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Easter Holidays – London events for all the family

| Holidays | 14/03/2012

Easter holidays are coming up! Find some fun ideas for all the family to enjoy.

As we head into spring this year, the world gets ready for another annual easter celebration. Chocolate easter eggs are slowly filling up the supermarket shelves and the holidays are just around the corner. With the kids off for two whole weeks, parents can find it hard to figure out how to fill in the time with some fun.

There are loads of different activities to choose from this easter holiday from exhibitions to traditional easter egg hunts all across the capital. We have chosen a few activities suitable for adults and children alike to enjoy this easter.

Chilean Rescue Capsule at Science Museum

Combining history, general knowledge and fun, the story behind the Chilean Rescue Capsule that helped rescue miners in San Jose in August 2010 has been replicated and displayed at the Science Museum for all to see. Children can get to relive the event and learn more about the huge technical and engineering obstacles that the rescue team had to overcome during the event. With free admission to the museum, the display will be on show until 13th May.


Address – Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 2DD
Nearest Underground Station – South Kensington (District, Circle and/or Piccadilly Line)
Contact No. – 020 7942 4000 (For bookings and enquiries)

My Animal Book at the Museum Of London

For children who like to be active and create, the Museum of London are holding several activity workshops and family events throughout the easter period. Get your little one to create their own animal book and learn about all types of creatures in the My Animal Book workshop.

Suitable for children aged 2 years of age and above, they will get the chance to become apart of their book by creating face masks and taking pictures. The workshop is free to attend will be held Wednesday 4th April from 10:30am to 2:30pm at one hour intervals.


Address – Museum of London, 150 London Wall, London, EC2Y 5HN
Nearest Underground Station – Barbican, St Paul’s and/or Moorgate
Buses – 4, 8, 25, 56, 100, 25, 172, 242, 521
Contact No. – 020 7001 9844

Peter and the Wolf Live at The Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre

The oscar winning film Peter and the Wolf takes a trip to London’s Royal Festival Hall for film goers to enjoy. Accompanied by the Aurora orchestra, families can enjoy the live rendition of the highly received event right before their eyes. The show which won the oscar for best animated film will perform four live easter special screenings, so get your tickets now before they’re all gone! Ticket prices start from as little as £14.


Address – Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX
Nearest Underground Station – Waterloo (Bakerloo, Northern, Jubilee & Waterloo and City lines) and Embankment (Circle and District lines)
Buses – 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, 77, 168, 171, 172, 188, 211, 243, 341, 507, 521, X68
Contact No. – 0844 875 0073 (Ticket Office) +44 (0)20 7960 4200 (Switchboard)

Passion in the Square at Trafalgar Square

Suitable for both adults and children, the Passion in the Square is a recreation of the events that took place surrounding the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. With over 70 actors getting involved in the retelling of the story, the free event will take place in the centre of the square for people to watch. Big screens and radio microphone technology will be placed at the event, making sure that everyone gets the chance to see what’s going on through the crowds.


Address – Trafalgar Square, City of Westminster, Westminster, London WC2N
Nearest Underground Station – Charing Cross (Northern Line)
Buses – 3, 6, 9, 11, 12, 13, 15, 23, 24, 29, 53, 77A, 88, 91, 139, 159, 176, 453

Animal easter egg hunt at Battersea Park Children’s Zoo

Always open to kids throughout the year, the Battersea Park Children’s Zoo will be open during the easter holidays. Kids can wonder at the many exotic animals that are kept at the zoo and join in on the easter fun with their Easter Egg hunt & quiz. Answer the questions correctly to reveal special chocolate egg treats. The admission price to visit the zoo for children is £6.50 and £7.95 for adults. The Easter activity  will cost an extra £1.50 to get a special prize. The quiz and Easter egg hunt is available from Saturday 31st March – Sunday 8th April.


Address – Battersea Park Children’s Zoo, Battersea Park, London, SW11 4NJ
Nearest Underground Station – Sloane Square (District and Circle Line)
Buses – 19,44,49,137,239,314,344,345
Contact No. – 020 7924 5826

Now you have a few Easter ideas to keep you going throughout the holiday. If you’re interested in more of the events taking place at the venues mentioned, click their website links where you can find more information.

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