Family-friendly London activities for the Easter holidays
If you’re visiting London with children (or just really, really love chocolate), take a look at our tips for making the most of Easter in the capital – there are kid-friendly activities popping up all over the place.
Join an egg trail with Historic Royal Palaces
Saturday 6 to Monday 22 April
Children will love hunting for Easter bunnies in the grounds and rooms of Hampton Court and Kensington Palace before winning a chocolate prize. At Kensington Palace, they can dress up in Georgian costume and get crafty, too. (Pictured above)
Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, KT8 9AU
Kensington Palace, Kensington Gardens, W8 4PX / www.hrp.org.uk
Treat yourself at Choccywoccydoodah
This crazy shop specialises in making spectacular chocolate creations. If you can’t afford £4,950 for its Castles in the Sky cake, enjoy a slice in the Bar du Chocolat instead, or buy bars, lollies and marshmallows.
27 Shorts Gardens, Covent Garden, WC2H 9AP / www.choccywoccydoodah.com
Take part in a chocolate workshop
Melt in Notting Hill hosts regular courses for making brownies or macarons. You can also listen to a talk on the history of chocolate and evolving tastes, before tasting it blindfolded. Teens can make chocolate bars, while young kids decorate lollipops– find the full range of courses and classes at www.meltchocolates.com/melt-courses.
Alternatively, join a drop-in session at the Chocolate Museum in Brixton, which also hosts chocolate and wine tastings and truffle classes all year round.
Melt 59 Ledbury Rd, W11 2AA and 6 Clarendon Rd, W11 3AA / www.meltchocolates.com
Chocolate Museum 187 Ferndale Rd, Brixton, SW9 8BA / www.thechocolatemuseum.co.uk
Try the Chocolate Happy Hour at Copperhouse Chocolate
Happy hour every Friday, 3pm-5pm
If you’d like to relax, then visit Jaz & Jul’s Chocolate House in Angel. Buy a hot chocolate and enjoy cake for £1 during happy hours, or opt for chocolate fondue. The café also serves Jaffa pancakes and chai, gingerbread or lime hot chocolate.
1 Chapel Market, Angel, N1 9EZ / www.jazandjuls.co.uk
Watch Where is Peter Rabbit? at the Theatre Royal Haymarket
Friday 5 to Sunday 28 April
This production uses handmade puppets to bring one of Beatrix Potter’s most beloved characters to life. The play features the voices of Griff Rhys Jones and Miriam Margoyles, as well as 14 songs that your kids can shimmy along to.
18 Suffolk St, West End, SW1Y 4HT / www.trh.co.uk
Want more theatre this Easter? Check out these London shows for all the family.