If you've already planned your Easter holidays, don't read this!
With a four-day bank holiday weekend to look forward to, spoil the family with a plan of things to do in the Easter Holidays. London has an incredible range of Easter Events for kids, and they are all within easy reach of West London by tube or train.
1. Hunt for Easter chocolate at Hampton Court and learn all about the history at the same time. Youngsters follow the clues to find golden rabbit statues, and they claim a Lindt Gold Bunny at the end if they complete the challenge.
2. With luck, the weather at Easter will be fine so a visit to the London Wetlands would be fun. Hunt for giant ducks on the wetland trail and win a chocolatey prize if you find them all. Try a spot of pond dipping at the same time.
3. See the baby animals at Battersea Park Children’s Zoo and search for the colourful eggs inside their enclosures. Around Easter time, lots of new animals are born every year at the park and it’s the perfect time for a family visit. There's also an adventure playground if the little ones have energy to burn.
4. At Osterley Park, your family can join in the Cadbury Easter Egg hunt. The gardens at Osterley attracts a variety of birds and you can spot them as you walk around the site. Stop by the stables to pick up your egg.
5. On Good Friday, 20,000 people are expected to gather outside the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square for a free performance of The Passion of Jesus. This 90-minute re-enactment of the Crucifixion is enjoyed as part of Easter Holiday breaks UK each year.
6. Easter Sunday services in London are open to the people in most churches including Westminster Abbey, Southwark Cathedral and St Martin’s in the Field. Join other worshippers in song on this holy day.
7. There’s nothing like a Sunday Roast at Easter, especially if you have been out and about in London all morning. Around the Tower Bridge area there are a number of British pubs serving roasts along the river. Venture into St Katherine Docks and you will find tradition eateries galore, but as fewer tourists know this part of town, it's a little quieter.
8. Pop along to Choccywoccydoodah in Covent Garden. This speciality store makes incredible creations out of chocolate, and they promise to deliver something special at Easter time. You can buy the family something tasty to remind them of Easter family holidays together.
Over the Easter weekend, most attractions will be open as usual, and public transport will still be running to a Bank Holiday timetable. Take the kids to see The London Dungeons, The Aquarium, Warner Brothers Studio Tour or a London theatre show to complete your break away.
After booking your Easter holiday deals at Heston Hyde Hotel, start planning a great family weekend in London. Hop on the tube at Hounslow West and a 1-5 zone travel card will take you everywhere you want to go.
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