Amazing Family Activities to enjoy in London this Easter

Are you ready for an amazing Easter in London this Spring 2023? I have listed 14 fun things and activities for kids and parents!

When is Easter in The United Kingdom?

Easter is on its way already! Are you looking for fun things to do in London for the bank holiday? Visiting London with kids during the Easter holidays is an eggcellent way to experience the city. This year, Easter Sunday will be on April 9th, 2023 and Friday the 7th of April will be a public holiday in Britain. During this time, there are lots of events taking place both before and after the Easter Weekend. Since many schools in the UK have a two-week break for Easter, you can take advantage of the extra time to explore the city centre.

Reasons why London is a great place to visit during Easter

London is a wonderful place to explore at Easter, given that the days are brighter and longer. In Britain, Easter is honoured with lots of Easter trails and activities for kids throughout the city.

Let me take you through my favourite easter events for kids in London this 2023.

II. Things to do in London with kids this Easter holidays

1. Participate in an Easter Egg Hunt or Easter Trail

Lindt Gold Bunny hunt at Hampton Court Palace Gardens

An Easter classic for the school holiday: the Lindt gold bunny hunt in Hampton Court. Follow the trail to the red ribbon and explore the palace gardens to find clues and hidden bunny statues. The winner will receive a Lindt gold bunny chocolate treat or prize if chocolate isn’t your thing.

Visit ZSL London Zoo In Regents Park

Explore ZSL London Zoo for a fun family easter. Easter Bunny has hidden special eggs around the Zoo, but they are special eggs. They have birds, reptiles, fish and butterflies eggs amongst them. Will you find the chocolate ones? Clues will help you along the way to find secret golden eggs, will you be the best detective?

Plus you will get to participate in fun craft activities and get close to wild animals. More info on their website.

Find the Easter Duck at WWT London Wetland Centre

In order to triumph as a Duck Detective and finish the Easter journey, you’ll need to become even more familiar with nature. It’s time to break underwater secrets, chase footprints to discover who has been sneaking around in the dark and locate bird songs to animal poo (yes really!) to uncover wildlife intelligence only an expert Duck Detective is privy to. During this fun family outing, kids will have the chance to take part in a colour pursuit trail card, pond dipping and become plant detectives. They will also learn about nature, plant and insect life on earth.

More info on the WWT website.

Make your own easter egg adventure

If you prefer something more private and special, make your own easter egg hunt and head to the supermarket and get your kid’s favourite chocolate. Hide the eggs yourself in a public park or your garden while your other half keeps the little ones busy. I think hiding eggs is as fun as finding them, you can get pretty creative with it. If you are using a public park, make sure you find all the eggs as chocolate can be toxic to dogs and wildlife.

2. Have a Family Photoshoot in Kenwood House, Hampstead Heath with me, Albalone

Kenwood House is the perfect place for a family photo shoot, especially in the springtime. Surrounded by magnolia and daffodils blossoming in the sun, it’s a beautiful backdrop for family photos. Most of my shoots are done in the morning at a golden hour when the park opens its gate, the light is beautiful, it’s calm and you can hear the birds singing, so peaceful! Plus as it’s the season, you will get rewarded with a chocolate egg at the end.

You will have your images sent back to you within 14 workings day, so you can enjoy a beautiful memory of your family. I highly recommend ordering my signature album, it’s THE perfect heirloom for your family that you can revisit at any time.

My calendar is pretty busy so book your photoshoot now, visit my booking page here.

3. Visit the Easter Parade in Trafalgar Square

The Easter Parade in Trafalgar Square is a great way to celebrate the Easter holiday. The event usually takes place on Easter Sunday and is packed with people of all ages. There are bands playing traditional music, colourful floats and dancers dressed in traditional costumes that will amaze your fam. It’s also a great occasion to sample delicious food and drinks from local vendors. Families can also enjoy some fun activities like riding ponies, taking photos with costumed characters, or even getting their faces painted! The parade ends with an impressive fireworks display that lights up the sky. What a great way to end the day!

4. Take a trip on the London Eye Ferris Wheel

The London Eye Ferris Wheel is a must-do! Located on the banks of the River Thames, it is an iconic structure that offers incredible views of the city from 135 metres above the ground. The journey takes approximately 30 minutes and offers unparalleled views of some of London’s most famous landmarks including Big Ben, Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace, St Paul’s Cathedral and more. On a clear day, you can even get an amazing view up to 40 kilometres away! During your trip, you can purchase snacks and drinks from the refreshment bar in each capsule to make your experience even more enjoyable.

5. Spend the day at a theme park such as Chessington World of Adventures or Legoland Windsor

Spending the day at a theme park is always an exciting and enjoyable experience for the family. From thrilling rides and attractions to fun-filled shows and animal exhibits, there’s something for everyone. At Chessington World of Adventures or Legoland Windsor, visitors can explore themed lands full of activities, from roller coasters to water slides and interactive experiences. The parks also feature dining options that offer delicious treats for all tastes, as well as unique shopping opportunities. With a variety of attractions suitable for all ages, these theme parks guarantee hours of family fun and entertainment.

