Hop into Easter with Independent Leicester

With Easter Sunday now only days away, lots of Leicester’s independents have been springing up with plenty of gift ideas and eggcellent easter activities for you to enjoy this weekend. From Henry Smith and Hamylton’s Easter voucher hunt to Italian easter eggs, we’ve gathered together the absolute best Easter inspirations Leicester’s independents have on offer.

East Street Lanes

From 11th – 24th April, East Street Lanes are open every day from 9am, so if you’re looking to keep the littles ones entertained this weekend there is an abundance of fun to be had. With 8 different bowling lanes, an array of arcade games and a selection of great food, East Street Lanes makes for a fabulous family day out that your kids will love!

Just Fairtrade

Open until Saturday, Just Fairtrade has all you need for last minute gift ideas. Whether you’re looking for ethical easter eggs or a Spring themed gift for your little one, Just Fairtrade has an abundance of goodies for you to browse and enjoy!

Currant Affairs

It can be hard to find easter treats that are both delicious and vegan friendly, but now you need look no further than Currant Affairs. In-store you can check out their range of Easter Eggs in an range of flavours (including salted caramel, yes you did read that right!) as well as some mini easter treats that are perfect for the little ones or even a good ol’ fashioned Easter egg hunt!

Cocoa Amore

To celebrate Easter in style, there is no better chocolate destination other than the iconic Cocoa Amore! From chocolate eggs (both mini and large) to bunnies and chicks, Cocoa Amore has a great in store selection of eggstravagant chocolate treats this Easter.

Henry Smith and Hamylton

To celebrate Easter this year Leicester’s very own independent opticians, Henry Smith and Hamylton, are launching a Voucher Hunt! Every day in the run up to Easter, a new clue will be posted on their Instagram and TikTok as to the whereabouts of one of 5 vouchers located in Leicester city centre. Be sure to keep an eye out on their socials for clues and let us know if you find one!

Just so Italian

If you fancy something different from the typical chocolate egg this Easter then get yourself down to Just so Italian in St Martin’s Square. The deli and shop has an array of traditional Italian Easter treats including ‘Colomba’ – an Easter cake that represents the arrival of Spring. And if you don’t want to stray too far from what you know, get yourself an Italian easter egg featuring a small surprise…


Easter is not just a time for all things chocolate, but all things sweet! Doughnotts’ Easter D’s selection is the only way to celebrate this Sunday, with flavours ranging from the classic crème egg to jam filled Faberge’s, Easter has never tasted so good…


For those of you who are looking to spend your Easter a little differently this year, Lane7 could be the place to go. With a variety of activities to enjoy from their recently launched crazy golf to bowling alleys, you won’t be short of things to do. And since it’s Easter, why not enjoy their limited-edition Easter K’egg, filled with cosmo cocktails!

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