Our first lockdown-free Easter bank holiday weekend after two years is just around the corner and we’re here to embrace the “new normal”. And there’s plenty to get up to aside from tucking into wonderful Easter eggs. From listening to jazz music at a candlelight concert on the Clyde to taking home some vintage finds at The Night Market, you won’t be short of things to do over the Easter bank holiday weekend. What’s more, it looks like the weather gods are sending us lots of sunshine and warmer temperatures in the coming week, so Easter is looking quite promising, we think.
Whether you plan on taking advantage of the spring weather and leaving your home or prefer to celebrate in the comforting indoors, here are lots of fun things to do in Glasgow over the Easter bank holiday weekend.
1. Take part in Fore Play Crazy Golf’s Easter egg hunt
Fore Play Crazy Golf are sending the people of Glasgow on an Easter egg hunt with a twist this spring, with a range of egg-citing prizes worth a total of over £1000 on offer, hidden at iconic landmarks in the city from April 12. Rewarding six lucky winners, Fore Play’s Easter Egg hunt will feature prize packages including £100 Scotland Loves Local gift cards, as well as a supercharged birdie package worth over £70 offering a round of golf, welcome prosecco, two cocktails and a delicious meal from Loaded street food specialists in Glasgow, plus a luxury Easter egg from local chocolatiers, Bare Bones Chocolate. Or if you don’t manage to be one of those lucky winners, head to Fore Play for a spot of crazy golf and try their brand new cocktails.
Escape the hustle and bustle and hop on board the splendid ship, the Glenlee, this Easter bank holiday weekend. The floating venue will be transformed to create a unique jazz club vibe; complete with moody lighting to give it that cosy, intimate atmosphere. You’ll hear tributes to some of the best jazz singers and musicians at this candlelight concert, such as Aretha Franklin and Nina Simone, as well as new jazz tracks, all whilst on the calming shores of the Clyde. This unbelievable night on Glasgow’s riverside will take place for one night only this spring, on Good Friday (April 15) – and you can find your tickets here.
3. Reward yourself with these unbelievable Easter chocolate Scotch eggs
These Easter-themed Scotch eggs from Grain and Grind are the most decadent treats to try this season. Back once again for Easter, you can enjoy a Creme egg encased in brownie, chocolate and a cornflake crumb. Sounds unreal! Head to one of Grain and Grind’s cafés in Glasgow and feast on one these delectable delights or their Creme Egg brownies this Easter weekend.
4. Indulge in a good ol’ Sunday roast on Easter weekend
We all know Sunday roasts don’t require special occasions, but Easter Sunday seems like a particularly good day for a big, hearty feast. Luckily, The Loveable Rogue on Great Western Road has just the trick- and it may even rival your mum’s roast. Tuck into Speyside beef, brisket mac ‘n’ cheese, beef fat garlic roasties, honey root vegetables, Yorkies, vegetable ecrasse and red wine gravy (vegetarian option available). And make sure to save room for dessert with warm sticky date pudding, butterscotch sauce and ice cream and The Loveable Rogue’s tiramisu on the menu.
Think you have what it takes to compete against other teams in this Fat Big Quiz of Easter? Inspired by The Big Fat Quiz of the Year, the game takes players through 10 rounds of gameplay with lots of interactive graphics, videos, special guests and more! Gather your best mates and grab your tickets here for an eggciting night of trivia.
6. Step into another galaxy at this new, fun-filled carnival at Silverburn shopping centre
Galactic Carnival, an out of this world experience with a new space-themed fairground, is set to launch in Glasgow this March. The space-themed carnival will take place at Silverburn shopping centre, Pollok and will feature the likes of an epic rollercoaster, thrill rides for thrill seekers, a festival wheel with the best view of Glasgow, as well as rides for little ones. The event will offer up to 14 rides for visitors to choose from, all of which are included with a wristband, and will take place during Scotland’s Easter Holiday, running until April 18.
7. Make a visit to The Night Market at Cottiers for their Easter special
The Night Market is returning to Glasgow this month, and it’s an Easter extravaganza no less! The first of four events that the organisers have planned at the gorgeous Cottiers, will see some of Scotland’s best makers, artisans and vintage all under one roof. Opening the doors from 5pm on April 14, visitors can also enjoy delicious street food available in the courtyard and of course drinks from the fabulous Cottiers bar. Plus, The Night Market has expanded into the atmospheric Attic Room where there will be even more stalls plus performances from two amazing singer/songwriters, as well as a guest DJ spinning the decks from 6pm.
8. Tuck into this Biscoff-filled chocolate bunnies
Biscoff and chocolate is a match made in heaven. Yer Maw Sells Chocolate brings you the two incredible flavours for Easter with their chocolate bunnies filled with Biscoff spread and Biscoff biscuits. Sit back and enjoy a weekend on the sofa with this unbelievable treat. Order yours here.
9. Treat yourself to these absolutely amazing Easter treats
You can’t deny that Easter weekend calls for indulgence and at Pudge’s Cakery you’ll discover some wonderful Easter treats. You’ll find Mini Egg brownies as well as other Easter-themed goodies like Creme Egg brownies, Creme Egg or Oreo Egg cookie pies, giant cookies studded with either caramel eggs, Creme Eggs or Mini Eggs and more. We don’t care how old you are, you just have to admit that the sight of these makes you a little giddy. We’re not ashamed to say that our inner child is desperate to get its hands on one (or all) of these amazing treats. They are available to order at Lunch Glasgow.
Determined to see more of this wonderful country? Well on this tour to the Scottish Highlands you can see epic ruined castles, listen to tales of old clan rivalries, and venture through brilliant mountain scenery. Start the trip with some breathtaking sights at the Loch Lomond National Park before exploring the beauty of the Inveraray Castle. Admire the charming little town known as the ‘Gateway to the Isles’ as well as the famous Glencoe Mountain, it’s magnificent ruins and more. With so much to see and plenty of densely packed history to uncover, it’s set to be an unforgettable highland experience. Book your tour tickets here.