Those of you who think they might be able to nip out to the local Tesco on Easter Day morning to pick up your last-minute chocolate eggs and lamb gravy, you may be disappointed. Trading laws dictate that any shop in the UK of more than 280 square metres in size, which is usually open between 10am and 6pm on a Sunday, must close for Easter Day.

In Scotland these restrictions do not apply, so you can shop at the last minute. But for everyone else wanting to know when they can cram in a little more chocolate-shopping, IBTimes UK has all the store openings so you can guarantee you are prepared.

Easter opening times
Sainsbury's stores such as this will be closed on Easter Day in the UK and Republic of IrelandGetty

Tesco

Good Friday: Normal hours (check local opening times)

Easter Day: Closed all day

Easter Monday: 9am-6pm (check local stores for conformation)

Express stores: open as usual, 6am-11pm

Scotland stores open as usual

Check your local opening times using Tesco's store locator

Sainsbury's

Good Friday: Normal opening hours in all large stores, local and petrol stations

Easter Day: Large stores closed all day, some local stores and petrol stations to operate Sunday opening hours, although many local stores will be closed (due to size)

Easter Monday: Large stores will be open 9am-7pm, normal trading at smaller local stores and petrol stations

Check your local opening times at the Sainsbury's store locator

Marks & Spencer

Good Friday: Reduced opening hours (check local stores for opening times)

Easter Day: Closed all day

Easter Monday: Reduced opening hours (check local stores for opening times)

Check your local opening times at the Marks & Spencer store locator

Waitrose

Good Friday: Large stores will be open 8am-8pm, while smaller convenience stores will open 7am-8pm

Easter Day: Stores closed all day

Easter Monday: Larger stores will be open 9am-6pm, smaller convenience stores will be operating regular trading hours

Check your local opening hours at the Waitrose store locator

Easter opening times
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Asda

Good Friday: - normal opening hours for all stores
Easter Day:
all stores will be closed
Easter Monday: normal opening hours

Check your local opening times on the Asda store locator

Aldi

Good Friday: Normal opening times

Easter Day: Closed all day

Easter Monday: Normal opening times

Check out your local store opening hours here.

Lidl

Good Friday: Normal opening hours for all stores
Easter Day: All stores will be closed
Easter Monday: Normal opening hours for all stores

Check your local store opening times online

Morrisons

Good Friday: Normal opening hours for all stores until 9pm. Petrol-station stores will stay open until 9.30pm
Easter Day:
All stores will be closed but petrol-station stores may be open from 9am-6pm
Easter Monday:
Large stores will be open 8am-7pm, petrol station stores will be open from 7:30am-7:30pm

Scottish stores will be open all weekend, including Easter Day

Check your local opening times on the Morrisons Store Finder