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The Best London Easter Activities 2024

The weather is getting warm(-ish) again, and it’s nearly one of our favourite times of year – Easter in London!

Easter is super early this year, falling on the 31st of March, so it’s good to know what’s on to keep the family entertained.

We always have so much fun spending more time outdoors and getting involved in London Easter activities with the kids.

Whether adventuring about on an Easter Egg Hunt or running off the sugar high through the South Bank Jubilee Gardens, being outdoors in London for Easter is always refreshing.

Easter in London is a special time of year, filled with many springtime festivities and fun activities for all ages.

If you’re looking for things to do in London at Easter, you’re in luck – there are plenty of options!

There will be plenty of time for these Easter activities in London over the double bank holiday – we get four whole days off between Good Friday and Easter Monday, so be sure to make the most of it.

Of course, if you have school-going children, you have two weeks to fill! This guide to London Easter Activities has you covered.

Things to do in London at Easter 2024

So, here’s my rundown of London Easter activities! From Easter egg hunts to afternoon tea, there will be something for everyone to enjoy, no matter the weather.

If you’re spending Easter weekend in London, remember to never rely on sunshine! With my list of Easter activities for kids in London, you’ll be prepared for fun, come rain or shine.

Whether you’re looking for an Easter egg hunt in North London or a delicious Easter brunch in the city centre, there are plenty of things to do in London for Easter.

So grab your Easter bonnet and bunny ears and prepare for a weekend filled with springtime fun!

Lots of these London Easter activities are also free, which is always a plus!

1. Easter Egg Hunt London

Why not entertain the whole family this Easter Sunday in London with one of the most popular Easter activities – a London Easter egg hunt?

There are so many to choose from. Kids and adults alike can search for hidden Easter eggs all around the city. Many parks and attractions, including Kew Gardens, Battersea Park, and the London Zoo, host their own Easter egg hunts.

Rainham Hall Easter Egg Hunt

The National Trust offers amazing Easter egg hunts in London, like the one at Rainham Hall and its woodland garden, complete with an egg and spoon race plus a wind chime forest.

Kids will receive a trail sheet to help with the mission and Easter bunny ears to wear. Vegan chocolate eggs are also available.

Easter egg hunts are held at a range of National Trust locations around the country, including in London at Rainham Hall. They can be booked for free for under-18s with a new membership.

London ExCel Egg Hunt

London ExCel Centre is running a two-day interactive “Everything Electric” Easter Egg Hunt. Kids go free and get to test out a range of the latest E-bikes and scooters.

There will be a chance to build futuristic Lego cities, arts and crafts, and STEM activities. An expert panel will host a discussion on home energy, and there will be a plant-based cooking demo that sounds great!

Don’t miss out on this amazing offer on London Easter activities!

It is often a good idea to check your local council’s website for local Easter egg hunts and perhaps join the local parenting Facebook group.

Hampton Court Palace Egg Hunt

Alternatively, join the famous Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt at Henry VIII’s historic Hampton Court Palace and Gardens, where there is also a lovely playground.

This Easter egg hunt in London is best suited to children aged 3-12 and their families and takes 90 minutes to complete.

You’d be hard-pressed to find a more picturesque setting on a beautiful Spring day this Easter weekend in London.

Best of all, end the hunt with a delicious reward – a Lindt Gold Bunny! Non-chocolate rewards are also available.

London Zoo Egg Hunt

London Zoo is hosting a “Zoonormous” Egg Hunt with a family-friendly trail. The event celebrates all egg-laying animals, including reptiles, birds, fish, and butterflies.

There will be lots of Easter-themed crafts and the chance to explore what London Zoo offers.

When: 29th March – 14th April 2024 – Admission to the egg hunt is included in the price but should be booked beforehand.

Easter egg hunts are probably among my kid’s favourite London Easter activities.

2. Spring Fair at the Horniman Museum

The Horniman Museum and Gardens is one of our favourite places for a family day out, typically having lived in South East London.

This year, they are hosting a delightful-sounding, family-friendly Spring Fair.

They offer everything from music, crafts, circus skills, traditional fete games and disco. All in the backdrop of its beautiful gardens, with the option to explore the museum and butterfly garden.

Don’t miss the Easter Bonnet Parade, which will start at 1 p.m. on March 30th, 2024. Tickets are £5. There will also be a variety of food stalls on the day.

