade chocolates by Toxteth Chocolates, three cocktails crafted by Idle Hands and featuring Murphy’s Gin, as well as four Easter cookies and treats. The cocktails scream Easter such as their chocolate orange-flavoured mix and lavender-infused one that says spring is here. Order your sweet treats and cocktail hamper here.
14. Spoil someone special with this very fancy Easter tart selection
Another perfect Easter treat you can enjoy during a picnic in your local park whilst catching up with friends or family. This pretty little box of tarts from Mon Petit Chou will make other park-goers envy you from six feet of social distance away. The special edition tart box features pistachio Bakewell, lemon meringue, bitter chocolate, egg custard, apple and ginger, cherry Bakewell, treacle, and salted caramel custard, and available to order from March 29 at 7pm for collection or delivery on April 3.
15. Get some fresh sea air with a trip to the beach
The government has given the green light for people living in England to head to the beach as the ‘stay at home’ rule is now lifted. So if you fancy a bit of freedom from those usual four walls, head to the local coastline to breathe in some fresh sea air and watch the waves come into shore. Liverpool has a number of beaches to choose from including Formby, Crosby, Ainsdale and Southport, as well as West Kirkby in the Wirral.