With Easter just days away, we’re sure you’ve already made big plans for the long weekend. No? Well, let’s try to help you out a little with our entertainment wrap-up…
Easter Weekend is almost here, which, for many of us, means four glorious days off work. But how will you keep both you and your loved ones entertained? Never fear, we’ve got you covered…
Whether you’re spending your break with friends and extended family, or on your own, we’ve come up with some ‘eggscellent’ (sorry) extended weekend entertainment options – best enjoyed with a generous side of chocolate and lightly-toasted hot cross buns.
From movies to music, and even recipes, read on for a fun-filled Easter…
Watch: Trollied, NOW TV
Other supermarkets may be operating reduced hours over Easter, but not the team at fictional supermarket Valco. The hapless, yet familiar, antics of Valco staff (including Jason Watkins as Gavin Strong and Jane Horrocks as Julie Cook) will have the whole family rolling in the aisles. It’s a nice, light-hearted way to start the weekend. Plus, with seven whole seasons of Trollied available to view right now, there’re plenty of laughs in store.
When it comes to food and Easter, it’s easy to get hung up on chocolate eggs alone. Don’t get us wrong, we looove chocolate, but there’s so much more to get excited about when it comes to Easter eats.
These clever little apps make it easy to hunt out alternative Easter options, with advice on how to make everything from bread, biscuits and cakes, to pies, roasted meats and punch. Happy Easter Recipes also includes a nice little game section – prep today for Sunday lunch.
Listen to: #FeelGoodFriday playlist, Spotify
What better way to start the Easter holidays, than with Spotify’s #FeelGoodFriday playlist? Packed with 80 toe-tapping hits from Florence + The Machine right through to *NSYNC, it’s bound to put you in the right mood for a great weekend. Whether you’re hitting the road or just enjoying your time at home, we’re certainly feeling positive about these #FeelGoodFriday tracks.
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Watch: Hop, Netflix
An absolute Easter classic, Hop stars Russell Brand as E.B., the Easter Bunny’s son. However, instead of sticking around to follow in the paw prints of his father, like a good bunny would, E.B. runs away to Los Angeles to pursue his dream of becoming a drummer. It’s there that E.B. is hit by Fred O’Hare (James Marsden), an out-of-work, job-hopping slacker who’s en route to his sister’s place. And, as you can imagine, adventure ensues…
Stream as much entertainment as you like this Easter weekend and beyond without fear of exceeding your monthly data allowance by adding a Vodafone Pass to your existing plan. A Vodafone Video Pass costs £7 per month and allows you to stream unlimited Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, DisneyLife, Vevo, My5, YouTube, UKTV Play and TVPlayer. Please note, this doesn’t include the cost of your app subscription. Find out more at Vodafone UK.
Find your voice and belt out your favourite tunes from major artists anytime, anywhere. Sing! Karaoke is great for car trips because, let’s face it, you’ll be singing anyway, but it’s equally as entertaining at Nana’s house or in the living room at home. You can add your own audio effects and video filters for an even more polished production, sing with friends or on your own, and even share on the Sing! Karaoke global platform for your chance to get discovered.
Listen to: Saturday Night Chill, Spotify
We know how difficult it can be to settle into sleep when the Easter Bunny’s on his way. But tuning into this mellow compilation by Spotify is a great way to unwind. Tracks by James Blake, Bon Iver and Chet Faker will help younger family members drift off to the lad of nod, while providing the ideal soundtrack to your well-earned glass of vino or relaxing cup of tea.
Watch: Chelsea vs Spurs, 16.00 Sky Sports Mobile TV
It wouldn’t be Easter weekend without a bit of sporting action. And Chelsea vs Spurs is this weekend’s match to watch. Can Antonio Conte’s boys beat out Spurs to reclaim fourth position on the Premier League table? Watch it live as your digest your Sunday dinner with Sky Sports Mobile TV.
Opt for Sky Sports Mobile TV when you sign up for a Vodafone Red Entertainment plan to enjoy up to 24 months of sport on us.
With lots of free time on your hands over the Easter weekend, you might want to get out of the house and into some fresh air; especially if you’re looking to walk off that Easter Sunday lunch…
Luckily the makers of Zombies, Run! have come up with another highly entertaining audio adventure designed to pry you off the sofa and whip you into shape. To unlock each stage of the game, you’ll need to walk (or run if you’re really eager). And, with 65 episodes in total, there’s plenty of incentive to keep pounding that pavement.
Pop your headphones on for a solo attempt, or turn up the loudspeaker for some family adventures. It’s time to get a move on!
Listen to: Easter Sunday playlist, Spotify
Spotify has a playlist for every occasion and Easter is no exception. Featuring all the Easter tunes you know and love like: Morning Has Broken, Easter Song, and Beautiful Things, it’s a great accompaniment to your Sunday celebrations. Listen in below.
Watch: How the Universe Works, NOW TV
By now you may be in need of a bit of brain food. 40 episodes of How the Universe Works should do just the trick. This comprehensive documentary series brings in various eminent scientists to look at the inner workings of the cosmos featuring black holes, extreme stars, alien moons and everything in-between.
Download: Life Hacks | Android, FREE
Spring has sprung and Easter Weekend’s nearly over, it’s time for new beginnings. Get a jump start on whatever life may throw at you and your family this week by downloading the Life Hacks app.
Whether you’re looking for tips on how to live a healthier life, be a better parent, have a stronger relationship, be more fun at a party, or become a survival expert, Life Hacks has your back. Its range of video, image and text-based hacks will help you stay ahead of the crowd.
If after all that watching, singing, dancing and playing you still find yourself with time to spare, try tuning into a podcast or two. You’re bound to learn something useful to share when you return to work and school, and it’s easy to listen on the go.
Subcast gives you access to hours of curated podcasts from sources such as the BBC, Vox, The New York Times, TED Radio Hour, Modern Love, Freakonomics and so much more. It also learns what you do and don’t like, so it gets better the more you use it – ideal.
We hope you had an egg-citing weekend… But the fun doesn’t have to stop. Here are some more entertainment ideas.