BRITS are set to splash out £11billion this Easter Bank Holiday weekend – that's despite the restricted opening hours coming into play.
So, when are the shops actually open today, tomorrow and Easter Monday? Well, the supermarket giants, including Tesco, Aldi and Sainsbury's, have confirmed when their doors will be open. Here's everything you need to know…
Tesco has confirmed its Easter 2019 weekend opening hours
What are Tesco's opening hours over Easter?
On Easter Monday, Tesco's opening hours may vary depending on locations but as a rule of thumb, all stores in England and Wales will open between 9am and 6pm except Tesco Express stores, which will operate normal hours.
On Easter Sunday, which falls on Sunday April 21 this year, all Tesco superstores and Metro stores will be shut in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Tesco Express stores will be open as usual.
Make sure you double check with your local store using the store finder on their website.
What are Asda's opening over Easter?
Opening and closing times can vary from store to store, so it's always important to check your local ASDA using the store finder on their website.
On Good Friday stores were open as usual.
Customers are advised to check their local store for exact timings.
Asda stores will be closed on Easter Sunday.
On Easter Monday some stores will again be open but with potentially reduced hours.
What are Sainsbury's opening hours over Easter?
A large number of Sainsbury's Local stores will be open over Easter but there may well be differences for the bank holiday weekend hours.
On bank holiday Monday, April 22, some stores are opening for shorter days while others – particularly in London – will resume service as usual.
Make sure you check yours to be sure, as times vary shop to shop using the store finder on their website.
Sainsbury's stores in England, Wales and Northern Ireland will be shut on Easter Sunday – except convenience stores and the ones in petrol filing stations.
What are Morrisons' opening hours over Easter?
On Easter Monday, Morrisons stores will be operating but opening times will vary and may be slightly reduced at some shops.
We recommend checking your local branch this using the store finder on their website for further information about the store facilities and stock.
What are Waitrose's opening hours over Easter?
On Easter Monday, the majority of Waitrose shops will be open from 8am to 7pm with some Little Waitrose stores opening at 7am and 9pm.
It is advisable to check your local store's opening hours in advance.
You can find out opening hours and store locations using the Waitrose Branch Finder.
There you will also find out what facilities the store has.
What are Aldi's opening hours over Easter?
Many Aldi stores are open from 8am until 8pm on Easter Monday and Good Friday.
They will be operation normal hours on Saturday from 09am to 10pm.
However all Aldi stores will be shut on Easter Sunday.
We recommend checking your local branch details beforehand using the store finder on their website.
What are Lidl's opening hours over Easter?
On bank holiday Monday and y stores will operate slightly reduced hours of 8am to 8pm.
Lidl do stress that individual stores may have slight variations so they recommend you check the posters in your local store using the store finder on their website.
When are the Easter holidays 2019?
Good Friday was yesterday on April 19. Easter Sunday is tomorrow, April 21 with Easter Monday falling the day after on April 22.
Because Easter is late this year, in most areas kids will be off for the two weeks before for the Easter break
Having broken up on on Friday, April 5, this means they will go back on Easter Tuesday, April 23 – which is also St George's Day in England.
With the weekends and the bank holiday, that stretches to 17 days.
Other schools might take the two weeks either side of Easter so the two bank holidays fall within the Easter holidays.
Dates vary in different areas so you should check your school, council's website or the Government's postcode checker.
What are the school holiday dates for 2019?
The dates below are just a rough guide, but check your local council website for the exact term times.
- Spring term: Monday, February 25, 2019 – Friday, April 5, 2019
- Easter holidays: Monday, April 8, 2019 – Monday, April 22, 2019
- Summer term: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 – Friday, May 24, 2019
- Summer half term: Monday, May 27, 2019 – Friday, May 31, 2019
- Summer term: Monday, June 3, 2019 – Wednesday, July 24, 2019
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