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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 Mar 25–Mon Mar 28 2016), 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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Until Sun Apr 12

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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06 Apr 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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05 Apr 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 , Brompton Saturday April 2 2016 - Tuesday September 13 2016

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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06 Apr 2015

Easter Eggsplorer

Do some intrepid clue-hunting in the gardens of Borde Hill this Easter and you'll be rewarded with a sweet treat. Families will be provided with a special trail sheet, and all those who solve the puzzle will be given a chocolatey reward. There will also be giant garden games for all ages to play with. The activities are included in the price of admission.

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12 Apr 2015


This family-friendly, interactive exhibition is one big tribute to the plant. They're clever, useful and beautiful and visitors will discover a huge amount about their diminutive world through exhibits and games. Discover how a bee sees the world, how essential plants are to the world's survival and how they move without being uprooted. From May onwards specially designed outdoor displays such as a mass planting of sunflowers and a border themed around pollinators will be added to the exhibition.

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Until Sun Nov 1

Design a 1940s Scarf

Visitors aged 11 and over are invited to take inspiration from the Imperial War Museum's 'Fashion on the Ration' exhibition to design their own colourful scarf to make and take home. They'll find out more about the political messages in patterns inspired by propaganda and see how fashions developed despite the limiting nature of the war. No booking is required and the workshops are included in the price of admission.

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16 Aug 2015

Stepping Out: Celebrating Hackney City Farm

To mark the birthday of Hackney City Farm, which was founded by Hackney residents in 1984, Hackney Museum is bringing together a celebratory exhibition about the farm's rich history. As well the opportunity to learn about the site’s former uses and see exhibits about the animals and gardens there will be creative activities for visitors of all ages.

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Fri May 15 - Sat May 16

Shaun in the City

More than 100 giant (and very colourful) statues of Shaun the Sheep will be dotted around the city ready for fans of the fluffy fella to track down. The Shauns have been decorated by artists, celebrities and designers and once their trail duties are done they'll be auctioned off in aid of children's hospitals across the UK.

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Until Mon May 25
See our guide to Easter in London