Looking for some fun in the Easter holidays in London?

Looking for some fun in the Easter holidays in London?

 19 Mar 2018

The Easter holidays are just around the corner and there are loads of things to do in London! Why not make it a little bit more exciting than gorging ourselves in copious amounts of chocolate Easter eggs?

Here are Homebodies egg-cellent suggestions on what to do with young kids:

  1. A big day out with Peter Rabbit

Join Peter Rabbit and his friends in a fun activity packed day! This Easter themed festival will be filled with exciting games, bunny ear making workshops and a trail exploring the different fruits and vegetables found in Mr McGregor’s garden.

Where: Kew Gardens

When: Friday 30th March – Sunday 15th April

Time: Activities will run from 10:30am – 3:30pm

Admission fee: Adult - £17, child - £5

Website: https://www.kew.org/kew-gardens/whats-on/a-big-day-out-with-peter-rabbit

 

  1. London Zoo’s Superhero Takeover

Discover and explore the amazing wildlife and trails London Zoo has to offer with an exciting comic book to help guide you.

Where: London Zoo

When: Friday 30th March – Sunday 15th April

Time: 10am – 5:30pm

Admission fee: Included in main zoo entry fee

Website: https://www.zsl.org/zsl-london-zoo

 

  1. Easter Egg Hunt at Hampton Court Palace

Learn some incredible history about the palaces past while you hunt down Lindt chocolate bunnies.

Where: Hampton Court Palace

When: Monday 26th March – Sunday 15th April

Time: 10am – 4:30pm

Admission fee: Adult - £21.20, child - £10.60

Website: https://www.hrp.org.uk/hampton-court-palace/explore/lindt-gold-bunny-hunt/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIn87F1Ovc2QIVr53tCh1LqgswEAAYASAAEgJNRvD_BwE#gs.fmTlSsc

 

  1. Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic

Visit the V&A to discover the magical world of this much loved bear through a creative and playful exhibition.

Where: Victoria & Albert Museum

When: Now until Sunday 8th April

Time: Daily 10am – 5:30pm, Friday 10am - 9:30pm

Admission fee: £8 for all

Website: https://www.vam.ac.uk/exhibitions/winnie-the-pooh-exploring-a-classic#intro

 

  1. Power Up

The Science Museum is filling a huge area up with the most essential retro games to date. This event features the best console and video games from the past 4 decades and will include the classic games like Mario Brother’s, Sonic and Minecraft. There’s something for everyone at this unique gaming extravaganza!

Where: Science Museum

When: Friday 30th March – Sunday 15th April

Time: 90 minute sessions, half day passes and evening sessions

Admission fee: Dependant on time session

Website: https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/see-and-do/power#times

 

  1. Bounce Trampoline Park

For a fun and exciting day out, why not visit the first indoor trampoline park in the UK? Not only would it be entertaining for your little ones, but for the grownups too!

Where: Three locations - Milton Keynes, Peterborough, Ipswich

When: Open all year round

Time: One or two hour sessions available

Admission fee: Ages 3-4 - £6.99, ages 5 or up - £11.99

Website: http://www.bouncegb.com/

 

  1. Mr Greathead’s Great Idea!

Join Mr James Greathead at the London Transport Museum to see who he is and what he invented a long, long time ago! There are both Storytime and Stay and Play sessions available. The Storytime session is suitable for children aged 3 to 7 years and is approximately 20 minutes long, whereas the Stay and Play Activity is more suited for children aged 5 to 12 years with two sessions daily.

Where: Transportorium and Garden, London Transport Museum

When: Friday 30th March – Sunday 15th April

Time: Storytime sessions – 11am until 2pm daily

Stay and Play sessions – 11am to 12:45pm, or 2:30pm to 3:45pm daily

Admission fee: Free

Website: https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/learning/family-learning

 

  1. Investigate for Families

Discover how scientists really work by testing it out for yourself! Tools will be provided to help you get a closer look at the evidence used to help museum scientists in their work.

Where: Natural History Museum

When: Now – Sunday 15th April 2018

Time: Weekdays – 15:40pm to 5pm, weekends – 11am to 5pm

Admission fee: Free

Website: http://www.nhm.ac.uk/events/investigate-for-families.html

 

  1. Lambing Weekend

Welcome newborn lambs to the World at Forty Hall’s lambing weekend and see other rare breed animals, watch sheep shearing and craft demonstrations.

Where: Forty Hall Estate (Enfield)

When: Saturday 24th _ Sunday 25th March

Time: 11am - 4pm no booking required

Admission: £5/£2

Website: https://www.fortyhallestate.co.uk/whats-on/forty-hall-farm-lambing-weekend/

 

  1. Hedgehog Day in Hyde Park

Learn all about these spiky mammals and find out how radio equipment is used to track them, take part in a nature trail and do hedgehog themed arts and crafts including a clay hedgehog to take home.

Where: Hyde Park

When Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th April

Time: 11am - 3pm (book ahead)

Admission: Free

Website: https://www.royalparks.org.uk/whats-on/upcoming-events/discovery-day-hedgehog-heroes?&f.Park%7CB=&&meta_d1year=2018&meta_d1month=Feb&meta_d1day=15&sort=metaS&num_ranks=12&meta_d1year=2018&meta_d1month=Feb&meta_d1day=15&sort=metaS

 

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