Easter activities for kids in London

25 ideas for guaranteed Easter fun in the capital.

With Easter falling even earlier this year, there’s no doubt parents and carers will already be busy searching for the best ways to keep the little ones amused during the school holidays.

Along with plenty of free events, public Easter egg hunts and family-friendly festivals, here are our top picks for family outings in the capital between 3 April and 20 April.

Top Easter activities in London | Under £30

The London Dungeon

The London Dungeon from Booking.com

Watch the historical events of London’s colourful past come to life around you with this immersive experience that tells the tales of Guy Fawkes and Sweeney Todd, among others.

  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Location: Southbank
  • Ages: (recommends 12+)
  • Child price: £19
  • Adult price: £24

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Harry Potter walking tour

Harry Potter walking tour from Booking.com

Available every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, this fantastic Harry Potter tour will take you to some of the series’ best film locations in London including Diagon Alley, the Ministry of Magic and The Leaky Cauldron.

  • Duration: Two hours
  • Location: Covent Garden
  • Ages: All ages
  • Child price: £5
  • Adult price: £14

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Family ticket to Kew Gardens

Family ticket to Kew Gardens from Buyagift

Kew Gardens has a little something for everybody, especially during April when the grounds are transformed into an Easter wonderland. Watch the kids hunt for chocolate eggs and even the Easter Bunny himself in these 300 acres of spectacular gardens.

  • Duration: All day
  • Location: Kew
  • Ages: All ages
  • Price: £48 for 2 adults and 2 children

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Kia Oval cricket ground tour

Kia Oval cricket ground tour from Buyagift

If your family is cricket-mad, don’t miss this opportunity to tour behind the scenes at the Kia Oval cricket ground where you can retrace the footsteps of some of England’s top cricketers.

  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Location: Lambeth
  • Ages:5+
  • Price: £40 for 2 adults and 2 children

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Body Worlds Museum Experience

Body Worlds Museum Experience from Buyagift

Showcasing over 200 anatomical specimens, this very real exhibition gives visitors a unique insight into the human body and what lies beneath our skin.

  • Duration: Two to three hours
  • Location: Piccadilly Circus
  • Ages: 6+
  • Price: £69 for 2 adults and 2 children

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The Slide at The ArcelorMittal Orbit

The Slide at The ArcelorMittal Orbit from Virgin Experience Days

Standing at over 100 metres tall, admire panoramic views over London before taking the exhilarating 40-second ride down 12 turns in this one-of-a-kind glass-topped slide.

  • Duration: Varies
  • Location: Stratford
  • Ages:8+
  • Price: £52 for 2 adults and 2 children

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Chelsea Football Club stadium tour

Chelsea Football Club stadium tour from Virgin Experience Days

Take a self-guided tour around one of England’s most iconic football clubs with VIP access to the players’ dressing room, tunnel and dugouts. Don’t forget to pop into the museum where you can cast your eyes upon the team’s full trophy cabinet.

  • Duration: Varies
  • Location: Fulham
  • Ages:All ages
  • Price: £70 for 2 adults and 2 children

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ZSL London Zoo

ZSL London Zoo from Red Letter Days

Check out the oldest and most popular zoo in London where 18,000 animals including lions, penguins and gorillas are waiting to meet you.

  • Duration: All day
  • Location: Camden
  • Ages: All ages
  • Price: £75.60 for 4 people (2 adults and 2 children, or 1 adult and 3 children)

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Vue cinema tickets with snacks

Vue cinema tickets with snacks from Red Letter Days

Catch up on the latest blockbuster to hit the big screen with these great value family tickets which include two kids’ combo meals and some popcorn for the adults.

  • Duration: Varies
  • Location: Any Vue cinema in the UK
  • Ages: All ages
  • Price: £49 for 2 adults and 2 children

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Superhero photoshoot

Superhero photoshoot from Red Letter Days

Release your family’s superhero potential during this themed photoshoot where you can choose from a treasure chest of props to make you feel on top of the world.

  • Duration: One to two hours
  • Location: Bromley
  • Ages: 5+
  • Price: £25 for up to 4 people

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Plonk Crazy Golf

Plonk Crazy Golf from Red Letter Days

Enjoy two rounds of mini-golf at any of these London-based crazy golf courses, all of which boast their own unique theme. Try Camden for tropical vibes or Battersea for a UV-adorned course.

