A Guide to the Best Student Easter Events

By on March 24th, 2016

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If you’re going to be sticking around your student city this Easter (or even popping over to visit friends) then you’re in for a treat. Festivals, exhibitions, club nights and egg hunts all await you across the cities of London, Liverpool, Glasgow and beyond, ensuring you’ll never be bored (and it’s surely a welcome break from sitting in the pub from noon…).

Cambridge

In Cambridge, we have the Great Big Cambridge Easter Egg Hunt, which features goodies from Chocolat Chocolat, appearances from local celebrities, the chance to tour the city’s independent shops and eateries and lots of chocolatey prizes. If that sounds a little too sweet for your liking however, then jump on the Artisan Food Trail – a complete foodie tour that showcases the best of the city’s wine, gin and craft ales and plenty of yummy delicacies in between.

The Fitzwilliam Museum is also celebrating its 200year anniversary, so get down there anytime over the weekend to hear the museum’s full story and find out all about its collections, triumphs and challenges.

Exeter

Exeter students may want to enjoy the fun of the Crealy Easter Egg Hunt, which offer tons of prizes to be won and over 10,000 Cadbury Creme Eggs to get your hands on. There’s also the Exeter Quayside craft market, which will feature local makers from the town including live music and lots of tasty Devon fudge.

Easter weekend is also a great time to get active with some outdoorsy activities. Try out Go Ape! In Haldon Forest or have a go at kayaking, climbing or sailing at the Haven Banks Education Centre, if you’re looking to experience something new.

Glasgow

As with everything else, Glasgow can always be relied upon for doing Easter a little differently. Students should definitely jump in on the Batman V Superman Quiz at Walkabout on Thursday 24th, which reward a £100 prize to the team that can show off their DC knowledge. There’s also the Green Easter Carnival from Friday 25th, and the chance to catch Mr. Scruff DJing at Admiral Bar on Sunday 27th – something that’s coming to be an Easter tradition in itself.

And don’t forget, across the whole weekend you can join in the big Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt from Pollock House and Holmwood House.

Leeds

Leeds’ most popular event this weekend will no doubt be its Secret Garden Party at Yates Wood Lane, sure to attract students (and non-students) in their masses as they party until 4am on Monday morning.

Also on Sunday 27th is the 8th birthday party of one of the city’s most popular nightclubs. Oracle Bar will be hosting the celebrations from 10:30pm with plenty of offers and surprises to be had.

Liverpool

Students of Liverpool will not be disappointed this weekend, as this Easter sees the return of the famous Camp & Furnace Easter Roast, and Heebie Jeebies hosts its spectacular Easter Fair (involving tattoos, vegan skincare, and of course, chocolate)!

There’s also a fantastic night to be had on Friday 25th, when Tama Sumo will be hitting 24 Kitchen Street club to make your Good Friday even better.

If you’ve got a real sweet tooth (or know someone who has), then it’s worth checking out the Charlie & Chocolate Factory afternoon tea at Courtroom Cafe, Monday 28th. It’s afternoon tea and everybody’s favourite chocolatier, combined. What more could you want?

London

There’s such a vast array of events happening across London this Easter, we couldn’t possibly list them all. But a good place to start is the astonishing Chocolate Market at Duke of York Square. So many tasty delights to be seen and sampled…you’re sure to go home with more than a few treats!

Students will also no doubt love the Craft100 beer festival by Clapham’s own branch of Craft Beer Co. Taking place all weekend, it boasts a huge variety of independent and speciality beers, with food from the Liberty Cheesesteak Company. And we should probably mention it’s free entry too – meaning there’s no excuse to get down there this weekend.

If you’re looking to have at least one late night over the weekend, check out the Bowie & Prince night at Old Queen’s Head on Saturday night, or The Get Down at The Book Club on Friday 25th.

Newcastle

Newcastle is the perfect city to get cultured this weekend, with a number of shows and performances taking place at Newcastle City Hall, Northern Stage and the Tyne Theatre & Opera House.

Our top picks have to be A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Northern Stage on Thursday 24th, and the new Leonardo da Vinci exhibition over at the Laing Art Gallery, showcasing ten drawings from the Royal Collection especially for your perusal.

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