Easter weekend in the UK is the perfect time to explore your local area and join in some of the many Easter activities that are taking place. Whether you plan to opt for chocolate egg hunts or running races, four days of leisure provides plenty of time to get some fresh air and (hopefully) enjoy some lovely spring sunshine.

For 2016, Cadbury has teamed up with the National Trust and the National Trust for Scotland to organise Easter egg hunts up and down the UK. If you’ve got a sweet tooth and fancy seeing some of the most beautiful historic homes and gardens in the UK then this could be the ideal Easter weekend activity, no matter where you happen to be studying.

Many cities also organise their own activities to celebrate Easter, including a vast range of options to suit all tastes and budgets. For example, those studying in London can check out Chelsea’s Chocolate Market at Duke of York Square, the vintage clothing Easter extravaganza at Pop Brixton or the annual Oxford V Cambridge Goat Race at Spitalfields City Farm. Of course traditionalists can also check out the Oxford V Cambridge Boat Race on the Thames.

In Cardiff, why not pop along to the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, presented by My Playhouse? Dressing up as your favourite Wonderland character is welcomed and the entertainment includes fire breathers, Wonderland Teapot Cocktails and an indulgent Easter egg giveaway. Or if you’re feeling up to a challenge, the Cardiff Half Marathon is the perfect opportunity to test your stamina and endurance while enjoying the sites and sounds of the city.

Up in Edinburgh, the Easter festivities include everything from afternoon jazz sessions to comedy nights to a drag show. Students in Glasgow can enjoy a vintage, craft and design fair, the performance of Clockwork at the CCA or one of any number of special club nights being hosted over the bank holiday weekend. While in Dundee it’s all about the food, with gourmet offers on at the Playwright and the Grosvenor for those who want to spend the Easter weekend enjoying the best local cuisine that the seasons has to offer.

In Newcastle, the Easter weekend will see the launch of the Brain Zone at the Life Science Centre, where visitors can join in experiments to help aid our blossoming understanding of the human brain.

Wherever you are in the UK, the Easter bank holiday weekend is packed full of exciting and interesting local activities, so enjoy a few days away from the books and make the most of your four days of freedom!

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