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Easter activities for kids in London

Keep them entertained during the Easter school holidays – and away from the chocolate for a bit – with our guide to the best Easter events for children

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Little ones love Easter, and with the egg hunts, cute rabbits and seemingly endless chocolate, why wouldn't they? But as well as all that, there are tons of great events for children happening over the Easter school holidays, so make it a break to remember with our round-up of the best Easter activities for kids that the whole family will love. 

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Check back nearer the time as we'll be updating this page with events as they're announced 

Easter activities for kids in London


Ocean Invaders

This new permanent addition to the Sea Life London Aquarium on the South Bank is subtitled 'Enter the World of Jellyfish', beckoning you into a new sensory experience in the world of the mysterious rubbery splats. Learn about these beautiful and dangerous alien-like creatures by discovering the most dangerous species and testing the strength of their sting by creating your own digital swarm. You can even walk into a space completely surrounded by the real thing – if you dare.

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Sensational Butterflies

The Natural History Museum's butterfly house returns to a specially constructed tropical enclosure on the Museum's east lawn. Visitors can come face-to-face with tropical butterflies, including the swallowtail, blue morpho and the moon moth, as well as take part in games that teach more about the sensory world of the beautiful, fluttering creatures. 

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Natural History Museum , Brompton Sunday August 20 2017 - Sunday September 17 2017

Robot Zoo

Meet a robotic rhino, a squid with 18-foot tentacles and a huge house fly with a vacuum cleaner mouth at the Horniman Museum’s Zoo for larger-than-life robot animals made from familiar machines and gadgets. Through interactive games and challenges the robot creation will reveal how real animal anatomy works. 

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Horniman Museum , Forest Hill Until Sunday October 29 2017

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Jane S

There is a rollerskating and skateboarding camp in Kensington Gardens. I think the company is called Skate the Zebra. My kids loved it last summer.