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Best Things To Do For Easter In London With Kids

10 April 2017 Holiday Treats 0 Comments

 

Get egg-cited… Easter is rapidly approaching!

Easter conjures up images of fluffy bunnies with floppy ears, Easter egg hunting, and candy… really, what more could your children want in a holiday?

Traveling in London during one of the most important Christian holidays of the year can be hectic and stressful, especially with children.  If you and your family are gearing up for Spring, or particularly Easter in London, these tips for your children will make your London family vacation unforgettable!  The historical city is teeming with things to do over the long Easter weekend. Under usually cloudy skies, Easter brings a new light into the gorgeous city.  London has a lot of Easter and springtime activities see our list of favorite activities that will delight your children.

P.S. Our list doesn’t just include Easter activities, but also great activities and recommendations for the entire family over Spring!

Easter Egg Hunt – The Palace Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt

 

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Your kids might know about Easter egg hunts…but what about Easter bunny hunts? At Hampton Court Palace, the goal is to collect as many gold bunnies as you can! As a reward for the kids’ hard work, they will receive a Lindt chocolate. Not only that, but there is a lot to learn at Hampton Court Palace, and this activity makes it a whole lot of fun. Then your family will be able to go through the exciting garden maze. It’s an exciting and different Easter activity in London that kids and families are sure to enjoy. Hop to it!

 

Easter Afternoon Tea

 

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What’s more quintessentially British than afternoon tea? This kid-friendly activity is especially enjoyable in the springtime, when London’s flowers are in bloom. If you’re looking for something Easter-themed, the Ritz London offers a fancy Easter afternoon tea. At this tea, your family will be treated and feel like British Royalty. As an added Easter surprise, all kids under 16 will receive a Ritz Easter egg! The rest of the family will be able to enjoy pastries and tiny sandwiches. Note the strict dress code—tea at the Ritz is great for getting the whole family to dress their best!

Family Twist offers a teatime activity catered specifically to kids and families. You will be introduced to a selection of teas and learn how to make the ‘perfect pot of tea’ in the family kitchen where you will literally get your hands in the dough making delicious crumbly Scottish shortbread and ‘light as a feather’ Devonshire scones! Then you will move into the drawing room for a full Afternoon Tea.

 

Chocolate Making Workshop

 

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Easter is a holiday filled with chocolate for many–we know you love it just as much as your kids do! If you are in London over Easter with your family… How about learning how to make chocolate? This is the perfect Easter and springtime activity for the children and the parents. You can truly get a taste of Easter in London because Family Twist offers a chocolate making workshop. For two hours, you will learn the history of chocolate in England, make some chocolate of your own, and finally, taste your creations! It’s a fun, stress-free activity that kids and adults will love! Not to mention it’s a private workshop, so your family will have quality time to spend together.

 

 

Easter Mass

 

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Easter is one of the most important, if not the most important, holiday in the Christian religion. Besides all of the candy and bunnies, Mass might top your London To-Do list. If you’d like to attend an Easter mass, the Westminster Cathedral offers public mass for the Holy Week and on Easter Sunday. The Westminster Cathedral is the mother church in London and it shows With gorgeously high ceilings and intricate neo-Byzantine mosaics, your family will be in awe during mass. We know it can be stressful trying to find kid-friendly mass, but at this London monument, fear not! Kids and families are welcome. Since the church is quite well known and a gorgeous location, the masses are very popular. If your family wants to the best experience possible, it is recommended that you arrive early to get a pew.

  • Address: 42 Francis St, Westminster, London SW1P 1QW, UK
  • When: Easter Sunday Mass at 8:00am, 9:00am, 12:15pm, 5:30pm, and 7:00pm; Morning Prayer, followed by Solemn Mass at 10:00am; Vespers and Benedictions at 3:30pm
  • Phone: +44 20 7798 9055
  • Website: http://www.westminstercathedral.org.uk/downloads/HolyWeek17.pdf

Moomin Adventures

 

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If you don’t know what a Moomin is, you’ll soon learn! Kids and adults alike love these Finnish cartoon creatures–there are books and comic strips based off these beloved fictional characters. Even if you are unaware of the Moomin legacy, this festival is a wonderful (and fun!) cultural experience for families. Your kids will fall in love with adorable Moomin, and you might too! Taking place in the Royal Botanic Gardens, this festival, going from April 1st to April 17th, is the perfect London springtime activity. There will be a Moomin Adventures Easter trail, arts and crafts workshops, interactive Moomin “missions” and much more. Not to mention the Kew Gardens are the perfect location for a family activity this Easter weekend.

