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Hop into the Fun: Mumble’s Guide to Easter Holiday Activities for Kids in London

With a four-day bank holiday weekend and the school Easter break extending from Friday, March 29 to Sunday, April 14, 2024, there's plenty of time for families to enjoy the best of what London has to offer. As the weather improves and spring blooms, it's the perfect opportunity to explore the city and take part in the most entertaining family activities available this April. If you're looking for ideas on how to keep your children entertained and away from the chocolate for a bit, we've got you covered.

 


Easter holiday activities

Here's our guide to the top Easter holiday activities for kids in London.

 

Easter Egg Hunts


Participate in the numerous Easter egg hunts organised across the city's parks, gardens, and attractions. From the Royal Parks to the London Wetland Centre, there are plenty of opportunities for your little ones to search for hidden treasures and enjoy the great outdoors.

 

Mumble Recommends: The Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt at Hampton Court Palace

Location: Hampton Court Palace, Hampton Dates: Until April 14, 2024

Book tickets here.

 

Embark on a magical Easter adventure in the stunning gardens of Hampton Court Palace with the Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt. Children aged 3 to 12 can explore the grounds on a self-guided trail, searching for the iconic Lindt Gold Bunnies while learning about the legendary figures who have made their mark on the palace's history. The trail takes around 90 minutes to complete and promises a delightful experience for the whole family. Don't miss this chance to create unforgettable Easter memories at one of London's most historic sites

 


Big Lindt Chocolate bunny in front of Hampton Court Palace.

 

Family-Friendly Exhibitions


Visit London's museums and galleries, many of which offer special exhibitions and activities tailored for children during the Easter holidays. The Science Museum, Natural History Museum, and the Tate Modern are just a few of the many options available.

 

Mumble Recommends: The Little Egg Hunt: Free Family Fun in Chelsea

Location: Chelsea, London Dates: Until April 14, 2024

Download the official map here.

 

Chelsea, one of London's most affluent neighbourhoods, is offering a free and entertaining Easter activity for families. The charity Elephant Family has partnered with Clarence Court eggs to place 12 unique egg sculptures designed by renowned artists like Anya Hindmarch and Philip Colbert throughout SW10.

 

To join the hunt, download the official map or simply explore the streets of Chelsea to spot these stunning ovoid artworks. This event combines art, charity, and family fun, providing an opportunity to appreciate the creativity and community spirit of this iconic London neighbourhood.

 

Easter eggs

 

Theatre and Shows


Treat your kids to a memorable theatrical experience by attending one of the many family-friendly shows in London's West End. From classic tales to modern adaptations, there's something to suit every age and interest.

 

Mumble Recommends: "Bear Snores On" at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

Dates: March 26 - April 21, 2024 Location: Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park, London

Book tickets here.


The Regent's Park Open Air Theatre is making history by staging its first-ever March production, "Bear Snores On," a short play for children aged four and up. Adapted from Karma Wilson's picture book, with music and lyrics by Harry Blake and a book by Katy Sechiari and Cush Jumbo, the story follows a mouse seeking shelter in a cave inhabited by a large, furry occupant.

 

Despite the chilly weather, families are encouraged to bundle up and enjoy this heart-warming tale that begins on the lawn before moving inside. Don't miss this opportunity to introduce your little ones to the magic of live theatre in a unique setting. Book your tickets early for this delightful production.


A Mouse carrying a backpack.

 

Easter-Themed Workshops


Take part in Easter-themed workshops and classes, such as Easter bonnet making, egg decorating, or chocolate-making sessions. These hands-on activities will keep your children engaged and allow them to express their creativity.

 

Mumble recommends: Easter Cookie Decorating Class for Beginners

Date and Time: Fri, 29 Mar 2024 11:00 - 13:00 GMT Location: Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel

Book tickets here.

 

Join a fun-filled Easter cookie decorating class perfect for beginners or anyone looking for a special activity with friends. Learn the basics of royal icing cookie decorating, including outlining, flooding, and detailing techniques.

 

You'll leave with beautifully decorated cookies, newfound skills, and a goodie bag containing recipes, a cookie cutter, and a special gift. The class is suitable for ages 10 and up but take-away kits are available for younger children to enjoy at home.

