Easter is a great time to visit London! With its vibrant culture, unique attractions and delicious food, there are plenty of things to do in the city over the Easter holidays.
London is the perfect place to spend Easter with family and friends. From traditional egg hunts and Easter markets to food festivals and art exhibitions, there’s no shortage of exciting things to do in London this Easter. Whether you’re looking for something fun and family-friendly, a unique way to celebrate or just want to explore the city, our guide to the top Easter activities in London has you covered!
Easter Activities for the Kids
Easter is a time for family fun and it’s even more exciting when you’re in London! There are plenty of activities for kids to enjoy during the Easter holidays, from visiting the zoo or aquarium to exploring the city’s many attractions.
Whether you’re looking for an educational experience, something outdoorsy, or just some good old-fashioned fun, there’s something perfect for everyone in London this Easter. So get your kids ready and explore all that the city has to offer – they won’t be disappointed!
The Peter Rabbit Easter Adventure
Interactive outdoor experience for all the family
The Peter Rabbit Easter Adventure in Covent Garden opens on Wednesday the 22nd March and is sure to be a big hit. You’ll get to immerse yourself in a family-friendly rescue mission, helping Beatrix Potter collect gifts for her furry friends and save Jemima Puddle-Duck from Mr McGregor.
Kids can learn to drive in a mini ROVER at Mr McGregor’s Obstacle Course, enjoy drawing, colouring and writing activities, visit the Easter Adventure Shop, have a professional portrait taken with Peter Rabbit and enjoy some delicious treats in the cafe.
Immersive Adventure Experience – The Peter Rabbit Easter Adventure
Location: Chesnut Bakery, 24 Floral Street, Covent Garden, WC2E 9DS
Nearest Station: Covent Garden
Price: Kids from £6.60, Adults from £23.65
Spring Fair Fun at the Horniman Museum and Gardens
Join in with seasonal fun and games at the Spring Fair this Easter, with live music, crafty workshops, tours and lots more.
The Spring Fair at the Horniman Museum and Gardens will be compered by comedian Jasmin Gleeson.
There will be lots of child-friendly activities, including:
– ‘Make and Take’ free workshop session where kids can make an Easter headband ready to show off in the Easter Bonnet Parade
– Badge making (£1 per person)
– Bubble performances throughout the day
– Spring Trail, where you can follow clues to find flags across the gardens and ground to win a prize
– Live music and a Lindy Hopping dance workshop for the adults
– Face painting
and so much more!
Horniman Museum and Gardens
Location: 100 London Road, Forest Hill, London, SE23 3 PQ
Nearest Station: Forest Hill
Price: Children (age 3-16) £2.50, Adults £5
Become a Duck Detective at the London Wetlands Centre
Take on the challenge of becoming a Duck Detective this Easter at the London Wetlands Centre. Get close to nature to investigate mysteries and reveal wildlife secrets while ticking off activities on your trail card.
London Wetlands Centre
Location: Queen Elizabeth Walk, Barnes, London, SW13 9WT
Nearest Station: Text
Price: Children from £8.63, Adults from £14.09
Join the EGG-STRAVAGANZA at Jump In
Trampoline Park with Tumble Track, Giant Airbag, Balance Beam, Trapeze, Clip n Climb and Soft Play!
Boasting impressive trampoline parks across the country, Jump In welcomes jumping enthusiasts of all ages for an Easter holiday full of eggs-ellent fun, perfect for keeping the little ones entertained.
Over the bank holiday weekend take part in their Golden Easter Egg Hunt challenge. Find the golden eggs hidden around the Adventure Park, take them to reception to win jumptastic prizes including unlimited slush, family passes and goody bags!
All Easter egg hunts are free with jump, climb or soft play sessions.
Trampoline Park London
Location: 22 Lumina park, Lumina Way, Enfield EN1 1FS
Nearest Station: Bush Hill Park
Price: From £9.95
Battersea Park Zoo Easter Eggstravaganza
A great way to ‘eggs-haust’ your little bunnies during the Easter holidays!
Have fun exploring the zoo while also joining in with the Golden Bunny Easter Trail – solve the clues as you wander around to find the golden bunny and then claim your prize at the gift shop as you leave the zoo.
There will also be face painting available on certain dates throughout the Easter half term as well as a range of Easter-themed craft activities at the Rabbits Warren.
Battersea Park Childrens Zoo
Location: Battersea Park, Chelsea Bridge Gate, Battersea, London, SW11 4NJ
Nearest Station: Sloane Square
Price: Children £8.95, Adults 10.95
Easter Egg Hunts
Easter at Hobbledown Heath
Enjoy Easter activities at Hobbledown Heath from April 1st-16th
Hobbledown Heath is a unique adventure park and zoo located in Hounslow. It’s full of fun places to explore and things to see that will keep the kids busy for an entire day!
This year Hobbledown Heath is celebrating their first Easter, and they are putting on an amazing array of activities and games to celebrate.
– Join in the Great Easter Egg Hunt in The Mining Village and search out eggs alongside the precious crystallite gems.
– Decode the giant letters hidden around the park to grab yourself a prize
– Have a dance-along with some of Hobbledowns resident wacky characters
– Visit the Thinkery Theatre and enjoy a spring storytime- Get creative at the badge-making station
– Watch the stunning birds of prey display
– Build a very special Bunny Teddy at the Teddy Bear Workshop (additional cost)
Hobbledown Heath – London’s Largest Adventure Playground
Location: Hobbledown Heath, Staines Road, Hounslow, TW14 0HH
Nearest Station: Hounslow West
Price: Tickets from £14
The Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt at Hampton Court Palace
Easter Egg Hunt in a Historic Landmark
Let the kids work out some energy running around the 60-acre palace gardens, searching for the hidden gold bunny statues. Each bunny reveals a fascinating story and once you’ve found them all you can claim your reward of a chocolate Lindt Gold Bunny (non-chocolate rewards are also available).
