Easter fun with the kids in London
Looking for kid friendly activities in London over the Easter? Here we have some cracking options to choose from.
Alice in Wonderland Easter Egg Hunt at Merchant Square Paddington
Location: Merchant Square, Paddington, London, W2
Date/time/price: 5th April, 11am – 4pm, free
The annual Merchant Square Easter Egg Hunt will feature an Alice in Wonderland theme this year. Participants will have 30 minutes to help Alice and the White Rabbit find lost objects from the party puzzle and receive Easter chocolates as a reward. Meet and greet opportunities with Alice in Wonderland characters and other family activities, including flamingo croquet, party games, and a colouring-in competition, will be available throughout the event from 11 am to 4 pm. The event is free, but donations to the COSMIC charity are encouraged to support the children’s critical care unit at St. Mary’s Hospital located across Paddington Basin.
Chiswick House & Gardens: Easter Quest
Location: Chiswick House & Gardens, Burlington Lane, Chiswick, W4 2RP
Date/time/price: 8th April, 11am – 4pm, £2 (ages 5+)
Hunt for clues and discover traditional games. Find all of your Easter eggs and receive a tasty chocolate treat. Starts at Conservatory and finishes at the Marquee.
The Great Gunnersbury Easter Celebration
Location: Gunnersbury Park House, Popes Lane, W5 4NH
Dates/time/price: 4th & 5th April, 11am – 12pm, 1 – 2pm, 3 – 4pm. £10
It’s Easter! So that means – Chocolate! All at Gunnersbury are jumping back to Victorian times where Lizzie the kitchen maid will guide you through how the Victorians enjoyed their chocolate. Indulge in a nice hot chocolate drink, make some flower decorations and play some outside games. And, of course, it would not be Easter without a chocotastic egg hunt in the grounds of Gunnersbury’s beautiful park.
Kew Gardens: Giggle on and join in the fun this Easter
Location: Kew, Richmond, London, TW9 3AE
Date/time/price: 1st-16th April, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm (last entry 5:00 pm),
Adult: Adv: £17.00/Standard: £21.50.
Child: £5, Under 4’s: free.
Young person (16 to 29) and Students: Adv: £8.50/Standard: £9.00.
Family:Adv: (1 Adult and 2 Children): £24.50. (2 Adults and up to 2 Children): £40.00/Standard: Family: 1 Adult and 2 Children: £28.50. Family: 2 Adults and up to 2 Children: £48.00.
Concessions: Adv: £16/Standard: £12.
Explore the world of Superworm to see how plants and animals work together as a team, with all the heroes from the best-selling book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.
The Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt at Hampton Court Palace
Location: Hampton Ct Way, Molesey, East Molesey KT8 9AU
Date/time/price: 01 – 16 April, 10.00 – 17.30, Pre-booking is advised. (aged 3-12), Members: Free, Adult: £26.10, Child: £13.00
Explore palace gardens, find hidden Lindt GOLD BUNNY statues, and learn about historical figures. Match name to bunny ribbon, discover stories. When you have finished exploring, you’ll be rewarded with a delicious a Lindt GOLD BUNNY (10g) chocolate* treat!
*Non-chocolate reward alternatives are available on request. The hunt is a self-led trail, allowing 90 minutes to complete the trail.
Easter Egg Hunt at Osterley
Location: Jersey Rd, Isleworth TW7 4RB
Date/time/price: 1st -16th April, 10am – 5pm, £3 for trail. Entry free for members. Garden Adult: £8.00, Child: £4.00, Family: £20.00. House & garden: Adult: £14.00, Child: £7:00, Family:£35.00.
This is a spring treat for the whole family at this poetry-themed, nature-inspired Easter trail. With a chocolate reward at the end.
Easter Egg Hunt Family Trail at Ham House & Garden
Location: Ham House and Garden, Ham Street, Ham, Richmond upon Thames, London, TW10 7RS
Date/time/price: 1st – 16th April, 10am-16:30pm, Trail cost is £3. Non-member entry for house and garden costs £14.00 (Adult-standard), £7.00 (child), £35 (Family-2 adults), £21 (Family-1 Adult)
Enjoy a family-friendly trail around the grounds of Ham House and Garden – can you complete all the activities to secure an Easter egg?