If you plan on spending Easter weekend in London, there are plenty of London Easter activities besides egg hunts and parades.

You could enjoy an Easter afternoon tea in one of the city’s many luxury hotels, or take your kids to an Easter camp filled with activities like arts and crafts and outdoor games.

3. Easter Brunch London

Of course, no Easter weekend in London would be complete without a delicious Easter lunch or dinner.

Eating a delicious brunch is essential in my list of London Easter activities for the perfect Easter weekend in London.

Many restaurants and traditional pubs offer special Easter menus with delicious roasts.

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London Easter activities

South London Easter Brunch

The Wood House, Dulwich offers a fantastic Sunday roast in a beautiful green spot in South London. It also has a huge kid-friendly garden and some beautiful woods to explore afterwards!

The Sunday vegan option at the Wood House is a delicious lentil and beetroot Wellington served with oil-roasted potatoes, seasonal vegetables, and vegan gravy.

The pub’s atmosphere is just great and the perfect spot for an Easter Family meal.

North London Easter Brunch

If you’re North of the river and looking for London Easter activities, there are plenty of cosy gastropubs with beautiful beer gardens to choose from.

We love the “Roast and Toast” menu at the Skinny Kitchen in Islington. It is London’s first family-friendly brunch where kids under 6 eat free!

Every Sunday between 12-5 pm they host the family friendly brunch or roast, complete with a childrens activities.

They have a dedicated children’s corner, arts and crafts, face painting, and other activities for the children while the adults can catch up with family and friends.

East London Easter Brunch

If you’re vegan, like me, you’re in luck. The Spread Eagle in Homerton is London’s first fully sustainable, waste-free, vegan pub.

Their food consists of vegan takes on traditional English pub classics, including the traditional Sunday roast, which you can enjoy as part of this year’s London Easter activities.

I would recommend ordering the walnut & cashew nut roast with a side of creamy leek gratin.

All their roasts cost £16-£17 and are served with a side of potatoes, roasted carrots, seasonal greens, Yorkshire pudding, and gravy. Delish!

You can get to Homerton’s Spread Eagle on the London Overground (the orange line) via Homerton station, which is a 5-minute walk away, or take a 10-minute bus ride from Dalston Junction.

I recommend booking your roast in advance at the Spread Eagle and all of London’s gastropubs because Sundays can get extremely busy, especially at Easter!

Aim for a table around midday or early afternoon. Pubs often run out of the favourites around 4 p.m., so don’t wait. Reservations can be made online, by phone, or by email.

4. Easter Afternoon Tea London

If you’re interested in food-related London Easter activities, an Easter afternoon tea in London is the perfect treat.

There are some fantastic afternoon teas for adults and kids around the city, especially in London’s many amazing hotels.

The Alice in Wonderland-themed Mad Hatters Tea Party at the Sanderson Hotel makes the setting ideal for a fanciful Easter afternoon tea.

With unique Alice in Wonderland-themed table wear, delicious themed cakes, teas, and sandwiches, it is a must-try. They are also very accommodating to dietary needs.

Why not see all the sights of London with Brigit’s Bakery Easter Afternoon Tea bus? This is a thoroughly enjoyable experience, as you can see the main landmarks of London while indulging in a high tea.

With delicious sandwiches, Easter-themed cakes, and pastries, it is a delightful 90-minute journey.

London Easter activities

Traditional afternoon tea is a British tradition consisting of tea, finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam, and cakes or pastries.

Adults can also opt for champagne or prosecco at most afternoon teas in London.

The sandwiches served at afternoon tea are usually small and delicate, with fillings like cucumber and cream cheese, smoked salmon, and egg mayonnaise.

Scones are an afternoon tea staple, served warmly with clotted cream and jam. The cakes and pastries can vary, but they might include items like lemon drizzle cake, macarons, or mini fruit tarts.

This very British tradition is often enjoyed in elegant surroundings, such as a hotel or a tea room, and may be served on fine china with silverware.

Dressing in smart attire is also part of the tradition, although this is not always required. There are many afternoon teas available, and they are also child-friendly.

5. Kew Garden Easter Activities

Kew Gardens is a beautiful and expansive botanical garden in South West London, and there’s plenty to see and do there.

Kew Gardens is famous for its incredible lights at Christmas time, but it is also a great activity for the kids during Easter.

