20 Eggscellent Easter Activities To Do With The Kids

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From egg hunts to petting zoos, adorable afternoon teas to stunning stage productions, we’ve rounded up the best Easter activities in London to do with the kids. Expect copious amounts of chocolate, themed events and a whole lot of fun.

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Kids Easter Icing Classes

Put your icing skills to the test with a Biscuiteers class. This Easter they’ve got plenty of kid-friendly activities happening on various dates across April. They’ll be running special sessions allowing your little ones to get stuck in and ice biscuits with adorable Easter-themed decorations. 

It’s a chance to learn a new skill. Plus, you get to go home with your creations so it’s a win-win.




Superworm at Kew Gardens

Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s Superworm is headed to Kew this half term. Let your little ones explore the underworld of Superworm in this special Easter trail, learning along the way how plants and animals work together as a team. 

Familiar scenes from the much-loved book and TV special will come to life along the walk as you dig deeper into Kew and the creatures found within. All that’s left to ask is – can you help save Superworm from Wizard Lizard?

When: 01.04.2023 – 16.04.2023

Where: Kew, Richmond, TW9 3AE 

WebsitE: www.kew.org

The Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt at Hampton Court Palace

Who doesn’t love an Easter hunt? Let your kid’s dreams come true this Easter holiday and book in for Hampton Court Palace’s legendary Lindt GOLD BUNNY hunt.

Use the trail map to explore the gardens and see how many Lindt bunnies you can spot hiding in the grass. Match up the name of the important palace character on the trail to the red ribbon on the bunny statue at each location.  

Can you find them all? Collect a Lindt GOLD BUNNY chocolate at the finish line…

When: 01.04.2023 – 16.04.2023

Where: Hampton Court Palace, Hampton Court Way, Molesey, East Molesey, KT8 9AU 

Website: www.hrp.org.uk


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Themed Afternoon Tea at The Kensington

Embark on a swift journey around the world courtesy of The Kensington’s cute 80 Days Around The World afternoon tea. Taking inspiration from Jule Verne’s headstrong hero Phileas Fogg, the tea celebrates his adventures through themed bites.

Expect each treat to be inspired by countries around the world, from Hong Kong-inspired miso and sweet potato tapioca balls to Indian-inspired kheer pudding with raspberry compote and pistachio cream.

Where: 109-113 Queen’s Gate, South Kensington, SW7 5LP

Website: www.doylecollection.com

Family Film Club, Barbican Centre

The Barbican hosts a weekly family film club, allowing you and all your family to fall in love with the magic of cinema. 

Taking place every Saturday morning, their Easter holiday line-up looks epic. On Saturday 1st, kiddies can catch the witty Big Bad Fox and Other Tales and a flash film quiz after the screening, while Saturday 8th will see you return to the land of Oz in the 1939 film, The Wizard of Oz.

When: Every Saturday

Where: Barbican Cinema 2, Beech Street, Barbican, EC1Y 8AA 

Website: www.barbican.org.uk

BBC Earth Experience

London’s set to get a brand new immersive experience this spring. Created in partnership with BBC Studios, Moon Eye Productions and Live Nation, the BBC Earth Experience offers a 360 degree audio-visual journey, featuring footage from the TV series Seven Worlds, One Planet. 

Narrated by David Attenborough, you’ll have the chance to be fully immersed and get stuck into the wonders of planet Earth. Journey through the ocean floor in the Water Life room, immerse yourself in the drone footage on the Vista Stage and see the wonders that grace the plant on a microscopic level in the Micro Life room. Educational and fun, this is a great one for all the family.

When: 30.03.2023 – 31.07.2023

Where: The Daikin Centre, Earl’s Court, Empress Place, SW6 1TT 

Website: www.bbcearthexperience.com

Bossy at Southbank Centre

Southbank Centre always puts on a good show for kids around the holidays. This Easter’s special is Bossy, a family-friendly performance that follows Beth and her quest to find out who she really is and stand up for herself. 

Taking over the Elizabeth Hall on Saturday 7th, the show celebrated Black culture. Complete with a great Caribbean soundtrack, follow along as Beth strives to become the world’s best leader.

When: 07.04.2023 

Where: Elizabeth Hall at Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1 8XX  

Website: www.southbankcentre.co.uk


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Easter Staycation at Horwood House Hotel

Escape the city and opt for a magical countryside break with the kids. Complete with Woburn Safari Park and Silverstone Interactive Museum on the doorstep, Horwood House Hotel is the perfect place to experience the best of spring with the little ones.

They’ve launched a special Easter package, complete with free dining for kids under 12, chocolate afternoon tea for all, Easter egg hunts and more.

where: mursley road, little horwood, milton keynes, buckinghamshire, MK17 0PH

Website: www.horwoodhouse.co.uk

Spring festival at Battersea Power Station

From giant flower trails to face painting, bungee trampolines to Hoola hooping classes, Battersea Power Station is going all out this Easter half term. There are so many activities for kids to get stuck into, including gardening workshops, mini sports days, storytelling and dancing and more. 

There’ll even be a mobile farm courtesy of Vauxhall City Farm, where littles ones can say hi to alpacas, sheep, goats and more furry friends. Fuel up after all the running around at one of the neighbourhood’s restaurants where you’ll find limited-edition sweet treats, from Crosstown’s hot cross bun doughnut to Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen & Bar’s hot cross choux bun – yum. 

