The chocolate eggs are being hidden, the schools are closing (or already closed) and we’re getting ready for a well-deserved bank holiday in the sunshine. Yes, it’s Easter time once again, and this year Manchester has even more on offer to keep you and your loved ones entertained. Below we’ve listed just a few options for things to get up to this Easter – enjoy!

1 Kids Eat Free

If you have little ones to look after, it can be difficult to find somewhere to eat that everybody will enjoy, without having to think about the additional price tag. Thankfully, a selection of Manchester’s finest eating establishments are offering free children’s meals over the Easter break, including Jamie’s Italian, Hotel Football and Pier Eight at The Lowry – the latter of which will make sure that each course is matched like for like – e.g. if you want a pudding, you get a kids pudding free as well.

2 Head  Out with the Family

There are plenty of activities on offer in Manchester this year to keep the whole family entertained. At the Old Granada Studios, the inflatable Wacky World is taking over, whilst Spinningfields is about to once again be bombarded with ducks for their annual fundraiser Duck Race. Smaller children are also being catered for at Manchester’s many cinemas, with Peppa Pig’s big screen outing up for release over the break.

3. Easter Egg Hunts

Keeping with tradition, Cadbury have teamed up with the National Trust once again for their annual Easter Egg Hunt. Controversy over the name aside, there’s a lot of interest in taking part this year – and there’s always plenty to see at National Trust properties – so be sure to arrive in good time. The Easter Egg Hunt will be taking place across a number of National Trust locations around Greater Manchester, including Quarry Bank Mill and Lyme Park.

4. Gin Easter Egg

Looking for a more grown up way to enjoy Easter, whilst still treating yourself? How about a gin and tonic Easter egg? Available via Ocado for £15, the egg comes with a selection of London gin truffles in the centre, making for the perfect boozy treat.

5. Enjoy the Forecasted Heat

We’ve already seen a few pleasant days this year, but if the weather forecasts (and the bookies’ odds) are anything to go by, 2017’s Easter weekend is set to be a scorcher. With that in mind, why not get out in the sunshine for a walk? Alternatively, enjoy delicious cakes and milkshakes on the roof terrace at Home Sweet Home in the Northern Quarter, or sip something a bit more grown up in the sunshine at The Metropolitan in Didsbury.

Whatever you choose to do this Easter break, the whole team at James Robertshaw hopes you and your loved ones have a wonderful time together. Happy Easter!

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