London lifestyle & travels with kids and babies
School holidays just started, so here are our 2019 picks and highlights for Easter activities for kids in London and around. Cultured Easter egg hunt London and nearby, teas and brunches, museums and latest exhibitions, London as usual is spoiling us!
Our favourite mischievous Easter character and London theatre ?
1. Theatre Royal Haymarket is hosting Peter Rabbit live royally and delightfully, with beautifully handicrafted puppets, enchanting songs and a sprinkle of magic. We were delighted to be invited to the show – adults in awe with Haymarket setting and transported by fluffy nostalgia, the kids mesmerized by the stories. Performances from April 5th to 28th – Where is Peter Rabbit is the perfect cultured Easter treat!
Our favourites cultured Easter egg hunts?
2. Kensington Palace starts the Easter egg hunts on March 30th in its glorious gardens. Iconic and surrounded by beautifully groomed greenery, we are so delighted to call it our hood. Our dedicated post in here; for Easter 2019 meet Queen Mary II, with drop-in sessions and family activities exploring her story and offering visitors the opportunity to create paper Chinese vases to add to her precious collection.
3. Hampton court and gardens. The magic gardens are re-opening on March 30th – this has been a favourite of our Easter activities for kids in London over the years. Our dedicated post in here, there’s also a lot of Easter fun planned, including a chocolate bunny hunt.
Our recommended countryside Easter bunnies ?
4. Easter Eggstravaganza at Willows Activity Farm. My eldest and his friends just love this place, we can’t recommend warmly enough. Peter Rabbit playground is just fabulous and the Easter Eggstravaganza is packed with fabulous activities, including egg hunts, arts and crafts and even sublime science shows! Zenbabytravel and Willows Activity Farm team offered in the past complimentary family tickets and we’ve been even invited to Peter Rabbit birthday celebrations – wicked!
5. Audley End Fairy Walk and Miniature Railway – a gorgeous day trip about 1.5 hour drive from Kensington but well worth it! Full impressions in here.
Our favourite kids friendly funky afternoon tea?
6. Take a tumble down the Easter rabbit hole at Sanderson! Dainty sweet and savoury treats, raspberry and chocolate Easter Egg cake approved by the White Rabbit himself. My son loved the treats and loved Sanderson cool facilities : pool, funky elevators with planets and solar system within, the ball swing, retro phone and funky chair and the bars.
Kids friendly brunches?
7. Decadent bottomless Easter brunches with legendary rare breed steaks or an irresistibly fresh sushi and sashimi with Gordon Ramsey at the Maze Grill Mayfair or Chelsea.
8. V&A has the usual fabulous pop-up Performances on Saturdays, play and learning through trails and activity backpacks. We are regular guests at week-end, check out their Easter programme in here.
For further inspiration on day trips from London within an hour drive, check our dedicated post in here. If time is shorter, our picks for 30min drive from Kensington in here. And if you prefer to stick to London, our collection of kids friendly museum outside South Ken is in here.
Happy Easter school holidays & planning all, to many zen Easter activities for kids in London and around!
Peter Rabbit playground is turning 1 ! 😉
Peter Rabbit playground is going to be 1 year old!!
The Peter Rabbit playground is celebrating 1 year.
Thank you Poppy Beckett, Fran Mitman and Elisa Pedrana for taking part ! We uploaded on Zenbabytravel fb account this morning the video & outcome. Please also be warned there’s moaning and bit of baby screaming – not sure if it’s excitement related or just disappointment the Cornwall minibreak was about to end. Have a lovely Easter break ladies!
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Audley End has been on my list for ages, and a friend now works there too. Must get there soon. Easter in the south east sounds very well set up! Sanderson also sounds amazing! #CulturedKids
Very well set up indeed 😀 hope you get to see for yourselves soon x
I love when towns hosts these kind of events! Maybe one day we’ll make it over to London for one of them! #culturedkids
Hope you get the chance shortly!
Oh wow – I see what you mean about there being no overlap! I must head over to the Maze grill – their food sounds yummy. #CulturedKids
Exquisite indeed! Happy brunching!
So many lovely ideas. We lived very close to Audley End for a while, it’s so beautiful! #CulturedKids
Stunning, right? X
So many lovely ideas. I have been meaning to go to V and A for a while.
Hope you get to go soon Usha!
So many things to do! #CulturedKids
Indeed! The only thing missing are the blue skies! X
I would quite happily (hoppily?) do all of these activities! I still need to visit Audley End railway and that Sanderson afternoon tea looks amazing. Thanks for the suggestions #CulturedKids
Pleasure and so sorry I couldn’t make it to London Museum press morning to meet in person! Have a lovely Easter holidays! X
No problem at all! Have a lovely Easter too and hopefully our paths shall cross soon x
What an eggcelent Easter it’s going to be indeed! #CULTUREDKIDS
London’s great for kids – I spent so many school holidays exploring museums etc. I’m 41 now but still have fond memories of those trips! #CulturedKids
So many fun Easter things to do – I rather like the sound of an Easter themed brunch!
Such a great list of things to do in London for Easter. It’s a great time of year #CulturedKids