6. Explore one of London’s famous Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum of London is one of the most visited tourist attractions in the city. This museum is full of interesting and informative displays on everything from dinosaurs to human evolution, and it’s a great place to explore some of the wonders of nature. The museum houses over 70 million specimens, making it one of the largest natural history collections in the world. Visitors can take part in interactive exhibits, explore the art galleries to discover fun facts, view live animals such as snakes, spiders and lizards in their habitats or take part in educational talks about wildlife conservation. With its impressive architecture and a wide variety of activities for adults and kids of all ages, the Natural History Museum is definitely worth a visit if you’re in London during the Easter bank holiday weekend.

Pro tip: Around the museum, only 3 minutes walk away, you will find one of my favourite cafes: Farm Girl. Order my favourites; the Cherry Ripe Porridge or the Banana and Almond Butter Toast, so delicious and very well priced for the location.

7. Enjoy some traditional British cuisine at Borough Market or try some delicious street food at Camden Market

If you’re looking to enjoy some traditional British cuisine, Borough Market is the perfect place to go. The market has been around since the 12th century and is one of London’s oldest and most popular markets, with a wide selection of stalls offering a variety of food options. Whether you’re looking for fish and chips, cheese, or something more exotic like paella or curries, there’s something here for everyone in the family.

Additionally, if you fancy something different then you can try some delicious street food at the full-of-life Camden Market. From burritos, and waffles, to falafel, there’s something for everyone here too. If you visit Camden, take my favourite walk along the canal from Camden Market to King’s cross, and you will see lots of canal boats. I recommend stopping by Word on The Water, a beautiful barge that has been transformed into a library.

8. Take a boat ride on the Uber boat along the River Thames, spotting iconic landmarks along the way

A boat ride along the River Thames is a great way to explore London with family during Easter. Taking an Uber boat will guarantee a unique experience and allow you to enjoy iconic landmarks from the river. As you make your way down the river, you will have the opportunity to spot famous sites like Tower Bridge, St Paul’s Cathedral, The Globe Theatre and The London Eye. To make it even more special, grab some snacks or a bottle of wine and enjoy them on board as you watch London pass by in all its glory.

9. Explore Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens to appreciate nature in the heart of the city

Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens in London are a must-visit for those looking to appreciate nature in the heart of the city. During springtime, the parks come alive with wildflowers, blossoming trees, and wildlife that make it a perfect family outing. On Easter weekend, there’s an array of events like egg trail and outdoor activities that allow you to make some wonderful memories. The parks are also great for outdoor events and activities like cycling, jogging, and boating. Whether you’re looking for peace and relaxation or an adrenaline rush of activities, Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens will have something to offer you. Grab a picnic basket and a frisbee for some fun and relaxed family time over the bank holiday weekend.

10. Go shopping on Oxford Street and experience all that London’s vibrant retail scene has to offer

Oxford Street in London is a fantastic place to go shopping, especially during the Easter season. The streets are bustling with families out and about, enjoying all the activities taking place. You’ll find some of the best retail experiences in the city, including high-end designer stores and independent boutiques. There’s something for everyone, from exquisite handmade jewellery to must-have fashion trends. Whether you’re looking for a special treat for yourself or searching for the perfect gift for your little ones, Oxford Street is sure to have what you need.

11. Go see London’s Famous West End Show for Easter with the kids

I am a huge fan of musicals and I couldn’t do this blog without mentioning it. Take your kids to see my favourite shows: The Lion King, Wicked, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child or Matilda the Musical. I am sure this will keep your kids entertained! Book your tickets in advance to avoid a hefty price.

Pro tip: book your ticket mid-week and arrive 30 minutes early to have a chance to be upgraded at the front. And now that you have plenty of time, grab some delicious treats for the kids and a bottle of wine for you.

12. Participate in BucketRace’s Easter Scavenger Hunt

Participate in a fun family-friendly scavenger hunt on Sunday 9th of April, packed with traditional Easter games. You will have to work out clues to find London’s famous landmarks. You will compete against other teams and participate in tasks like clucking like a chicken, finding a giant Easter egg, and having a space Hopper or an egg and spoon race through the city. This adventure quest will take place at Golden square between 12 to 4 pm and are best for children aged 5 and over.

You can get your ticket for £15 per person on this link. Chocolate reward guaranteed to the winners!

13. Explore Julia Donaldson’s Superworm trail at Kew Gardens

Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler wrote Superworm, a children’s book about the cute story of Superworm, a worm helping his insect community. KG recreated a fun wiggly trail around their beautiful landscape following the adventure of their main character. Follow the trail around and explore the connection between plants and insects and how our ecosystem works. More info on their website is on this link.

Curious about the book by Julia Donaldson, Superworm? Purchase it here on Amazon.

14. Watch “Bossy” at the Theatre at Southbank Centre

Follow Beth’s quest to find out who she really is and what she stands for in this family show celebrating Black culture, with a kick-ass Caribbean soundtrack.

Friday 7th of April, tickets between £9 and £12, more info here.

Easter activities? Nailed it!

Here are my top 14 family activities to do this Easter in London, I am sure you will find exactly what you are after. Now let’s just cross our fingers for the perfect weather, which means no rain in London! But really, take your umbrella.

I will take a week off as it will be my birthday on the 18 April and I will spend my holiday visiting my family in France and stuffing myself with chocolate. I hope you enjoy the activities, send me a message on Instagram with your favourite ones.

Have fun!

Alba x

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