The year is flying by fast and Easter is just round the corner. What with Easter egg hunts, roast dinners with extended family and presents, it can be an unexpectedly expensive time of the year. It might also surprise you to know that in many cases, different supermarkets will sell the same Easter eggs at wildly different prices! To save you traipsing around the shops yourself, we’ve scoured the internet for all the cracking (sorry) deals on Easter eggs and beyond, so you can still enjoy Easter on a budget. We’ve also come up some fun and inexpensive craft and DIY projects to keep you and your little ones entertained this Spring.
Make money from buying chocolate
This year the cashback platform Quidco has partnered up with Cadbury to give new customers the chance to get £21-worth of Easter eggs for free. All you have to do is sign up for Quidco here, then access Cadbury Gifts Direct to buy your Easter chocolate- you only need to spend £10, and within two weeks you’ll receive £21 into your Quidco account. This is yours to do what you like with, whether that’s withdrawing to your bank, PayPal account or as gift vouchers.
Take part in the National Trust Cadbury’s Easter Egg hunts
The easter egg hunts are back for 2018 with over 250 hunts to choose from across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. All the hunts are free but normal admission prices apply for each venue. Once there, you can expect face-painting, family games and craft activities, plus a free Cadbury’s egg for everyone who completes the hunt. The hunts are taking place from March 30-April 2, and you can find your nearest one here.
….Or host one of your own
It requires minimal effort and cost to set up an Easter egg hunt around your own house or garden for the whole family to enjoy (Easter’s not just for kids you know). Tesco are doing Any 3 for £1.00 across Malteaser Bunnies, Creme Eggs, Mini Eggs, Milkybar Easter Animals and Lindt Gold Bunnies, or Any 2 for £1.50 across their range of own-brand milk chocolate eggs and bunnies. All you need to do is grab some baskets for everyone, then hide the eggs! Try for a range of easy and hard to spot places, high and low, outdoors and indoors.
Cover your family’s gifts for just a tenner
Asda are doing 3 for £10 across all full-size Easter eggs, so whether you’re after a Pot Noodle Egg for your teenager, a Crayola Decorate Your Own egg for your little one or a Guylian Artisanal egg for your other half, they’ve got you covered.
Travel for less
Whether it’s to visit family or just keep the kids entertained, if you’re getting out and about over Easter, you can save by using the train. Children under the age of five travel on trains for free with a fare paying passenger and those aged five to 15 get a 50% discount. If you’re travelling in and around London, your train ticket can open up a host of two-for-one offers at attractions via the Days Out Guide website.
Here are our 3 favourite, super-easy Easter crafts for you to get stuck into; egg carton chickens,paper roll chicks , and paper plate sheep. If you make any of these we’d love you to share your photos with us!