Easter in London with Kids 2022

Easter in London with Kids

Looking for things to do in London during the Easter school holidays? In this guide, you’ll find a list of 2022 Easter events and activities for kids in London that are coming up in April.

Easter Activities in London with Kids

Over the Easter school holidays, several venues and attractions around London are running special Easter trails – with a chocolate treat or prize at the end – including National Trust sites, Knebworth House, English Heritage sites, Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace, Kidzania and WWT London Wetland Centre. There are also free Discovery Days at Hyde Park, a Family Easter Chocolate workshop at the Chelsea Physic Garden, a Dinosaur Experience at Gunnersbury Park and more.

Keep reading for a list of What’s On this Easter. I will keep adding to this list of Easter activities for kids in London, so do check back for updates. For more days out inspiration around London, I have also included upcoming Easter events and activities in Surrey and Kent.

The Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt at Hampton Court Palace

2 – 18 April 2022

Easter Activities Kids London

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. When you have finished, you can collect a Lindt GOLD BUNNY (10g) chocolate reward from the Clore Learning Centre (non chocolate rewards are 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 playground (also included in palace admission, members go free) for a fun family day out.

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

Book your tickets to visit Hampton Court Palace 

The Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt at Kensington Palace

02, 03, 06 – 10, 13 – 17 April 2022

There will be a Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt at Kensington Palace too this Easter! Use the trail map to explore the palace and gardens and find the Lindt GOLD BUNNY statues that are hiding there. Match up the name of the important palace character on the trail to the red ribbon on the bunny statue at each location. The hunt is designed for children aged 4-12 years old and their families. Please allow 1 hour to complete the trail. This event is included with your palace admission ticket.

Address: Kensington Gardens, London W8 4PX

Book your tickets to visit Kensington Palace

Easter Duck Trail at WWT London Wetland Centre Barnes

2 – 24 April 2022

Pick up a trail card at admissions and crack the clues to find the bright yellow, cheeky ducks that are hiding around the WWT London Wetland Centre Barnes. Family activities are included in the admission price to the London Wetland Centre.

WWT London Wetland Centre Barnes

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Plenty of outdoor fun to enjoy exploring the wetlands, testing your balance on the Wild Walk and visiting the Explore Adventure Playground.

Address: Queen Elizabeth’s Walk, Barnes, London SW13 9WT

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Trail at Kew Gardens

2 – 18 April 2022

This Easter take part in an enchanting trail through Kew Gardens based on Eric Carle’s much-loved book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Wind through sculptures of juicy fruits and a cosy chrysalis along the way. Discover facts about the wonder of nature and the close connections between plant and insect life on Earth. The Easter trail is included in the admission price to Kew Gardens.

Cherry Blossoms Kew Gardens

Spring is a wonderful time of year to explore Kew Gardens and see the tulips, cherry blossoms and magnolia in bloom. For more family fun, book a time slot at the Children’s Garden or explore the log trail and more in the Natural Area.

Related: Best Places to See Spring Flowers in London

Address: Kew, Richmond, London, TW9 3AE

Book your tickets to visit Kew Gardens

Dear Zoo at ZSL London Zoo

2 – 18 April 2022

Step into the Dear Zoo story at London Zoo during the Easter holidays with an interactive activity trail and lively story-time sessions. Meet the Dear Zoo experience team and learn all about the amazing animals at London Zoo. The Dear Zoo trail is included with entry to ZSL London Zoo.

Address: Outer Cir, London NW1 4RY

Book your tickets to visit ZSL London Zoo

Family Easter Chocolate Workshop at Chelsea Physic Garden

7 and 12 April 2022 

The Chelsea Physic Garden are running two Easter-themed Chocolate Workshops on 7 and 12 April from 11am to 1pm. Learn how cacao beans grow, how it is made into chocolate, and design your own chocolate treats with a provided selection of herbs, flavourings, and spices.

This workshop is designed for children ages 5 and up. One person will be admitted per ticket (cost is £20) and each participant will make a selection of chocolate treats. Children must hold tickets and be accompanied by at least one ticket-holding adult.

Address: 66 Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London SW3 4HS

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Easter Trail at Chelsea Physic Garden

15, 17, 18 April 2022

The Chelsea Physic Garden will also have an Easter Trail around their beautiful Gardens on Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday. The Easter trail will take you around their 4-acre garden, where you and your family will discover more about the amazing world of plants. At the end, each trail entry will receive a chocolate treat or prize at the end.

Chelsea Physic Garden, London

Trail costs £5 per person (plus normal admission). Please book in advance. All children must be accompanied by an adult paying full admission or a ‘Friend of the Garden’.

