From London’s coolest Easter Egg Hunt to a Doggy Easter Treat Hunt, London is brimming with original and fun Easter holiday activities for all the family, grown ups included. So for Easter baking classes, theatre and outdoor adventures, read on…
1 Pet Pavilion Doggy Easter Treat Hunt
London is full of Easter Egg hunts this time of year, but Pet Pavilion is hosting something truly special: the first Doggy Easter Treat Hunt. On Saturday 26 March dogs will be welcome the Chelsea location to sniff out treats made especially for them. Pet Pavilion’s new natural dog treats include lamb, chicken chipolatas and dog friendly carob, hollow Easter eggs.
125 Sydney Street, Chelsea SW3 6NR; petpavilion.co.uk
2 Pop Brixton Easter Weekend
Over Easter weekend and throughout the week, Pop Brixton will celebrate the official start of Spring with family fun and entertainment. They’re hosting London’s coolest Easter Egg Hunt, as well as special events like The New Zealand Cellar pop-up bar on Good Friday, the Easter Saturday Easter Party with crafts and live music, and an Easter Sunday screening of the multi-Oscar winning Birdman, followed by some after-movie disco.
49 Brixton Station Road SW9 8PQ; popbrixton.org
3 Biscuiteers Easter Pop-up in Chelsea
Looking for a tasty, artsy adventure over the holiday? Biscuiteers is launching a Chelsea pop-up with an Easter Icing Café and icing workshops Friday 18-20 and Thursday 24-26 March. At Habitat on King’s Road, Biscuiteers will be selling their famous sweet treats like Jolly Gingers and biscuit cards, as well as hosting icing workshops so you can first decorate and then eat your own beautiful iced creations.
4 Easter treats from Gail’s Artisan Bakery
GAIL’s Artisan Bakery’s Easter collection is available until Easter weekend. There are delectable pastries such as Bunny Cupcakes and Easter Bunny Biscuits alongside the quintessential Easter treat Hot Cross Buns: spiced sweet buns made with currants, sultanas and cranberries, finished with a spicy syrup glaze. Even better, GAIL’s is also serving an Easter French Toast made from grilling GAIL’s Hot Cross Buns and topping them with bananas, pecans, homemade butterscotch sauce and cream.
5 Boxpark Easter Themed Chocolate Workshop, Shoreditch
For the true chocoholics among us, there will be a chocolate workshop at Boxpark Wednesday 23 March. They’ll be discussing the origins of chocolate and offering guests an opportunity to mix, pipe, mould and dip chocolate mini egg truffles, to be decorated and personalised. Then, on Saturday 26 March, there will be an additional workshop for children.
2-10 Bethnal Green Road E1 6GY; boxpark.co.uk
6 Art of Colouring at KuPP
With adult colouring books on the rise, KuPP has a relaxing, creative activity planned for the Easter holiday. Along with their Scandi-inspired food, KuPP has ten beautiful designs ready to be coloured in over Bottomless Boozy Brunch. This comes with 90 blissful minutes of unlimited smorgasbord refills, alongside bottomless Czech Pilsner Krusovice, or a choice of Aquavit cocktails. (The kids aren’t left out of the fun: there’s also a special arts and craft table with eggs to decorate for Easter Sunday.)
5 Merchant Square, Paddington W2 1AS; kupp.co
7 Pump House Gallery at Southside Shopping Centre
Pump House Gallery will return to Southside Shopping Centre this spring for drop-in art workshops. Illustrators Pencil & Help and dancer CoDa Dance will be running a series of fun free art activities and events. On 9 April, during Easter holiday, art and dance will be combined to make work that will be exhibited in Southside.
Southside Shopping Centre, Wandsworth SW18 4TF; pumphousegallery.org.uk
8 Easter Theatre
Easter is the perfect time to catch one of the shows lighting up the London theatre. Dive into magical masterpieces from the mind of Roald Dahl such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at Theatre Royal Drury Lane, or Matilda The Musical, inspired by Dahl’s book and written by Dennis Kelly at the Cambridge Theatre.
Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, Catherine Street WC2B 5JF; charlieandthechocolatefactory.com & Earlham Street WC2H 9HU; uk.matildathemusical.com
9 Les Enfants Terribles, Greenwich Theatre
Friday 25 March, Greenwich Threatre presents Les Enfants Terribles. Suitable for all ages, it promises to be a magical, musical wild ride. In fact, the theatre is presenting a huge list of exciting Easter productions during the holiday, including: A Pocketful of Grimms on 2 April, Orion and the Dark on 3 April, At the End of Everything Else on 4-5 April, Fairytales Gone Bad on 6 April and The Girl & The Giraffe on 9 April.
Crooms Hill, Greenwich SE10 8ES; greenwichtheatre.org.uk
10 Bricks in the Sky, ArcelorMittal Orbit
The superbly popular Bricks in the Sky exhibition returns to the ArcelorMittal Orbit in April. Some of the world’s most famous towers and skyscrapers will be represented in LEGO bricks, created by professional LEGO artist Warren Elsmore, surrounded by breathtaking views across the London skyline.
3 Thornton Street, Queen Elizabeth Olymic Park, Stratford E20 2AD; arcelormittalorbit.com
11 Discovery Day: Animal Magic, Hyde Park
Hyde Park is always hosting something fun and this Easter, as flowers bloom in the grounds again, they’re hosting Discovery Day: Animal Magic on 30-31 March 2016. Their host of free fun activities includes pond dipping, where you can look for tadpoles in the water, exploring the garden, hiking on the Discovery Trail, and nature-inspired arts and crafts.