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The best things to do with kids this Easter – in London and the UK

Simon Calder’s Travel

With most schools closing for at least two weeks over Easter, it’s a good opportunity to visit somewhere new in the UK.

Days out can be just as fun for parents as they are for kids, teaching you new things or testing your skills and courage — and there’s the considerable added bonus of not needing to get a flight or faff around with packing the family suitcases.

From Scotland to Cornwall, some of the UK’s most popular tourist attractions organise special events during the Easter holidays (which normally run for two weeks either side of Easter Sunday, depending on when it falls; this year that’s 31 March). These events include egg hunts, quizzes, trails and theatre performances.

Look carefully and you’ll find that some of these events (often those run by local councils or community organisations) are free of charge. You don’t have to spend a fortune to give the kids a memorabe break this Easter.

Booking online in advance and taking your own food and water will also keep costs down, so that you can make memories in April without having to make cutbacks in May.

No matter where you live in the UK, you’ll be sure to find an Easter event reachable by public transport or a short drive away . Starting with London and then looking north, east, south and west, here are some of the best family-friendly activities to check out over the Easter break, including one free event for each region.


Egg decorating workshop, Up at the O2

Egg decorating in the sky promises to be a thrilling activity


Take egg decorating to new heights by icing a chocolate egg 52m up in the air, after you’ve scaled the O2 building. Suitable for children 8+ and their parents of all fitness levels, you’ll be given a full safety briefing as well as extra time on the roof to decorate your eggs and admire the 360-degree views of Greenwich. An adrenalin rush accompanied by chocolate sounds like an ideal way to enjoy a day off from school.

Tickets: £40,

Charlie and The Chocolate Factory Afternoon Tea, One Aldwych

Chocoholics rejoice! The One Aldwych afternoon tea will hit the spot

(David Cotsworth)

Easter gives us all an excuse to indulge in chocolate and if you’re looking for a unique experience, it doesn’t get better than the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory afternoon tea at the One Aldwych hotel in central London. Higlights include…

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