Bluey at Kew Gardens

This Easter holiday, the hit animated and beloved pup, Bluey, is coming to Kew Gardens.

There will be lots of fun-packed and interactive activities inspired by Bluey and an opportunity to learn about the plants and wildlife at Kew, in addition to those of Bluey’s native Australia.

There will also be opportunities to meet Bluey at the Gardens throughout the day.

Springtime in London is the best time to visit Kew Gardens and see all the new flowers in full bloom. Kew puts on special Easter activities and exhibitions which both adults and kids will love.

Arrive early, around 10 a.m., to make the most of your day out. Pick up a coffee at one of the on-site cafes, and then take a stroll through the beautiful gardens and explore the many different plant collections.

Highlights at Easter/Springtime include crocuses and daffodils in the Woodland Garden, the Natural Area and the Great Broad Walk Borders, and the first rare rhododendrons blooming across stunning the vistas of Westwood Valley.

London Easter Activities

You can stop for lunch at one of the cafes or restaurants within the gardens, or you can bring a picnic and enjoy it in one of the many designated picnic areas.

After a bite to eat, be sure to experience the Treetop Walkway. It’s a 200-meter-long walkway that takes you through the tree canopy 18 meters above the ground.

Don’t forget to wear comfortable shoes, as there is a lot of walking involved, and perhaps pack a light waterproof or umbrella just in case of April showers!

London Easter Activities

Kew Gardens is located in Richmond, in the Southwest of London, and is easily accessible by train from well-served stations such as Clapham Junction and Victoria.

From Victoria, you can also take the District Line straight to the gardens. This option takes about 27 minutes.

I highly recommend signing up today for a GoCity London Pass to use the offers on London Easter activities, especially their discounted tickets for Kew Gardens.

Click here to sign up for a London Pass today – don’t miss out!

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London Easter activities

6. Wimbledon Quarter’s Easter Eggstravaganza

London Easter Activities

On the 30th March 2024, Wimbledon’s Quarter will be hosting an Easter-themed, family-friendly day.

There will be special guests of the Easter Bunny and Alice in Wonderland, where children will be guided to make their very own easter egg hunting basket.

There will be Easter-themed face painting, and the children will then be guided around the quarter on their Easter Egg hunt.

Sessions run between 11 am and 5 pm and the event suits children between 3-12.

Other London Easter Activities

You’ll find plenty of options if you’re looking for Easter activities for kids in London during the Easter bank holiday weekend.

Museums and attractions like the Natural History Museum and the Tower of London often include special events and activities for children during the school break.

Use your London Pass to access loads of fun London Easter activities for kids, including museums, attractions, and historical sites.

7. Petersham Nurseries Easter Wreath Making

Why not get involved in some Easter arts and crafts this year? Petersham Nurseries in Richmond offers a sustainable and eco-friendly Easter-themed wreath workshop using woodland materials, seasonal British foliage and flowering bulbs.

London Easter activities

Before making your wreath, don’t miss out on the chance to take an Easter Sunday stroll around Richmond park where you can see the amazing wild deer which roam freely in the park.

Please remember they are wild animals and be sure to keep your distance from them. There is some safety advice and guidance available on the Richmond Park website.

8. Peter Rabbit Easter Adventure

In a surprise location in London, The Peter Rabbit Easter Adventure offers an amazing range of London Easter activities.

This year, there will be an emersion of family-friendly rabbit adventures, a selection of activities in a beautiful garden, and food, drinks, and merchandise on site.

The adventure dates are to be confirmed and tickets cost between £23 – £25 per person and the tickets are currently waitlist with more details to follow.

9. Easter Egg Decorating

Another essential in my list of London Easter activities is of course Easter egg decorating. Many Easter egg decorating workshops and classes are held throughout the city during the Easter holiday.

London Easter Activities

Easter egg decorating is a fun and creative way to spend the Easter bank holiday weekend in London, and it’s a great activity for families, friends, or anyone looking to get into the Springtime spirit.

The iconic Treehouse Hotel in Marylebone is hosting a beautiful Easter Egg decorating class led by the restaurant’s head pastry chef.

There will be a variety of finishes from edible glitter, sugar flowers, sprinkles and piping, with 3 easter eggs to decorate (dark, milk and white chocolate).

