Easter activities for children


Kew Gardens
This year, it’s a Peter Rabbit themed event at Kew. Take part in games and learn about the vegetables Peter found in Mr McGregor’s garden and follow a trail based on Peter and the other famous Beatrix Potter characters. Of course, there will be the traditional Egg Hunt. Enjoy Potter’s tales at the storytelling events at the Princess of Wales Conservatory.  kew.org

Hampton Court Palace
The Lindt Gold Bunnies will return to Hampton Court Palace this Easter, hiding in the palace and gardens, awaiting discovery. With new stories exploring Hampton Court’s chocolate-related history to be discovered with every bunny found, there’ll even be the chance to claim a delicious chocolate prize!
hrp.org.uk/HamptonCourt Palace


London Wetlands Centre
Children can race through the Wetlands Centre on Dusty’s Giant Duck Hunt to find the missing ducklings.  A great Spring day out for all the family, with plenty of babies, bugs and buds as well as the hunt. Find the ducklings and win a chocolate prize. Also pond dipping and learning how to build a nest.  wwt.org.uk/London

Ham House
An ‘Olympics’ of games, with hop scotch, hopping bunny sack race and an egg and spoon obstacle course, plus children can make their own bunny ears Below Stairs. Ham House is said to be one of the most haunted houses in the country, but during the Easter holidays, it is full of fun activities for children. Trails open 10am-4.30pm.

 Museum of Richmond
Prehistoric Arts & Crafts: discover more about the early life of Britain and handle the museum’s own collection of early artifacts before making your own replicas of stone age jewellery to take home. 3-6 April, £5.50 per child.

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