London is always worth a trip, but especially so in springtime. The parks are in bloom, the birds are singing and even the moodiest of Londoners have a smile on their face and a spring in their step. So why not take a few days off and visit the capital? There are plenty of things to do in London at Easter (Fri Apr 3 – Mon Apr 6 2015) and I thought I’d share some of the best days out with you, so you can get planning. By the way, the Holiday Inn Kensington Forum is a great base to start your London adventure. It’s in a fab location and doesn’t break the bank, which is always good news, if you ask me.
Things to do in London at Easter – Easter Egg Hunts
At the Roof Gardens, just a short hop off Kensington High Street, kids will find hidden chocolate treats courtesy of legendary chocolate makers Choccywoccydoodah from 11.45 AM. Parents can sit back, relax and maybe sip a cocktail or two while the Easter Bunny keeps the kids entertained. Handy, right?
If you want to find some sweet treats in the gardens of Borde Hill this Easter, you’ll have to do some real clue-hunting. Fill out the special trail sheet and solve the puzzle to earn your rewards. You can also enjoy some fun giant garden games too.
If you follow the Easter trail at the Bank of England Museum, you won’t be rewarded with coins and bank notes, but let’s face it, kids prefer chocolatey treasures anyway. Once you’ve completed the hunt, your kids can try their hands at making their very own Easter puppets to take home with them.
Things to do in London at Easter – Days Out
CBeeBies’ very own Justin Fletcher is on tour with his friends Robert the Robot, Little Monster, Cat, Andy and Gemma, so make sure to pop to one of his circus-themes shows for lots of singing, dancing and giggles at the Easter weekend. We took Amy to his show in Cardiff almost two years ago and she loved every minute of it!
Some ducklings at the Wetland Centre need help finding their way home. Ask your little explorers to search for them and bring them home safely. A generous prize will wait as well as lots of fun Easter activities and a duck painting workshop.
For those who want to burn off some calories before the big chocolate feast, the annual EasterSkate through Hyde Park is the absolute must-do. Every year, over six hundred people of all levels skate through Hyde Park in London and enjoy free skating lessons by local skating experts.
Things to do in London at Easter – Museums
London’s museums have got some amazing events planned for the weekend and I have to admit defeat and tell you that there are just too many to list here. The museum websites are a great help finding the best events for you though, if you’re looking for something specific.
Some of my favourites are an art workshop at the Museum of London where you can learn all about the history of Easter bonnets and even make your own (not sure I want one, but the idea sounds fun) and a session about Victorian childhood at the Museum of London Docklands which explores the living conditions for kids then and now and allows them to craft a Victorian doll to take home with them.
Another really cute exhibition that fits in wonderfully with the Easter weekend is the celebration of Guess How Much I Love You’s 20th anniversary at the Discover Children’s Story Centre. Make an Easter basket, dress up as Nutbrown Hare or find chocolatey treats along the Easter trail before exploring the museum’s climbing wall, spaceship or monster slide. At the same time, you can also visit the interactive family exhibition celebrating the 10th birthday of the classic How to Catch a Star with lots of fun activities.
Et voila, plenty of things to do in London at Easter and don’t they sound fun? Have I convinced you that a city break over the Easter weekend might be a good idea?
This is a promotional post with images from Cyndy Sims Parr, EasterSkate and London Eye.