 

Easter biscuits

 

Outdoor Adventures


Explore London's beautiful parks and gardens, such as Hyde Park, St James's Park, or Kew Gardens. Pack a picnic, enjoy the spring flowers, and let your kids run around and play in the fresh air.

 

Mumble Recommends: Self-Guided Adventure with GoBoat Paddington

Location: Paddington, London

Book your boat here.

 

Embark on a unique adventure through London's canals with GoBoat, the city's first self-driving boat experience. Gather your crew of up to eight people and captain your own eco-friendly vessel, navigating past iconic landmarks like London Zoo, Regents Park, Camden Lock, and the 250m long Maida Hill Tunnel.

 

GoBoat offers an accessible way for anyone to explore London's waterways at their own pace, with prices starting at £89 for a one-hour journey, £129 for two hours, and £169 for three hours. Whether you're a local or a visitor, this self-guided journey promises an unforgettable day out, creating lasting memories as you discover the city's hidden gems from the comfort of your own boat.


Family on a boat

 

Animal Encounters


Visit one of London's many animal attractions, such as the ZSL London Zoo, the SEA LIFE London Aquarium, or Battersea Park Children's Zoo. Your children will love seeing their favourite animals up close and learning about wildlife conservation.

 

 

Mumble Recommends: Zoonormous Egg Hunt: A Wild Easter Adventure at London Zoo

Location: Regent's Park, London

Book your tickets here.

 

Embark on an unforgettable Easter adventure with your little ones at London Zoo's Zoonormous Egg Hunt (free with zoo admission). This exciting trail combines problem-solving, clue-collecting, and the thrill of the hunt as your family seeks out the elusive golden egg.

Encounter fascinating egg-laying creatures like reptiles and butterflies while solving riddles to gather clues. Your little explorers will delight in the challenge of cracking the clues and discovering the golden egg, all while exploring the incredible exhibits and attractions London Zoo has to offer.

Don't miss this chance to create lasting memories with your family this Easter at the Zoonormous Egg Hunt – a wild adventure like no other!


Big Easter eggs

 

Easter Markets and Fairs


Discover the festive atmosphere of Easter markets and fairs, where you can browse for unique gifts, sample delicious treats, and enjoy live entertainment. Some popular options include the Southbank Centre's Easter Market and the Easter Fair at Hampton Court Palace.

 

Mumble recommends:  Horniman Spring Fair: A Day Filled with Easter Excitement

Date: Saturday, March 30, 2024 Location: Forest Hill, London

Book your tickets here.

 

The Horniman Museum and Gardens' Spring Fair is the ultimate way to pack a day full of Easter fun. The gardens will be buzzing with an action-packed programme, featuring a Spring Time Disco (11:30 am - 1:30 pm), an Easter Bonnet Parade (1 pm), and a wide array of activities like circus skills workshops, singalongs, fete games, and seed planting. With so much to see and do, plus a delicious selection of food stalls, this event promises to be a memorable celebration for the whole family. Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to enjoy Easter at its best!


Big crowd at an Easter fair

 

Sports and Active Fun


Engage your kids in sports and active fun at one of London's many leisure centers, trampoline parks, or climbing walls. These activities will help them burn off some energy and develop their physical skills.

 

Mumble Recommends: Easter Egg-stravaganza: A Hopping Good Time for Kids

Date: Friday, March 29, 2024, Location: Herne Hill Velodrome, London

Book tickets here.

 

Make sure your children have an egg-ceptional start to their Easter holidays by reserving a spot at the Herne Hill Velodrome's Easter Egg-stravaganza. With six time slots available on Good Friday, your little ones (aged 2-10) will have a blast participating in the various activities planned.

Let them hop around the venue on a scavenger hunt, collecting stamps along the way, and then pedal their way through the cycling course set up inside the velodrome. They can also get their faces painted with Easter-themed designs, borrow Frog bikes if needed, and showcase their artistic skills by painting their own Easter eggs. By the time bedtime arrives, they'll be happily tuckered out from all the excitement.

 

Father and son looking for a bike

 

London offers a wealth of exciting activities and events for families during the Easter holidays. From egg hunts and themed workshops to outdoor adventures and animal encounters, there's no shortage of ways to keep your children entertained and engaged. By exploring the city and taking advantage of these fun opportunities, you can create lasting memories with your family and make the most of the Easter break.

 

The Mumble Team wishes you a HAPPY EASTER!

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