Tina Engstrom

Go Easter Egg Hunting In London

This year Easter falls early in April and many families will no doubt head to London during the break. There are several Easter Egg hunts, including the annual one at Kew, but also at more unexpected venues, like the Bank of England Museum.

London Wetland Centre: every day from 28 March until 12 April 2015

Follow the Giant Easter Duck trail around the WWT London Wetland Centre to discover where the big yellow ducklings are hiding. Those who find them can win a Cadbury chocolate frog. There will also be a duck painting eggs-travaganza and other egg-citing games. The trails are £1.00 each including a small gift (this is in addition to the admission fee). There is a separate charge for the duck painting.

Kew Gardens5 April 2015

This Easter, Shaun the Sheep, Aardman’s world famous creation, is bringing a host of friends to Kew to join the annual Easter Egg Hunt. There will be lots to see and do, including Shaun’s Madcap Meadow, with an assortment of family activities, including wellie wanging, the Sheep Hopper Maze, where kids can bounce around a maze of hay, Bitzer’s Sheepdog Trials and face painting. You can get a 20% discount on the admission fee by booking online by 15 March.

Kew Gardens - Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Egg Bunnies at Kew Gardens. Photo: ©KewGardens.

Bank of England Museum –EGGonomics30 March – 2 April & 7 – 10 April 2015 

During the Easter break there will be a treasure trail to find an egg and chicks hidden in the Museum, with a chocolate egg for every child who takes part. Children can also decorate their own Easter animal finger puppet to take home. There are activity sheets for children and visitors can even try to lift a genuine gold bar with a current value of over £300,000. It weighs 13 kg! Admission to the museum, including all activities, is free.  

Shaun in the City28 March – 25 May 2015

Shaun the Sheep isn’t just visiting Kew Gardens. From 28 March until 25 May, 50 giant models of Shaun will be placed all over London.  The sculptures are designed by celebrities and artists, including Shaun the Sheep creator Nick Park. The sculptures will later be auctioned to raise funds for Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Charity, which works on improving the lives of sick children in hospitals and hospices throughout the UK.

Shaun In The City

Shaun In The City in Parliament Square near Westminster Palace. Photo: ©ShaunInTheCity.

You may also like

Top 10 Reasons to Visit London's Royal Borough of Greenwich

Designated a UNESCO World Heritage site, Greenwich provides the perfect day out for visitors wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of Central London. A short journey down river from Central London, the Royal Borough of Greenwich is home to six museums, stunning historic architecture and a wonderful range of shops, markets, pubs and restaurants.

Read more

Tracey Emin LED Sculpture At Saint Pancras International Station in London

People entering the interior of Saint Pancras can now see a new LED sculpture by Tracey Emin, a twenty-metre message in bright pink saying “I want my time with you.”  Emin is a notorious and controversial modern British artist, whose most famous work is probably her bed, which she put on display at the Tate Gallery surrounded by empty vodka bottles and used condoms.

Read more