Easter Sunday Opening Hours

Easter Sunday Opening Hours

Save yourself a wasted trip to the shops with our handy round-up of Easter weekend supermarket opening hours

easter sunday supermarket opening hours


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 supermarket opening hours do vary from normal but we have all the information you need here.

This year, Good Friday falls on the 15th of April, Easter Sunday on the 17th of April and Easter Monday on the 18th 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:


cardiff, united kingdom   august 30 an aldi shop sign seen on august 30, 2018 in cardiff, united kingdom photo by matthew horwoodgetty images

For the majority of stores in England and Wales, these are the opening hours for Easter weekend:

  • Good Friday – 8am – 10pm
  • Saturday – 8am – 10pm
  • Easter Sunday – closed
  • Easter Monday – 8am – 8pm

As some store have their own opening times, Aldi suggests checking your local store’s opening times here.


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  • Good Friday – usual opening hours
  • Saturday – usual opening hours
  • Easter Sunday – closed in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, open as usual in Scotland
  • Easter Monday – 8am – 8pm, open as usual in Scotland and inside M25


supermarket shopping hours for bank holiday
  • Good Friday – 12am – 10pm
  • Saturday – 12am – 10pm
  • Easter Sunday – closed
  • Easter Monday – 7am – 7pm


supermarket social distancing guide
  • Good Friday: Normal opening hours
  • Saturday: Usual opening hours
  • Easter Sunday: Co-op large stores will be closed, Co-op convenience stores will operate their usual opening hours
  • Easter Monday: Normal opening hours

Co-op notes: Opening times may vary locally and in different store formats including petrol filling stations and larger stores, please check your local store times here.


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  • Good Friday – Open as normal
  • Easter Sunday – Closed (excluding our Scottish stores that are open as normal)
  • Easter Monday – The majority of our stores are open between the hours of 7am-8pm with the exception of a few who are open till 10pm


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  • Good Friday – normal hours
  • Saturday – normal hours
  • Easter Sunday – the vast majority of their supermarkets across England, Wales and Northern Ireland will be closed. Stores in Scotland will remain open.
  • Easter Monday – normal hours

Sainsbury’s Local stores will be open from 7am to 11pm.

To find your local store’s opening hours, check here.


Supermarket social distancing guide

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, but you can see general hours for Easter weekend below:

  • Good Friday – many of Tesco stores will operate with normal trading hours but those that are normally open late will close earlier than usual
  • Saturday – normal hours
  • Easter Sunday – closed (Express stores will remain open)
  • Easter Monday – store opening hours will vary depending on location and store type


supermarket shopping hours for bank holiday
  • Good Friday – 8am – 8pm (some Little Waitrose shops will be open 6am – 12am)
  • Saturday – normal hours
  • Easter Sunday – closed
  • Easter Monday – 8am – 8pm

All Shell and Welcome Break stores will trade as usual.

John Lewis

  • Good Friday: John Lewis expects all its stores to be open between at least 10am – 5pm (Most will be open for longer, so customers should check online)
  • Saturday – normal hours
  • Easter Sunday- closed, except for Edinburgh and Glasgow which are expected to open between 10am – 6pm
  • Easter Monday: as with Good Friday

Your guide to 2022 Easter long weekend trading hours

Many ‘egg-cited’ Aussie families will be out and about for Easter this year, with interstate travel bans lifted across most states. So, if you need to stock up on supplies for the festivities – and a bucket load of Easter eggs – here’s your guide to what’s open over the long weekend.

What are the Easter dates for 2022?

  • Good Friday: April 15, 2022
  • Easter Saturday: April 16, 2022
  • Easter Sunday: April 17, 2022
  • Easter Monday: April 18, 2022.

Good Friday shopping hours

Good Friday is a national public holiday which means restricted trading hours apply.

  • Supermarkets including Coles, Woolworths, and ALDI will be closed on Good Friday nationwide.
  • Independent stores and shops in shopping centres will also be shut in most states and territories.
  • Most IGA stores are open over the entire Easter long weekend as normal days.

Bottle shops like BWS, Dan Murphy’s, Vintage Cellars and the like will all be closed on Good Friday, so if you’re planning to sink a few beers that weekend, you should get your tipples on Thursday (April 14) before the weekend rush.

Woolworths store front

Easter Saturday shopping hours

Saturday is NOT a public holiday and therefore most retailers and shops nationwide will trade as normal from 9am until 5pm or later. So, if you’re thinking of putting on an Easter spread at home or hosting a barbie at the local park, that’d be your best day to shop.

  • Most Woolies and Coles stores will be open in all states as normal from 7am until 9pm or 10pm with extended trading hours in NSW, VIC, QLD, NT, TAS and ACT.
  • ALDI stores will be open from 9am until 6pm in QLD. In other states, ALDI will be trading from 8.30am to 8pm in VIC, until 5pm in SA and WA, and until 7pm-8pm in the ACT and most stores in NSW.

