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Published: 22nd Jun 2016

Easter is almost here, which can only mean one thing: a four-day weekend! The internet can help you make the most of the Bank Holiday weekend, so you don't waste your much-deserved break.

Whether you use it to book a short break or binge-watch your favourite show on Netflix, the internet is a great tool to help you decide what you're going to do with your time off. Here's a short guide to give you a hand.

What's on?

If you've got children or fancy doing something with friends, then you should find out what's on in your local area. Visit your town or city's website to see what kind of events will be happening over the weekend, such as art exhibitions, gigs or an Easter fair.

You should be able to limit your search to specific dates or types of events, such as family, shopping or sports. If you need to purchase tickets, you might also be able to do this through the website.

If you fancy going further afield than your local town, why not search what's on somewhere else? The Bank Holiday weekend is the perfect time to go on a day trip.

Arrange a trip

Fancy a change of scenery? Looking for a romantic break? The internet can easily help you arrange a trip over the long weekend, from hiring a car to booking a hotel room, everything can be sorted by a few clicks of your mouse.

There are plenty of comparison websites around that can help you measure the costs of one hotel or break against another. You can even pay for train or coach tickets online, with these usually being much cheaper than paying at the station.

Why not spend some time searching for a great deal for a Bank Holiday getaway? You could visit London, the Lake District or even Paris.

Easter ideas

As the weekend includes Easter Sunday, you may want to use the internet for inspiration. If you're planning on having the family over for a meal, you could search for some delicious dishes that fit with the Easter theme, such as homemade hot-cross buns, slow-cooked lamb or a traditional Simnel cake.

Find some ideas online to help you keep the kids entertained, like egg hunts and bonnet decorating, and you may be able to print the materials you need, such as colouring in eggs. If you have a big group of children coming the house, you could even have prizes to give away.

Watch your favourite show

If the working week has made you stressed or tired, you could just spend your Bank Holiday weekend catching up on the TV shows that you've missed or discovering something new. Services like Netflix make it really easy to have a lazy few days, all you need to add is snacks and good company and then you're set.