The Spring term seems to be speeding past and we are already counting down until the Easter holidays. Life is incredibly full and busy but I know I need to start planning a fun Easter holidays for my two. We love to explore our local area and have been busy looking for family friendly days out and Easter events in our local area of Middlesex and further afield into London.
We all love going to special Easter events in West London. Our fingers are crossed for warmer weather so we can get out and about. There are loads of family friendly Easter events in Middlesex, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and London. We are so lucky to be in easy reach of some wonderful family friendly places. We are definitely spoilt for choice for Easter hunts and Easter trails for kids in London this year. Here are some of our favourite places or ideas for the Easter holidays:
10 Family friendly Easter events in and around London
Chiltern Open Air Museum
An outdoor museum in Buckinghamshire. You can explore over 30 rescued and reconstructed historic buildings from the Chilterns. Over the Bank Holiday weekend there are lots of fun family crafts and Easter activities (all of which are included in the entry fee). You can join the Easter hunt around the Museum, and be rewarded with an Easter treat.
Aldenham Country Park
Visit 100 acres of beautiful Hertfordshire countryside, only 12 miles from central London. Enjoy the scenery, lakeside walks, explore the farm and feed the animals, playgrounds, pony rides and the 100 Aker Wood, home of Pooh Bear and friends. Visit over the Easter holidays and go egg collecting, meet Pooh, try pig racing and pet the farm animals.
Willows Activity Farm
Willows Activity Farm is holding an Easter Eggstravaganza between 24th March – 15th April 2018. Have Choc-o-bloc family fun with the Easter Bunny, Easter Egg and Bunny Hunts with chocolate prizes. The Peter Rabbit Adventure Playground is included in the ticket price, where visitors can enjoy imaginative play in Cotton-tail Village, take the challenge of the Peter Rabbit Woodland Trail and meet Peter Rabbit, Benjamin Bunny, Squirrel Nutkin, Cotton-Tail and Lily Bobtail in live performances in the Peter Rabbit Theatre.
We love the adventure trails at Wendover Woods. Whilst I couldn’t find any specific seasonal events you can visit the Go Ape Tree Top Adventure and the Highway Rat Activity Trail. See our review of the Highway Rat Activity Trail in Devon to find out what to expect.
Harpenden Easter Egg Hunt
The annual Harpenden Easter Egg Hunt, organised by the Friends of Harpenden Academy, takes place on 30th March and you can book your tickets now.
The Ashridge Estate, run by the National Trust, will be hosting a Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt starting on the 30th March until 2nd April. You get to run through muddy woodlands, follow Bunny’s clues on this year’s Easter trail and collect a delicious Cadbury chocolate treat. You can choose from two routes, a buggy friendly trail or a longer route designed to tire little legs. The Easter Egg Hunt costs £5 per trail. See what we thought of the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Lytes Cary Manor.
National Trust in London
Chocolate connoisseurs Cadbury’s are yet again bringing their egg hunts to over 250 National Trust locations across the country. In London, you can track them down at Fenton House (Hampstead), Ham House (Richmond), Morden Hall Park (Morden), Osterley Park (Isleworth), Rainham Hall (Havering), Red House (Bexleyheath) and Sutton House (Hackney). Follow the clues on this year’s Easter trail and collect a delicious Cadbury chocolate treat. The Easter Egg Hunts costs from £2.
A big day out with Peter Rabbit at Kew Gardens
Between 30th March and 15th April visit the fun-filled Peter Rabbit themed Easter at Kew Gardens with entertainment for all the family.T ake part in games and learn about the vegetables Peter found in Mr McGregor’s garden. Follow a trail based on Peter Rabbit and other famous Beatrix Potter characters. Discover Beatrix Potter’s links with Kew, her struggles to get recognised in the scientific community and how this led her to create her world-famous characters. Included with entry to the Gardens. Don’t forget to go and see the new Peter Rabbit film which is released on March 16th!
Lindt Golden Bunny Hunt at Hampton Court
Running between 26th March – 15th April you can discover the palace and gardens of Henry VIII. Enjoy family activities and let your child’s imagination run wild in the Magic Garden. As well as the Lindt Golden Bunny Hunt there are also chocolate-themed activities taking place throughout the Easter holidays. Takes places between 26th March until 15th April. Included in palace admission / free for Historic Royal Palaces members
Go on an Easter Adventure Quest with English Heritage this Easter. Join in the hunt for legendary dragon eggs at Eltham Palace and Gardens and Kenwood House.