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The Spring Easter break is almost upon us and if you’re looking for some family friendly activities to get you through, check out our round-up of activities to keep your little bunnies busy!  Some of the activities are very local and some a little further afield if we think it’s worth it – and not too tricky to navigate your way there (life is complicated enough!).

For holiday camp options, see our Camps Guide.

We hope you all have an egg-cellent time! 

EGG HUNTS AND TRAILS

Animal Easter Trail at the Royal Air Force Museum

When: 8th April – 22nd April
Where: Royal Air Force Museum, Grahame Park Way, London NW9 5LL
Time: 11am – 3pm
What to expect: Hop on with the Easter bunny to find all his animal friends across the museum and find out why they might be hiding underneath the aircraft. Delicious chocolate prize when all the animals are found!
Cost: £3 per child (tickets can be purchased at the shop on arrival to Hangar 1, tickets are sold until 2.30pm)

Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt

When: 6th – 22nd April
Where: Kensington Palace & Hampton Court Palace 
What to expect: Special Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt returns to Hampton Court Palace and will also be taking place for the first time at Kensington Palace this Easter.  After finding all the bunnies hidden around the beautiful gardens and royal surroundings, little ones will be able to pick up a delicious Lindt chocolate treat.

Cadbury Easter Egg hunt at Fenton House

When: 6th – 22nd April
Where: Fenton House, Hampstead Grove, Hampstead, London NW3 6SP
What to expect: The magical walled garden here is full of hidden nooks and crannies to give even the most experienced egg hunters a challenge. With delicious chocolatey treasure spread over the grounds including the sunken garden, ancient orchard, kitchen garden and along hidden paths, your little treasure hunters are bound to work up an appetite. On a dry day, you can bring a picnic and relax among spring flowers while others seek out hidden treasures.

Easter egg hunt at the Victoria & Albert Museum

When: Saturday 6th April
Where: Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Rd, Knightsbridge, London SW7 2RL
Time: 10.15am to 1pm
What to expect: This is a family-friendly holiday treasure hunt conducted in teams and is open to kids, students, and adults of all ages, where anyone can try their hand at finding the clues hidden within the text, but please note there are no real, physical eggs to be found.
Cost: Adult £15, Kids under 12 £8

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EASTER LED ACTIVITIES

Family Easter Fun at Burgh House & Hampstead Museum

When: Friday 19th April
Where: Burgh House & Hampstead Museum, New End Square, Hampstead NW3 1LT
Time: 12pm – 3pm
What to expect: Crafts and storytelling and load of fun. Advance booking is essential. Ages 8 and under, children must be accompanied by an adult
Cost: £11.25

Easter Extravaganza at The Royal Mews

When: Monday 22nd April
Where: The Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 0QH
Time: 11am – 15pm
What to expect: Explore the Royal Mews and try to find all of the hidden horses to win a chocolatey prize, then enjoy springtime with themed arts and crafts.
Cost: Free with standard admission, and suitable for families of all ages.

Easter at Kew

When: 6th April – 22nd April
Where: Kew Gardens, Richmond, TW9 3AE
What to expect: Delve into nature this Easter with fun family activities including the Tower of Colour, Sunday stories, a log trail, a woodland walk, giant badger sett and glasshouses.
Cost: Included with entry to the Gardens

Bunny Hop and Seek Trail at the Museum of Brands

When: 6th April – 22nd April
Where: Museum of Brands, 111-117 Lancaster Road, London W11 1QT
Time: 10am – 6pm Monday to Saturday, 11am – 5pm Sunday and Bank Holidays
What to expect: Discover hidden bunnies while travelling through the Time Tunnel with the Bunny Hop and Seek Trail. Amongst the toys, sweets and breakfast cereals from generations of childhood memories, hunt out Peter Rabbit, Bugs Bunny, Thumper from Bambi, and more.
Pick up a trail from reception all day during the Easter holidays. Tick off all our bunnies as you explore the Museum to be rewarded with a prize. Suitable for ages 5-10.
Cost: Free with Museum Admission

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Museum of Brands

Mini Keepers at ZSL London Zoo

When: 6th April – 21st April
Where: ZSL London Zoo, Regent’s Park, NW1 4RY
What to expect: A fun-packed role playing experience for little animal lovers. Kids will be able to step into the role of a zookeeper and will be taken on a journey behind the scenes to the heart of the action. After arriving for work through a secret entrance in the Zoo, new recruits will be kitted out in uniform and given their daily check lists, which includes preparing lunch for the squirrel monkeys, creating fun activities for the meerkats etc. After the uniforms come off, a packed schedule of demonstrations and activities throughout the week will take families further inside the exciting world of the Zoo.
Cost: Mini Keepers and all extra activities are included in the entry price

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London Zoo

 

Community Arts & Crafts Fair (Easter Special)

When: 20th April, 12pm – 7pm
Where: Brent Hub Community Centre, 6 Hillside, Stonebridge, NW10 8BN
What to expect: This special event will feature a large group of local talented artists exhibiting and selling their unique and interesting creations including jewellery, hand-crafted products, art, woodcraft, accessories, therapies, foods, books, fashion and much much more.
Cost: Free

THEATRE & CINEMA

The Lexi Cinema

When: 5th – 10th April (The Lego Movie 2 – U), 6th – 11th April (Captain Marvel – 12A), 12 – 21st April (Dumbo – PG).
Where: 194B Chamberlayne Road, NW10 3JU
What to expect: Great films, comfy seats, yummy popcorn, hot & cold drinks and the bonus of supporting a charity
Cost: £5 per ticket

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Dumbo

Electric Cinema

When: 23rd March – 29th April (Dumbo – PG).
Where: 191 Portobello Road, London, W11 2ED
What to expect: Boutique independent cinema in a wonderful location playing Tim Burton’s remake of a true classic.
Cost: £10 – £20 per child & £20 – £45 per adult

Lyric Theatre

When: 13th April & 20th April
Where: Lyric Theatre, Lyric Square, King Street, W6 OQL
What to expect: Out of the Hat puppet Show: When Doris and Delilah wake up to find something strange and sparkly has fallen from the sky, they are inspired to put on the world’s greatest magic show. But will the conjuring trick work and will anything ever come out of the hat? 45 min show. For ages 2-8.  13th April

The Three Little Pigs: Once upon a time there were three little pigs, and now it is time for them to leave home. They set off to build their dream houses. But then these homes are put to the test by a misunderstood wolf who has a little bit of a problem. 45 min show.  For ages 3-8.  20th April
Cost: £8 per ticket (both shows)

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