Don’t be caught out by the early Easter this year – it’s time to get your venue ready if it’s not already.

In 2021 Easter Sunday lands on April 4th, and while that’s not the earliest possible date Easter can be (which is March 22nd) it’s also a long way from the latest, which is April 25th.

This also means Easter comes before the planned reopening of some hospitality businesses on April 12th, but it’s the perfect opportunity to show your local customers that you are preparing to reopen.

By putting up your usual Easter decorations, you can show that your venue is active and start building some buzz, so that on April 12th when outdoor customers can return, you have a socially distanced queue waiting at your door.

Ideas for Easter 2021

This year might need some lateral thinking to make the most of the major calendar events, and Easter is no exception to that.

If you won’t be open until the following Monday, you could consider putting on a belated Easter event – it wouldn’t be the only thing delayed by Covid over the past year.

Or broaden your theme to a celebration of Spring, which is spot-on for the reopening of businesses and reawakening of the UK’s shared social life.

Eggs are very Easter-specific but bunnies, butterflies, flowers and fairy lights can all stay in place throughout the Spring and Summer, so get stuck into some decorating!

Easter entertainment options

When hospitality reopens, it will be outdoor-only at first, so make sure your entertainment options reflect this.

If you’re interested in putting your pub pool table outside until indoor customers can return, read our guide Putting Pub Pool Tables Outside For Summer. It was written before the Coronavirus pandemic hit, but in general the same rules still apply.

That includes suitable protection for your pool table in case of rain, some level ground for it to stand on, and plenty of clearance around it for comfortable cue action.

More ideas for outdoor entertainment

Your pub jukebox can help with all kinds of entertainment – modern digital jukeboxes come equipped with karaoke and built-in bingo games, which can be enjoyed outdoors just as much as indoors.

Again we can help if you’re interested in using your pub jukebox in this way, or replacing an old analogue jukebox with a more modern, (literally) all-singing and all-dancing digital jukebox.

For more great suggestions on making the most of your outdoor space this summer, read our article from last year, Fun Outdoor Beer Garden Event Ideas.

How we can help

Get in touch with Manco Automatics by calling 0161 870 7777 and we can help you to work out what safety precautions you need to take, in order to offer outdoor entertainment to pubgoers in line with the ever-changing COVID-secure restrictions in Easter 2021.

And finally, as conditions (hopefully) continue to ease in the coming months, let’s make the most of the summer whatever the weather, with brighter days ahead and the long overdue chance to get hospitality back in business.