This one is suitable for children aged 12 and up. Tickets cost £25 per person, and tea, coffee, or hot chocolate is available. It will run only on March 23rd, 2024, from 11 to 12:30.

It’s great to have these indoor workshops available just in case we experience some typical April showers this Easter weekend in London.

I hope you are excited by this amazing selection of creative London Easter activities for adults and children this Spring!

10. London Cute Exhibition

Visit London’s new landmark exhibition, CUTE, featuring everything just that. It is very on-trend for the Easter Holidays, boasting an array of bunnies, video games, emojis and artwork featuring the iconic Hello Kitty.

This epicentre of cute and all things fluffy is bound to get busy on the Easter holidays, so do book in advance.

It is based at Somerset House and runs until April 14th, 2024, making it one of the best London Easter Activities and a must-see before it finishes.

11. Theatre Shows This Easter

There are an abundance of shows and concerts running through the Easter Holidays this year. With British weather, it is good to have options for having fun indoors!

The Polka Theatre

We are most excited about the Billy Goats Gruff running in the Polka Theatre, South West London.

They are bringing an exciting Easter treat with beautiful puppetry, fantastic storytelling, a tricksy troll, three Billy goats gruff, and amazing live music with original songs.

The Three Billy Goats Gruff is suitable for ages 3-7+ and runs from 29 March to 21 April 2024.

We must not forget the older kids, for whom the same Polka Theatre is showing a modern remake of Romeo and Juliet.

A remixed tale of star-crossed lovers, Shakespeare’s most famous story is re-told through rap, rhythms and beautiful harmonies.

Showing from the 2nd March – 14th April 2024, this is best suited for 9-12+ year olds.

Charring Cross Theatre

Bronco Billy – The Musical is set to be a joyful musical comedy based on the original Clint Eastwood motion picture.

This is a thrillingly upbeat performance about love, living your dream, family and reinvention.

This is set to be a great watch for children aged 10+. I imagine it would be great fun for the grandparents too. I know my dad would love this!

Sadlers Wells

The Velveteen Rabbit, an absolute childhood classic, is performed by balletLorent, giving it a whimsical dance makeover.

The Velveteen Rabbit story is 102 years old this year and what a lovely experience it would for grandparents to join to reminisce on this classic story.

This is set to be a heartwarming show with themes of resilience and self-discovery, which will inspire and entertain the kids.

Recommended ages are 4-10 and tickets cost £12 – £18.

It runs on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th April.

Little Angel Theatre

The Little Angel Theatre is a wonderful initiative established in 1961, where young children are inspired through the storytelling of puppetry.

Persephone – A Tale of the Seasons is a sensory performance for toddlers. Persephone will guide you and your baby through the seasons and changes in nature with her animal friends.

This is an approximately 45-minute show with stay-and-play afterwards to get those little ones moving!

The recommended ages are 18 months to 3 years; however, there is a separate show for ages 6-18 months.

The Pentland Theatre

The Signing Mermaid comes to life in this colourful set. Featuring skilled performers, beautiful puppets and wonderful music/songs. This is a fun heartwarming adventure.

When: Saturday 30th March – Monday 1st April.
Aimed at ages 3-8

12. Family Concert at the Barbican

The world-famous Barbican is hosting several events over the Easter Holidays.

You might recognise “Once Upon A Tune” a children’s book by author and illustrator James Mayhew and Brittan Sinfonia.

This family-friendly concert features a projection of live illustrations, colourful music and storytelling.

This sounds like a great day out and is accessible from the Barbican Underground.

It takes place on Tuesday, 9th April 2024, at 11am

13. Easter Family Disco

The Big Penny Social in Walthamstow is hosting a family-friendly Easter Themed Disco. Dress up for the coolest disco in town!

With bubbles, interactive games, prizes and singalongs all to those catchy tunes kids and parents a like will want to boogy to.

2 sessions are running and the first session only has an easter egg hunt.

Both sessions run on Easter Sunday, March 31st, 11-12:30 pm and 2:30- 4 pm.

This sounds like a great idea to get the kids out and burn off some energy on the day!

14. Nature Storytime

Another great way to get the kids outdoors, children and families can enjoy the interactive outdoor storytelling time.

Walthamstow Wetlands

The story is then followed by a nature-themed craft or habitat exploration.

When: Tuesday 2nd April from 10:30 am.

Crane Park Island

As above, but in a different location – meet at the shot tower.

