It's no surprise that the Easter long-weekend can be expensive, but it doesn't have to be. With just a few sleeps until the big day, we've outlined a few ways you can have a great break and still stick to your budget.
To be honest, who doesn't want more money to spend on chocolate eggs?
Share the load of hosting the family.
Getting together with friends and family is always a nice thing to do, and what better time to do it than the Sunday of a long weekend! When it comes to feeding the family, a nice breakfast could cost you far less than a fancy lunch or dinner. You could even have brunch instead, meaning there’s one less meal in the day to worry about!
If you’re hosting a large family gathering, get everyone to bring a plate of food to reduce the strain of having to provide for all of your extended family too.
DIY ways to keep the kids busy!
Keeping your kids busy over a four-day break is no walk in the park, especially on a budget. In the lead up to the Easter, why not keep the little ones occupied by getting them to make decorations or even baskets for them to collect eggs from their egg hunt with?
Here are some links you might find handy:
Hit the open road...
Even though Easter is in autumn, the weather can still be good for a trip to the beach or your favourite picnic spot. Your local community might even have some free events on, so keep an eye in the newspapers or community pin-up boards for any other fun, free activities in your area.
If you want to get away for the entire weekend, you could save a fortune by going camping instead of renting a holiday house or staying at a hotel.