There’s lot to do this Easter holidays in London if you’ve got little ones, StoryStock Children’s Festival is on again at the Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea, with workshops and story telling from 4 to 13 years. My top pick has to be the “Chocolate Tree” which includes chocolate making with the famous Rococo Chocolatier.
The Museum of Childhood has always got lots on, and the great thing is that many of their exhibits are free. I like the look of their “Word Explosion”, create your own picture book, and there’s lots to choose from their Easter activities.
The Natural History Museum’s butterfly exhibition opens again on the 3rd April, and that’s always one of my favourite things to do. It doesn’t take long, but then you’ve got the whole of the Natural History museum and the Science Museum to explore, and you’re only just a stone’s throw from a walk in Hyde Park.
On the theme of parks, The Royal Parks have a great website, with a myriad of different things to do this holiday, the Nature Explorers in April looks like great fun for slightly older children.
The Chelsea Physic Garden is one of those hidden gems, and I’ve spent many a happy day there with the children, just walking around and exploring. They also have activities that you can book in advance for children aged 5+. I like the look of Celebrating Bees, and a Passion for Plants.
Most destinations include some sort of Easter egg trail and the Cadbury’s website have a great list, but high on my list is Kew Gardens, they always have a great Easter egg hunt.
Budokwai was one of my weekly visits with the children when they were smaller for great classes. This Easter they have an afternoon Judo club for 5-13 year olds. My son’s a bit young but I know many little boys who would love this.
For families with children over 7 years of age, why not take them to the theatre to see Charlie and the Chocolate Factory? With chocolate on everyone’s minds, this seems perfect, followed by a stop off at Sophie’s Steakhouse for a great kid’s burger and milkshake!
If you’re looking for a fun meal out with the children, I’ve been longing to try out Jamie’s Diner for a proper American feast!
It might be a simple one, but for a rainy day I love taking the children to the cinema and there are some great new releases, like Muppets Most Wanted, The Lego Movie and Rio 2 are the films on everyone’s lips.
As seen on The Resident