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Easter 2015 Bank Holiday Weekend will begin on 3 April Kurt Löwenstein Educational Center International Team

Easter is a great time to enjoy family fun and activities with the children but there are plenty of other events to explore over the bank holiday weekend.

Due to a bundle of high-street deals from House of Fraser, Very and H Samuel, it will feel like Black Friday all over again, while the predicted warm weather should put a spring in your step if outdoor activities are your thing.

IBTimes UK has created the ultimate survival guide for those wanting to make the most of the bank holiday weekend...


Don't feel like cooking over the bank holiday weekend? Then get the best of these deals...

#FryHard: London's brand new pop-up store will be a must-visit over Easter as it is only open for the bank holiday weekend. You will have to have a huge appetite though as everything is fried and doused in batter from the pizza to the crumpets. Head over to the Boxpark in Shoreditch, east London, to get your fill.

Pizza Express: The high street's premier pizza eatery has a great deal that offers 30% off your meal, whether that's pizza, pasta or salad. Deal expires on 5 April.

Zizzi: Offering a similar deal to Pizza Express, you can also get 30% off your bill until 5 April.

TGI Friday's: The American diner is offering customers two courses for £10.99 if you book in advance.

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Several restaurants are offering great deals on food this Easter Dwi Oblo/Reuters

The Yacht: With beautiful weather in store, there could be no better way to enjoy your bank holiday than to dine on London's swanky waterside restaurant. It will feel like you are floating in the middle of the water.


Uggs: Need a new pair of comfy boots? The Australian brand is treating its customers to a generous 30% off products.

House of Fraser: The department store has multiple offers available, including up to 50% off its furniture and 50% off fashion.

Sainsbury's: In addition to its impressive deals on groceries, customers will be able to earn an extra 3,000 points when they spend more than £60 on shopping. Use the code EACQNTHJ3 at the checkout.

H Samuel: The jeweller has slashed prices in its Easter sale to 50% off on selected jewellery and watches.

Very: The online catalogue has a great electrical sale at the moment and those in need of a new tablet can pick up a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 for £169.99, down from £229.


Spring Ideal Home Show: Does your home need sprucing up? Well, there's no better place to get inspiration than the annual event, which has returned to Olympia.

The British Walking Tour: If you're not keen on Easter eggs but still want a sweet fix, this trip is perfect as it'll take you to the best chocolatiers and dessert boutiques around the capital. The tour lasts around two-and-a-half hours and takes place on Saturdays and Sundays.

US shoppers at Macy's
High streets will be flooded with customers searching for bargains. Here, shoppers wait to enter Macy's to kick off Black Friday sales in New York November 27 Reuters

The London Dungeon: It is not Halloween but you may still want a good fright this Easter. The museum's new attraction, Death by Chocolate, will not be for the faint-hearted with Lady Elizabeth setting up a sweet shop and sending visitors home with a goodie bag. What could go wrong?

Shadwell Basin Outdoor Activity Centre: Fancy getting out on the water? If you're the adventurous type, you might want to try your hand at kayaking or sailing along the River Thames. You'll get an instructor and it lasts for more than two hours.

Kensington Roof Gardens: If you can't make it to the countryside, west London has the next best thing with the Kensington venue hosting Easter Sunday. Expect some Easter-themed cocktails and plenty more delights.


If you fancy a trip to the cinema and want to see something other than Disney's Home and Cinderella, then here's the best of the rest...

Fast & Furious 7: Vin Diesel, Tyrese Gibson, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Paul Walker return for the action film's seventh instalment. The crew will be on the run from Deckard Shaw who wants revenge for the death of his brother.

You can also catch up on recent releases including Insurgent sequel Divergent, Avengers: Age Of Ultron and Run All Night.

Fast and Furious 7
Furious 7 will be hitting UK cinemas on 3 April, Good Friday. The action movie stars Vin Diesel, Tyrese Gibson, Michelle Rodriguez and Paul Walker. Universal Pictures


Eastenders: Can you believe it was a year ago that Lucy Beale was murdered on the Square, sparking one of soap's biggest whodunit's in history? The action will not be amiss this Easter either with hardman Phil returning to find his son Ben was the one who gave the Arches to Max, not Sharon.

Speaking of his wife, Sharon is set to get a huge shock when she learns the identity of her biological father - and it is someone who lives in the area.

Unfortunately, it will not be a happy time for Kat, who attempts to commit suicide while struggling to cope with her childhood abuse from Uncle Harry. Will she be saved by her estranged husband Alfie?

Coronation Street: Over on the cobbles, the week will begin with Sarah Platt making a shock return after several years away from the street, much to the dismay of her daughter Beth. There will be a new arrival when Faye gives birth to a baby girl on 3 April but how will the 12-year-old cope with her new life as a mother?

Plus, will there be romance on the cards for Carla and Nick? The pair will bond over a bottle of wine but speculation is that the night will bring them closer than they had hoped.

Eastenders will feature many gripping plots over the Easter weekend. Last year's big storyline saw Lucy Beale murdered by her brother Bobby. BBC

Emmerdale: Poor Laurel's drinking is getting out of control but it may be too late when Marlon realises the extent of her problems. Is she the right person to look after the children when he goes to work? It's the end of an era for Emma when she receives the divorce papers from James. Is their marriage really over?

Also, Val finally reveals her blog confession to Pollard and gets a thumbs up from Tracy.

Hollyoaks: The Oaks are still reeling in the wake of the baby swap reveal but there is plenty more drama elsewhere to contend with. Jason finds an unconscious Cindy lying outside the garage and Darren feels guilty that she could have been harmed as a result of his problems.

Esther gets a huge shock when she visits Phoebe in prison and finds she is almost unrecognisable and is getting bullied by her fellow inmates. Is her safety in jeopardy?

Also, romance is in the air for Patrick and Theresa when the pair end up back at his flat and flirtations ensue.

Whatever you do, enjoy your Easter bank holiday weekend.