The Big Easter Crawl

With the Easter holidays fast approaching, school is almost out!! A heatwave is loading and we’re getting ready to indulge in all the fabulous treats this half term has in-store at Rushden Lakes, not to mention lots of chocolate! We’ve trawled the site to list incredible activities to note and the must-have treasures to bag before you get stuck into an Easter break to remember.

Gifting Ideas:

It wouldn’t be Easter if you didn’t have a chocolate overload to get you excited and give you the sugar rush, we all like to enjoy. To pay homage to the season Next has gone all out this year with the classic flavours and packaged them with a personal touch to make your gifting extra sweet. Choose from a selection including Cadbury’s Crème Eggs, Mini Eggs, Dairy Milk, Twirl and Whispa. Personalised with ‘Their Name’ and 'Your Name,' the box contains an egg and small chocolate bars or eggs, along with a message of your choice. (Images: Personalised Cadbury Creme Egg by Emagination £25, Personalised Happy Easter Cadbury Mixed Favourites £25,Hotel Chocolate Extra Thick You Crack Me Up 2022 £30) And if you’re shopping for a Vegan indulgence, M&S have a set for £40 packed with all you’ll need to celebrate in style. Featuring sparkling Normandy apple and pear, Columbian ground coffee, Vegan Belgian cocoa dusted truffles, a Grey recycled cotton tote bag and so much more, it’s the gift that keeps on giving! (Images: Chicky Choccy Treats Easter Letterbox Gift (Delivery from 29th March 2022) £25, Easter Bunny Vegan Gift Bag £40, Easter Egg Hunt Gift Bag £30) If you like to celebrate Easter, the traditional way then be sure to start your visit by heading to Card Factory. Choose from a plethora of cards that spread the meaning of the season and share a sentimental note to all your nearest and dearest. Pick from a selection in a deal of 8 for £1 (yes, you heard it right!) and let them know you’re thinking of them at this special time of year. (Images: Easter card selection 8 for £1, and Easter decoration selection) Tiger is also getting in on the action and have got some impressive Easter hunt essentials to get your little ones excited. Add their cute yellow bunny bucket to your basket to impress your hunters and be sure to check out their stylish accessories with a little glitz and glam, and decorations set to let the games begin. (Images:Easter decorations £3, Easter bucket £2, Bunny sunglasses £2) The Works have a jam-packed selection of toys, arts, crafts books and more to keep the whole family entertained. From toddlers to teens, you’ll be spoilt for choice in this stationary hub, designed to give you more bang for your buck so that you are guaranteed to get the most out of your artsy buys. Continue to explore the outdoors with bubble machines, buckets and spades, play dens, ball games and so much more. And for the more laid back days in the holidays, stock up on the perfect sit down activities that will get them focusing their efforts on completing little tasks. The Works are also offering fun for everyone with their 2 for £6 deals, 10 books for £10 (I know, such a steal!) and more instore. (Images: Books 10 for £10, Galaxy Rocks set £4, Nail Art Studio £4, Outdoor fun selection) See Paperchase also for some great gifting ideas! Including; Easter Egg Hunt Flags for £4, Easter Bunny Ears for £4 and Easter Bunny Mug £8.


With all the seasonal excitement you’ll need to fuel the family with some good wholesome food. Nando’s have a varied kids' menu featuring chicken and meat-free meals. If they like a little kick in their flavours, then opt for the chicken breast burger infused with Peri-Peri layered with a brioche bun for a sweet treat. Pair with the dino sides such as chips and corn on the cob. And don’t forget the bottomless drinks! They will take the pressure off your pocket and keep the family hydrated throughout your trip.   Dining with older kids? Zizzi is just the ticket. With an Italian inspired menu packed with an exotic infusion of herbs and flavours, indulge in some house favourites including the delicious Rustica Margherita (which is everyone's go-to!), made with their signature Rustica style and featuring tomato, mozzarella and fresh basil. But, if a bowl of pasta is more your fancy, opt for their classic Spaghetti Bolognese, which is their take on a crowd favourite, made with a beef & tomato ragù. TGI Fridays are going above and beyond to pack a punch with their menu. Designed to cater to the whole family, if you get down to Fridays before 5pm Monday to Friday you can enjoy 2 courses for only £15. Choose from the appetisers and main meal options including their famous Mozzarella Dippers and the Friday's Glazed burger coated in a Legendary Glaze or the Chicken Wings tossed in Franks Red Hot sauce before diving into a Steak Fajita, because you can’t beat-a Fajita! To dine out for the Little League, a range of smaller dishes from £5.25 are also available and all served with tasty sticks of apple, cucumber and carrot so you’ve got one of their five-a-day covered. And to cater to the bambino’s, TGI Fridays are offering free baby food for customers on request.

Things To Do:

Looking for some outdoor fun? Well, we have news! Canoe2 are open from 1st April and you can get back on the wide-open waters to enjoy all that Rushden Lakes truly has to offer. Katakanus are great for up to six people and everybody gets a chance to paddle, whilst the ever-popular Swan and Dragon Pedalos are suitable for 1-5 people and puts the whole family to work. Pedalos are priced at £22 for a half-an-hour ride, £37 for a full hour and Katakanus £24 for half-an-hour ride and £39 for a full hour (be sure to look out for the car-shaped Pedalos launching this Spring!). Please note, booking in advance is advisable to avoid disappointment and activities are all-weather dependent visit Fancy exploring the lake even more? Then, the nature trail is a path of incredible creature discoveries along the Nene Wetlands and The Wildlife Trust. Take in the scenic route and challenge the family with a game they’ll love as you spot the wooden animals along the way and take in the incredible sites. There’s something for everyone at Rushden Lakes this half term so be sure to take advantage of the exclusive offers by clicking here and make this Easter holiday, one to remember.