The Easter bank holiday is one of our favourite times of the year. An exciting weekend full of chocolate and indulging, followed by a Monday morning lay-in. Here we have chosen our favourite bank holiday activities if you’re still deciding where to spend yours this year.
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A Day out with Peter Rabbit
Join Peter Rabbit and all his furry friends on a botanical adventure at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Visitors can expect an exciting activity-packed day out with games, crafts and storytelling. Perfect for families with small children as well as parent’s that love the Beatrix Potter’s iconic tales.
Location: Kew Gardens, Richmond, TW9 3AB
Tickets: Included with entry to the gardens – Adult, £17.75 each and Children, £4.00 each.
Hunt for Bluebells with a day trip from London
At this time of year the Berkhamsted woodlands become even prettier than usual. Visit the visual luxury of the grounds being covered with a carpet of bluebells. National Trust experts can lead you on a two-mile stroll around the estate or, for a wider scope, a five-mile hike.
Location: Moneybury Hill, Ringshall, Near Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 1LT. A short drive from London.
Tickets: Adult, £2.50 each. Children, £1.50 each. Book here.
Day Trip to Brighton
Fancy a break from the city? Less than an hour by train, Brighton’s quirky seaside activities can keep you entertained for the day. First things first head straight to the beach, a not-to-miss spot if the sun is shining. When you fancy a spot of retail indulgence The Lanes are filled with a treasure trove of fudge shops, boutiques, and cool cafes. Finally don’t forget the new British Airways i360 attraction, providing stunning views across the town.
Top tip: take your umbrella, this is the British seaside after all, and a jacket – its known to get windy.
Location: Brighton, England. Trains run from London Victoria, London Bridge and London Blackfriars. A fast train will get you there in under an hour.
The Hampton Court Palace Golden Bunny Hunt
This Easter, take the family back in time and join the Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt around the home and gardens of Henry VIII. Once you’ve found all the Lindt Gold Bunny figures, pick up your delicious Lindt chocolate treat. There’s loads of chocolate fun for all the family including chocolate tasting and the chance to meet Princess Caroline.
Location: Hampton Court Palace, Molesey, East Molesey KT8 9AU.
Tickets: Adult, £21.20 each. Children, £10.60 each. Avoid disappointment book here.
How do you like your eggs on a bank holiday morning?
Try London’s largest fried egg at Florentine, Waterloo this weekend. This one of kind sharing breakfast will ensure you all leave full! Served with traditional fry up classics it’s a great way to start an indulgent Easter weekend.
Top tip: arrive hungry, this isn’t for the faint hearted.
Location: 6 Hercules Road, London, SE1 7DU.
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