Keep them active during the holidays


Egg-citing things to do this EASTER



The Easter weekend comes early this year, at the end of March. Enjoy some great outdoor activities with your children.


Kew Gardens

25 – 28 March

Get the family along to the great annual Easter Egg Hunt in Kew Gardens. There will be lots of other Easter-related activities for children, too. If you haven’t taken them to visit the Badger sett yet, it is well worth a visit.


London Wetlands Centre

25 March – 10 April

Where have the missing spring ducklings disappeared to? Little ones can follow the Giant Easter Duck Trail around the nature reserve to discover where those naughty yellow ducklings are hiding. Children can also create their own colourful duckling in a duck painting eggs-travaganza and join in some Easter-themed games, or make their own Lego duckling as well as enjoying the natural wetland wildlife. Trail tickets £1 per trail, plus usual entrance fees.


Hampton Court Palace

For chocolate lovers of all ages, a visit to the Georgian Chocolate Kitchen at the Palace is a must. This kitchen is the only surviving royal chocolate kitchen in the country. Children can learn about the chocolate making process and what went into creating George I’s luxury chocolate drink. Once they’re chocabloc, they can escape to the maze or run around the 750 acres of parkland while indulging in some Easter antics.

 Strawberry Hill House
26 March – 10 April
Enter the mystical woodland at Strawberry Hill House to find clues and answer the riddles which will lead you to the naughty gnomes (26-28 March) over the Easter weekend. For further fun, see what botanical mischief the Easter bunnies have been up to at Horace’s Castle. Suitable for all ages.

Ham House
25 – 28 March
Ham House is a beautiful 17th century National Trust treasure trove. While it is said to be one of the most haunted houses in the country, this shouldn’t worry little ones enjoying an outdoor Easter trail. Follow the clues, answer the questions and complete the challenges to find the prize – a Cadbury’s chocolate treat. On their way round, children can discover the cherry garden’s archway tunnels, egg-splore the maze-like wilderness and find a corner to build their very own den. Trails are open from 10am – 4.30pm. Cost £3 plus normal admissions.

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