See Butterflies at the Natural History Museum

 

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Butterflies are the symbol of a beautiful springtime. Kids love their beautiful colors and graceful nature, and adults will love watching their kids interact with nature! At the “Sensational Butterflies” exhibit at the Natural History Museum in London, families can explore the tropical butterfly house located on the museum’s lawn. Hundreds of gorgeous butterflies from Central and South America, Africa, and Asia fill the butterfly house with vibrant colors and patterns. If you come at the right time, you might be able to catch a new butterfly emerging from its cocoon for the first time!

Cruise Down The Scenic Thames

 

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Discovering the beautiful city of London on the Thames is one of the best ways to sight-see London during Easter.  The river is a London icon that flows through the exquisite city and made  London easily accessible by trade during the 18th century. Your family will love seeing the picturesque city by boat. Family Twist offers a lovely tour on a traditional clipper boat! During this great 2 hour experience, you will discover some of London’s most fascinating buildings and the stories behind them. Our expert guide will meet you next to the Houses of the Parliament and accompany you to Canary Warf. The tour starts at the London Eye, as you drift down the Thames river, you will see iconic monuments such as Big Ben, the Tate modern, the dome of Saint Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge, the Tower of London as well as the many modern skyscrapers that define London’s skyline. At Canary Warf, you will make your way back to the Millennium bridge and Saint Paul’s Cathedral. After disembarking, you and your children will enjoy a short walk with our guide to Saint Paul’s Cathedral. And to finalize an already great adventure, you will enjoy a beautiful panoramic view from a café just a stone’s throw away from the famous Cathedral. This is truly the perfect springtime activity for the whole family.

Robotics Easter Challenge at the National Army Museum

 

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Maybe “Robotics Workshop” is not the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks of Easter activities in London with kids, but at the National Army Museum, this super fun workshop is actually the perfect activity! Tailored specifically for families and kids, this exciting course has three missions—collecting Easter eggs with the robotic arm, trying to use a spoon with the arm to fill an Easter basket, and creating art with the arm! All in all, this is one unique Easter weekend activity you won’t want to miss.

  • Address: Royal Hospital Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 4HT, UK
  • When: April 1st to April 17th; 45 minute workshops from 10:30am to 11:15am, 11:30am to 12:15pm, 1:15pm to 2:00pm, 2:15pm to 3:00pm, 3:15pm to 4:00pm.
  • Phone: +44 20 7730 0717
  • Website: https://www.nam.ac.uk/whats-on/robotics-easter-challenge

Jurassic Kingdom at Osterley Park

 

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If any members of your family are dinosaur lovers or just love the Jurassic Park movies, you and your children will love exploring Jurassic Kingdom at Osterley Park. Over 30 life-sized animatronic dinosaur replicas are scattered around the park. If your family wants to spend a lovely sunny day just outside of London this Easter or in the springtime, the park will be open between April 1 through April 17. You family will love hopping in a time machine back to the Stone Age.

 

Discover the Kensington Palace

 

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Spend a wonderful spring day this Easter exploring where the children of the Royal Family spent most of their childhood. The Kensington Palace and Gardens are the perfect place to explore with your whole family. The historic and beautiful greenery will amaze and delight your children. Make your trip to the Kensington Palace a fun-filled experience with our tour Childhood In Kensington. You will meet our experienced guide at High Street Kensington station and your children will each get a game of the “goose board.” Unlike traditional guided tours, this time you and your children will be leading the way. All you have to do is follow the instructions on the game of the goose and pay attention to your guide. From High Street Kensington station, you will discover the beautiful Kensington Gardens and imagine how royal children used to live and play around these parts. Your kids will soon lead you straight to Kensington Palace (priority access tickets grants you access without having to wait in line)! You’ll even see Queen Victoria’s doll house and other curiosities that members of the Royal Family have played with during their childhood years in Kensington. Our Childhood in Kensington tour is the perfect way to visit the Gardens and Palace during springtime in a highly entertaining way for both you and your children.

Easter Adventure Quest

 

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Your family will love investigating this Easter Adventure Quest, where all members of your family will have the chance to wander around London cracking clues and solving a mystery around Kenmore. You and your family will meet a character from olden days, and they will help guide around the Easter-themed quest. You will not know which character, but the king, a butler or a perhaps Roman centurion will surely get your kids in the Easter spirit. Oh, and don’t miss out on the  bonus chocolate reward for your family at the end of the tour! The best news: it’s free for the whole family.

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