Hurrah! The first Bank Holiday of the year and four-day long weekend is fast approaching. If you haven’t had the chance to plan anything yet, don’t fear, as in London you are never short of things to do! With the weather forecast looking bright and sunny, it’s your perfect chance to get out there and explore the big city. We’ve picked out some fun ways for you and your family to enjoy the Easter weekend, Happy Easter all!
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East Village Easter Eggs-travaganza
Victory Parade, East Village, E20 1GF
Saturday 15 April, 12pm-4pm
If an Easter egg hunt is what you and your kids are after this Easter weekend, then head over to East Village London. They’ll be hosting an eggs-travaganza of a hunt, where you can enter into the magical world of Alice and join all of her friends in wonderland in search of Eggs. The hunt will start on Victory Parade at 12pm, next to the Darkhorse Restaurant, and will close by 4pm. It’s here where you can collect your free Easter egg basket and map before heading off on your journey, collecting eggs along the way! For further information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Adventures in Moominland
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1 8XX
6th April- 20th August,
The Moomin Exhibition at Southbank Centre is interactive and fun for the whole family. Climb into the eccentric world of Moominland as you explore and enjoy the 50-minute immersive, guided tour through the eyes of its author, Tove Jasnsson. The story is presented interactively – as the story is narrated to you, you are navigated through recreations of familiar forests, tents, and seaside scenes. There are secret doors, sandy floors and hidden doorways that will have your children squealing with excitement! The experience is certainly worth the trip and you should book in advance; don’t miss out on the opportunity and get your tickets here.
Arcelor Mittal Orbit Slide
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, 3 Thorton Street, E20 2AD
If a bit of adrenaline is what you’re after then head to Arcelor Mittal Orbit, a hair-raising experience as you descend down the world’s longest tunnel slide! As you travel down, you can glimpse London’s skyline as you whizz on by. Like any rollercoaster ride, there is an age limit of 8 years and a height limit of 1.3m, so check the details (before you tell your children!) to avoid disappointment. View full details and book tickets for all the family here.
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Cat and Mutton
76 Broadway Market, London Fields, E8 4QJ
In the hopes of sun shining down across the Bank Holiday, there must be a pub excursion planned! If the weather holds up there is no better place to be than on Broadway Market, one of London’s most adored and vibrant markets in town. The Cat and Mutton sits at the top end of all that excitement, ready to serve you up the best pub grub, home-brewed ales and craft beers. Sitting on the edge of London Fields on the very edge of Broadway Market, this place has summer vibes right at their feet. It’s the perfect place to gather your friends, family and children for that perfect Easter moment. Check out the menus here.
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Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre, New Kent Road, SE1 6TE
Sunday 14th– Saturday 15 April, 12pm-5pm
Looking for family fun to keep your kids thoroughly entertained over the Easter break? Head over to Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre this Easter weekend for a whole two days of various spring-themed activities that your children can get stuck into. With chocolate nest-making, egg-making workshops and their first ever Easter egg hunt all lined up, this weekend event will be a cracking opportunity for the children to get involved and have an eggs-cellent Easter weekend! The Easter Bunny might even make an appearance…
How are you spending your Easter weekend? Let us know and comment below!