Easter bank holiday opening hours: Find out when the shops are open this weekend

There's no reason to get caught out by Easter Bank Holiday opening hours. Check our handy guide

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Apart from Googling 'when is Easter?', one of the most frequently asked questions at this time of year concerns the tricky Easter bank holiday opening hours. Imagine it's a decent stretch into the long weekend: In between all the Easter egg hunts, chocolate scoffing and bank holiday film watching, invariably you'll run out of milk, get an overwhelming craving for some fresh produce or have a sudden, inexplicable hankering to undertake a little DIY project.

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The problem is, at Easter, the supermarket hours are all over the shop (pun intended).

Rather than finding yourself standing with an empty trolley in front of a closed supermarket on Easter Sunday, here are some handy links to the store finder pages for all our favourite retailers.

Easter bank holiday opening hours

While some supermarkets will operate under their usual Sunday opening hours, which is normally 11am to 5pm for large superstores, these links are your best bet to get you up to speed on the variations between superstores, local and express branches of your favoured food market.

Aldi (opens in new tab)

Stores will open at 8am - 10 pm on Good Friday and Easter Monday but will be closed on Easter Sunday.

Asda (opens in new tab)

The supermarket giant will remain open 24 hours across the Easter weekend with some closures on Easter Sunday - check out the store finder to see if this applies to your local Asda.

Lidl (opens in new tab)

Times vary upon location, but generally stores will be open 8am - 8pm on Good Friday and Easter Monday, operate normal hours on Saturday and 10am - 4pm on Sunday.

Marks & Spencer (opens in new tab)

Most stores are operating on special opening hours across the weekend. These are 9am - 9pm on Good Friday and Easter Monday, normal hours on Saturday but closed on Sunday. For more information see the store finder.

Morrisons (opens in new tab)

Most stores across the country will open at normal time but close at 9pm on Good Friday and 7pm on Easter Monday. Saturday will see all stores operate as usual but closures on Sunday.

Sainsbury's (opens in new tab)

Supermarkets will open as usual on Good Friday but have varied closing times. Most stores will be closed on Sunday but open again on Easter Monday 9am - 7pm.

Tesco (opens in new tab)

The retail giant will open as usual on Good Friday and Saturday but will be shut on Easter Sunday. Stores will be open 9am - 6pm on Easter Monday.

Waitrose (opens in new tab)

Good Friday and Saturday will see restricted opening times of 7/8am - 8/9pm but most stores will be shut Easter Sunday and Monday.

And for the home improvers amongst you...

Homebase (opens in new tab)

Most stores will operate at normal opening hours on Good Friday and Saturday. Stores will then be open 10am - 4pm on Easter Sunday and 8am - 8pm on Easter Monday.

B&Q (opens in new tab)

B&Q will open as usual on Good Friday and Saturday across most stores. Easter Sunday will have opening hours of 10 am - 4pm and stores will be open 7am - 8pm on Easter Monday.

Wickes (opens in new tab)

The DIY chain will open as usual on Good Friday and Saturday but have restricted hours on Easter Sunday and Monday. For more information, see the store locator guide.

For more decorating inspiration, craft ideas and cleaning hacks don't miss our dedicated DIY guide.

Tamara was Ideal Home's Digital Editor before joining the Woman & Home team in 2022. She has spent the last 15 years working with the style teams at Country Homes & Interiors and Ideal Home, both now at Future PLC. It’s with these award wining interiors teams that she's honed her skills and passion for shopping, styling and writing. Tamara is always ahead of the curve when it comes to interiors trends – and is great at seeking out designer dupes on the high street.