Things for Children to do in London this Easter

Easter is just around the corner and that means a lovely week off for the children.  Of course this can also be costly and can bring about the ‘I’m bored’ which usually starts around mid-week if not before!
With this in mind I’ve started planning our Easter activities.
So what is there to do to entertain the children this Easter:
  • Find Shaun the Sheep
    To celebrate the launch of the new Shaun the Sheep movie over 100 giant sculptures of Shan the Sheep created by artists, celebrities and designers will be placed in iconic locations and beautiful green spaces across London.

    The London trail will take place from Saturday 28th March to Monday 25th May, and then will move on to Bristol from Monday 6th July to Monday 31st August.

    After these dates the flocks will to auction to raise money for sick children in hospitals across the UK.

    The is a free trail and would be great for children of all ages and a perfect way to explore London.

  • Easter Egg hunt at the Roof Gardens, London
    Now this is no ordinary Egg hunt, have you ever heard of Choccywoccydoodah?  I’m pretty sure most of you will have done – well the Roof Gardens have teamed up with Choccywoccydoodah  for their Easter egg hunt.

    On Sunday 5th April (Easter Sunday) there will be a special Easter Egg Hunt in the gardens at 11.45am.

    The bar will be open from 11am serving tea and coffee and something a little stronger from 12pm, so while the little ones unearth hidden delights under the watchful eye of the Easter Bunny, parents can relax in the gardens with a drink in hand.

    For an extra special treat we will be offering our chocolate hunters the opportunity to win a giant egg created by Choccywoccydoodah!

  • Justin & Friends Mr Tumble’s Circus
    Roll up, roll up, Justin Fletcher MBE is back in a brand new production this Easter! Following on from his first sell‑out arena tour in 2013, Justin is bringing his fun‑filled show – Justin & Friends: Mr Tumble’s Circus to town!This show is Nationwide however it will be visiting Wembley on 4th and 5th April

  • 500 year anniversary light show at Hampton Court Palace
    This is perhaps one for older children as it is an evening event.  Taking place between 3-5th April, Hampton Court will celebrate its 500th anniversary with an unmissable party.  The Palace is throwing open its doors after hours for an evening of festivities for three nights only.
    Featuring live performances of period music and pop-up bars, the night will end in a spectacular light and sound show on the south façade with fireworks!
    Prices: Adults £22, children £10.

  • London Harness Horse Parade – Monday 6 April 2015
    Adults £7, children free
    The London Harness Horse Parade is a show of well-kept and well-bred horses. It was formed by combining the London Cart Horse Parade, which was founded in 1885, and the London Van Horse Parade, which was founded in 1904.

  • Museums – A fantastic way to dwindle away a whole day, plenty of the most popular London Museums are free to enter.  Spend all day exploring, learning and having fun and if you want a really cheap day out take your own packed lunch with you and avoid the gift shops (I know easier said than done sometimes).  Our favourites include The Natural History Museum, the V&A and next on our list is the Science Museum.
If you are wanting to make a weekend of it or spend a few days exploring but are finding the hotels in London to be a tad too expensive during a holiday break why not head outside of London a little and try somewhere like the Holiday Inn in Bexley which is very is a London borough in south-east London. 

Bexley is served by three train lines which cross the borough. Services travel to and from London into Charing Cross, Cannon Street, London Bridge and Waterloo East. There is also an occasional service to and from London Victoria.  This make heading back into London quick and easy.

If you are thinking of staying in Bexley there are also events on for the children locally:

  • Easter Garden Trail – this takes place through the gardens of Hall Place which is a stunning Tudor House with magnificent gardens. 
    An Easter themed, fun family trail that leads you through the beautiful Hall Place Gardens to collect clues to help you solve a puzzle.
    March 28 –April 12, 10am – 4.30pm
    Trail sheets can be collected from the visitor centre between 10am and 4.30pm. Costs: £2 per trail.
  • Also at the same venue you can Make your own Hungry Frog Toy – this includes a story and a craft activity for children.
    Monday 30 Mar 2015 to Thursday 2 Apr 2015, 10am & 2pm (1hr session). £4 per child 
As it is close to Thurrock a trip to Lakeside could  possibly be on the cards for either a cinema trip, shopping or soft play – we will be making a trip to Lakeside this Easter as the children would like to visit Build-a-Bear and also to visit our very good friends Hart of the Munchkin Patch who live very close by.

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