Easter in London with Kids 2024

Easter Trail Bocketts Farm Park Surrey

Looking for things to do in London during the Easter school holidays? In this guide, you’ll find a list of 2024 Easter events and activities for kids in London that are coming up in March and April.

When are the Easter school holidays in London?

The Easter school holidays for most schools in England is from Friday, 29 March to Friday, 12 April 2024. Some schools in London start the Easter school holidays earlier, from Monday, 22 March.

Easter Egg Hunts in London 2024

Several venues and attractions around London typically organise special Easter egg hunt trails with a chocolate treat or prize at the end.

Recently announced Easter 2024 events include the Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt at Hampton Court Palace, Easter Adventure Quest at Chiswick House, the Spring Fair at Horniman Museum and Gardens and Easter Egg Hunts at National Trust Osterley House, Ham House and Morden Hall Park. I will keep this post updated as more London Easter 2024 egg hunts and family events are confirmed.

Keep reading for a list of What’s On in London for the Easter 2024 school holidays and details on how to book the Easter egg hunts.

Easter Activities Kids London

This post is currently being updated with more recently announced events and activities coming up in London during the 2024 Easter school holidays.

Easter Holidays in London 2024 Map

I am also pinning the top places in London for Easter egg hunts, kids theatre shows and family activities in my “Easter Holidays in London with Kids 2024” Google Map Guide. For a direct link to the map to bookmark, click here. To explore the map, click on the door sign with an arrow just before the map title.

Easter Activities in London with Kids

Most Easter family activities and events in London will be on from late March. I will continue to add to this list as more events and activities are announced, so do check back for more updates over the coming weeks.

For even more days out inspiration around London, I have also included upcoming Easter events and activities in neighbouring Surrey and Kent.

Dinosaur rEvolution at the Horniman Museum

10 February – 3 November 2024

Explore the relationship between dinosaurs and birds at the first UK showing of Dinosaur rEvolution at Horniman Museum and Gardens.

This fascinating, family-friendly exhibition will feature five large animatronic models, many accurate cast fossil skeletons and skulls – some touchable, detailed graphics by the acclaimed artist Luis V Rey, dress up, games, and more.

Exhibition tickets cost £9 for adults, £4.50 for children. Free for under 3s.

Book exhibition tickets at the Horniman Museum

The Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt at Hampton Court Palace

23 March – 14 April 2024

The Lindt Gold Bunny hunt returns to Hampton Court Palace during the Easter school holidays. Use the trail map to explore over 60 acres of palace gardens and find the Lindt Gold Bunny statues that are hiding there.

Hampton Court Palace Lindt Easter Trail

When you have finished, remember to collect a Lindt GOLD BUNNY (10g) chocolate reward. Non chocolate rewards are also available on request.

The hunt is designed for children aged 4-12 years old and their families. The Lindt Gold Bunny hunt is included in palace admission (members go free.) Under 5s go free and will not need a ticket.

Combine with a visit to the Magic Garden at Hampton Court Palace (also included in palace admission, members go free) for a fun family day out.

Hampton Court Palace Magic Garden playground

Address: Hampton Ct Way, Molesey, East Molesey KT8 9AU

Book your tickets to visit Hampton Court Palace 

Easter Egg Hunts at National Trust sites

from 23 March – 14 April 2024, see details below

Make your way along the Easter trails and Easter egg huts at many of the National Trust sites around London over the school holidays. The price of the National Trust Easter trails are £3 per child (for members and non-members) and includes a trail map, pencil and a chocolate egg at the end. Normal admission applies.

National Trust Osterley House Easter Egg Trail

The following National Trust sites in London are running Easter egg hunts;

Ham House and Garden (23 March – 14 April) – Travel back in time to the Civil War and collect clues at ten outdoor game stations to spell out a codeword to help save Ham House – and claim a chocolate reward! Prices are £3 per trail which includes a chocolate or vegan and Free From chocolate egg. No booking required. Read more on the Ham House Easter Egg Hunt.

Osterley House and Gardens (27 March – 14 April) – Experience the fun of the fair as you explore the gardens, with 10 Summer Fair themed activities. Prices are £3 per trail (normal admission applies) which includes an Easter trail sheet, bunny ears and dairy or vegan and Free From chocolate egg. Read more on the Osterley House Easter Egg hunt.

Related: Visiting Osterley House and Gardens National Trust with Kids

Morden Hall Park (29 March – 3 April) – Find nature-inspired activities as you explore the Easter egg trail at Morden Hall Park. You will be taken on a journey through sound, music and discovery with fun-filled games and activities. Prices are £3 per trail which includes an Easter trail sheet, bunny ears and dairy or vegan and Free From chocolat egg. Read more about the Morden Hall Park Easter egg hunt.

