Easter is here!

Go Ape at Easter

Finally, it’s the weekend we’ve all been waiting for: Easter Weekend!

Schools are out, spring has sprung, and to top it all off, most of us get to enjoy four whole days of (chocolate-filled) fun – eggcellent!

Easter is gracing us with its presence early this year, which has caught many people by surprise. If you’re feeling a little underprepared, fear not, Go Ape is here to help! We’ve put together a list of suggestions for making the most of Easter weekend. Here it is…

Indulge.

Easter gives us a great excuse to indulge in sweet stuff and not feel guilty about it! To make things a little more eggciting this year, why not have a crack at making your own eggs? To help, check out this useful BBC Good Food guide.

Hunt.

Don’t just hand over eggs to your friends and family, make them hunt for them! If it’s a nice, dry day, you could hide the eggs around your back garden. If it’s raining, it might be better to keep them indoors…no one wants a soggy egg!

Decorate.

Got little ones to entertain this weekend? If so, why not shell out on some eggs and get decorating?! Do what you want with them – paint pretty patterns, turn them into egg-people, or roll them in glitter! This Brit + Co article shares some cracking ideas to get you started.

Bake.

If you’ve hollowed out your eggs for decorating, don’t waste what’s inside! The Easter weekend is the perfect opportunity to don your finest apron and get your bake on. Why not make something Easter-related, like hot cross buns or Easter biscuits? Or, if you’ve amassed a small mountain of chocolate but don’t think you can stomach all of it, why not use it to make some chocolate cornflake cakes or nests?

Get out.

If you plan to indulge this weekend, that’s fine, but you should try to balance it out with Go Ape Tarzan Swingsome exercise otherwise you’ll end up feeing overfull and lethargic. So get outdoors, stretch those legs and enjoy springtime in all its glory! The clocks also go forward on Sunday, meaning we get to enjoy an extra hour of sunlight in the evenings.

Forests are great places to be during springtime as they burst into life – bees buzz, birds sing, flowers bloom. This Easter, there are plenty of events taking place in forests across the UK. For instance, Haldon Forest Park is holding an Easter Family Fun Day with craft making, marshmallow toasting and a treasure trail, while Delamere Forest is hosting an Easter Bunny Dash 5km Fun Run (Easter Bunny fancy dress not compulsory, but strongly encouraged). You can search for forest events near you via the Forestry Commission website.

Go Ape.

If you’re planning some forest fun this Easter, why not swing by Go Ape with your tribe? Not only are our award-winning Tree Top Adventures mega fun, they’re also a great way to get some exercise! Completing the course burns around 510 calories in women and 660 in men – that’s basically an Easter egg! Book now.