There is a lot happening in England’s capital over the 4 day Easter weekend. There are activities for all the family, some which do not even cost a penny. Take the kids out of the house and head into London for a weekend full of Easter adventures.
View the Giant Easter Eggs
The giant Fabergé eggs that were part of the Big Egg Hunt are on display in Covent Garden Piazza. The world’s biggest egg hunt launched at the end of February in which 210 handcrafted eggs were hidden all round London. Bidding for the auction closes at 5pm on Monday the 9th. The auction for the eggs is expected to raise more than £1million for the charities, Elephant Family and Action for Family. All 210 eggs including the “where’s wallie” egg were handcrafted which included designs by Chapman brothers and Zandra Rhodes.
Visit Harry Potter’s Studio
This attraction located in Watford recently opened on March 31st and is the studio where the film was made over 10 years. There are different sets such as the Great Hall, Dumbeldore’s office, Gryffindo common room and Hagrid’s hut. There will also be costumes and props on show as well a creature effects workshop. Catch the train from London Euston and then a bus to the venue. This is an extremely popular attraction as to be expected, so make sure you book well in advance.
Go on a Chocolate Adventure
Kew Gardens is holding family activities focusing on ancient Mayan culture and the history of chocolate, which is appropriate for this time of year. There is an Easter egg hunt on the 8th of April where the children have to find Buzzie Bee, Snap, Venue, Trap and the Easter bunny. There are also self-guided trails within the gardens where everyone can learn about the history of chocolate and appreciate how it has developed into the chocolate we have today.
The famous Cambridge vs Oxford Boat Race takes place on Saturday, April 7th, starting at 2:15pm. If you want to catch a glimpse of the action, head down to the Thames and watch the boats race past. There may be up to 300,000 spectators so arrive early to ensure a good spot to view the race. If you do not want to wait in line, you could visit one of the many pubs/restaurants that line the 4 mile course from Putney to Mortlake..
Easter is one of the best times to visit London. Spring has come, the flowers are out and the weather is turning milder. If you are coming to London as a family, it may be nice to rent out of the London apartments we have on our website. They are all within central London so you will easily be able to get around the city, visiting all the attractions.