ASIDE from an abundance of chocolate and cute bunnies, remember the religious element of the Easter celebrations with a Good Friday workshop at St Mary's Church in Rickmansworth.
Children are welcome to help out in the garden, eat hot cross buns, decorate Easter eggs and hear the story of Good Friday and Easter. Adult helpers are also needed.
And does anyone have a breadmaker they could lend?
what? Good Friday workshop
where? Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, Church Street, Rickmansworth, WD3 1JB
when? Friday, April 2, 4-6pm
cost? Free (donations invited)
No need to shell out
A VARIETY of free activities to keep kids amused will take place at The Chimes Shopping Centre in Uxbridge during the Easter break. Children can make and decorate egg cups and Easter cards next Monday and Thursday, from 11am-3pm.
Next Wednesday (April 7), an eggtastic treasure hunt will take place between 11am and 3pm.
Little ones will enjoy a storytelling session with everyone's favourite dinosaur, Barney, next Tuesday (April 6), or Sesame Street star Elmo next Saturday (April 10) at 11am, 1pm and 3pm respectively.
Join Auntie Julie and Archie, the living teddy, next Friday (April 9) at 11am, 1pm and 3pm for music and dancing fun for all the family.
what? Eggciting Easter events
where? Lower Mall, The Chimes Shopping Centre, High Street, Uxbridge
when? From Monday, April 5 until Saturday, April 10
cost? Free call: 01895 819 400
Store is choc-full of fun
SAINSBURY'S in Hayes has teamed up with Cadbury to let parents and children have some in-store fun.
Get creative with special fun days, featuring face painting, card making and drawing.
Solve the Easter egg hunt question and you will be entered into a prize draw to win a family car or one of 50 family tickets to Cadbury World.
what? Easter fun days at Sainsbury's
where? Lombardy Retail Park, Coldharbour Lane, Hayes, UB3 3EX
when? Until Sunday, April 4
cost? Free call: 020 8561 3321
Spend some cash at school cake bake
ENJOY some home-baked Easter treats at Deanesfield Primary School in South Ruislip.
Pupils and parents have pushed their ovens to the limit to produce cakes for the popular annual Easter cake sale today (Wednesday).
Tea and coffee will also be served, and there will be a raffle.
All proceeds will go towards building an outside shelter for the pupils to use during lessons and at lunchtime in the summer months.
Last year's event raised more than £600 and it is hoped visitors will be even more generous this time.
what? Easter cake sale
where? Deanesfield Primary School, Queens Walk, South Ruislip, HA4 0PU
when? Today (Wednesday, March 31) from 2.30-3.45pm
cost? Free entry
contact: Tracy Watts 07921 465 340 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Choo-choose Ruislip Lido Railway's Easter Eggspress
BY POPULAR demand, the Ruislip Lido Railway's Easter Eggspress returns this bank holiday weekend.
Trains will depart from Woody Bay Station to Haste Hill at 12.30pm, 1.10pm, 1.50pm, 2.30pm, 3.10pm, 3.50pm and 4.30pm.
Please note the normal service will operate to the yellow timetable. Both adults and children will receive a gift from the Easter Bunny's helpers.
Please check the weather forecast, however, because if conditions are poor, the event will not go ahead.
Call the number in the information box from 10am on Friday.
what? Easter Eggspress
where? Ruislip Lido Railway, Ruislip Lido, Reservoir Road, Ruislip HA4 7TY
when? Sunday, April 4 and Monday, April 5, various times
cost? £3 (free for children under three)
call: 07956 058 888 see: www.ruisliplidorailway.org