Lindt Gold Bunny Easter Egg Hunt
Location: Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 9AU
Nearest Station: Hampton Court
Price: For non-members Children (ages 5-15) £14.50, Adults £29.00
Easter Fun for the Adults
While Easter is typically associated with kids’ egg hunts and chocolate bunnies, that doesn’t mean adults can’t have fun too! London has plenty of events and activities that are perfect for grown-ups, with something for everyone, no matter what you fancy doing.
The Chocolate Cocktail Club
Enjoy a mouth-watering menu of chocolate cocktails
If you’re looking for a place to escape the city crowds during the Easter holidays and indulge in some adult chocolate-themed drinks, this is just the place.
The Chocolate Cocktail Club has everything from classic cocktails with a chocolate twist, such as the Chocotini and the Chocolate Espresso Martini, alongside creamy delights like the Raspberry Ripple and Biscoff Martini! And if you get a little peckish, you can also order from their menu of sweet treats.
Extravagant Easter Chocolate Cocktails
Location: 72 St John St, London EC1M 4DT
Nearest Station: Farringdon
Price: £10.00 per person (this entitles you to 1 chocolate cocktail, others can be purchased at additional cost)
Easter Weekend Fun at Ballie Ballerson
Bank Holiday fun at a boozy adult ball pit
Looking for something a bit different to do over the Easter bank holiday? Ballie Ballerson has you covered!
Visit the adult-only party ball pit and bar over the Easter weekend to receive a free chocolate vodka shot and hunt for Easter prizes.
Book tickets now to reserve your spot and get two hours access to both of the ball pits and all night access to the bar.
Adult Ball Pits at Ballie Ballerson
Location: 97-113 Curtain Road, London, EC2A 3BS
Nearest Station: Old Street or Shoreditch High Street
Price: From £5.50
BucketRace’s Easter Scavenger Hunt
Join in with the fun 4-hour scavenger hunt game packed with Easter challenges on Saturday 8th of April. Compete against other teams to work out clues to landmarks and find the hidden Easter Eggs that London has to offer.
All you’ll need is a smartphone (make sure it’s charged!) and a group of willing friends. Once each challenge has been submitted, you’ll receive your next clue via email. Complete as many challenges as possible to win big bonus points.
Adult Easter Scavenger Hunt
Location: Golden Square, Soho, London, W1F 9HR
Nearest Station: Piccadilly Circus
Price: £15 per person
Get tickets for The Great British Bake Off Musical
Enjoy the sweetest show in the West End over the Easter Bank Holiday
You can’t have Easter without some tasty treats, and what better way to celebrate the holiday than with a visit to the sweetest musical around!
The nation’s iconic and beloved baking show has been remastered for the stage. Watch as eight amateur bakers, incredibly witty presenters and two legacy judges whip up a showstopping storm, glazed with a delightful original score.
The Great British Bake Off Musical
Location: Noel Coward Theatre, 85-88 St Martin’s Lane, London, WC2N 4AP
Nearest Station: Leicester Square
Price: Tickets start from £18
Sweet Escape Food Tour with Gourmaze
Immersive Food Focused Escape Game
Solve escape room-esque riddles and clues to find your way on a journey through some of the tastiest spots in London.
On the Sweet Escape experience you start off in the Museum Tavern and launch into a Whatsapp convo with ‘General Tasty’ who provides you with riddles to guide your way to mystery food items in various restuarants across the area.
Gourmaze: The Sweet Escape Food Tour Escape Experience
Location: Starts at the Museum Tavern, 49 Great Russell St, London WC1B 3BA
Nearest Station: Covent Garden
Price: £55.98 for 2 people
Easter Traditions in London
Easter is a special time in London, with many traditional services and activities taking place to celebrate the holiday. From attending an Easter service at one of London’s historic churches, to indulging in some delicious treats like hot cross buns or simnel cake, there’s something for everyone when it comes to celebrating Easter in London!
Grab a Sunday Roast
There are plenty of pubs and restaurants that offer delicious Sunday roasts with all the trimmings. From classic roast beef and lamb to vegetarian options, there is something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a cozy pub atmosphere or an upscale restaurant experience, London has lots of perfect spots to enjoy a traditional Sunday roast.
Indulge in an Easter Afternoon Tea
Take in the sights while enjoying a deliciously chocolatey Easter themed afternoon tea
From the 9th to the 17th of April 2023 you can enjoy a delicious Afternoon Tea Bus Tour with a chocolatey Easter twist!
Hop on to one of the custom classic Routemaster buses and take in the sights of London while enjoying an exquisite Easter Themed high tea. Tours last around 90 minutes (traffic dependant) and you can enjoy a menu of freshly prepared savories including finger sandwiches, quiches, muffins and pretzles before moving on to the assortment of sweet treats. The Easter Afternoon tea menu features a Mini Egg choux, Lemon meringue tart, Berry bunny sable, Carrot Cupcake and, of course, scones with clotted cream and jam.
Easter Afternoon Tea Bus Tour – Brigit’s Bakery
Location: Bus departs from Victoria Coach Station and Trafalgar Square
Price: Child £35, Adult £45
Handel’s Messiah – The Royal Albert Hall
Join the Royal Choral Society in its 150th anniversary season for one of London’s great Easter traditions – Handel’s Messiah on Good Friday.
The annual performance of Handel’s Messiah by the Royal Choral Society has been a London Easter Tradition since 1872.
Handel’s Messiah – Friday 7th April 2023
Location: The Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, Gore, London SW7 2AP
Nearest Station: Southe Kensington or High Street Kensington
Price: Prices start from £24
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