Easter is a confusing one, whilst people head to Church to worship the rising from the dead of Jesus, secular tourists in London will find it is a great excuse to go on holiday. Whilst there are less blatant celebrations than at Christmas or at Halloween, there are still a wide range of events you can get involved in during the Christmas break. Besides, what better time to visit London than the spring time break, when it isn’t too hot or too cold and when the city is finally getting sued to the sun again. Easter holidays often fall on strange times of the year, and differ from school to school, so orientating yourself and organising your family London trip is vital. Below are some of the events and attractions scattered across the city, for you to take advantage of during your stay at the Park Grand London Hyde Park Hotel.
Horniman Easter Fair
Based on Forest Hill, the Horniman Museum is one of the unique museum experience sin London. Full of taxidermy, ancient musical instruments and many intriguing artefacts, the Horniman museum consists of a wide range of artefacts collected by Frederick John Horniman in the early 20th century. This coming Easter, you can expect a wide range of Easter Fair treats including market stools and storytelling performances. On top of this, you can find a wide range of real live animals gracing the gardens of the museum. These include stick insects, boa constrictors, chinchillas and much much more.
Visit the London Wetlands Centre
The Wetlands Centre in North West London is the perfect place to visit over the Easter break. Say hello to the sun again, with the wide range of otters and birds living in this beautiful Barnes based nature reserve. With interactive and educational exhibits on how to preserve and nurture wildlife, this is a great way to explore nature amongst the urban. During the Easter season, the little ones can join in on the Dusty Giant Easter Duck Hunt.
Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace
Every Easter, Buckingham Palace opens its gallery rooms, bringing family fun to the palace from the 5th to 8th of April. Here you will be able to use your family activity bags to explore the art, music and fashion of Charles II’s reign, whilst also exploring the intricacies and extravagance of the Restoration period. Whatever your needs, there’s plenty to explore during this incredible day of interactive history, and kids even get the chance to have a go at their own art with the arts and crafts workshops throughout the day.
Westfield Stratford Easter Events
Over the Easter holidays, the iconic Westfield Shopping Centre in Stratford brings stalls, music and fun to the already vibrant East London. If you’re looking for some escapism, the Foyles bookshop is running storytelling sessions themed around Easter. On top of this, you’ll find a shopping centre full of Easter themed treasure hunting, occupying the kids whilst you shop for those souvenirs.
Family weekend at the Sadler’s Wells
Usually reserved for the dance fanatics and older culture lovers, Sadler’s Wells performance venue brings an Easter Weekend which is open to all ages. With fairy tale inspired arts and crafts sessions and the foyer transformed into a fairy-tale dream castle by artist Charlotte Austen, you’ll have plenty to help you dance the day away at the Sadler’s Wells.