Book tickets for the Easter Trail at Chelsea Physic Garden

Easter Eggstravaganza at Westminster Abbey

5, 7, 19, 21 April 2022

Explore hope, new beginnings and everything Easter through craft, stories and an interactive tour at Westminster Abbey on select dates during the Easter school holidays. Crafts include moulding a special decoration that reflects ideas and symbols in the Easter story. Activities are suitable for children aged 5+.

Book your place for the family activities and purchase tickets to enter Westminster Abbey

Easter Egg Hunt at Osterley National Trust

14 – 18 April 2022

Make your way along the trail and find nature-inspired activities for the whole family in the beautiful gardens of the National Trust Osterley Park & House. The Easter Egg Hunt trail takes place between 14 – 18 April 2022, from 10am to 5pm, with last entry at 4pm. The price of the trail is £3 per child and includes a trail map, pencil and a chocolate egg at the end. Booking in advance is not required.

Address: Jersey Road, Isleworth, Middlesex, TW7 4RB (sat nav TW7 4RD)

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Lost and Found at the London Transport Museum

2 – 18 April 2022

Enter the weird and wonderful world of London Transport’s Lost Property Office this Easter break. Since the Lost Property Office first opened in 1933 it has become home to more than 15 million objects, from everyday hats, bags and toys to unusual items including a skeleton, a mattress, prosthetic limbs and a grandfather clock.

London Transport Museum

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Visitors can follow a trail around the museum’s galleries to discover fun facts about objects past and present that have been lost and found on London’s Tube trains and buses. On selected dates during the holidays, join children’s authors Emily Rand and Kate Wilkinson as they read from their books inspired by these lost mementos.

Book tickets to visit the London Transport Museum

Discovery Days at Hyde Park

5 – 7 April 2022 and 12 – 14 April 2022

Visit the LookOut at Hyde Park for free Discovery Days – Spring Surprises from 5 to 7 April, 11am to 3pm. Discover charming invertebrates, captivating plants, and wildlife on nature trails or during pond dipping sessions. Create and take home a clay bird & eggs using natural materials or learn more about spring with a live storyteller. The activities are suitable for the whole family to enjoy.

Discovery Days at Hyde Park

On 12 – 14 April, also 11am to 3pm, the LookOut at Hyde Park will have Discovery Days – Marvellous Animals. Discover marvellous mammals that live in the Royal Parks such as the hedgehogs in The Regent’s Park. Learn about how they look after them and play some animal survival games. Cosy up to stories about adventurous animals and create some natural crafts that you can take home with you.

Register interest for Discovery Day (Spring Surprises) or Discovery Day (Marvellous Animals) at Hyde Park

Yoshi’s Easter Egg Hunt at Kidzania

8 – 21 April 2022

To celebrate the launch of Yoshi’s Crafted World on Nintendo Switch, Nintendo has teamed up with KidZania London this Easter holiday for an exclusive Easter Egg Hunt during the Easter school holidays. Participants who complete the hunt will receive 10 kidZo’s and a very special Yoshi’s Easter Egg Hunt certification, plus the chance to win prizes including a Nintendo Switch and KidZania family ticket.

Book tickets to visit Kidzania

Easter Chocolate Making at the National Army Museum

6 – 7 April 2022

Learn about the history of chocolate and have a go at shaping and decorating your own delicious chocolate treats to take home in this family friendly workshop at the National Army Museum in collaboration with the Chocolate Museum. The session times are 11am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 3.30pm.

The workshop costs £5 per child and is recommended for children aged 6+. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Address: Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London SW3 4HT

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Easter Egg Hunt at Ham House

2 – 18 April 2022

Ham House, a National Trust site in Richmond, will also be running an Easter Egg Hunt in their beautiful gardens. The price of the trail is £3 per child and includes a trail map, pencil and a chocolate egg at the end.

Easter Egg Hunt Ham House

Address: Ham Street, Ham, Richmond, Surrey, TW10 7RS

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Easter Egg Hunt at Morden Hall Park

6 – 18 April 2022

National Trust Morden Hall Park in South-West London are running an Easter Egg Hunt trail  between Wednesday 6 and Monday 18 April 2022, from 10am to 4pm. The price of the trail is £3 per child and includes a trail map, pencil and a chocolate egg at the end.

