Easter is as good a time as any to jump in a car and head to the capital – it’s vibrant with events all over the city – from parties, easter egg hunts and crafts activities for the kids to the usual round up of markets, museums and attractions – many of which a special Easter twist.
If you’re looking to get your hands a little dirty then head to the colourful toy store Hamley’s on Regent Street on Friday and have a go at their Easter Bonnet decorating workshop. Keeping in with the family spirit – head to Rosebery Avenue and the Sadlers Wells’ Family Weekend where as well as watching some captivating, Rapunzel themed, family theatre, you can also take part in games and activities before and after the show. Though make sure you book ahead. If you find yourself in the Hampstead area without a trail to follow – then you could try heading to the beautiful 17th century Fenton House – which will be hosting the Cadbury Easter Egg Trail. The trail is included in the admission price and will take you around an easter themed trail of the gardens with a (chocolatey) surprise at the end.
If that doesn’t satisfy your craving for Easter eggs, then we suggest heading to the always lovely Kew Gardens, who this year will be hosting a plethora of Willy Wonka themed activities alongside an easter egg hunt. This hunt will see you traversing the Royal Kew gardens, collecting tokens as you go which later on you can swap for eggs! It’s free with entry to the gardens but is immensely popular so we suggest booking ahead. There are of course plenty of other egg hunts going on around the city for you and your family to get involved with too – our pick of the rest would be the egg hunts at Kensington Gardens and The Cutty Shark, Greenwich. There are a range of activities going on around London’s museums too though the most intriguing will be at the Foundling Museum where you can make a Handel inspired 3D badge.
It’s true of course that Easter has become very much a family affair – but if you’re in the mood for something a little more adult-orientated, then look out for some ping-pong balls that have been hidden around the capital. Inside you’ll find special prizes such as membership to the London dating site Doing Something, free ping pong and entry to several London attractions. Every egg will include entry to a special Easter Sunday dating event – it will be an attempt at the largest ever ping-pong date.