The best films for kids at Easter

These kid-friendly flicks are guaranteed to take their minds off of chocolate (for a bit)

If the rain puts a dampener on plans for an egg hunt this Easter (Fri Apr 3–Mon Apr 6 2015), head to the movies and entertain the children with one of these family-friendly films instead. 


3 out of 5 stars

The big family film for Easter is director Kenneth Branagh’s lavish, sappily sweet version of ‘Cinderella’ stars Lily James, the naughty cousin from ‘Downton’, Cate Blanchett who is wickedly good as her evil stepmother and Helena Bonham Carter, hilarious as the Fairy Godmother, a cross between Gok Wan and a toff racing-horse trainer after a few gin and tonics

Shaun the Sheep the Movie

4 out of 5 stars

Keeping the whole family happy this Easter will be Aardman with their dialogue free mini masterpiece making sure Mum and Dad are happy bunnies too



2 out of 5 stars

A new animated feature from Dreamworks, the people who brought us Shrek, then more shrek and then, well, even more Shrek. It's unlijely that a sequal to Home will be coming our way soon, but it's colourful should keep bored bank holiday little ones occupied


The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya

4 out of 5 stars

A delicate, muted film, steeped in Japanese folklore and a tad too odd for the mainstream, it’s based on an age-old tale of a Thumbelina-like mythical human who is raised by peasants, blossoms into a beautiful princess and moves to the imperial court. A great choice if you want something different to the mainstream

Avengers: Age of Ultron

No, it's not out until after Easter but if you do go to the cinema over the long weekend you'll probably see a poster or a trailer, and frankly that's exciting enough


Easter in Manchester

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Make the most of the long bank holiday weekend this Easter with some great things to do with the kids, places to eat and drink, films to see and much more

By: Rob Martin