When: Until 16.04.2023


Website: www.batterseapowerstation.co.uk

Frozen the Musical

Whether you’re seeing it for the first time or the umpteenth time, Frozen the Musical brings Disney’s most loved princesses to life on the big stage. Now on stage at Theatre Royal Drury Lane, let your imagination run wild as you see Elsa and Anna’s story unfold through beautiful costumes, special effects and stunning scenery. 

Before you head onto the adventure, why not stop by The Grand Saloon at The Lane to try Lily Vanilli’s afternoon tea.

Where: The Lane, Catherine Street, Covent Garden, WC2B 5JF 

Website: www.thelane.co.uk

National Trust Easter Egg Trails

With over 100 Easter egg hunts taking place across the UK, you know you’re in good hands with the National Trust. Get a history lesson and egg hunt rolled into one at one of the Trust’s top locations across the country, from Wiltshire’s Lacock Abbey to Surrey’s Hatclands Park. Or stay closer to home and try one of the Trust’s London locations such as Ham House.

When: Various dates 

Where: Various locations 

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk


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Not your typical family outing, Puttshack is the perfect place to let off some steam and allow your friendly competitive side loose. It’s the world’s first tech-infused mini gold, inspired by arcade games and fairground games. 

They’ve got four London locations and serve up kid-friendly food too. Think stonebaked pizzas, dirty burgers and chocolate churros. 

Where:  Bank, White City, Watford & Lakeside 

Website: www.puttshack.com

The Peter Rabbit Easter Experience

It isn’t Easter without a mention of Peter Rabbit. This spring all the magic of Beatrix Potter’s loveable stories come to life in Covent Garden. 

Spread across dates in March and April, the experience will see you helping Miss Potter out on a rescue mission, learn how to drive in a mini ROVER at Mr McGregor’s obstacle course and even a few photo ops with Peter Rabbit himself.

When: 21.03.2023 – 16.04.2023 

Where: Chestnut Bakery, 24 Floral Street, WC2E 9DS 

Website: www.feverup.com

Elmer and Friends: The Colourful World of David McKee

Horniman’s latest exhibition is sure to impress all ages this half term. Elmer the Patchwork Elephant’s world comes into focus, celebrating over 30 years of David McKee’s colourful world.

In his first-ever major retrospective, this exhibition will feature a giant magnetic Elmer game, illustrations from the Elmer series and the original storyboard of King Rollo, as well as a cosy dressing-up corner and reading areas.

WHEN: UNTIL 16.04.2023



Brick Dinos

Not an Elmer fan? Another brilliant one for the little ones, Horniman Museum & Gardens will be bringing the dinosaurs back to life this year with their epic exhibition, titled Brick Dinos.

This family-friendly exhibition takes a look at the Jurassic and Cretaceous Period, offering visitors the chance to get to meet dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures. And the interesting part? All of the creatures have been built using LEGO® bricks.

For more upcoming exhibitions, check out our guide to the biggest exhibits opening in 2023.

WHEN: 10.02.2023 – 29.10.2023



Cutty Sark

It wouldn’t be a half-term guide without a mention to our favourite little ship: Cutty Sark. Now around 200 years old, kiddies can uncover all about the history of the Cutty Sark, the fastest clipper, discover its weird and wonderful characters, and explore the incredible naval college buildings. 

This Easter they’ve got plenty of themed activities going on too, from meeting Cutty Sark’s colourful characters to creating giant drawings of the future. 



Titanosaur: Life as the Biggest Dinosaur, Natural History Museum

If you’ve got a little dinosaur-obsessed human at home, make their dreams a reality Easter break and book in for the Natural History Museum’s brand new exhibition dedicated to the largest creatures to have ever walked our planet. 

Titanosaur: Life as the Biggest Dinosaur takes a look at the Patagotitan mayorum. On display for the first time in Europe, this gigantic dino is four times heavier than Dippy the Diplodcus and 12 metres longer than Hope, the museum’s blue whale. 

The dinosaur kingdom will come to life through this mega exhibition, from illustrations of Cretaceous plants and animals to interactive zones.

When: 31.03.2023 – 07.01.2024 

Where: Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, SW7 5BD 

Website: www.nhm.ac.uk

Sixes Cricket

Fun for all the family, Sixes Cricket is the high adrenaline activity to keep your little ones entertained for hours on end.

Using the best technology, you can bat until your heart desires with the cricket scores recorded virtually so you can just get on with the fun part.

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London’s Petting Zoos

There’s no denying London is short of a field or two, but it is littered with petting zoos a’plenty! Pop on your wellies and get stroking a few sheep, patting a couple of pigs and cuddling your fluffy favourites. We’ve rustled together a few of our favourite zoos and farms that’ll see you doing just so here.

Jurassic Afternoon Tea at The Ampersand Hotel

As if afternoon tea didn’t already win you brownie points, The Ampersand Hotel’s Jurassic-themed tea sure will. Your dino-loving kids will be able to head back in time to when dinosaurs roamed the earth with dinosaur-themed treats along the way. 

Look forward to chomping through T-Rez foot-shaped cheese straws, raspberry and lemon crémeux volcano eruptions, dark chocolate and caramel dinosaur egg nests and mini dinosaur biscuits with chocolate fossils hidden within ‘soil’.

Where: 10 Harrington Road, SW7 3ER 

Website: www.ampersandhotel.com

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