Address: Morden Hall Road, Morden, London, SM4 5JD

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Easter Adventure Quest at Marble Hill House

15 – 18 April 2022

Visit Marble Hill for a cracking adventure quest this Easter holiday. Explore the grounds to hunt for clues and challenges, and discover traditional Easter games like egg rolling and the egg and spoon race. Track down the Easter eggs and you’ll be rewarded with a chocolate treat and an adventurer’s certificate. The quest costs just £1.50, which you can pay when you arrive at the site.

Address: Richmond Road, Twickenham, TW1 2NL

Book your tickets to visit Marble Hill

Easter Trail at Knebworth House

15 – 18 April 2022

Follow the Trail around Knebworth Gardens to gather all the Easter clues and solve the word jumble. There will also be a craft activity available between 12pm and 3pm. Trail sheets are available on arrival for £1 and are free to Season Ticket Holders. Under 3’s will need to purchase a Trail Sheet if they wish to take part and claim a prize. Last starting time for the Trail is 3pm.

Tickets: Book online before your visit for a reduced rate; tickets include access to Knebworth Park, Gardens, Adventure Playground with Fort Knebworth and Dinosaur Trail. Under 3’s are welcome free of charge.

Book your tickets to visit Knebworth House

Dino Kingdom at Gunnersbury Park

1 – 18 April 2022

Dino Kingdom is a unique outdoor dinosaur experience, aimed at families, dinosaur fans, and budding palaeontologists, with a huge number of pre-historic creatures brought to life in Gunnersbury Park. Dino Kingdom will bring state-of-the-art educational technology, fairground rides, food stalls and plenty of family fun. Dino Kingdom London will be open from 10 am to 7 pm daily with the last entry at 4 pm. Each visitor will be able to explore the kingdom for up to 3 hours.

Tickets: Adult tickets (ages 16+) cost £14 off peak / £17 peak; child tickets (ages 3 – 15) cost £12 off peak / £15 peak. Children under 3 years enter free.

Book tickets to visit Dino Kingdom London at Gunnersbury Park

Spring Fair at the Horniman Museum

16 April 2022

Join in with seasonal fun and games at the Horniman Museum Spring Fair, with live music from the New Orleans Jazz Band, the Alvar Tree Frogs; a Spring Bonnet Parade and Competition; Spring craft workshops and lots more.

Tickets: £5 for adults. All children go free, but must have a ticket to meet capacity requirements.

Book your tickets for the Horniman Museum Spring Fair

Related: Visiting the Horniman Museum and Gardens with Kids

Zog and the Flying Doctors at the Southbank Centre

8 – 10 April 2022

The roar-some crew are back for a brand new adventure, in a family show based on the book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, from 10.30am in the Queen Elizabeth Hall. Recommended for ages 3+. Tickets cost £24.

Book tickets for Zog and the Flying Doctors at the Southbank Centre

Easter Activities in Surrey with Kids

Easter Eggstravaganza at Bocketts Farm Park

Bocketts Farm Park is one of the best farm parks to visit near London, with acres of outdoor play (including a new Squirrel Scramble adventure playground), trailer rides, pig races, feeding the farm animals, indoor soft play and small animal encounters.

Related: Day Out at Bocketts Farm Park

Easter Events Bocketts Farm Park Surrey

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.

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

Book your tickets to visit Bocketts Farm Park

Easter Egg Statue Trail at Painshill Park

2 – 24 April 2022

Explore the beautiful landscape at Painshill Park and spot the giant, colourful Easter eggs dotted along the way. There is a café and ice cream shop on site, plus a small playground (great for little ones) at the exit. This is a fun day out to bring the dog too – dogs are very welcome at Painshill Park (not in the follies and Tea Room) and must be kept on a short lead.

Easter Egg Hunt Surrey with Kids

The Easter Egg Statue Trail is included in general admission to Painshill Park and free for Painshill members. Visitors are required to book in advance (unless you are an annual Painshill Member or have a Historic Houses card).

Address: Cobham, Surrey, KT11 1JE (Closest sat nav ref is KT11 1BE)

Book your tickets to visit Painshill Park 

Easter Fun at Godstone Farm

Tickets are available to book to visit Godstone Farm in Surrey over the Easter holidays. 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

There are also several play areas to enjoy year round, including an indoor soft play, adventure playground, construction play area, sandpits and ride on toys. See the World of Dinosaur Roar! Discovery Trail along their woodland trail. New additions include a den building area and a Wilding Play Area for kids to create their own natural fun.

Address: Tilburstow Hill Road, Godstone, RH9 8LX

Book your tickets to visit Godstone Farm

Easter Fun at Hobbledown

1 – 17 April 2022

This Easter holiday at Hobbledown Farm Park, use your detective skills to unearth the Golden Dragon Egg that is hidden somewhere around the park for a chocolate reward and return Hobbledown tickets! There will be more chances to win treats and prizes by finding one of 100 wooden eggs buried in the Mining Village and Courtyard, or by finding the numbered eggs at the animal enclosures and decoding the letters correctly.

