Chocolate, better weather and a long weekend. Easter can’t come soon enough at the start of the year, as it often signifies the beginning of spring after a long, dark and in the case of 2018, snowy winter. Whether you’ve got the whole two weeks of half-term off, or just the long weekend – we’ve narrowed down a number of activities and events you could get involved with to make this Easter one to remember (and not just because of the amount of chocolate you ate!)
Explore your own backyard
Milton Keynes is known as the land of roundabouts and cows, however people who are new to the city are shocked at how much green there is. With Willen Lake, Campbell Park, Caldecotte Lake, Salcey Forest and much more surrounding us, take advantage of (hopefully) better weather and explore your own home. Not to mention, The Parks Trust often put on lots of events in these locations, so see if anything takes your fancy here.
Get creative in the kitchen with Crème Eggs
Crème Eggs are a big contributor to what makes Easter so great. Whoever came up with the idea of combining these devilishly delicious eggs with brownies deserves serious recognition in the culinary world. To have a go at impressing your relatives this Easter, find the method and recipe here. Happy baking!
Hop on the train to the Vegan Easter Festival
You can get into London Euston in about half an hour from Milton Keynes, meaning there are limitless options of what you can do this half term, but make sure you head down to the Blue House Yard to sample some vegan alternatives to traditional Easter eggs. There will also be independent stalls where you can browse vintage clothes, vinyls, home-made vegan food such as tofish & chips. You can also get in the Easter spirit by having a go at ceramic egg painting. The best bit? Entry is completely free!
Find more information about the event here.
Catch up on Netflix
It might be half-term, but that doesn’t mean you need to go out and about every day. Everyone needs a pyjama and sofa day now and then, so why not crack open your Easter eggs and take a look at What’s New on Netflix in March, for a well-deserved day of binge watching boxsets, and discovering the latest movies.
Take advantage of some cracking Easter deals
Restaurants, shops and all sorts of events will be fighting for your attention this half-term, and will be offering some great deals to entice you. Check out Unidays and keep an eye on our Twitter throughout half-term, as we’ll be letting you know about all the best deals.
MK11’s Faux Fest 2018
This festival, combining a wide variety of tribute bands, a BBQ, live sports on HD TV and a huge selection of drinks, is ideal if you’re over the age of 18. Those under the age of 16 are allowed to stay until 6pm. Tickets are £2 on the door, and you could also check out their menu on the website – beer-battered halloumi anyone?!
For the first time ever, you’ll be able to cast your eyes over the actual Goblet of Fire from the Harry Potter series, at the Warner Bros Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter. As well as the rest of the set and costumes that are already there, you’ll be able to discover how the Goblet of Fire was designed, as well as see more costumes and set from The Triwizard Tournament. Starting from 30th March. See the website to book your tour. You can also go from Milton Keynes to Watford on the train, and then there’s a free bus service to the Studios.
Get retro with an outdoor cinema at Whittlebury Hall
The Lion King, or Dirty Dancing? It’s almost impossible to choose – but the good news is, you can watch both at Whittlebury Hall’s outdoor cinema on 1st April. Get your picnic blanket, some movie snacks, and even a deck chair and get ready to sing-along to these classic movies.
How do you like your eggs in the morning?
Breakfast is undoubtedly the most important meal of the day, and the one thing we’re definitely not lacking in Milton Keynes, is restaurants. Places such as Chiquito do some seriously delicious breakfast dishes, and at a much lower cost than the dinner menu! Set yourself up for a great day with a hearty breakfast – and don’t forget your student card for a discount!
It’s time to get lost…
Mr Mulligan’s Lost World Golf is coming to MK this April! Featuring two indoor golf courses, a 150-seater restaurant, a private party room, a bar and loads more. See here for more info, and keep an eye on our Facebook, as we might have a competition running soon to win a free round of golf!