Restaurants, cafes and food outlets will also trade as normal on Saturday.

Coles and Wooles Easter trading hours

Easter Sunday shopping hours

Easter Sunday is a public holiday, but most specialty stores and retail shops will trade as normal from 10am until 4pm, depending on your location. Major supermarkets will be open if you need to duck out for some last-minute Easter chocolates before the kids wake up. Although, this could vary between states, so check your local store for details.

Woolworths Easter Sunday trading hours

  • Woolworths stores in NSW and ACT – 9am-6pm
  • Woolworths stores in VIC / NT / TAS – 8am-8pm
  • Woolworths stores in QLD – 9am-6pm
  • Woolworths stores in SA – Metro stores closed. Regional stores open from 8am-8pm
  • Woolworths stores in WA – Metro stores open from 11am-5pm. Regional stores open from 8am-8pm

Coles Easter Sunday trading hours

  • Coles stores in NSW – 7am-10pm
  • Coles stores in ACT – 7am – 11pm
  • Coles stores in VIC / TAS / NT – 7am-10pm
  • Coles stores in QLD – 9am-6pm (but will vary between locations)
  • Coles stores in SA – CBD stores open from 11am-5pm. Metro stores closed
  • Coles stores in WA – Metro stores open from 11am-5pm. Regional stores’ trading hours will vary

ALDI Easter Sunday trading hours

Most stores will be closed – except in VIC, QLD, and WA, and several locations in NSW, SA, and ACT. Trading hours will also vary for each specific store.

Easter Monday shopping hours

Easter Monday is also a public holiday, but most retail shops will operate with reduced trading hours from 10am until 4pm.

  • Woolies and Coles will open from 8am until 10pm in NSW, VIC, NT and TAS but only until 6pm in QLD. Stores in SA will open from 11am to 5pm and regional stores until late.
  • Most ALDI supermarkets will also open from 8:30am on Easter Monday but closing times will vary based on location, so check your local store for details.

All the supermarket Easter opening hours for Lidl, Aldi, Morrisons 

Here are the Easter opening hours for Aldi, Lidl and many more

The Easter weekend is almost upon us, meaning families across the country will be looking to celebrate the holiday with some quality time together.

And whether you are planning a big Sunday roast, or arranging an Easter egg hunt, chances are that you will be needing to make a trip to your local supermarket.

As Easter Sunday is a religious holiday, many supermarkets may have different opening hours. Which is why it will be handy to know what times your local supermarket opens and closes on the Easter weekend.

This year Easter Sunday falls on Sunday, April 17, meaning that supermarket opening hours may differ on April 15, 16, 17 and 18 as well.

Luckily, we have managed to dig up some information on when some of the supermarkets across Scotland will be open during the Easter holidays.

Not all supermarkets have confirmed their seasonal opening hours, but we have provided all the information below based on each supermarkets website.

Here is when Aldi, Lidl and many more supermarkets will be open this Easter weekend.


Aldi is the only supermarket to close on Easter Sunday (April 17) this year
Aldi is the only supermarket to close on Easter Sunday (April 17) this year (Image: Reuters)

The budget supermarkets opening hours on Good Friday (April 15) and Easter Saturday (April 16) will be between 8am -10pm.

Aldi will be closed on Easter Sunday (April 17), before reopening on Easter Monday (April 18) from 8am-8pm.

The supermarket has said opening hours may differ depending on location. Find out more about Aldi’s opening hours here.


Lidl stores across Scotland will be open normal hours during the Easter holidays, according to their website.

The supermarket will be open from 8am – 10pm on Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday as well.

Some store hours may differ. Check your local Lidl’s opening hours here.


Morrisons opening hours differ
Morrisons opening hours differ (Image: Getty images)

Morrisons opening hours differ depending on your location. On Good Friday and Easter Saturday, most stores will be open from 7am – 10pm, with some others closing at 11pm.

The supermarket will be open on Easter Sunday from 8am-10pm.

Find out more about your local Morrisons opening hours here.


Asda stores across Scotland will be open during the Easter holidays as well and the opening hours do differ.

Some stores will operate at normal hours (7am to 10pm) for the full Easter weekend, while some other stores will close later at around 12am.

Check for your local Asda opening hours here.


Tesco will remain open this Easter weekend
Tesco will remain open this Easter weekend (Image: Getty images)

Tesco’s opening hours across Scotland do differ. On Good Friday most stores will be open from either 7am or 6am, depending on the size of the store and location.

Express stores and larger stores will be open on Easer Sunday and Monday from 8am-8pm.

Check your local Tesco opening hours here.


On Good Friday and Easter Monday, most Waitrose stores will be open from 8am – 9pm.

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