Check for latest updates about Easter Egg Hunts at National Trust sites

Bing’s Nature Explorers at WWT London Wetland Centre

23 March – 2 June 2024

Join Bing and Flop at London Wetland Centre over the Easter holidays to become a Nature Explorer with activity trails, storytelling, character mini shows and much more.

London Wetland Centre Barnes

Learn all about wetland nature and wildlife following fun-filled challenges on Bing’s Nature Explorers trail. Pick up a map at the start and collect your sticker once you’ve completed the trail.

Storytelling sessions with Bing will be on every weekend and daily throughout the London Easter school holidays. There will also be character appearances along with mini shows featuring Bing, Flop and one of the WWT team for guests to learn about wildlife and wetlands.

See the WWT London Wetland Centre what’s on board for activity times.

Book tickets to visit WWT London Wetland Centre

Easter Adventure Quest at Chiswick House and Gardens

29 March – 1 April 2024

Chiswick House and Gardens are running an adventure Quest over the Easter weekend. Answer the questions hidden around the gardens and find the hidden eggs to receive a tasty chocolate treat.

Easter Adventure Quest at Chiswick House London

Quests cost £2 each and are available for purchase between 10:30am – 2:45pm on the day from the Chiswick House welcome desk, located just inside the Gardeners’ Gate.

Read more about the Easter Adventure Quest at Chiswick House

Bluey at Kew Gardens

29 March – 14 April 2024

The hit animated television series Bluey is coming to life at Kew Gardens this Easter! Enjoy family friendly activities inspired by the show. Budding adventurers will have the chance to design their day from activities in playful zones dotted around Kew Gardens.

Related: Spring in Kew Gardens London

Tunnels Play Kew Gardens with Kids

Combine with the Children’s Garden at Kew playground or exploring the log trail in the Natural Area for a fun day out at Kew Gardens.

Book tickets to visit Kew Gardens

Easter Adventure at Hobbledown Heath

29 March – 14 April 2024

Hobbledown Heath in West London will have an egg-stra special line-up to celebrate during the Easter holidays. Join in on the Easter Egg Quest to find eggs hidden around the park and win a special prize.

Hobbledown Heath Adventure Farm London

Family activities this Easter at Hobbledown Heath also include archery sessions, Birds of Prep on twice daily, Spring story time at the Thinkery and a fun-filled Bunny Hop Olympics.

Book tickets to visit Hobbledown Heath

The Secret Life of Reptiles and Amphibians at London Zoo

29 March – 30 April 2024

London Zoo’s newest major exhibit, ‘The Secret Life of Reptiles and Amphibians’ will be opening in time for the Easter holidays.

Plan a day out at the London Zoo and see the new purpose-built space at London Zoo housing 26 species in eight different habitats, including Philippine crocodiles, Chinese Giant salamanders and the mountain chicken – a gigantic species of frog from the Caribbean!

Book tickets to visit ZSL London Zoo

Spring Fair at the Horniman Museum and Gardens

30 March 2024

Join in with seasonal fun and games at the annual Horniman Spring Fair this Easter. There will be live music, craft workshops, bubble performances, an Easter bonnet parade, traditional fete games and much more.

Learn amazing circus skills from Project Hoop or get stuck into the magic of woodworking with Seed of Play (suitable for ages 2+). Horniman Museum and Gardens are also offering a discounted price to visit the Butterfly House during the Fair, available to purchase on the day for £2.50 per person.

Book tickets for the Spring Fair at the Horniman Museum

Discovery Days at The Hyde Park Learning Centre

2 – 4, 9 – 11 April 2024

Visit the Hyde Park Learning Centre for their free Discovery Days this Easter school holidays, on selected days between 11am and 3pm. All visitors are welcomed on a first come, first served basis.

Spring Surprises (2 – 4 April): Celebrate the signs of spring with family activities including pond dipping, exploring their wildlife garden, nature based arts and crafts and springtime story sessions.

Marvellous Mammals (9 – 11 April): Learn about mammals and their habitats through nature-inspired activities and storytelling sessions. Discover how to identify mammal tracks and create your own, and learn interesting facts and look for mammals in the garden.

Register your interest for Spring Surprises or Marvellous Mammals at the Hyde Park Learning Centre

Easter Trails at English Heritage sites

Easter 2024 dates TBA

English Heritage sites Eltham Palace and Gardens, Marble Hill House and Kenwood House usually run Easter trails and family activities over the school holidays.

More details to come about upcoming Easter 2024 events and activities.

Check latest Easter event updates at English Heritage sites

Family Activities at London Transport Museum

Easter 2024 dates TBA

Explore the London Transport Museum over the Easter school holidays. More details to come about the family activities and workshops running at LTM during the break.

