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Best kid-friendly Easter half-term activities in London

Editorial Feature

Easter half-term activities are plentiful in and around London this year. Whether your kids are interested in Lego, cooking, wizardry, or something more active like climbing, London is one of the best cities in the world for kid-friendly activities.

So get your calendars out, here are some of the best ways to spend your Easter half term.

Art of the Brick – Lego art exhibition

Are your kids obsessed with their Lego creations? Would they be interested in Lego builds at the height of their possibilities? Art of the Brick could be the perfect place to bring them.

The exhibition toured in over 100 cities and 24 countries – and now it’s headed to London. The singular artist created more than 100 pieces of art with north of a million Lego bricks.

After enjoying the expo, kids can also play in the build area and take home a few Lego gifts.

Sticks‘n’Sushi – learn to make sushi with Kids‘n’Sushi

If your child has an interest in cooking or food, Sticks‘n’Sushi is the place to go. This 90-minute class will teach your kid how to make multiple types of sushi.

The classes are for kids aged 8 to 12 and for all skill levels. All teachers are highly trained – so your child is sure to learn from the best.

Kids will leave the class with a new skills and a goodie bag filled with a certificate, a bandana, a rolling mat, and much more.

The Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt – Hampton Court Palace

King Henry VIII’s palace might not be the first place you think of when planning a family-friendly day out, but Hampton Court Palace has you covered for Easter.

Besides the usual tours and interactive activities, the Lindt Gold Bunny is making a sneaky appearance. You and your kids can enjoy a 90-minute hunt for the elusive Gold Bunnies while strolling through the iconic gardens.

If you manage to find all of the Lindt statues, you will earn a special surprise!

Sparks – Easter filmmaking camps

Looking for something for your creatively inclined child? Sparks’ Easter camps will teach your kids the ins and outs of creating a film, all while letting them unleash their creative side by producing their own film.

The three-day programme for kids aged five to 14 will immerse your child in every facet of filmmaking. From directing and filming to acting and editing, this camp will get your kid stuck in to everything film related.

With locations across much of London, there is likely a camp near you. Give your kid the gift of fun and they’ll come home with their own film!

Parthian Climbing – kids’ climbing classes

For the energetic in your bunch, climbing classes could be the best option. Rather than climbing your furniture and causing a ruckus, why not get your kids climbing in a safe and welcoming environment?

With everything from first-time climbing experiences and kids parties to full-family adventures, Parthian Climbing have something for everyone. Their fully trained staff are at hand to help get you up on the wall having fun.

With locations across England and one in Wandsworth, it’s never too hard to get climbing!

Comedy Club 4 Kids – laughs for everyone

If your kid is constantly making you laugh – or just constantly laughing – Comedy Club 4 Kids could be a great outing for the whole family. They have gigs and workshops, so whether your kid is a laugher or joker, Comedy Club 4 Kids are a good choice for you.

Photo by Michel Grolet on Unsplash.

Their gigs are also not just for kids. Like panto, some jokes will be aimed at kids, and some will go in one ear and out the other. It’s truly a full-family experience.

They have loads of shows upcoming across the UK, with prices as low as £8.50, so book your show today and get ready for side-splitting humour.

Young V&A – by kids, for kids

The Victoria and Albert Museum, also known as the V&A, is the world’s largest museum of applied arts, decorative arts, and design. With five locations across the UK, there might not be a better place to explore art in all its forms.

The Young V&A is just one of these amazing museums, dedicated to young people’s art. It’s filled with art made by kids, for kids – and interactive exhibits to spark the joy of art in your family. It’s open seven days a week, and free for all entrants – although some exhibitions are paid.

There are many interesting exhibitions upcoming, so make sure you plan a visit soon!

One Aldwych – Charlie & the Chocolate Factory Afternoon Tea

One Aldwych is a five-star hotel located in the heart of London. With an assortment of dining and wellness options, it’s truly a world-class hotel to stay or dine at.

But if you’re interested in something a bit different, One Aldwych hosts a Charlie & the Chocolate Factory Afternoon Tea – complete with all the fixings. You and your kids can enjoy some of the iconic food and drinks from the classic Roald Dahl story.

There are still spots available for Afternoon Tea during the Easter half term but book your spot soon before it runs out.

The Wizard Exploratorium – wizarding fun for all

If you haven’t quite had your fill of Afternoon Tea after Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, there’s another stop you could make. The Wizard Emporium has all your wizardry needs covered.

With fun options including an Afternoon Tea experience, Potion Making experience, and a Magic Wand experience, your kids can feel the magic all day long at The Wizard Emporium. The Afternoon Tea experience allows you to brew your own ‘potion’, while the Magic Wand experience allows you to go home with your own magic wand.

The Wizard Exploratorium is located in Soho, so there are plenty of places to go for dinner or a show afterwards. Enjoy some wizardry today!

Gootopia – slime workshops for kids

Enjoy the #slimeofyourlife at Gootopia. Gootopia is one of the best places to let your kids experiment with slime and messiness in general. They run slime workshops in Lewisham, Brixton, and Wandsworth.

Photo by Kyle Brinker on Unsplash.

Their hour-long slime workshops run throughout the Easter half-term break and include some fun Easter-themed add-ons like creme-egg scents. A Slime Show is included with every ticket as well – so your little ones can experience everything goo related.

Check out their website to learn more – your kids will thank you for it.

Cineworld 4DX Extreme Cinema

Are movie nights getting a bit repetitive? Cineworld’s 4DX Extreme Cinema is here to change that.

With a good mix of cartoon and live-action movies, you can experience the rush of feeling truly immersed in the newest films. The theatres feature amazing effects including wind, water, scent, and strobe lighting, as well as moving seats.

Their upcoming screenings of Madame Web, Migration and Wonka are sure to be family favourites.

Local playgrounds – free family fun

You’ve invariably been to a playground if you have a child. But not all playgrounds are created equally. If you know where to look, you can find amazingly entertaining playgrounds wherever you live.

Some playgrounds include fun shapes and themes, some include amazing rope swings and climbing apparatuses, while others include splash pads and trampolines. Depending on your kids’ age, you might want to choose wisely to keep them entertained.

For a comprehensive guide to all the best playgrounds throughout London, this is the place to look.

Hopefully this guide to family-friendly Easter activities will help you plan out your half-term break. Be sure to come back for more inspiration!

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Arlen Dancziger

After graduating with a Philosophy and Professional Writing degree, Arlen has worked for multiple media companies, including writing video scripts for The Canadian Real Estate Channel and journalism work in professional and Olympic sport. Arlen is now an Editorial Assistant at Hurst Media Company, and writes pieces for

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