The top 10 Easter activities for kids in London

Keep the kids sweet without the help of chocolate eggs this Easter

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If any holiday was made for kids it's surely Easter (Fri Apr 3 – Mon Apr 6 2015), with its bunnies, egg hunts and near-bottomless supply of chocolate. Make the long weekend a memorable one with one of these lovely family-friendly events.


Giant Easter Duck Hunt

Some of the ducklings at the Wetland Centre have gone walkabout and need help finding their way home. Enlist your mini explorers to search them out, and they'll get a prize if they find them all. They can then take part in duck painting workshops, and other Easter-themed activities.

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London Wetland Centre Until Sunday April 12 2015

Easter Holiday at the Ragged School Museum

This year the museum is focusing on nineteenth-century art and design, from the Gothic Revival to William Morris. Little visitors can get creative and have their faces painted for free whilst grown ups enjoy the Museum's Towpath Cafe.

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Ragged School Museum Wednesday April 1 2015 - Thursday April 9 2015 Free

Easter Weekend at Discover

At Discover's annual Easter celebration, explore the fantastic garden with its huge pirate ship, climbing wall, spaceship and monster slide, or head indoors to enjoy a springtime story.This year marks the 20th anniversary of the picture book Guess How Much I Love You: activities will include dressing up as the Nutbrown Hare, making an Easter basket and finding sweet treats on the Easter bunny's trail.

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Discover Children's Story Centre Friday April 3 2015 - Monday April 6 2015

CBeebies Live! Presents Justin and Friends

This circus-themed CBeebies extravaganza is touring the UK and coming to London in April 2015. Expect singing, dancing, comedy from Justin Fletcher's extended cast of creations including Mr Tumble and characters from 'Gigglebiz' and 'Something Special.' Robert the Robot, Little Monster and CBeebies presenters Cat, Andy and Gemma also join the fun.

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Wembley Arena Saturday April 4 2015 - Sunday April 5 2015

Sensational Butterflies

The Natural History Museum's butterfly house returns for a seventh year in 2015 to a specially constructed tropical enclosure on the Museum's east lawn. Visitors can come face-to-face with tropical butterflies.This is a truly sensational environment: the damp, hot air is thick with colourful flutterers.

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Natural History Museum Thursday April 2 2015 - Sunday September 13 2015

Easter Club

Creative kids can get messy at The Doodle Bar during the Easter holidays in these crafty morning workshops. Screen printing and tie-dyeing are colourful options, and there's messy play too. Sessions designed for a parent and child to enjoy together include stitching your own hessian bag and making bunting.

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Doodle Bar Wednesday April 1 2015 - Friday April 10 2015

Shaun the Sheep at Kew

There's an Easter egg hunt on April 5, and tons of baa-rilliant fun in the Madcap Meadow, from wellie-wanging at scarecrows to a space hopper maze.

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Kew Gardens Until Sunday April 12 2015

Kensington Palace Easter Egg Hunt

Discover a trail through the beautiful palace, and learn more about the royal pets that would have been kept the princesses and consorts company on this Easter egg hunt. Each hidden egg will provide a clue about the palaces's past, those that inhabited it and the feathered and fluffy friends they kept by their sides. Solve all the clues and pick up a prize for your hard work. A number of talks and activities are also available to families across the Easter weekend including gardening workshops, interactive trails and activities exploring what life would have been like as a young Princess Victoria growing up in Kensington Palace. See website for full listings. 

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Kensington Palace Friday April 3 2015 - Monday April 6 2015

Easter Country Fair

Go wild in the country over the Easter weekend at this two-day fair featuring heaps of traditional entertainment and outdoor fun. Visitors will enjoy motorcycle stunts, birds of prey displays, ferret racing and on Monday a companion dog show. The Goat Show is your chance to bottle feed lambs and kids, and those who visit the Medieval Village will encounter some fighting knights. Arts, crafts and gifts will be on sale in the marquees and there'll be plenty of food and drink available from the on-site bars.

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River Lee Country Park Sunday April 5 2015 - Monday April 6 2015

Ellie Castle’s Easter Hunt

Staged by the 'United Nations Association for Playfulness of People', this interactive performance calls on the audience to help local resident, Ellie Castle find out why the weather has turned so wacky of late. Audience members will join her on a journey where they'll meet heaps of crazy characters, help solve clues and search out chocolate drops. Age 5-10.

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The Artworks Saturday April 4 2015 Free
See our guide to Easter in London