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What’s on over Easter weekend? – 14 to 17 April 2017

Posted by on Thursday, 13 April, 2017 in What's on at the weekend?

What’s on over Easter weekend? – 14 to 17 April 2017

It’s Easter weekend and there’s tons of fun to be had around the capital – albeit mostly involving chocolate in some form or other…

Horniman Easter Fair, 10.30am to 4.30pm, Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 April 2017

The Horniman Museum’s Easter Fair is always popular. This year there will be Alice in Wonderland storytelling (book in advance), lindy hop dancing in the bandstand, an Easter trail, march hare puppet making, screen printing (book in advance), tea cup rides, a bouncy castle and face painting. Add to that the customary farmers’ market, arts and crafts stalls, fabulous current exhibition Robot Zoo and the lovely little aquarium – you’ll be spoilt for choice! Free entry. More details here

Family Day: Easter at Keats House, 1pm to 4pm, Sunday 16 April

Track down the Easter bunnies that have taken over Keats House and garden this weekend. Once you’ve found them all you can make a carrot cone for carrying home your chocolate prize. Free (but donations welcome). More details here

Green Eggs and Ham Hunt, Discover Story Centre, Stratford, until Monday 17 April 2017

The magical world of Dr Seuss continues at Discover with a different take on the traditional Easter Egg Hunt. Adventure into the Story Garden for a Green Eggs and Ham inspired egg hunt, dreamt up by Discover’s Children’s Forum. Complete the challenge to win a chocolate treat. Tickets cost £6.50 (per person), under 2s free. More details here

Easter GIANT duck hunt, WWT London Wetland Centre, until Monday 17 April 2017

Follow the Easter Giant duck trail around the London Wetland Centre’s beautiful nature reserve to win a chocolate prize this weekend. Have a go at Easter arts and crafts, check out the spring buds and babies around the site and spot celebrity ducks created with the help of Aardman studios. Entrance costs approximately £11 (adult), £6 (child over 4), £30 (family) – book online for the cheapest tickets). Easter trail costs £1. More details here

Tall Ships Festival, Greenwich and Woolwich, until 16 April 2017

The Tall Ships Festival is back in Greenwich this weekend. There will be entertainment, children’s activities during the day, fireworks on Saturday evening and the Parade of Sail as the ships depart at 5pm on Sunday. You can board ships for free at Woolwich Pier on Sunday before 4.30pm and from Greenwich Pier via the shuttle service (tickets cost £10 (adult), £8 (children), family ticket £30). More details here

Moomin Adventures Easter trail, Kew Gardens, until Monday 17 April

Help Hemulen the plant-loving Moomin to track down stolen plants. Pick up a Moomin newspaper and follow the trail around Kew Gardens to the Moomin Festival Camp to collect a reward. Admission to Kew Gardens costs £14 (adult), £2.50 (child). The Moomin trail is included in standard admission. More details here

Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt, Hampton Court Palace, until Monday 17 April 2017

Visit Henry VIII’s royal palace this weekend and take part in a Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt – find them all and collect a reward. Also included in admission are hands-on activities, storytelling and access to the new interactive Magic Garden play area. Admission costs approximately £20 (adult), £10 (child), under 5s free. Book online for the best prices. More details here

Curiouser: Alice in Wonderland at Easter, Sutton House, 12pm to 5pm, until 16 April 2017

Step into Wonderland at Sutton House this weekend with a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, singing flowers, all of your favourite Wonderland characters, and a search for the White Rabbit. There will also be a number of arts and crafts activities for children and families to enjoy. Tickets cost £6 (adult), £3 (child), £15 (family ticket). Under 5s free. More details here

Jurassic Kingdom at Osterley Park, until 17 April 2017

Spot over 30 life-size models and installations of dinosaurs at Osterley Park’s Jurassic Kingdom over the Easter Holidays. Tickets cost from £13.50 (adults), £11.50 (child). More details here

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