London Transportation Museum Covent Garden

Book tickets to visit the London Transport Museum

Family Activities at the Museum of London Docklands

Easter 2024 dates TBA

Museum of London Docklands usually have several fun family activities on during the Easter school holidays. More information to come about Easter in London 2024 activities.

Plan your visit at the Museum of London Docklands

Easter Holidays Kids Theatre Shows in London

Here’s a list of what’s on for kids at London Theatres during the Easter school holidays.

Romeo and Juliet at Polka Theatre

2 March – 14 April 2024

Forced apart by generations of hatred, young eyes meet across a South London dancefloor on a fateful night that will change their lives forever.

Shakespeare’s most famous story is re-told through rap, rhythms, and beautiful harmonies. It’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’, but as you’ve never heard it before.

Running time: 60 minutes. Tickets from £13 for adults and children. Suitable for ages 9 – 12

Book tickets at Polka Theatre

The Odyssey at The Unicorn Theatre

17 March – 21 April 2024

Telemachus was just a baby when his dad Odysseus left to fight in the Trojan War. Now he’s almost grown he sets off on a quest to find him, even if his mum is not convinced. Luckily he has the muses – and some great tunes – to guide him on his heroic journey.

This Easter, join Telemachus on an epic adventure through stormy seas and strange lands, filled with mystical creatures, dangerous monsters and enchanting sirens – plus two talking sheep – and discover what really makes a true hero.

Running time: 70 minutes. Tickets from £13.50 for adults and £10.50 for under 18s. Suitable for ages 8 – 13

Book tickets at The Unicorn Theatre

Three Billy Goats Gruff at Polka Theatre

29 March – 21 April 2024

Join our three adventurer billy goats as they dare to cross the bridge to the other side.  The troll is determined this is his land and you need to get off it – but the billy goats have a few thoughts on that!

Hiccup Theatre, in collaboration with Derby Theatre and Polka Theatre, bring you another exciting treat from the team that brought you ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’, ‘Little Red Riding Hood’, ‘Goldilocks and The Three Bears’ and ‘The Gingerbread Man’. Featuring beautiful puppetry, fantastic storytelling, a tricksy troll, three Billy Goats Gruff and amazing live music and original songs.

Running time: 60 minutes. Tickets from £10.  Recommended for ages 3 – 7

Book tickets at Polka Theatre

The Tiger Who Came to Tea at New Wimbledon Theatre

7 – 8 April 2024

Join the tea-guzzling tiger in this stage adaptation of the classic tale of teatime mayhem, packed with oodles of magic, sing-a-long songs and clumsy chaos.

Running time: 55 minutes. Tickets from £16.75. Suitable for ages 3+

Book tickets at the New Wimbledon Theatre

Easter Activities in Surrey with Kids

Easter Eggstravaganza at Bocketts Farm Park

29 March – 14 April 2024

Bocketts Farm Park is one of the best farm parks to visit near London, with acres of outdoor playgrounds, trailer rides, pig races, feeding the farm animals, indoor soft play and small animal encounters.

Related: Day Out at Bocketts Farm Park

Childrens Farm in Surrey Bocketts

During the Easter school holidays, see the the baby lambs, chicks and ducklings; complete an Easter Trail with chocolate treats, get creative in the Craft Corner and watch live shows in the Easter garden.

Easter Trail Bocketts Farm Park Surrey

Address: Young Street, Fetcham, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 9BS

Book your tickets to visit Bocketts Farm Park

The Giant Easter Egg Hunt at RHS Garden Wisley

29 March – 14 April 2024

Follow the garden trail at RHS Garden Wisley and help the Easter Bunny find his friends who are playing hide and seek. Enormous painted eggs are also hidden around the garden – once you have found all the eggs, you will be rewarded with a free chocolatey treat from NOMO.

Join in planting or craft workshops in the CLORE Learning Centre for daily Easter activities.

Address: Wisley Ln, Wisley, Woking GU23 6QB

Book tickets to visit RHS Garden Wisley

Easter at Hobbledown Epsom

Easter 2024 dates TBA

Join the quest to find the precious missing dragon eggs at Hobbledown Adventure Farm Park Epsom this Easter. There are 100 treasured eggs hidden under the sand at The Mining Village – find one and win yourself a prize!

Hobbledown Farm Park Surrey

Related: Days Out at Hobbledown Adventure Park Surrey

Easter activities also include archery, animal interactions, traditional games and storytime with the Hobbledown characters, bird of prey flying displays and a badge making station.

Book tickets to visit Hobbledown Epsom

Easter Eggvent at Crockford Bridge Farm

Easter 2024 dates TBA

Crockford Bridge Farm will have an Easter Eggvent over the Easter holidays, aimed at younger visitors and recommended for children up to 8+ years. Tickets cost £5 for adults (no activities) and £11 for children (activities included.

