We’re sure you’re all aware that the big Easter weekend is just around the corner (Friday March 30th – Monday April 2nd) and we’ve come up with our Top 10 Activities to keep you and the whole family entertained!
- Trotters’ Easter Eggstravaganza
Trotters are inviting all children to participate in our Easter Egg hunt, with sweet treats being provided by Peggy Porschen and refreshments by Pip Organic. Pop along for a day of fun that the whole family can enjoy including face painting and a drawing competition with a chance to win a Micro Scooter and goody bags!
When: 28 March, 2-5.30pm. Where: Trotters store, 139-141 High Street Kensington, London, W8 6SU. How Much: Free for everyone! Age Range: 0-100
Visit Website: www.trotters.co.uk/hsk-easter-eggstravaganza
- Horniman Easter Fair
In addition to their exciting exhibitions, the Horniman Museum & Gardens is hosting a range of events over the weekend from an Easter trail and face painting to storytelling and craft workshops. Don’t forget to pop by the Butterfly House before you leave to get up close and personal with hundreds of these beautiful insects and learn more about their fascinating life-cycle and behaviour.
When: Sat 31st March & Sun 1st April, 10.30am-4.30pm. Where: Horniman Museum and Gardens, 100 London Road, Forest Hill, London, SE23 3PQ. How Much: Free for everyone!* Age Range: 3yrs+
*General entry to the Horniman Museum & Gardens is free but some activities and exhibitions may be ticketed.
- A Big Day Out with Peter Rabbit at Kew Gardens
Have fun this Easter by taking part in an exciting adventure at the legendary Kew Gardens, featuring Peter Rabbit and his friends. There will be games to learn more about the vegetables Peter finds (and takes) from Mr McGregor’s garden along with a trail based on this world-famous rabbit and other familiar Beatrix Potter characters.
When: Fri 30th March – Sun 15th April, 10.30am-4.30pm. Where: Kew Gardens, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, TW9 3AE. How Much: Included with entry to the Gardens Age Range: Family-friendly
- Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt
Cadbury, the nation’s favourite is teaming up with the National Trust again to bring you the ultimate day out. With over 250 hunts to choose from across England, Wales and Northern Ireland you’re sure to find one to suit you and your family. Many of the venues will also be offering games and craft activities so you can make a full day of it!
The best bit: everyone will be rewarded for their efforts with a yummy Cadbury treat at the end of each completed hunt and everyone participating is in turn helping to fund vital conservation work.
When: Dates & times will vary. Where: Over 250 locations to choose from! How Much: Normal admission fees apply + £4 Hunt Cost. Age Range: Family-friendly
Visit Website: https://easter.cadbury.co.uk/#easter-egg-hunt
- Discover Children’s Story Centre – A World Inside a Book: Gruffalos, Dragons and Other Creatures
Now you can view one of the world’s best-loved author & illustrator duos in brilliant, 3-D technicolour! This immersive exhibition into the wonderful work of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler is a guaranteed good day out. Whether you’re spotting a Gruffalo, discover Tiddler’s underwater world or taking a ride with Room on the Broom, there’s something for everyone in this collection of family favourites.
When: Sat 21st October – September 2018 Where: Over 250 locations to choose from! How Much: Adult: £6.50, Child 2yrs+: £6.50, Child 1yr: £2.00, Child < 1yr: Free. Age Range: 0-8yrs (older children welcome)
Visit Website: http://www.discover.org.uk/exhibitions/
- Dinosaurs in the Wild
Do something a little different this Easter and travel back in time to the deep past! This voyage of a lifetime will see you board a time machine and be transported back 67 million years to a time where you can see living dinosaurs with your very own eyes! This magical adventure is not something you’ll see or experience every day so why not make the most of it and sample so other local activities while you’re in the area such as the O2, The National Maritime Museum or The Cutty Sark to name a few.
When: Now – 31st July 2018, from 9.30am. Where: West Parkside, Greenwich Peninsula, London, SE10 0BE How Much: Adult: from £25, Child (3-15): from £22. Age Range: 5yrs+
Visit Website: https://dinosaursinthewild.com/
- Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic at the V&A
Discover the story behind the creative partnership of A.A. Milne and E.H. Shepard in creating this much-loved classic. Brought to life through a series of sketches, letters, photographs, cartoons, ceramics and fashion this multi-sensory and playful exhibit explores the wonderful world of Winnie-the-Pooh.
When: Now – Sun 8th April 2018, 10am-5.30pm. Where: Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL How Much: £8. Age Range: Family-friendly
- Easter Egg Hunt at Jubilee Market Covent Garden
Taking place over Good Friday and Easter Sunday, children can have fun hunting for eggs hidden amongst the stalls at Jubilee Market, Covent Garden. Successful hunters are then encouraged to track down the Easter Bunny in exchange for a chocolate surprise! Parents can also enjoy some fine shopping at the market while their little one’s enjoy the hunt.
The best bit: On each day there is one golden egg to be found and exchanged for an exciting big prize!
When: Good Friday & Easter Sunday, 11am-3pm. Where: Jubilee Market, 1 Tavistock Court, London, WC2E 8BD How Much: FREE to enter. Age Range: Under-14s only.
- Superpowers at ZSL London Zoo
This Easter break, discover some of the world’s most incredible wild life and their remarkable super powers! Discover why lemurs let off stink bombs and which animal can miraculously regrow its limbs!
When: Fri 30th March – Sun 15th April. Where: ZSL London Zoo, Outer Circle, Regent’s Park, London, NW1 4RY How Much: Adult: £24.30, Child (0-4yrs): FREE, Child (3-15yrs): £18. Age Range: Children of all ages.
Visit Website: https://www.zsl.org/zsl-london-zoo
- Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt – Hampton Court Palace
This Easter, why not travel back in time to the era of Henry VIII while you and the family join in the Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt in around the home and gardens of this world-famous monarch. Once you’ve found all the gold bunny figures, you can then go an exchange them for a delicious Lindt chocolatey treat.
When: 26th March – 15th April. Where: Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 9AU How Much: Adult: £19.20, Child (5-15yrs): £9.60. Age Range: Family-friendly
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