These are free events but donations are welcome to Londons Wildlife Trust.
Sessions are aimed at children 6 and under, but older children are welcome.

When: Wednesday 3rd April 10:30 am

15. Wonderful Wild Weekends

The Camley Street Natural Park is hosting a “Wonderful Wild Weekend” – where children and grown-ups are invited to explore the natural habitats of toads, tadpoles, woodlice and worms.

There will be an opportunity to pond dip to take a closer look at the creatures, upturning logs to search for mini-beasts and a season nature-themed craft.

Again, this is run by Londons Wildlife Trust for free, but they are taking donations for their precious work.

When: Sunday 24th March, 2:00-3:00 pm

16. Hot Cross Buns

London is renowned for some of its famous bakeries. Here are some of our favourites to grab a hot crossbun. This has to be one of my kids’ favourite London Easter activities!

Fortitude Bakehouse, Bloomsbury

These sourdough, two-day-proven hot cross buns are delightful! Everything on the menu looks so good.

Why not grab a hot crossbun and head to Regency Park?

St. John Bakery, Borough

These are some of the best big buns in town, and they are huge yet still light with a delightful sticky glaze. If you are heading through Borough Market, these are a must-try.

17. The Collective Cookout, Tooting

This is set to be a wonderful community event, with an evening of food, fun and vibes.

Children of all ages are welcome until the afterparty starts, and there will be a bouncy castle, face painting and giveaways.

When: Friday 29th March from 5 pm

18. See The Spring Flowers

The next few London Easter activities are perfect for kids and grown-ups and are perfect for getting outdoors in the Springtime sun!

London at Easter offers the perfect time and (hopefully) nice weather to explore some Spring flowers once they come into bloom.

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London Easter activities

New flower blooming begins in March in the UK, the official beginning of springtime, although the weather is always a little warmer in April and May.

While the weather is improving and the sun is (hopefully) shining, you will still need to bring some layers for these outdoor London Easter activities.

The weather in London during this time of year can be quite changeable, with a mix of sunny days and rain showers.

Temperatures in London during Easter can vary, but on average, you can expect highs of around 12-15°C (54-59°F) and lows of around 5-8°C (41-46°F) in the early mornings and evenings.

For those less familiar with the weather in London, it’s a good idea to pack some light layers and a waterproof jacket if you’re planning to visit London during Easter, as the weather can be unpredictable.

It’s also worth checking the forecast before you go, as this will give you a better idea of what to expect during your visit.

The classic Easter and Springtime flower is, of course, the daffodil, a popular Mother’s Day flower. This Easter weekend in London, you can see fields of daffodils if you head to Green Park, Hampton Court Palace, or St James’s Park in Central London.

Green Park has over one million daffodils in bloom in Spring. Head there on the Victoria Line if you’re travelling by tube.

19. Wimbledon Village & Park Spring Bloom

Outdoor London Easter activities are endless. This Easter weekend, grab the kids’ bikes or scooters and head to Wimbledon Village to explore the less well-known Cannizaro park.

There, you will find beautiful blooming purple crocuses. My kids loved the aviary at the park’s entrance, which is filled with finches, cockatiels, and yellow canaries.

London Easter Activities

Further into the park, at the top of a hill with an amazing view, you’ll find Hotel du Vin Wimbledon which offers amazing afternoon tea if you’re looking to treat yourself or the family in London at Easter.

Tourist attractions and historical sites can make for great London Easter activities – it’s a great time of year to explore what the city has to offer.

Buckingham Palace looks beautiful in Springtime and on a London Easter Sunday, when the Memorial Garden outside the Palace is filled with around 50,000 yellow flowers and red tulips.

20. Easter Ideas For Staying Home

My final recommendation for London Easter activities is that they are easy and can be done in the comfort of your own home.

Don’t feel too much pressure to pack every day this Easter with outdoor activities. Sometimes the best fun can be at home with a little creativity.

Why not bake some Easter treats with the little ones at home this Easter half term?

My favourite is this vegan carrot cake with buttercream icing (see a photo of my attempt below), topped with walnuts and Easter-themed decorations, or rice crispy cupcakes with chicks on top!

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London Easter activities

As you can see from my list of London Easter activities, there is no shortage of things to do with your kids, friends, or family this Springtime. Have a great time with your friends and family.

Happy Easter!

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