Easter Holiday activities around London
Easter holidays are underway, but with so much to do how can you decide where to spend a lovely bank holiday weekend in London? Well, as luck would have it, we’ve come up with some family friendly ideas to keep everyone entertained over the holidays.
London in Easter is a world of chocolate, bunnies and plenty of egg hunts, as well as a few Easter dinosaurs (we’ve checked with the Easter Bunny, Easter Dinosaurs are a thing) that are sure to keep everyone entertained.
Peter Rabbit Easter Adventure at Covent Garden
Runs up to 16th of March 2023
Tickets between £23-£27.50, £6 for infants between 6 months and 2 years.
Big and little kids alike will enjoy this immersive spectacular that uses live performances, puppetry and imagination to whisk you back to an old Covent Garden. Mr McGregor has kidnapped Jemimah Puddleduck, and you must help Beatrix Potter, Peter Rabbit and their friends to rescue her.
There is plenty to do here, with some arts and crafts workshops, an obstacle course (for 4–9-year-olds) and an Easter Adventure Shop – it’s fun for everyone. The experience lasts for around 50 minutes, and although there are paid extras that you will end up getting, it’s entirely worth it to see how much the kids love it.
Book tickets here for the Peter Rabbit Easter Adventure.
Titanosaur: Life as the Biggest Dinosaur at The Natural History Museum
Runs up to January 2024
Tickets for adults are £16, and £9 for children. Booking is advised.
In a recent exhibition that opened at The Natural History Museum, this giant dinosaur is thought to be one of the largest creatures to have ever walked the earth.
The bones on display are colossal, and there are some interactive exhibits throughout the gallery, as well as being able to handle some samples and hear how this incredible creature could have survived.
There are also exhibits about other giant animals from the past and now, how they live, what they eat and how we can protect them from harm. The whole exhibition is truly fascinating, and children will love to see the giant bones of this humongous beast. Book your tickets for this giant exhibit here.
Become a Duck Detective at WWT London Wetland Centre
Runs up to the 15th of April 2023
£1 per person, available from the Admissions Desk.
Duck Detectives sounds incredible, perfect for those who love a mystery that is more family-friendly than the many true crime trails in London. It’s very fact-filled, and there are also pond sessions and plant detectives, so the whole family will know more about nature than ever before.
Discover underwater mysteries using bird tracks, feathers, bird calls and even their poo to find the right animal and get to the bottom of some wildlife secrets. It’s an interesting and fun way to spend an afternoon, and as it is close to London, it’s easy to get back and enjoy other attractions after being here. You can also visit the whole centre on your visit. It’s a great place to go to get some fresh air in London. Book your tickets for the WWT London Wetland Centre.
Tower of London Zoo Time
Runs to the 16th of April 2023
Tower of London admission – Adults £29.90, children £14.90, under 5 are free.
The Tower of London has a famous past with animals, including some wild and exotic ones. Take the trail to find out more about the wonderful menagerie that various monarchs kept here. The Head Keepers’ stories are a fascinating listen and there are some pop-up performances throughout the day that extends the experience.
There is an interactive exhibition in the Brick Tower, which gives you even more of an insight into the lives of the animals of the Tower of London, look for some stylish beasts, the weird and the downright dangerous! It’s a great day out, the Tower is jam-packed with exhibits and lots of information about monarchs dating back hundreds of years.
Grab some tickets for the Tower of London and enjoy the fantastic beasts you’ll find.
London Zoo’s Zoonormous Egg Hunt
Runs to the 16th of April 2023
Tickets from £30 for adults, £19.50 for children, and under 3s go free.
One of our favourite places to visit! London Zoo has gone all out with a huge range of Easter activities with arts and crafts and the best Easter Egg hunt you’ll ever be on.
Find the special Easter eggs which have been hidden all over the zoo and solve the riddles to get to the next one. If you solve the riddles correctly, you’ll find the secret golden egg! Along the way, you’ll get to see the amazing range of animals that are housed and looked after at London Zoo, as well as learn more about different animals around the world. Book tickets for London Zoo here or become a member and visit as often as you want!
Easter Trail at Chelsea Physic Garden
Runs to Easter Monday 2023
Normal admission price plus £5 for the trail
Take the children on a walk through the Chelsea Physic Garden on a self-guided tour, they can run around seeing all the different plants, flowers and wildlife. The gardens are celebrating 350 years and are hoping that they’ll get some budding gardeners and horticulturists to get involved in looking to the future of the gardens and nature in general.
Become Planet Heroes, find out more about our planet and how we can look after it and at the end, get a chocolate treat or prize to reward you for all your hard work. There are other drop-in activities around the gardens, including pond dipping and taking a break at the Physic Garden Café to rest tired little legs. Book tickets for this trail quickly here.