Easter 2021 will be quieter than usual but there is much to celebrate as restrictions start to lift.
Many of our restaurants, cafes and pubs have kept us fed and watered with their takeaway offerings during lockdowns and are now rustling up something special to celebrate Easter.
Hawkyns by Atul Kochhar have teamed up with Pretty Sweet, a high quality patisserie, to offer afternoon Easter tea for collection or delivery. You can also order a fine dining Indian feast, hot cross buns, scones and pastries.
Rumseys Chocolaterie is hand-making a lovely selection of Easter eggs and Easter-themed award-winning chocolates so you can really treat someone special or yourself.
Orchard View Farm have all you need for a delicious Easter feast with their award-winning butcher's range, farm shop with essentials and luxuries and of course, Easter locally-made chocolate.
The Mole & Chicken (and its sister restaurant The Mole Inn) have a special Easter menu on offer that needs minimal prep. Choose 4 courses, which include the likes of confit of lamb & rhubarb crumble, for £35 per adult or 3 courses for £20 per child. Pop it in the oven and a gourmet feast awaits.
As we all know, we are still unable to travel far and most places are still closed but a lovely walk is a must over the Easter weekend. We are spoilt for choice in Bucks with plenty of public footpaths over rolling countryside, plus our many historic homes which have expansive grounds in which we can walk.
Stonor Park is running an Easter egg trail round its gardens and Tumblestone Hallow. Follow the clues, solve the puzzle and win an Easter treat.
Chiltern Open Air Museum is opening its grounds and gardens from March 26th so you can stroll amongst the period dwellings and spring flowers, ahead of opening up the buildings hopefully in April.
GG Wildlife Walks are taking groups of 6 from the end of March for guided walks with wildlife spotting and photography instruction if you'd like to take pictures. The owner, Steve, is a great photographer and his photos of birds in particular are simply stunning.
Or how about messing about on the water? The Little Boat Trip is taking passengers from the end of March (up to 6) on a cruise in a canal boat from Aylesbury Basin down to the marina. Learn about the Grand Union Canal and the history of the area, plus you can help open and close two locks.
Kew Little Pigs is a miniature pig farm where you can visit the pigs, play with them and even buy them! They reopen on 1st April for 6 people per visit. Booking essential.
Chalk, Cherries and Chairs is celebrating the Chilterns this Easter with a Spring Festival from 8th April. There are family-friendly online events, walks, talks, volunteer taster sessions and more so book online here.