20 great Easter holiday activities in London

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From Wandsworth to Waterloo, we've rounded up the best Easter holiday activities for children. Whether you're looking for an egg hunt, a craft day, or a cooking course that's safe for little hands – there's plenty of Easter fun to be had in London.

Easter Family Fun – Gabriel's Wharf

There's plenty to do at Gabriel's Wharf, from free crafting sessions to an epic Easter egg hunt. There's also a scavenger hunt with a £50 prize to be won.

Quacky Races – Morden

Borrow a rubber ducky and send 'em sailing down the river. Will yours be the fastest? There's only one way to find out.

Peter Rabbit & Friends Egg hunt – Carshalton

Join Peter Rabbit and his fluffy friends for an egg hunt and crafts at Sutton Ecology Centre. Children will also get the chance to meet some actual bunnies.

Aracaladanza Vuelos family show – Clerkenwell

Discover an incredible show based on Da Vinci's obsession with flight – children and adults alike will be entranced by this magical performance.

Discovery Day Spring Surprises – Hyde Park

Discover amazing facts about spring and get involved with nature at the Hyde Park Education Centre.

Easter Giant Duck Hunt – Barnes

Help find the missing ducklings at the Wetlands Centre this Easter, following a giant duck trail around the beautiful nature reserve – if you win, there's a chocolate prize to be claimed.

Miniversity Easter Camp – Chelsea

This exciting camp for kids gives them a chance to try out different careers in a fun environment – perfect for young children with big dreams.

Easter Young Farmer Playscheme – Kentish Town

This scheme is certainly varied – kids will get stuck in to pottery, woodwork, animal care, gardening, games, and much, much more. Booking is essential for this popular and enriching course.

The Great Easter Egg Roll – Highgate

It's simple: create and decorate your egg, then roll it down the hill. There are, of course, prizes to be won for the most fabulous, far-rolling egg. If the prospect is a bit craftsy for you, you can enjoy a bite to eat and a coffee in Lauderdale House.

Colour Kids Club – Kingston-Upon-Thames

If your five to eight-year-old is crying out for an Easter bonnet (whose isn't?) this is the place to go. A lovely crafts club where your little one will decorate Easter Eggs, make an all-natural soap, and much, much, more.

The Tiger Who Came To Tea – North Finchley

A delightful adaptation of the much-loved children's favourite, The Tiger Who Came to Tea. This heart-warming play was deemed “the cat's meow” by The Times, and is certainly worth seeing.

Bonkers Easter Bonnets – Greenwich

No need to book – drop in, make a bonkers Easter bonnet, then wear it with pride.

Make Small Stories – Bethnal Green

Make your very own picture book with renowned children's illustrator, David Lucas, after enjoying the Small Stories exhibition. A wonderful afternoon in the beautiful V&A Museum of Childhood.

Ribbet Ribbet Croak – Stratford

This acclaimed interactive show will have you ribbeting in no time at all – plenty of froggy fun for all the family.

Dance like Shiva – Hendon

A fantastic free event for parents wanting to introduce their children to Hindu culture in an interesting way. Fun and informative.

Easter Shed Performance Workshop – Southgate

A week-long event that explores and develops drama and performance skills through dance, singing, and story-making. Great for building confidence and making friends, your child will take part in a performance at the end of the week – a special experience for children and parents.

Easter fun afternoon – Hampstead

What better way to spend the afternoon than enjoying the sun in Hampstead Museum's beautiful gardens? Advance booking will be required for this afternoon of story-telling, games, and crafts.

Easter Cookery Club – Wallington

A four-day cookery club for seven to 13-year-olds. All the pleasure of scoffing something made by your very own darling child, but without the inevitable mess that ensues.

Shakespeare in a Day: Macbeth – Wimbledon

It's never too early to get them stuck into the classics – your kids will profess a newfound love of all things thespian after a day spent getting to grips with the betrayal and bloodshed in Macbeth. Suitable for seven to 11-year-olds.

Storystock Circus of Stories – Clapham

Storystock imbues well-known novels and stories with all the excitement of the circus. Whether your children are reluctant readers, or confirmed bookworms, they'll love this lively and interactive day of workshops and performances.

Find more Easter activities in:

Merton & Wimbledon
Westminster & City
Kensington & Chelsea
Hounslow, Chiswick & Isleworth
Tower Hamlets
Barking & Dagenham
Hammersmith & Fulham
Waltham Forest

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