Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Plans for Easter in London

There is plenty to keep the children amused and occupied over Easter if you head to London.  I tend to really fill our holidays with activities otherwise my pair start squabbling; I need to keep them busy!  Two weeks can really drag otherwise.

There are lots of Easter egg hunts in London if you’re looking for a traditional activity with a tasty chocolate incentive!  If you have National Trust membership its worth heading to selected properties to become a Cadbury’s Eggsplorer.  We have done this before and the clues really got our children thinking and also encouraged them to top up on fresh air!  Looking at their postcode finder you have ample choice in the area, Fenton House, Morden Hall Park, Sutton House and Claremont Landscape Garden to name but a few.

One attraction I am really keen to visit in London is the Ripley’s Believe It or Not museum they too are hosting an Easter egg hunt over the holiday period (18th to 21st of April).  So it’s well worth checking with any of the attractions you like the sound of what extra fun is planned just for Easter!

There is a Country Fair on Easter Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday with a whole host of entertainment in East London.  If your looking for something to keep you busy all day (10am - 5pm) this event sounds ideal, fighting knights, birds of prey flying displays, motorcycle stunts and a companion dog show (if you fancy entering your canine friend!), are just some of the scheduled activities.  A family ticket (2 adults and 2 children) at £19 seems very reasonable considering how much there is to see and do.

If your children prefer getting creative you can book them into the Easter Club at Doodle bar, they can try screen-printing, tie dying, mask making and decorating a bag between the 1st – 10th of April.  It’s a great way to cut back on the mess in your own home!  At £20 a time though it can get expensive if you have a few children hoping to take part.  Do remember to wear old clothes when participating.

For the budding chef you can book them onto a Konditor & Cook Cake School Easter biscuit decorating master class, they can learn all the tips to make beautiful biscuits.  The session costs £45 (for an adult and a child) but you do get to take biscuits home with you!  I think its lovely giving your child the opportunity to try something different.

All I would say is book plenty of nights stay because it’s tough cramming everything in.  Holiday Inn in Regents Park is an excellent choice as it’s in a handy location for exploring lots of these London attractions over Easter.  Holiday Inn also prides itself in making families welcome and has blackout blinds!  Always useful if your hoping the kids let you have a lie in after a busy day exploring what London has to offer.

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