Hobbledown Farm Park Surrey

Related: Day Out at Hobbledown Farm Park Surrey

Over the school holidays, there will also be Easter archery, Dragon story time in the Thinkery, Easter themed games with Hobbledown characters and the return of the Bird of Prey flying displays (daily at 1130am and 3pm excluding Wednesdays).

Address: Horton Lane, Epsom, Surrey KT19 8PT

Book tickets to visit Hobbledown Farm Park Epsom

Easter Trail at the British Wildlife Centre

17 April 2022

The British Wildlife Centre will be running a Children’s Easter Trail on 17 April 2022, and will also be open daily for three weeks during the Easter holidays, from 2 – 24 April. The British Wildlife Center, located near Lingfield, Surrey, is home to the finest collection of native wildlife in Britain with over 40 different native species.

Address: Eastbourne Rd, Newchapel, Lingfield RH7 6LF

Book your tickets to visit the British Wildlife Centre

Easter Egg Hunt at Claremont Landscape Garden

2 – 18 April

Claremont Landscape Garden, a National Trust site in Esher, Surrey, are running nature-inspired activities for the whole family along a trail during the Easter holidays. The trail takes place 10am – 3pm daily from Saturday 2 to Monday 18 April. The price of the trail is £3 per child and includes a trail map, pencil and a chocolate egg at the end.

Address: Portsmouth Road, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9JG

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Easter Egg Hunt at Polesden Lacey

2 – 18 April

The Easter trail at the National Trust Polesden Lacey runs from 2 – 18 April, between 10am and 4pm. Come and explore the beautiful grounds and gardens at Polesden Lacey with fantastic views over the Surrey Hills. Please arrive in plenty of time to complete the trail before we close. Costs £3 per child.

Address: Great Bookham, near Dorking, Surrey, RH5 6BD

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Giant Egg Hunt at RHS Garden Wisley

1 – 19 April

Discover the enormous painted eggs hidden around the garden for families and all ages to discover. 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 Eggvent at Crockford Bridge Farm

14 – 16, 18 April 2022

Crockford Bridge Farm will have an Easter Eggvent over the Easter weekend (closed Easter Sunday). The Easter Eggvent is aimed at younger visitors and recommended for children up to 8+ years.

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 Trail at Albury Vineyard

9, 10, 15, 16, 18 April 2022

The self-guided vineyard tour at Albury Vineyard features stunning views over the Surrey Hills and is a great way to find out more about English wine. Kids will love their Easter themed trail with a chocolate treat at the end. The vineyard is open from 11am – 4pm and you can visit any time during these hours. Allow 45 minutes to enjoy the trail – wellies or walking boots are recommended and well behaved dogs on leads are welcome.

Tickets: Adult and child tickets cost £5 plus a £0.98 booking fee each. Booking in advance is strongly recommended. The shop will be open for you to buy wine to take home and enjoy over Easter, and each adult will be given a £5 voucher to redeem against shop purchases (not valid on food and drink bought from the bar).

Address: Silent Pool, Shere Road, Albury, Guildford GU5 9BW

Book tickets for the Easter Trail at Albury Vineyard

Easter Activities in Kent with Kids

Easter Family Fun at Hever Castle

2 – 18 April 2022

This Easter, Hever Castle in Kent are running a free Easter Egg hunt, with a chocolate prize (dairy free alternatives available) to be received once you’ve collected all the answers hidden around the eggs. There will also be a free craft workshop in the Think Tank and a trail of carrots to follow through the beautiful gardens. Challenge yourself in the Yew Maze and see how long it takes you to find the way out.

Address: Hever Rd, Hever, Edenbridge TN8 7NG

Read more about the Easter fun activities and book tickets to visit Hever Castle

Easter Nest Trail at Leeds Castle

2 – 18 April 2022

Embark on an adventure through the great outdoors at Leeds Castle this Easter, where you’ll crack the clues to find the six giant bird nests. After you’ve completed the trail, enjoy a serene spring walk through the flowering daffodils and tulips. Meet the majestic birds of prey and watch as they swoop overhead in a captivating performance in the falconry arena.

Address: Broomfield, Maidstone ME17 1PL

Read more about the Easter family activities and book tickets to visit Leeds Castle

This post was updated on 30 March 2022 with more events and activities coming up in London, Surrey and Kent during the Easter school holidays.

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