Just because we have to stay within our 5k, doesn't mean we can't have a fun-filled Easter break. Whether you want to go on a virtual Easter egg hunt, get crafty over Zoom, have a laugh online or take part in a magic show, there's plenty to keep you busy over the coming days.

1. Get crafty with Keith
Radio presenter Keith Walsh is hosting a Zoom workshop for kids this Easter called 'Carding with Keith', a mindful hour of colouring for children aged six and up. The mental health advocate will have kids drawing, colouring and getting crafty while he chats about topics like gratitude, forgiveness, and self-confidence - but not in a heavy boring way!

The next session is taking place on Thursday, April 8th at 11:30am. The workshop costs €50 (with €15 for each extra child in the household) which will include the cost of materials that Keith will send out via post including cards, envelopes and colouring pencils.

For more information or to book a slot, simply send Keith a message on Instagram!

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2. Go on an Easter Egg hunt
Need some inspiration when it comes to putting on an Easter Egg hunt? Laya Healthcare and Irish rugby star Johnny Sexton are putting on an Easter Treasure Hunt this weekend.

An e-mail with all the Easter Hunt clues will be sent to parents on Friday 2nd April so they'll have plenty of time to prepare hidden eggs at home in advance. Then, on Easter Sunday at 12pm, Johnny Sexton will reveal the clues to kids live on Laya's Instagram! Click here for more info.

3. Enjoy an Easter drink*
Stillgarden, an independent and experimental distillery found in Dublin 8, has created three gorgeous gift boxes at a variety of prices to be enjoyed (responsibly) over the Easter weekend.

If you want to go all out, The Ultimate Easter Cocktail Box costs €72.50 and contains three ready-to-pour cocktails, two glasses filled with chocolate eggs, a greeting card, and two garden tour tickets to use at Stillgarden Distillery in the future.

4. Get busy baking
Easter is the perfect time to indulge your sweet tooth, and what better way than creating your very own sugary treats from home?

From Hot Cross Bun & Butter Pudding and the traditional Simnel Cake to homemade Easter Eggs and Easter Tarts, there are plenty of recipes to keep you and your household happy this weekend.

5. Have a spa day
Gather your friends together (virtually), and enjoy an evening of self-care hosted by the team at The Spa at The Kingsley, Co. Cork.

You will enjoy a relaxing evening filled with skin care advice, a guided facial massage (have a facial oil or serum to hand), and tips on keeping yourself uplifted during lockdown for just €10, with all proceeds going to Cork Mental Health Foundation. Click here for more info.

6. Go speed dating
If you've been putting your love life on the backburner lately, why not put the Easter break to good use? Online speed dating has all the fun and efficiency of real life events, but from the comfort of your couch.

Slots are broken down by age range and you'll be able to privately chat with a new dater every 7-8 minutes. From there, you can select those whom you would fancy meeting again and you'll receive an e-mail with your matches later in the evening! Click here to register or get more info.

7. Get the kids cooking
If you're running out of ideas when it comes to keeping the kids busy, why not sign them up to some fun online classes?

Your little ones can join Deirdre from Cool Food School on Thursday, April 8, at 11am to make some delicious carrot cake muffins and chocolate bark - a great way to use up any leftover Easter egg chocolate! For more info or to book your slot, click here.

8. Send the kids to camp
Delivered via Zoom, EPIC Explorers Imagination Camp is suitable for ages 6-12 years, but designed so that the whole family can take part.

Taking place from 10.30am-11.30am from Tuesday, April 6 to Thursday, April 8, kids will learn about explorers, discover the history of the Irish diaspora through intriguing stories and fun facts, before using their imagination to complete a series of fun and creative 'at-home' activities. Click here for more info.

9. Have a GREAT Friday
On Friday April 2, Karl Spain's Comedy KARLnival is coming live from two venues, in two cities on one livestream as they attempt to make Good Friday great. 

Comedians Shappi Khorsandi, Angela Barnes and Barry Castagnola will be beaming their jokes live from a studio in London, while host Karl Spain will be joined in an empty Róisín Dubh by Nigerian-born Irish comic Emman Idama. Click here for more info.

10. Go to a magic show
This weekend, 'brainhacker' Keith Barry will mix a unique blend of virtual mentalism and magic to amaze online audiences with a 70 minute interactive experience. This feel-good event is suitable for families and kids of all ages and costs €27.55 - one ticket per device.

The Easter show takes place on Saturday, April 3, from 19:00 – 20:10. Click here for more info.

11. Enjoy the Dublin wildflowers
Dublin City Council have announced a free Wildflowers Masterclass which is open to all residents in the Dublin North West area who would like to plant a wildflower area in their community. The class will cover planting techniques, wildflower mixes, different planting methods, where to buy your seed and much more.

The session will be held over Zoom on Friday April 9 at 11.30 and will take approx. 1.5 hours. Click here for more info.

12. Create a Rube Goldberg
Named after the American cartoonist, a Rube Goldberg is a machine that is designed to perform a simple task in a fun but incredibly overly complicated way. Think of the breakfast-making contraptions in Wallis and Grommit or the bandit-fighting set-ups of Home Alone.

Need some inspiration? Join the #rubefamilyfun hashtag on Twitter and join in on the latest challenge.

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13. Take up knitting
Not only is knitting a soothing and methodical hobby to take up, but it's also a very practical one. Think of how much money you'll save on your winter wardrobe when you can knit your own mittens, hats, and scarves! For a little guidance, click here.

14. Join a book club
If you promised you would read more this lockdown but have failed to crack into the pile of books on your nightstand, a book club might be just the thing to get you back into the reading habit.

Start one with friends over video chat or join an online group such as Reese Witherspoon's Book Club. The actress's choices are varied in genre, but each book has a woman at the centre of its story.

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15. Host a lip sync battle
If your weekly Zoom party has become a little tedious, it might be time to spice things up. Now that you have some time off, spend the bank holiday creating a costume from whatever you have at home, make a crafty backdrop and props, memorise your favourite song and hit record.

You can perform your numbers live on Zoom or send your performances to a panel of judges (the friends that don't want to lip-sync) and have the results revealed on your Friday night video call.

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16. Have an online experience with Airbnb
Book and join one-of-a-kind activities from your home with some online experiences. Try something new with small groups from around the world and expand your mind as well as your skillset. You could learn to make pasta from scratch, solve an online escape room, take a cocktail class with drag queens or have your mind read. Click here for more info.

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17. Listen to a podcast
It seems like everyone and their granny has a podcast these days, which is great news for those of us in need of some entertainment. Whether you're fascinated by true crime or looking for a bit of light relief, there's a podcast out there for you.

We're particularly looking forward to My Therapist Ghosted Me, a new podcast from Irish comedian Joanne McNally and TV presenter Vogue Williams, that is set to launch on Friday, April 2.

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*If you are affected by any of the issues raised in this article, you can visit Ask About Alcohol