The warmest Easter Sunday was the 22nd of April 1984, where temperatures climbed above 20 °C and the sunniest Easter was over the 4th-6th of April 1969 with many parts of the UK seeing temperatures climbing above the average, with temperatures well above 18 °C in the south, and above 15 °C in the north.
So if we do get a repeat of the warm and sunny weather (fingers crossed!) the Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Gardens are hosting a School Holiday Fun ‘Golden Egg Hunt’. You will have to team up with your friends and family to find the tiny golden egg hidden somewhere on the estate. If you can find it you will be entered into a prize draw to win an eggstremely eggsellent prize!
After a great day’s egg hunting, why not celebrate Easter in style this year and book yourself a table at Rudding Park for their three course Easter Sunday Lunch? Enjoy a delicious meal for just £39 per person.
The Easter of 27th-29th of March 1964 was the coldest and dullest Easter on record with temperatures barely reaching 6-7 °C in southern and central parts of the country, and were accompanied by a raw, often strong, easterly wind. Kew had the coldest Easter Day for 81 years. The Easter of the 1st-3rd of April 1983 was the snowiest Easter with Scotland, the Midlands and Kent getting up to 10 cm of snow.
If we have a cold and snowy Easter this year there are still plenty of lovely days out and places to visit.
The Winchester City Mill are putting on a Seasonal Baking Demonstration where you will learn about the mill itself and there will be a hands on session teaching you how to bake fresh Easter Hot Cross Buns. You’ll even get to taste them!
Howards House Hotel is located less than an hours drive away are offering a delicious three course Easter Sunday luncheon priced at £40 per person. Howards House also has a room perfect for families, so why not turn your great day out into a little overnight stay?
Meanwhile, in the Lake District the Linthwaite Easter Break is a perfect treat – no matter what the weather is doing.
As part of the package, spend two nights on a dinner, room and breakfast basis and during your stay you’ll receive a complimentary cream tea with hot cross buns. We’d also encourage you make sure you take part in the annual ‘Goose Egg Rolling Competition’ to win one of the ‘egg-cellent’ prizes!« View all blog articles.