Bunny love: To coincide with children being off school for Easter break, The Fairmont Hamilton Princess is hosting a special Easter Bunny Tea from April 1 to 8. 3pm. There are also events at the Fairmont Southampton. *Photo supplied
Bunny love: To coincide with children being off school for Easter break, The Fairmont Hamilton Princess is hosting a special Easter Bunny Tea from April 1 to 8. 3pm. There are also events at the Fairmont Southampton. *Photo supplied

WEDNESDAY, APR. 4: As the Easter holiday is upon us, the Fairmont Southampton has a slew of activities planned for locals who want a getaway for the weekend.

The hotel has planned events for the whole family, keeping in line with Bermuda’s Easter traditions.

Jamahl Simmons, public relations manager for the hotel said: “The Fairmont Southampton is pleased to have an exciting array of activities for our guests and already the hotel has taken on a festive Easter spirit.  

“For years, chef Herbie Bascome has sacrificed his personal time to create hundreds of kites not only to decorate our lobby but to also give to the children staying at the hotel.  

“The Easter 2012 Holiday Programme kicks off with our Kite Making Easter Extravaganza where chef Bascome will be teaching both young and old the art of Bermuda Kite Making as just part of the evening’s activities. From the Children’s Easter Egg Hunt to our elegant Easter Brunch, there is something for everybody to enjoy. 

“We hope that locals will take advantage of our great staycation rates and join our overseas guests to enjoy this great Easter programme.”

The holiday weekend kicks off on Thursday evening with a kite-making extravaganza from 7:30pm to 10pm in the Poinciana Ballroom.

On Good Friday, parents can drop their kids at Explorers Camp at 9am or take the whole family to Horseshoe Bay for the Bermuda Good Friday KiteFest.

For the rest of the afternoon, there is complimentary tea and cookies, movies in the Orchid Room and sundae party in the Gardenia Rooms.

On Saturday, Explorer’s Camp continues along with a family hike and picnic at Warwick Long Bay.

In the night, there will be Crown and Anchor fun for adults along with movies in the Orchid Room again and another sundae party.

On Easter Sunday, there will be special brunches available.

In addition, there will be a sunrise service, an Easter egg hunt for the kids, walking tours and much more.

Brunch will take place at the Waterlot Inn and Windows on the Sound.