Easter weekend is just around the corner and we can't wait to celebrate the long weekend with family and friends this year. For those planning on pouring some bubbly and cooking up a feast, it's important to note that Easter Sunday supermarket opening hours do vary from normal but we have all the information you need here.
This year, Good Friday falls on the 7th of April, Easter Sunday on the 9th of April and Easter Monday on the 10th of April. While most stores operate normal hours on Easter Saturday, they often operate reduced hours on bank holidays and Easter Sunday.
That's why we've compiled this handy Easter opening hours guide for all the major supermarkets, including Tesco, Sainsbury's, Co-Op, Aldi, Morrisons, Waitrose, Asda and Lidl.
Do remember the majority of supermarkets will be closed on Easter Sunday, but check their websites for your local store. If your nearest supermarket is a smaller, convenience store, chances are it will be open, albeit operating reduced hours.
Read our Easter weekend supermarket opening hours guide below:
Aldi has confirmed its Easter weekend opening times. While Aldi stores are closed on Easter Sunday, they are open the following times over the Easter weekend.
Good Friday (7 April) – 8am-10pm
Easter Saturday (8 April) – 8am-10pm
Easter Sunday (9 April) – CLOSED
Easter Monday (10 April) – 8am-8pm
Asda says the following opening times apply to most stores over Easter.
Thursday, 6 April - 7am-10pm
Good Friday, 7 April - 7am-10pm
Saturday, 8 April - 7am-10pm
Easter Sunday, 9 April - CLOSED
Easter Monday 10 April - 7am-8pm
However, opening times can vary across shops, so you can check your local store's opening times here.
As a convenience retailer, Co-op stores will open as usual over the Easter weekend.
However, any large stores (280 square metres plus) in England and Wales will close on Easter Sunday, while larger Co-op stores in Scotland will open.
The Co-op says store opening hours can vary locally so customers are encouraged to check with their local stores or online.
Iceland stores will be open Good Friday, Saturday & Easter Monday, although those is shopping centres may be an exception.
On Easter Sunday, all stores will be closed, except for Swift, Scottish Core and Food Warehouse, although again there'll be possible exceptions with shopping centres.
Lidl's website advises customers to check their local store's opening hours here.
A look at stores around England and Wales shows many are open 8am until 10pm on Good Friday, Easter Saturday and Easter Monday. Although some stores closed at 8pm, so it really is best to check what your hours your local Lidl store is operating this Easter weekend.
In previous years, Lidl has been closed on Easter Sunday in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, but open as usual in Scotland.
Morrisons stores Easter opening hours are as follows:
Good Friday (7 April): 7am - 10pm
Easter Sunday (9 April): Closed (England & Wales), Open as normal (Scotland)
Easter Monday (10 April): 7am - 8pm
Sainsbury's has confirmed the following opening times:
Good Friday (7 April): The vast majority of Sainsbury supermarkets will be open from 7am until 10pm. Convenience stores will also be open as usual from 7am to 10pm.
Easter Saturday (8 April): The vast majority of Sainsbury supermarkets will be open from 7am until 10pm. Convenience stores will also be open as usual from 7am to 10pm.
Easter Sunday (9 April): All Sainsbury supermarkets will be closed in the UK, apart from in Scotland where stores will open in line with Sunday trading hours. Convenience stores will also be open as usual from 7am to 10pm.
Easter Monday (10 April): The vast majority of stores will be open 8am to 8pm and convenience stores will be open from 7am to 10pm.
Opening hours can vary though, so customers are advised to check the Sainsbury's store locator for the latest details for their area.
The opening times of your local Tesco depend on whether it’s a Superstore, Metro or Express store. Tesco suggests you should check the opening times for your local store here.
On Good Friday (7th April), the majority of Waitrose shops will be open from 08:00 - 20:00, with some Little Waitrose shops opening from 07:00 - 22:00.
On Saturday 8th April, most Waitrose shops will trade normal hours.
Some smaller Waitrose shops will be opening Easter Sunday this year, as well as all Scottish shops, but you're advised to check the website before travelling.
On Easter Monday (10th April), the majority of Waitrose shops will be open from 08:00 - 18:00, with some Little Waitrose shops opening from 07:00 - 22:00.
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