We have broadly enjoyed the same Easter Sunday activities in our family for four years, so I think I can say we now have a tradition. We are keen to create traditions for our children, which hopefully will be remembered fondly by all of us and give us reference points. We are not a religious family - we have beliefs but we do not worship under the umbrella of a particular religion so we do not, therefore, celebrate all of the religious aspects of the Christian calendar but we do mark them as being special times that we can spend together as a family.
For the last four years, Stuart has run the North Tyneside 10k road race, which follows a scenic route from Wallsend along the North Shields seafront to St Mary's Lighthouse. This year my sister and her fiance came to visit and we all went to the finish line to cheer him on. He ran his best time for a 10k, of 41m15s and was very pleased.
Following lunch and a rest at home, we headed out to the Spanish City Easter funfair in Whitley Bay, which has a really nice feel during the day (albeit a high decibel level!), with a lot of young families and a good range of attractions for small children. Peter was amazed by all the moving colours and enjoyed tripping a few people up as he pottered around! Harry loved the helter skelter and inflatable slide.
He also drove a bumper boat, which looked great - I have never seen them anywhere before.
A lovely day had by all :-)