After one of the coldest winters, the sun is all set to shine in Britain just as the rule of six makes a comeback. This rule means people in England are allowed to have outdoor gatherings with their families and friends within a private garden. Also, the number of people is limited to six or two households.
Adding to that, this week, the temperature could reach as high as 25 degrees C, making it hotter than in Ibiza. However, there are predictions that Easter weekend could be chillier as 1,200 mile-wide polar plunge follows, with snow forecast in some areas.
But as it’s a good weather week and Easter is around the corner, here are ways to make the most out of these blissful seconds and hopefully last, Easter in lockdown. In this article, we also tell you which UK-based startups can help you make the most of this heavenly, summery and festival week.
Try this if you want to celebrate with more than 6 people
We know the good weather day is on the working days. But why not hop in a park, work in the sun and plan some team-building exercises or Easter virtual celebration with your colleagues. Well, it’s not the same as sitting together physically in a pub or a beer garden, but at least they can experience inclusiveness and conversation while munching your favourite snack and having chilled beer.
London-based Hopin is one of the best platforms for online events where you can create engaging virtual events that connect people around the globe.
With Hopin, you can create live virtual and hybrid events that are interactive and immersive. Also, the platform lets attendees move in and out of rooms just like an in-person event and enjoy the content and connections you’ve created for them.
The joys of barbecuing
With lockdown restrictions relaxed, we can safely invite people into our gardens/backyard for a barbecue. In fact, many of the retailers have seen a surge in sales for outdoor furniture and barbecues in the past few days as the UK gears up to see friends and family in gardens again.
If you are looking for equipment to set up a barbecue in your garden/balcony, some UK startups like Fy!, Made.com are some startups that can help. In terms of party preparation and food, quick online groceries startups like Weezy, Bother, and Dija will make sure you’re stacked well.
Be blessed with good fortune
Easter tradition is based on the century-old practice of Christian wearing new white clothes after baptisms to symbolise spiritual rebirth. According to the belief, wearing new clothes on Easter is considered to be lucky. The new clothes should first be worn to church for a sort of “blessing”. Well, if you are planning to order new clothes online for this Easter, homegrown startups like Farfetch, Boohoo, Asos are your options.
Farfetch is an online luxury fashion retail platform based out of London that unites various independent fashion boutiques.
Based out of Manchester, Boohoo is an online fashion giant that offers a range of clothing, accessories, and footwear brands. It offers a huge range of women’s fashion items including dresses, tops, knitwear, coats, onesies, shoes, and accessories.
Based out of London, Asos is an online platform engaged in the retail of fashion and beauty products for men and women.
You can also buy Easter eggs’ crafts and trees online on local e-comms like LoveCrafts and more.
It’s time for outdoor sports
Outdoor sports facilities including tennis courts and golf courses have reopened and organised outdoor sports are resuming with the latest relaxation. After months of being cooped up at home, many people are excited to enjoy the outdoor sport of their choice, right from tennis to swimming. If you are one of them, you can easily book through Openplay or Playfinder.
OpenPlayis a platform to connect sports venues to their customers. It allows any sports facilities to instantly take online bookings, payments and manage their customers. Playfinder, on the other hand, is the UK’s leading search and booking portal for recreational sports. The service helps sports players find and book sports facilities across the UK and Ireland.
From football pitches to badminton courts, hire facilities for 19 different sports on a huge variety of playing surfaces.
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