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Easter at Glasgow Fort

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 Glasgow Fort.

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

Hotel Chocolat 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.

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

TGI Fridays Easter

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Join TGI FridaysStripes Rewards scheme and kids can eat free all day, every day with chicken burgers, tenders, hot dogs and sides plus drink. Bread Meets Bread have a choice of beautifully made burgers, cheese toasties and chicken nuggets for £8 each while Leopardo Pizza has margherita and pepperoni pizza and pomodoro and pesto pasta with a drink and ice cream for £8.

There are also brilliant kids’ menus at Pizza Hut (£7.99 for unlimited drinks and salad plus a main), Nando’s (£5.95) and wagamama (from £5). For after, head to the out-of-this-world Heavenly Desserts for sundaes, cakes and ice-cream with special Easter limited edition puddings.

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? Hotel Chocolat, 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

Hobbycraft Easter

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From ready-made Easter egg hunt signs and clues to DIY trails (make one with some colourful marker pens, cards, stickers and ribbons), Glasgow Fort has you covered. Pop into TK Maxx, Poundland and Hobbycraft 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 ProCook and TK Maxx have fun Easter-shaped bakeware and cookie cutters.

6. See a family movie together

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.

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 3D rabbits and flowers at Argos are perfect presents to keep them entertained; Smyths Toys is filled with Hot Wheels, Barbie and Paw Patrol toys while Waterstones has Jellycat bunnies and teddies. Lush and Menkind (bubble tea maker, anyone?) are perfect for teens.

8. Spring fashion and beauty for Easter

Mango Easter

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Mango is filled with this spring’s denim, sporty knits and men’s ribbed knit polos or discover new-season releases at New Look, River Island and Zara. 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, Mamas & Papas and H&M.

9. 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 and Asda Living. (Or go for a beauty hamper from Rituals, Yankee Candle or Bath & Body Works.)

10. Easter crafting and decorating ideas

Next Easter

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Happy Easter balloons, pastel-coloured egg and flower wreaths, egg-shaped paper baubles, tablescaping 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 Asda Living, Argos, Next and TK Maxx.

11. Plan Easter Sunday lunches and celebrations

For a sitdown 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 Glasgow Fort here.