As the Easter weekend gets closer and closer, people may be looking for inspiration when taking their kids out for the day. As a long weekend where most people will be off work, people can use this opportunity to spend time with their children. Sometimes all you need is a day out with the kids, so heading to Hyde Park or around the shops with the kids in London is a great idea. However, if you’re looking for ideas and inspiration for some more ‘Easter-themed’ activities with the kids, read on for our top tips.
Easter Egg Hunts
This year the National Trust have teamed up with Cadbury in order to provide fun and delicious Easter Egg hunts for kids in over 300 locations across the UK. Two of these are located in central London, at Fenton House and Garden and Sutton House and Breaker’s Yard, so either of these choices would make a great Easter egg hunt for your kids while in London.
The hunts are on throughout the weekend between 12 pm and 5 pm, costing £1.50 per child for the hunt only. Search for the clues and claim the ultimate chocolate prize at the end of the hunt, making this a perfect day out for any family with young children.
Easter Weekend Small Films Marathon
Located at the V&A Museum of Childhood, catch any number of animated classics across the weekend without having to pay a penny for the showing. It is a great way of introducing your children to some of the more classic animated tales and the accompanying exhibition also demonstrates a number of sets, storyboards and more from your favourite old time shows.
The films start at 2 pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the Easter weekend and is free for everyone involved. The museum is within easy reach of the Bethnal Green tube station, or by hired coach if you are in a bigger group or children’s school club.
A Trip to the Zoo
While not specifically themed for the Easter weekend, no trip to London is complete, particularly in the Spring Time, without visiting the famous London Zoo. The ZSL London Zoo boasts its status as being the world’s oldest scientific zoo, with a new feature opening on Easter Friday itself known as ‘Land of the Lions’. The exhibit covers 2,5000sqm with Indian themed areas to explore and an interactive experience promised to be like no other!
Going to London for the Easter Weekend is a great way to make the most out of this opportunity, as London presents a wide range of opportunities for entert
ainment and education and is also easily accessible by train, car or hired coach.