As the winter blues begin to seep away, the trees are beginning to blossom and it is safe to say that spring is well and truly arriving in the City of London. Here are a few ideas to help get your family’s Easter break on the right, chocolate-lined track!
An Aztec themed chocolate-y extravaganza at Kew Gardens!
This Easter, the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew will be taking you through time to discover the history of chocolate. Be prepared to embrace the history of everyone’s favourite treat through workshops and countless arts and craft activities, and don’t forget to take part in their annual Easter egg hunt! With the event running through until mid-April, you have plenty of time to tuck into those chocolatey eggs! Keep up to date with event details here: http://www.kew.org/visit-kew-gardens/whats-on/index.htm
Take a waddle through London this Easter
London Wetland Centre, the UK’s favourite nature reserve, in Barnes, is hosting a number of Easter activities this year, from egg painting and egg and spoon races, to egg rolling and even a ‘scrap cheep challenge’. Plus, as Spring is a wonderful time for wildlife, you can’t afford to miss out on this experience. After admission, the event is free, for more information, visit their website: http://www.wwt.org.uk/visit/london/
All aboard the Cutty Sark!
The illustrious Cutty Sark ship, which has been retired and hoisted in all its glory in Greenwich, is hosting its very own Easter egg hunt this march, from 29th March – 1st April. The swash-buckling Cutty Sark chickens have been leaving their eggs all over the ship, try to find them and you may be in for chocolatey surprise! Entry is free; please do visit their website for further details: http://www.rmg.co.uk/about/press/march-2013-cutty-sark
Egg-tastic Easter fun at the Museum of Childhood
The Museum of Childhood has the power to unlock the inner child in you no matter what age you are, so why not take yourself and your family down to the museum and enjoy bunny stories and a mysterious Easter game for all the family to enjoy! The event runs from 29th March – 1st April and admission is free, don’t miss out on this! http://www.museumofchildhood.org.uk/whats-on/events-and-activities/events-and-activities-calendar/spring-holidays-egg-tastic-easter-fun
Discover Easter in an all new interactive experience!
The Discover centre in Stratford is an amazing hands-on, interactive story trail centre for children up to the age of 11. Drop into the centre on Easter weekend and let your children embrace a 365-degree story telling experience, as well as an Easter egg hunt and other Easter egg activities. If you don’t fancy getting paint all over your clothes, then why not drop your children off with the trusty staff and head off to Westfield shopping centre and enjoy one of the best shopping experiences London has to offer? Here’s the link to the event: http://www.discover.org.uk/whatson/event/easter-weekend-little-rabbit-foo-foo-by-michael-rosen-and-arthur-robbins