EASTER is on the way, and with it comes two precious bank holidays.

The bank holiday weekend is also a busy one, with thousands of people making a trolley dash to pick up ingredients for a roast dinner.

There will also be a last-minute rush for Easter eggs, hot cross buns and booze for the less well organised amongst us.  

Banbury Cake:

This year Good Friday falls on April 19 and Easter Monday bank holiday on April 22.

But don’t get caught out by shop closures this Easter.

Most major chains are closed on Easter Sunday, and many have shorter opening hours over the bank holiday weekend.

Here are the store opening times for the main superstores in Oxford over the Easter weekend.

Banbury Cake:

SAINSBURY'S

  • Heyford Hill, Littlemore

Good Friday, April 19 - 07:00 – 21:00

Easter Saturday, April 20 - 06:00 – 23:00

Easter Sunday, April 21 - Closed

Easter Monday, April 22 - 08:00 - 19:00

TESCO

  • Oxford Superstore, Retail Park, Cowley

Tesco has not yet provided exact opening times for next weekend. But the general guidelines are as follows:

Good Friday, April 19: All stores open as usual

Saturday, April 20: All stores open as usual

Easter Sunday, April 21: Extras, Superstores and Metro stores Closed

Bank holiday Monday, April 22: Extras, Superstores and Metro stores - open 9am-6pm

WAITROSE

  • Botley Road

Good Friday, April 19: 08:00 - 20:00

Saturday, April 20: 08:00 - 21:00

Easter Sunday, April 21: Closed

Bank holiday Monday, April 22: 09:00 - 18:00

ASDA LIVING

  • Templar Shopping Centre, Towns Road

All Asda stores will be closed On Easter Sunday, April 21

Reduced opening hours are expected on bank holiday Monday

ALDI

  • Botley Road
  • Horspath Driftway Retail Park

Aldi has announced that all its stores will be closed on Easter Sunday, April 22.

LIDL

  • Watlington Road

Lidl says its stores will close on Easter Sunday, April 22 and reduced hours could apply on Easter Monday.

Good Friday, April 19 - Open as normal

Easter Saturday, April 20 - Open as normal

Easter Sunday - Closed

Easter Monday - 08:00-20:00

MARKS AND SPENCER

  • Banbury Road, Summertown
  • Cowley Road

Good Friday, April 19 - 08:00 - 20:00

Easter Saturday, April 20 - Open as normal

Easter Sunday - Closed

Easter Monday - 09:00 - 18:00