(Featured image credit The Wall Street Journal, Kurt Wilberding, Easter Bonnet Parade along New York’s Fifth Avenue)
As my memory gets more hazy as time goes on, I do still have fond memories of hunting for eggs, the odd pound coin and a few treats with my Dad with friends and lots of kids. In fact, back in those days when I would spend the weekends with my Dad, we were always off to a party, and an Easter Party was a perfect excuse. The National Trust are holding various events across the UK. If you are going down the home made route, check out Pinterest for ideas, printables, and even ready made clues. Bonnets at the ready, share your photos with me on instagram sian_gwilliam, we’d love to share the fun you have. x
On Saturday 26th March, head to King’s Boulevard and board their Easter Train for a day of family fun. The special road train will journey to Granary Square, where you’ll meet giant bunnies armed with baskets of yummy treats. Show off your creative skills and take part in the Japanese kawaii-inspired Easter egg decorating competition – you might even win a prize! (All Ages : Free) Saturday 26 March
Pretty much every day in April there is family daily fun at the Cutty Sark. Dance, sing and set sail on an adventure with Nannie, Cutty Sark’s figurehead. Join James Robson, Cutty Sark’s cook, to sing songs, learn sailor skills. Design your own comic strip, or meet Captain Woodget, Cutty Sark’s longest serving master, to learn about life on board the fastest tea clipper. It’s a great place for a day trip, and don’t forget about the Greenwich Market, it’s got your name all over it.
Kids need to spot the brightly coloured eggs around the zoo. Taking part costs just £1.50 on top of your standard admission fee and if you manage to find all of the eggs, you’ll win a prize! Make sure you find time at midday to visit Pet’s Corner; your kids can help the zoo keeper feed the bunnies!
Down on the Southbank this Saturday there is a cracking time to be had! Kids of all ages can enjoy craft sessions, decorate Easter eggs, make a basket and join the egg hunt. There’s a scavenger hunt for adults too. Free between 12pm-3pm (craft times)
The perfect place to enjoy the start of Spring. Kids will enjoy the Giant Easter Duck Hunt and find the missing ducklings, with BIG yellow ducklings to uncover, it would be hard to miss them! If you can discover them all you’ll win a Cadbury Freddo frog. There is more fun stuff to do, like duck painting, where you can create your own colourful duckling to take home, and themed games.
This Easter, it’s a feast for the kids as well! They can follow the clues around the grounds, learning as they go and being rewarded with a delicious Easter egg at the end of it. The fun starts today (Friday 25th) and again on Bank Holiday Monday from 12-4.30pm, When you’ve found your Cadbury’s chocolate prize join our Very Hungry Caterpillar art activities.£1.50 per egg hunt
Epping Ongar Railway’s hunt will run the length of the railway track from Ongar through to Coopersale, which is the length of 131,579 eggs placed end to end!
Kids will need to find the eggs, with some clues to help them, and any child who completes is entitled to a special Easter prize. You can have your children’s faces painted in an Easter style for £3, join the Easter Bunny’s own disco, the Bunny Hop! Held in a train carriage on Platform 3 at intervals throughout the day (check the times when you get there).
Tickets bought in advance online are the same as standard fares which means a family can travel for a day for just £34. Events on 25, 26, 27, 28 MARCH