The long Easter weekend is finally upon us. Four long days to spend with the family. Haven’t made any plans? Here are our last minute Easter weekend activities that we’re sure everyone will enjoy.

Puppetry: Wow! Said The Owl 

Tim Hopgood’s children’s book Wow! Said The Owl is brought to life in this puppet show accompanied with storytelling and music. The beautiful story tells of an owl who is determined to stay awake to experience the daytime world.

WHEN: 14th – 15th April, 11am
WHERE: Stratford Arts Centre, Theatre Square, London E15 1BX
GREAT FOR: 2 months – 5 years

Theatre: Bus King Theatre 

If you’re looking for something a little different, experience a puppet show on a London bus in Spitalfields this weekend. The show, filled with knights, princesses and dragons will be taking place on the lower deck. Upstairs the kids will be able to take part in a puppet-making workshop where they’ll be able to create their own imaginative designs to take home.

WHEN: Until 17th April
WHERE: Spitalfields, Spitalfields Estate, London, E1 6AA
GREAT FOR: All the family

Historical: Fire! Fire! Great Fire Of London Exhibition 

This interactive exhibition marks the 350 year anniversary of the time when disaster struck the city back in the 1600s. Delve into the destruction of the time and experience the fire through the eyes of a 17th century Londoner. Get close up to rarely seen artefacts and learn the true story behind the tragic fire.

WHEN: 13 – 17 April, 10am – 5pm
WHERE: Museum Of London, 150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN
GREAT FOR: All the family

Musical: A Celebration Of World Voices 

Outstanding singers from four continents will join together this Saturday to bring the Royal Albert Hall a showcase of music and culture in the form of youth choir singing. Expect enthusiasm and energy from this incredible sound spectacle featuring eight world choirs.

WHEN: Saturday 15th April, 4.15 pm
WHERE: Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, Kensington, London SW7 2AP
GREAT FOR: All the family

Cookery: Little Chef’s Masterclass 

Get the little ones cooking this weekend at Very Fairyland’s kitchen masterclass. Wearing real chef hats and aprons, the children will cook and then serve the food for themselves and their families. The kids will love cooking with other children and being taught by a professional chef.

WHEN: Every Saturday and Sunday, 10.30 – 11.15am
WHERE: Very Fairy Land, 2 Holcombe Street, London, W6 9JR
GREAT FOR: 3 – 8 years

Alternative Easter: The Great Egg Roll 

If you’ve already exhausted all of the Easter egg hunts that have been taking place this holiday, perhaps it’s time for something different. Join the Great Egg Roll taking place at Lauderdale House this weekend. Create and decorate your own egg and let the egg-rolling commence!

WHEN: Sunday 16th April, 11am
WHERE: Lauderdale House, Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill, Camden Town, London N6 5HG
GREAT FOR: All the family

Get out of town: Drayton Manor

The perfect place for making memories this weekend, Drayton Manor has some special Easter-themed activities for the children. Follow the Easter trail around the park and solve clues along the way. Check out the park’s 15 acre zoo and enjoy a live show from Thomas and Friends. Of course don’t miss Drayton Manor’s excellent family- friendly theme park rides.

WHEN: Easter activities until 23 April
WHERE: Drayton Manor Dr, Fazeley, Mile Oak, Tamworth B78 3TW
GREAT FOR: All the family

Further afield: Easter At Terre Blanche Golf And Spa

If you’re wanting to escape the city this weekend, Terre Blanche in Provence is the perfect getaway. This year the resort is providing an excellent array of Easter activities to keep the little ones entertained including an Easter egg hunt, miniature golf and a beekeeping workshop. Indulge yourself in a few rounds of golf or relax in the infinity pool. Regroup as a family at lunch and enjoy Easter Sunday brunch or gourmet dinner at the Michelin-starred La Faventia restaurant.

WHEN: This weekend
WHERE: Provence Côte d’Azur, France
GREAT FOR: All the family

Last minute: Easter Eggstravaganza At No. Ten Manchester Street 

If you’re in London for the weekend or would just like to do something extra special, we recommend the Easter Eggstravaganza package at the No. Ten Manchester Street in Marylebone this weekend. You’ll be welcomed with a delicious egg basket filled with luxury chocolates. The following morning you’ll enjoy a full English breakfast, Easter-themed afternoon bubble tea for the adults and a special miniature afternoon tea for the children.

WHEN: Until 24th April
WHERE: 10 Manchester St, Marylebone, London W1U 4DG
GREAT FOR: All the family

Restaurant of the week: Heddon Street Brasserie

This stylish family restaurant serves up brunch, lunch and dinner everyday, so makes a perfect post-shopping pit stop or family refuel when you’re out and about in London. What’s more, kids eat free from the children’s menu all day! They’ll be able to enjoy sticky chicken wings, pasta bolognese, sausage and mash, amongst many other classic dishes.

 

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