There’s plenty of fun to be had around the capital throughout April, May and beyond the Easter holidays. Make the most of the school holidays and head to one of these activities – based in and around the capital.
If you’re not sure where where to start with organising a fun-filled schedule for your child, don’t fret! We have curated a list of eight of the best things to do with your little one’s over the easter holidays and beyond.
8 Egg-cellent Things To Do in London This Easter
Visit the New Immersive BBC Earth Experience
Calling all budding conservationists and zoologists! Head to the Daikin Centre in Earl’s Court to immerse yourselves in the BBC Earth Experience. Visitors’ journey across the world’s seven continents will be narrated by the one and only Sir David Attenborough. Inspired by the award-winning TV series, Seven Worlds, One Planet, this audio-visual voyage through the natural world welcomes all ages to experience a colourful carpet of starfish, a forest full of fireflies and penguin parades on ice.
When: 30 April – 31 July 2023
Where: BBC Earth Experience, The Daikin Centre, Earl’s Court, Empress Place, London, SW6 1TT
Join the Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt at Hampton Court Palace
Head to The Mitre at Hampton Court Palace to join the bunny hunt and seek out the Lindt GoldBunny! Along the way, discover the stories of fascinating people who visited, lived and worked at Hampton Court Palace.
Families can explore 60 acres of Henry VIII’s gardens to find the hidden Lindt Gold Bunny statues. Match up the name of the important palace character on the trail to the red ribbon on the bunny statue at each location.
When: 1 – 16 April 2023
Where: Hampton Court Palace, Hampton Ct Way, Molesey, East Molesey, KT8 9AU
The Platyegg Hunt at Phantom Peak
This Easter, Phantom Peak – the newly expanded Open World Immersive Game Experience, is making a name for itself as one of the biggest and best immersive world experiences for young and old as they launch their annual, and super unique, Easter Platyegg Hunt – perfect for the family holidays.
Join the special egg hunt with a difference for the school-aged explorer as well as trails for the experienced and hardened trail finder. The platypus eggs have been left around the 30,000 sq. ft town and are just waiting to be discovered – but only if puzzles and clues are solved.
There are six riddles and a worksheet to follow, the first clue is given to start the chase, and with each egg found there will be a letter to collect which will eventually form a word. Solve the puzzle, and win a prize!
When: 6 – 14 April 2023
Where: The Southwark Construction Skills Centre, Canada St & Surrey Quays Rd Behind, London, SE16 7PJ
Easter Activities at Mama Shelter Shoreditch
Mama Shelter in Shoreditch has teamed up with East End Kids, the ultimate guide of things to do for parents in East London, to create the ultimate Easter day out.
Mama Shelter is inviting families for an activity-packed Easter Sunday. Guests will have the option to stick with Mama’s brunch including delicious dishes such as Pulled Ham Benedict or fan-favourite, Hot Smoked Salmon Royale. Alternatively, guests can switch to the delicious Sunday Roast menu for Easter. Roast dishes include Slow Cooked Pork Belly, Cardamon Roasted Butternut Squash Wellington and Pan Roasted Rump of Lamb. Each deliciously piled plate comes with all of the traditional trimmings.
The fun doesn’t stop there, Mama Shelter London Shoreditch will be working with East End Kids to co-host the day of fun for the neighbourhood. Visitors will enjoy all kinds of creative activities this Easter, from egg painting to magic, arcade machines and everyone’s favourite foosball!
When: April 9
Where: Mama Shelter Shoreditch London, 437 Hackney Rd, London, E2 8PP
Follow the Superworm Trail at Kew Gardens
This Easter, the wonderful world of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s incredible invertebrate Superworm will be recreated at Kew Gardens and Wakehurst. New interactive trails will allow young visitors to encounter this super-long and super-strong hero and his insect companions whilst discovering more about the vital role these familiar species play in our ecosystem.
At Kew Gardens, families can follow the trail and discover familiar scenes from the best-selling book, dig deep into the importance of soil, and find out all about the different garden creatures of Superworm.
When: 1 – 16 April 2023
Where: Kew Gardens, Richmond, Surrey
Climb into The Wild at Substation Brixton
State-of-the-art bouldering and fitness centre Substation Brixton has launched The Wild, a new developmental and creative activity space for children. From free play to private parties, The Wild is the coolest hangout spot for young climbers to have fun and enjoy the benefits of climbing.
Curated with a leading Froebel specialist, The Wild is designed to provide maximum stimulation through sensory touch points, colours and shapes – the perfect space for children to play and learn in a creative, colourful, fun environment.
Where: Unit 13, Ellerslie Square Industrial E
London Children’s Ballet: Snow White, London
The London Children’s Ballet’s new production of Snow White is an original interpretation, performed at Sadler’s Wells by a cast whose ages range from nine to 16. Told in two 40-minute acts, it is the perfect way to introduce a contemporary audience to classical music and ballet this Easter break.
When: 13 – 16 April 2023
Where: Sadler’s Wells Peacock Theatre, Portugal St, London, WC2A 2HT
Meet the Animals at Battersea Park Children’s Zoo
Purchase a trail sheet upon entering the Zoo and use it to help you solve the clues to find the Golden Bunny! Claim your prize for completing the trail at our Gift Shop when exiting the Zoo. Plus, on selected dates throughout the Easter Holidays, Jenny Sunshine and her team will be on hand to transform your little ones with some Easter face paint designs! Lastly, visit the Rabbit’s Warren for a range of Easter themed crafts! You can also take part in the ‘Eggs Factor’ and take a look at some real life animal eggs!
When: 3 – 16 April 2023
Where: Battersea Park, London, SW11 4NJ
Things to do Outside of London this Easter
Bear Grylls Adventure Activities
If you fancy venturing further afield with the kids this Easter, why not ditch the TV and video games and get the family moving with an adrenaline-packed day out with The Bear Grylls Adventure. Conveniently located at the NEC Birmingham, you can share action-packed experiences with your family that you will remember for a lifetime.
As soon as you enter the attraction, you will be immersed into the life of an explorer and, with the help of trained experts to guide you through the day, it will give you all an Easter day out you won’t forget in a hurry. There’s an array of adrenaline pumping activities to try out including an assault course, indoor archery, indoor skydiving, a shark dive, wall-climbing and a brain-busting escape room. Each activity is guaranteed to get your hearts racing and brains ticking and ensures a fun-filled day for all the family.
Some activities are not suitable for younger children and others will require under 10s to be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Where: NEC Birmingham
Legend of the Trebuchet at Warwick Castle
On the 1st April, Britain’s biggest siege machine will return in a spectacular performance – The Legend of the Trebuchet, which will see specially trained castle experts launch a 90kg projectile hundreds of metres through the air at the castle’s Riverside Arena.
Guests can join Warwick Castle’s most unlikely heroes as they battle to defend the ancient fortress from attack. Guests can watch in amazement, as just when it appears that all hope is lost, the rag-tag group pulls together to mount a defence. Against all odds, their teamwork will unleash the mighty power of the trebuchet, sending their boulders up to 300m, as they defend the fine castle.
When: 1 April – 5 November 2023
Where: Warwick Castle, Warwick Castle Dr, Warwick, CV34 6AH
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