The Best Easter Activities for Families in London

 
 

If you’re staying at our Rubens at The Palace Hotel this Easter, you’ll have the perfect base from which to enjoy one of London’s many Easter-themed events. Our very own Director of Fun, John the Concierge, can share lots of tips and information about entertaining adventures for the whole family. Alternatively, those looking for a

 
Rubens Hotel

07th April 2014

The Rubens at the Palace

If you’re staying at our Rubens at The Palace Hotel this Easter, you’ll have the perfect base from which to enjoy one of London’s many Easter-themed events. Our very own Director of Fun, John the Concierge, can share lots of tips and information about entertaining adventures for the whole family. Alternatively, those looking for a fun way to spend the Easter break can attend one of these exciting Easter activities taking place across the capital. So, rope in the entire family and track down some of these sweet Easter treats.

Easter at the London Eye

 

London Eye © Nini003/Flickr

Take a short trip to the South Bank’s London Eye this Easter to join Edwin the Easter Bunny and help hunt down his lost bunnies. As part of the Easter package, visitors can book tickets – skipping the busy queues – to a very special guided tour. All children will receive an activity pack, filled with games to keep them occupied too.

Once you’re high in the sky, try to solve the cryptic clues whilst learning some interesting facts about all the landmarks scattered below. While there, parents might be tempted to try the Hotel Chocolat Tasting Experience, which includes a tipple of fizz and the chance to sample a selection of decadent chocolates – you’ll even get a goodie bag to take away!

The Roof Gardens

 

Roof Gardens © Tony Hall/Flickr

Standing one hundred feet above Kensington High Street, The Roof Gardens will play host to a great egg hunt this Easter weekend. Families are invited to join the quest through the three beautifully themed gardens, 70 different types of trees and plants, and the resident flamingos to find the precious haul. Grown ups will be able to relax in the plush terrace setting and possibly sample a special Easter themed chocolate cocktail. Round off the day by indulging in a luxurious family meal from the special Easter menu.

Kensington Palace

 

Kensington Place Gardens © Herry Lawford/Flickr

Head down to Kensington Palace this Easter and you’ll be treated to live music and plenty of fun storytelling. You’ll get to explore the stunning palace gardens and hunt high and low for eggs. A new trail will prepare visitors to meet with royalty within the palace through a number of clues and puzzles, but you’ll have to collect the correct codes to be in with a chance of winning the chocolate prize. There will also be a competition for the best Easter bonnet or hat, so get crafty or bring in your own. The ideal Easter afternoon for the entire family.

Kew Gardens – Charlie’s Chocolate Adventure

 

Kew Gardens © Souwoon Cho/Flickr

This Easter Kew Gardens will celebrate 50 years of Roald Dahl’s much-loved classic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Teaming up with The Roald Dahl Museum and the Story Centre in Great Missenden, Kew will offer an array of chocolatey themed Easter activities that children and adults alike can enjoy. With plenty of fun events planned, from making your own Willy Wonka chocolate bar to listening to some expert storytellers reciting Revolting Nursery Rhymes, your Easter outing will be packed with family-friendly activities.

Header image: Children gathering Easter eggs in a garden © Ariel Skelley/iStock/Thinkstock