  • Duration: Two to three hours
  • Location: Camden, Shoreditch, Peckham, Hackney, Islington or Battersea
  • Ages: All ages
  • Price: £49 for 2 adults and 2 children

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Top Easter activities in London | Over £30

London Big Ticket

London Big Ticket from Expedia

With the freedom of this 90-day pass, you can see the sights of London on your own terms and for great prices too. Included in this flexi-ticket is entry to Madame Tussauds, London Eye and Sea Life Aquarium.

  • Duration: Varies
  • Location: Central London
  • Ages: All ages
  • Child Price: £48
  • Adult Price: £60

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Warner Bros. Studio Tour – The Making of Harry Potter

Warner Bros. Studio Tour – The Making of Harry Potter from Expedia

This award-winning attraction allows you to delve even deeper into the world of Hogwarts where you can get up close to the Knight Bus and Flying Car props used in the films.

  • Duration: Six to seven hours
  • Location: Departure from King’s Cross or Victoria
  • Ages: All ages
  • Child Price: £84
  • Adult Price: £89
  • Family ticket:£84 for 4

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Thames Rocket Speed Boat Tour

Thames Rocket Speed Boat Tour from Booking.com

Hop on board this speed boat for an exhilarating ride down the historic River Thames while soaking in the sights along Southbank and the Docklands.

  • Duration: One hour
  • Location: Southbank
  • Ages: 5+
  • Child Price: £26.95
  • Adult Price: £40.45

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London Eye with a Thames River Cruise

London Eye with a Thames River Cruise from Virgin Experience Days

See the sights of the capital city from 135 metres above sea level before taking a leisurely cruise down the Thames with this dual-pass ticket.

  • Duration: Two hours
  • Location: Westminster
  • Ages: All ages
  • Price: £119 for 2 adults and 2 children

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Dreamworks tours to Shrek’s Adventure

Dreamworks tours to Shrek’s Adventure from Virgin Experience Days

Enter Shrek’s fairy-tale world of Duloc, as well as nine other magical lands, on this tour of the Dreamworks Studio. Afterwards, you can grab some great British grub at the Rainforest Cafe where the magic continues.

  • Duration: Three to four hours
  • Location: Southbank and Piccadilly Circus
  • Ages: 3+
  • Price: £165 for 2 adults and 2 children (includes lunch at Rainforest Cafe)

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Escape Room at Aim Escape

Escape Room at Aim Escape from Red Letter Days

Four heads are definitely better than one in these themed escape rooms, where you’re given an hour and a series of clues to crack to the code and get out of there, pronto.

  • Duration: One hour
  • Location: Whitechapel
  • Ages: 6+
  • Price: £160 for 2 adults and 2 children

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Thorpe Park 2020 seasonal pass

Thorpe Park 2020 seasonal pass from Wowcher

Get your hands on a seasonal pass to Thorpe Park and the whole gang can enjoy multiple days at this adrenaline-seeker’s wonderland throughout the year.

  • Duration: Varies
  • Location: Chertsey, Greater London
  • Ages: Age restrictions vary from ride to ride
  • Child Price: £45
  • Adult Price: £45

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Easter activities at home

  • Easter egg hunt. Keep the kids entertained for hours as they compete to find the chocolate eggs, hidden by the elusive Easter Bunny.
  • Easter egg decorating. Believe it or not, a hard-boiled egg creates the perfect surface for painting. So much so, that it’s an Easter tradition to decorate eggs with bright colours in many European countries.
  • Family egg and spoon race. Why not put those decorated eggs to the test with an afternoon of family games. An egg and spoon race panders to all ages and space limitations.
  • Festive baking. Cook up some cornflake nest-cakes with leftover Easter egg chocolate. Let them set in cupcake cases and fill them with mini eggs or fluffy chicks to mark the coming of spring.
  • Easter gardening. As the official month of regeneration, why not plant a few spring bulbs such as tulips and daffodils. It won’t take long until they’re brightening up your garden.
  • Make an Easter tree. Festive trees don’t just have to be reserved for Christmas. Let your creative side take control and decorate a tree with patterned eggs and bunnies.
  • Easter crafts. With just some coloured cardboard, a few pens, cotton wool and a Pritt stick, your little one can craft bunny ears and a fluffy tail and dress up like the Easter Bunny.

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