Easter activities with kids in London are aplenty this year and we’ve got five ideas for you and your crew to try. Hasn’t it been such a rainy grey March? We’re all ready for a burst some Springtime colour and joy.
Here are some Easter holiday activities to try, we’ve included ideas for all ages and some indoor and outdoor options so no matter the weather (but uh we’d prefer sun now!) you’re covered. Hop to it…
Camley Street Natural Park: The Great Spring Egg Hunt
On this egg-themed wildlife trail you will encounter challenges to conquer and creative tasks to complete, all whilst learning about the different types of wildlife that lay eggs. Hop down to the cafe at this lovely canal-side reserve in King’s Cross and collect your guide; once you have completed it a chocolate surprise awaits.
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Join the Zoonormous Egg Hunt – a fun family trail starting in the heart of the Zoo. Solve riddles to guide your path, collect all the clues and (if you can unscramble them…), you’ll make it to the secret golden egg while learning about some incredible animals along the way. There’s also an Easter craft activity.
London Museum of Water and Steam: Bubbles!
Bubble-tastic fun is coming to this museum that’s brilliant for all ages. There will be bubble discos, story and music sessions, crafts, hands-on activities and their popular Wet and Bubbly Science Show!
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Kenwood House: Easter Adventure Quest
Explore the grounds to hunt for clues and challenges and discover traditional Easter games like egg rolling and the egg and spoon race. Track down the Easter eggs and you’ll be rewarded with an adventurer’s certificate and a tasty chocolate treat.
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Hampton Court Palace: Gold Bunny Hunt
Seek out the gold bunnies and discover the stories of fascinating people who visited, lived and worked at Hampton Court Palace. We did this trail a few years ago and both our kids loved it! It’s fun for adults too as it includes interesting history and the gorgeous grounds. Run free in the 60 acres of Henry VIII’s gardens to find the hidden bunny statues, uncover fascinating stories and be rewarded with a chocolate bunny.
Beyond the Streets
A massive exhibition taking over the entire Saatchi Gallery, this is a joy for kids and adults to explore. Big bold bright and fun, it explores the origins of street art and shares modern day marvels From spray-painted subway trains to paper art, hip hop, wild puppets and a day-glow cavern of finds, this show incorporates so much and makes viewers think outside the frame. There is nothing hands-on here, it’s all looking, so keep that in mind when attending with kids. Our kids (aged 7 and 10) loved it and found it inspiring.
Kite Studios: Art and Clay Camps
This brilliant art studio in Shepherd’s Bush offers amazing holiday camps for kids and this Easter is no exception. In the clay camp children will throw a pot and build their own clay figurines as well as working together to create collaborative masterpieces. In the art camp they’ll work on drawing, painting and mixed media.
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Natural History Museum: Titanosaur – Life as the Biggest Dinosaur
For the first time ever in Europe you can step into the world of the colossal titanosaur Patagotitan mayorum, one of the largest known creatures to have ever walked our planet. It’s four times heavier than Dippy the Diplodocus! Handle specimens, explore interactives and learn how a creature of this colossal size thrived on Earth.
Sadler’s Wells: Jungle Book Reimagined
Featuring an original score, ten international dancers and state-of-the-art animation and visuals, Jungle Book reimagined is a beautifully compelling and vital piece of storytelling about our intrinsic need to belong and bond with others, and placing the importance of connecting with and respecting our natural world at its heart.
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Southbank Centre: Selection of Family Shows
Check out Southbank Centre’s schedule over Easter break there are some really fun looking shows to book for a range of ages. Marty and the Party, Bossy and Humans 2.0 by Circa all look amazing. Plus there’s a free pedal-powered disco on 8 April – power the party by pedalling bikes!
Featured image from ZSL London Zoo