ALDI will be changing its opening hours for Easter bank holiday weekend – so it’s worth making a note for any last minute shopping trips.
The discounters are allowed to stay open under the current coronavirus restrictions as they are considered an essential retailer.
Is Aldi open over Easter?
Aldi’s opening hours vary by store but all will be operating reduced hours of the Easter weekend.
On Good Friday and Easter Monday, Aldi will be open from 8am- 8pm, closing two hours earlier than usual.
On Easter Sunday, all Aldi stores will be closed.
The supermarket says it will continue to open half an hour early for vulnerable customers on the days leading up to the Easter break.
You can check out when your local store is open using the locator tool.
Is Aldi doing home delivery?
Aldi only offers home delivery for Specialbuy products and booze – you have to head in store for your groceries.
Standard Delivery is free for orders over £30, while there’s a £2.95 charge for orders that cost less.
The delivery can then take three to five working days to arrive, so it’s not likely you’ll get your Easter treats in time for this weekend now.
Alternatively, you can use Aldi’s click and collect service which will cost £4.99.
If you want to order groceries from Aldi then you have to do so through Deliveroo, but this is only available at specific stores.
You can schedule orders for up to one day in advance with Deliveroo but you’ll have to pay a delivery fee of around £4.99 to purchase anything from Aldi, depending on the time and where you live.
But you won’t be able to get anything delivered on Easter Sunday as the stores will be closed.
When are the Easter holidays this year?
This year the spring bank holiday weekend falls earlier than it did in 2020, in the first week of April.
Good Friday is on April 2 making Holy Saturday – which isn’t a bank holiday – April 3.
Easter Sunday falls on April 4 and bank holiday Easter Monday is April 5.
For schools in England, the Easter break starts on Thursday, April 1 and ends on Friday, April 16 this year.
In Wales, schools will be shut for the Easter holidays from Monday, March 29 until Friday, April 9.
To check the exact term dates for your school in Wales and England you can enter your postcode on gov.uk. Scotland also have their own term dates outlined.
What are the upcoming bank holiday dates for 2021?
Here is the full list of 2021 bank holidays in England and Wales.
- Friday, April 2 (Good Friday)
- Monday, April 5 (Easter Monday)
- Monday, May 3 (Early May Bank Holiday)
- Monday, May 31 (Spring Bank Holiday)
- Monday, August 30 (Summer Bank Holiday)
- Saturday, December 25 (Christmas Day)
- Sunday, December 26 (Boxing Day)
Dates in Scotland and Northern Ireland are different.
Make sure you’re up to date with when Aldi is open the rest of the year.
Aldi has some yummy hot cross buns that you’ll want to add to your basket in the Easter shop.
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