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When are Tesco, Sainsburys, Waitrose, Morrisons, Aldi & Lidl open on Easter Sunday & Monday?

By JoelCooper | Posted: April 16, 2017

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Supermarket opening times for Easter Sunday and Monday

Supermarket opening times for Easter Sunday and Monday

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Easter Sunday is upon us - which means feasting on roast lamb, overindulging on chocolate eggs, and unusual opening hours for all the major supermarkets. Let's be honest, there's always something we forget which requires a quick visit to the shops, but the unusually long bank holiday weekend it can be a very confusing time!

Opening times will be limited by all the major chains this weekend, so here's our handy guide to stop you getting caught out. Some supermarkets may vary from store to store so check your local store's opening times before you go shopping.

Tesco

There will be reduced hours over Good Friday and Easter Monday at Tesco stores so plan ahead (Photo: PA)

Over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend Tesco a number of larger supermarkets will close or operate reduced opening hours. However all Express stores will remain open - even on Easter Sunday.

You can check your local store's opening times using the Tesco store finder tool .

Tesco Easter opening hours

  • Good Friday 14 April - All supermarkets, Metro and Express stores will stores operate normal trading hours.
  • Saturday 15th April - Normal opening hours in all supermarkets, petrol stations, Metro and Express stores.
  • Easter Sunday 16th April - All supermarket stores in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are closed. However, all Express stores will be open. In Scotland all supermarkets, Metro and Express stores will be open. Check the online store finder for details about your local branch.
  • Easter Monday 17th April - Stores in England and Wales (except Express) are open from 9am to 6pm. London Extra and superstores are open from 8am to 8pm, while London Metro stores are open from 8am to 10pm. All Express stores are open normal hours. Northern Ireland stores (except Express) are open from 10am to 7pm.

Sainsbury's

Some Sainsbury's Local convenience stores will be open over Easter Sunday (Photo: Sainsbury's/PA)

The majority of Sainsbury's supermarkets and convenience stores will operate normal opening hours on Saturday and reduced hours on Good Friday and Easter Monday.

If you're based in England, Wales and Northern Ireland all stores will be closed on Easter Sunday.

Petrol filling station sites will also be open, but customers can check their local one for specific opening hours. Check details for your local branch or petrol filling station via the online store finder before heading out.

Sainsbury's Easter opening hours:

  • Good Friday 14 April - All of our supermarkets and convenience stores are open but some stores will operate reduced Bank Holiday opening times.
  • Saturday 15th April - Normal opening hours in all supermarkets, petrol stations and Local convenience stores.
  • Easter Sunday 16th April - All supermarket stores in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are closed. Selected convenience stores and supermarkets in Scotland will be open - check the online store finder for details about your local branch.
  • Easter Monday 17th April - Main stores will open from 9am to 7pm. However, normal trading hours will resume at petrol station and Local branches

Waitrose

The Eggstraordinary dippy easter egg by Heston Blumenthal

If you're planning to visit Waitrose over Easter to get your hands on top chef Heston Blumenthal 's - a chocolate treat packed with edible soil and mini dipping eggs, then it's probably worth checking when the premium supermarket will be open.

Waitrose Easter opening hours:

  • Good Friday 14 April - All supermarkets will be open, selected branches in England, Wales and Northern Ireland will operate reduced Bank Holiday opening times - so check before you leave the house.
  • Saturday 15th April - Normal opening hours in all supermarkets across the UK.
  • Easter Sunday 16th April - Branches in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are closed. Supermarkets in Scotland will operate normal hours. Check details for your local store here .
  • Easter Monday 17th April - All branches will be open, selected stores in England, Wales and Northern Ireland will operate reduced Bank Holiday opening times - so check details of your local store here . All stores in Scotland will operate normal opening hours.

Asda

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s U.K. Asda Supermarket Store OperationsAsda stores across the UK will open for most of the Easter Bank Holiday

All Asda main stores in England, Wales and Norther Ireland will be closed on Easter Sunday. But those in Scotland will operate normal opening hours.

All Asda Easter opening times will be available on the online store finder pages from Monday 10 April. In the meantime check out our breakdown below.

Asda Easter opening hours:

  • Good Friday 14 April - All supermarkets will be open, with some branches in England, Wales and Northern Ireland operating reduced Bank Holiday opening times.
  • Saturday 15th April - Normal opening hours in all supermarkets across the UK, however 24hrs branches in England and Wales will close at 10pm.
  • Easter Sunday 16th April - All supermarket stores in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are closed. Supermarkets in Scotland will be open normal hours - check the online store finder for details about your local branch.
  • Easter Monday 17th April - While most branches across England, Wales and Northern Ireland will be open, many will operate shorter opening times so check the online store finder . All stores in Scotland will operate normal opening hours

Morrisons

A customer places a plastic bag in a shopping trolley at a MorrisonsIf you need to make a quick dash to stock up on groceries from Morrisons over the Bank Holiday we've got you covered (Photo: GETTY)

Morrison stores across the UK will be open for the majority of the Bank Holiday weekend, however there will be reduced hours for superstores over Good Friday and Easter Monday.

Check the general opening hours for supermarket stores below or head to the Morrisons website for details for your local branch.

    Morrison Easter opening hours:

    • Good Friday 14 April - All Morrisons stores will open and close at their usual times. However, late opening stores will only open until 9pm. Please check details for your local store by using the online store locator tool .
    • Saturday 15th April - Normal opening hours in all supermarkets across the UK.
    • Easter Sunday 16th April - On Easter Sunday, stores in England and Wales will be closed all day. Scottish stores will be open as usual.
    • Easter Monday 17th April - All stores across the UK will open on Easter Monday, although many will operate reduced Bank Holiday opening hours so check online using the store locator tool before leaving the house.

    Aldi

    AldiAldi will close all UK stores on Easter Sunday (Photo: Getty)

    All Aldi stores will be closed on Easter Sunday. However, you can get your shopping done over the Bank Holiday weekend as branches will open from 8am to 10pm on Good Friday and Easter Monday.

      Aldi Easter opening hours:

      • Good Friday 14 April - All branches will be open from 8am to 10pm.
      • Saturday 15th April - All branches will be open from 8am to 10pm.
      • Easter Sunday 16th April - All UK Aldi stores will be closed on Easter Sunday.
      • Easter Monday 17th April - All branches will re-open from 8am to 10pm.

      Lidl

      LidlLidl stores will open until 10pm on Good Friday and Easter Monday (Photo: Lidl/Getty)

      Budget supermarket Lidl will be open throughout the Bank Holiday weekend, however all stores will close on Easter Sunday.

      Lidl Easter opening hours:

      • Good Friday 14 April - All branches will be open from 8am to 10pm.
      • Saturday 15th April - All branches will be open from 8am to 10pm.
      • Easter Sunday 16th April - Lidl stores will close on Easter Sunday.
      • Easter Monday 17th April - All branches will open from 8am to 10pm.

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