Activities must be supervised by an accompanying adult and will include an Easter Hunt (with a sweet prize), Meet the Mad Hatter, Easter crafts and Egg and Spoon around the Asparagoblins Assault Course.

Tickets are required to attend this event and booking in advance is recommended.

Address: New Haw Road, Addlestone, Nr. Weybridge, Surrey KT15 2BU

Read more and book tickets for the Easter Eggvent at Crockford Bridge Farm

Easter Fun at Godstone Farm

Easter 2024 dates TBA

Godstone Farm is a great farm park to visit with young children since it’s easy to walk around. Wander along the Farm Trail for a chance to see alpacas, rabbits, sheep, goats, horses, chickens and more. Keep an eye out for the Animal Holding experiences for an opportunity to get up close to their smaller animals.

Easter Event Surrey Godstone Farm

Over the Easter holidays, enjoy a fun day out for the whole family with egg-citing egg and spoon contests; bunny hop sack races and egg-cellent Easter crafts! Have a go at archery and egg rolling competitions and explore the duck trail. Hop into the Easter Grotto with your team and help to save Easter with puzzles and clues along the way in an immersive experience.

Address: Tilburstow Hill Road, Godstone, RH9 8LX

Book your tickets to visit Godstone Farm

Easter Egg Hunt at National Trust Claremont Landscape Garden

Easter 2024 dates TBA

Make your way along the Easter trails and Easter egg huts at many of the National Trust sites around London over the school holidays. The price of the National Trust Easter trails are £3 per child (for members and non-members) and includes a trail map, pencil and a chocolate egg at the end. Normal admission applies.

National Trust will announce their locations and dates for Easter egg hunts in February 2024.

Check for latest updates about Easter Egg Hunts at National Trust sites

Easter Activities in Kent with Kids

Family Easter Treasure Hunt at Leeds Castle

29 March – 14 April 2024

Set out on an exciting treasure hunt at Leeds Castle as you follow Lady Baillie’s playful and beloved Great Danes, Boots and Danny, who have misplaced their treasure and need your help to find it.

You will encounter captivating interactive installations and vibrant Easter displays and come face-to-face with live characters along the way! The Easter treasure hunt will finish with a race to unlock the treasure chest and reunite Boots and Danny with their beloved treasure.

Book tickets for the Family Easter Treasure Hunt at Leeds Castle

Easter Family Fun at Hever Castle

29 March – 14 April 2024

Join in on a dinosaur-themed Easter trail, craft activity and sand dig at Hever Castle.

Meet the dinosaur explorers (29 March to 1 April) as they wander around the grounds and round off your day with an animal themed face paint (additional charge, selected dates only).

Book tickets to visit Hever Castle

Easter Egg Hunt at Scotney Castle

Easter 2024 dates TBA

Make your way along the Easter trails and Easter egg huts at many of the National Trust sites around London over the school holidays. The price of the National Trust Easter trails are £3 per child (for members and non-members) and includes a trail map, pencil and a chocolate egg at the end. Normal admission applies.

Fall foliage Scotney Castle

Related: Day Out at National Trust Scotney Castle

National Trust will announce their locations and dates for Easter egg hunts in February 2024.

Check for latest updates about Easter Egg Hunts at National Trust sites

More Easter in London with Kids 2024 Inspiration

Find more ideas for things to do during the Easter in London with kids over the Easter school break with our round-up posts and reviews;

Diana Memorial Playground Kensington

Family Day Out at London Wetland Centre Barnes

Family Day Out at London Zoo

Children’s Garden at Kew Gardens

Spring at Kew Gardens London

Magic Garden at Hampton Court Palace

Spring at Isabella Plantation in Richmond Park

Visiting Osterley Park National Trust with Kids

Gruffalo Adventure Trail at Horsenden Hill

Dinosaur Adventure Golf West London

Things to Do in St James’s Park London with Kids

Museums in London for Kids

Read on for more family days out inspiration with our reviews on top museums in London for kids;

Top Museums in London for Kids

Family Day Out at the British Museum

Visiting the Horniman Museum and Gardens with Kids

Wonderlab at the Science Museum London

London Transport Museum with Kids

Day Out at the National Maritime Museum

Dino Snores for Kids at the Natural History Museum

Royal Air Force Museum London with Kids

Cutty Sark Activities for Kids

London Museum of Water and Steam with Kids

National Portrait Gallery London with Kids

PIN FOR LATER – Easter Days Out in London with Kids 2024

Easter Days Out in London with Kids

This post is currently being updated with Easter in London with kids activities for 2024. Last update: 26 February 2024