Rent a boat
Location: Paddington, Kingston and Canary Wharf: for locations check website
Date/time/price: Open for weekend bookings from 4th March. All GoBoat UK locations will open 7 days a week from 1st April. £85 – £95 per boat / from £11 per person with 8 people in the boat
Rent a GoBoat and be your own captain!
Self-drive boat rental in the UK -You are the captain, you choose the route. Explore the UK’s waterways at one of our four locations on our fully-electric picnic boats. A GoBoat adventure is the perfect social experience. Feel the freedom of being your own captain and explore your city from a new perspective. GoBoat Paddington is open for weekend bookings from 4th March. All GoBoat UK locations will open 7 days a week from 1st April.
London Zoo this Easter – an egg trail with a difference!
Location: Outer Circle, Regent’s Park, London, NW1 4R
Date/price/time: 1st – 16th April, Price included in the entry cost : Peak: Adult: £35, Child:23.10, Cons: £31.95. Standard: Adult: £33, Child: £21.45, Cons: £29.70.
They have hidden very special Easter eggs around the Zoo. But they’re no ordinary eggs! With birds, reptiles, fish and butterflies amongst the amazing egg-laying creatures at the Zoo, we’ve got eggs of all sizes and colours. Not only that but clues have been left to the location of a secret golden egg! Can you crack the code, all while learning about some incredible animals along the way.
Location:Dalkin Centre. Earl’s Court, Empress Place, London,SW6 1TW
Date/time/price: 30 Mar – 31 Jul, Sunday – Thursday & Bank Holidays:
10:00 – 19:00 (last entry at 18:00), Friday – Saturday: 10:00 – 21:00 (last entry at 20:00)
£28.50, (all ages), duration – about 1 hour.
Experience an unforgettable journey through the natural world and explore the extraordinary diversity of our seven unique continents on the most epic scale. This immersive journey, with bespoke narration from David Attenborough, features breath-taking footage from Seven Worlds, One Planet, projected on multiple multi-angle screens using the very latest digital screen technology. Coming to The Daikin Centre, Earl’s Court, London from 30 March 2023.
Peter Rabbit: Easter Adventure – Covent Garden
Location: Chestnut Bakery, 24 Floral Street. WC2E 9DS
Date/time/price: 21st Mar, various times, £23 , ages 6 months to 2 years: £6.00
Live performance and puppetry, from the world of Beatrix Potter.
NHM: Titanosaur: Life as the Biggest Dinosaur
Location: Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 5BD
Date/Time/Price: from 31st Mar, opening hours : 10am – 5:50pm, Adult: £16, Child:£9
The Natural History Museum in London is set to showcase a gigantic dinosaur cast, the Titanosaur, which is considered the most complete ever discovered. This enormous skeleton cast stands at an impressive nine metres high and is 12 metres long, making it four times heavier than Dippy the Diplodocus. Visitors can witness the life of this prehistoric beast, from a football-sized egg to a fully-grown adult. The exhibition provides an opportunity to explore how the Titanosaur survived and thrived on Earth, including its encounters with ferocious predators that took a bite out of its tail. This is a unique experience that should not be missed by anyone interested in the wonders of the natural world.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream Family Workshop: Shakespeare Globe Theatre
Location: 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London, SE1 9DT
Date/time/price: 13th April – 10th August, £10
Hear about the history of Shakespeare’s London and the theatrical world he created.
You’ll then visit one of our rehearsal rooms to take part in an interactive workshop for the whole family. Using a range of activities and games designed to draw out elements of the play’s language, characters and themes, the session will bring you together with other families to discover the joy of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Workshops are led by one of the Globe’s highly experienced practitioners who include actors, teachers and directors.
Location: Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX.
Date/time/price: 8th April, 12pm, Free
The entire disco is powered by bicycles. There are no batteries, so when the pedalling stops, the music stops. Bring your kids, neighbours, grannies and grandads to make sure the grooves never stop.
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