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Easter at Meadowhall

Brilliant things to do and discover this Easter

Plan Easter egg hunts, see movies, kids’ special menus and more

It’s Easter Sunday on 31 March so start planning your Easter celebrations, lunches, at-home egg hunts and things to do with the kids over the school holidays using our bumper Easter guide at Meadowhall.

See the Easter opening times here.

1. Find delicious and original eggs at Hotel Chocolat, Lindt and Marks & Spencer

Lindt Easter

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With 30 brand new products (including Extra Thick Eggs and the ever-handy Easter Egg Hunt) plus Tiddly Pots for little ones, luxury chocolate quail eggs and gorgeous hampers to share, head to Hotel Chocolat for all of your Easter goodies. Sign up to their VIP.Me for discounts and special offers in-store too.

Marks & Spencer’s Easter selection is even bigger and better this year with Colin the Caterpillar and Percy Pig bum bags, grown-up Eggspresso Martini eggs and cute puppy and kitten-shaped delights. Pop into Lindt for their iconic bunnies (including the new Salted Caramel version) and heart-shaped tins.

2. Kid-friendly places and kids eat free menus for Easter

Yo! Easter

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YO! has the best kids’ menu for £7.50 (main, side and drink and £1.50 desserts) with puzzles and activities to do while you eat- find the new restaurant at the upper entrance to the Oasis. They also host kids-eat-free menus during the holidays while you can tuck into delicious sushi, teriyaki and katsu curry.

Join TGI FridaysStripes Rewards scheme and kids can eat free all day, every day with chicken burgers, tenders, hot dogs and sides plus drink. There are also brilliant kids’ menus at Pizza Express (£7.95), Nando’s (£5.95) and wagamama (from £5).

Keep up to date on our latest offers here.

3. Vegan, nut-free and other Easter food ideas

Need some chocolate alternatives for dairy- or nut-free and vegans and Fairtrade ideas? Marks & Spencer, Next and Holland & Barrett have inspired choices featuring eggs from Plant Kitchen and Nomo alongside gummies and pick’n’mix packets.

4. Create your very own at-home Easter egg hunt

From ready-made Easter egg hunt signs and clues to DIY trails (make one with some colourful marker pens, cards, stickers and ribbons), Meadowhall has you covered. Pop into Flying Tiger, Kenji, Poundland and The Works for lovely ideas.

5. Easter cooking and baking

Want to make Easter cakes and biscuits together? Marks & Spencer have plenty of ingredients and baking sets while TK Maxx and Lakeland have fun Easter-shaped bakeware and cookie cutters.

6. See a family movie together

Vue Easter

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Plan a big-screen afternoon out together at Vue with Easter holidays films for all ages including Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire and Kung Fu Panda 4 out in time for the school holidays. Just add popcorn and pick’n’mix from Sweet Tradition.

7. Alternative Easter treats and toys

Lego Easter

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From make-your-own games to huggable soft bunnies, give them a gift that’ll last long past Easter Sunday.

For kids, Lego’s 3D rabbits and flowers are perfect presents to keep them entertained; The Entertainer is filled with Hot Wheels, Barbie and Paw Patrol toys while It’s So Fluffy has Jellycat bunnies and teddies. Lush, Waterstones, Urban Outfitters, Typo and Avalon are perfect for teens.

8. Spring fashion and beauty for Easter

Mango Easter collection

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Mango’s brand new store is filled with this spring’s denim, and sporty knits or discover new-season releases at Zara, Hollister and Flannels. Daisies are a huge trend right now with pink pendants and earrings at Pandora and Marc Jacobs’ Daisy perfume at Boots.

For kidswear including bunny-embroidered dresses and cardigans, animal-shaped slippers and cute T-shirts: find everything you need for spring dressing at Next, Marks & Spencer, H&M and Primark.

9. Ways to keep them entertained in the Easter holidays

For great ideas for Easter holiday fun, head to Air Haus inflatables, Funstation games, Jump Inc trampolining and Rock Up climbing. Or take them to Clubhouse during the day for bowling, mini golf, shuffleboard, mac’n’cheese bites, tenders and wings. For a fun adventure play, don’t forget to visit our Riverside Playground too.

10. Easter hampers, flowers and gifts

Gorgeous spring blooms; luxe cocktails, mocktail and prosecco; afternoon tea hampers; hot cross buns and Simnel cakes? Give a gorgeous gift to someone this Easter with ideas from Marks & Spencer, Batch’d and Krispy Kreme.

11. Easter crafting and decorating ideas

Flying Tiger Easter

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Happy Easter balloons, pastel-coloured egg and flower wreaths, egg-shaped paper baubles, table scaping ideas including coloured glasses and flower-shaped plates plus seasonal cushions, welcome mats and faux flower decorations. Embrace the excitement of the new season with pretty decor from Next, Argos, Baytree Interiors, TK Maxx and Flying Tiger.

12. Plan Easter Sunday lunches and celebrations

For a sit-down lunch for the whole family – whether you’re making a traditional Sunday roast or planning a fun barbecue (weather depending) or buffet full of finger foods – head to Marks & Spencer for lots of brilliant ideas…

From picking up Easter eggs via Click & Collect to family days out together, plan your trip to Meadowhall here.