What’s On for Children over Easter

Looking for ideas for what to do with children during the Easter holidays?

George IV Petting Zoo

The George IV is transforming its courtyard into a Petting Zoo on Easter Sunday (17 April), courtesy of the Vauxhall City Farm.

Children can handle rabbits, guinea pigs & goats. The pub also offers its regular Kids Table in the games room. The event is free but bound to be popular, so if you would like to eat it’s best to book a table. NB George IV offer 20% off all food and drink to holders of a Chiswick Calendar Club Card.

Book your table here.

Easter hunt at the Chiswick Cheese Market

Image above: Chiswick Cheese Market

It’s the Cheese Market on Sunday and they too have an Easter activity for children. Join the big hunt among the cheese stalls, with a prize for every completed entry.

Easter at Hen Corner

Image above: Easter at Hen Corner

Join Hen Corner in their Easter celebrations. Children explore the garden looking for signs of new life and celebrate… You will be welcomed with drinks and home-made treats then after your introductions it’s time to explore the garden, meet the chickens, hunt for eggs then get creative in the conservatory.

Activities may include:

  • Making your own Hot Cross Buns
  • Hunting for eggs (real and chocolate) in the garden
  • Easter craft activity
  • Hugging a hen

Tickets £20. There are tickets left for the morning of Monday 18 April. Sara offers Chiswick Calendar Club Card members a 10% discount. To take advantage of the discount, email her at Life@Hen Corner.com. Otherwise just book online on her website.


Chiswick House Gardens, Bizzy Buddies holiday camps

Image above: Bizzy Buddies Easter camp at Chiswick House

Chiswick House Gardens has Bizzy Buddies Easter Camp, offering boys and girls aged 3 – 16 football, tennis, dodgeball and tag rugby as well as arts activities.

With lots of throwing, running, catching and jumping, Bizzy Buddies provide a fun-filled day of sporting activities.

Book tickets: class4kids.co.uk

Image above: Arts and Crafts Camp

The same group also offer an Arts and Crafts Camp for boys and girls aged 3 – 16, with painting, drawing, clay modelling and Easter themed crafts.

Book tickets: class4kids.co.uk

Dance workshop for children with Ballet4Life at the Riverside Studios

Image above: Ballet4Life Dance workshop for kids

Ballet4Life is running a dance workshop for children at Riverside Studios on Wednesday (13 April). They will deliver an enjoyable mix of Ballet, and Creative & Contemporary Dance, providing a fun and inspiring foundation for kids to explore movement and self-expression. This class is perfectly suited to 4-8 year old.

Discover animal homes in Richmond Park

Image above: Deer in Richmond Park

Friends of Richmond Park and Holly Lodge Education Centre is organising a drop in event at Richmond Park on Thursday (14 April) to teach children about animal homes in the park. Discover animal homes in Richmond Park.

This is a free event with lots of artefacts to discover. Children will be able to have a go at making their own nest, filled with a seasonal treat and then they will be able to go and discover more with Bingo card in hand.

Held from the green next to Broomfield Hill car park (entry only through Kingston Gate), anyone can drop in between 10.00 am and 12 noon.

Easter egg hunts at Osterley Park

Image above: Easter eggs at Osterley Park

Osterley Park has a nature trail for children to follow, with chocolate at the end. Thursday 14 – Monday 18 April, from 10am to 5pm. Make your way along the trail and find nature-inspired activities for the whole family. £3 per child – includes a trail map, pencil and a chocolate egg at the end. No need to book.

Redbeard’s holiday camps at Osterley Park

Image above: Redbeard’s holiday camps in Osterley Park

Osterley Park also hosts Redbeard’s holiday camps for children aged 5 – 11, which involve green woodworking, primitive fire lighting, woodland arts and crafts, tracking, foraging, natural cordage making, and den and shelter building.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Trail at Kew Gardens

Image above: Eric Carlyle’s Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Trail at Kew Gardens invites you to join The Very Hungry Caterpillar this Easter and follow an enchanting trail through the Gardens.

Embark on a transformational journey to becoming a beautiful butterfly, based on Eric Carle’s much-loved book, and wind through sculptures of juicy fruits and a cosy chrysalis along the way.

Easter egg hunt at Syon House

Image above: Syon Park Easter egg trail

Syon House is opening it’s doors on Good Friday, Easter Saturday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday and they are hosting a range of Easter activities.

The activities planned are suitable for all ages. They start at 11.00 am, continuing to 5.00 pm and involve going on a hunt around Syon House and it’s gardens to find the trail of Easter eggs and toy chicks by using the clues that have been left behind.

Duck trail at the London Wetland Centre

Image above: Duck trail at the London Wetland Centre in Barnes

The London Wetland Centre in Barnes also has an Easter trail for children, who have to find a number of bright yellow ducks around the wetlands site.

London Wetland Centre is home to a wide variety of duck species, from the brightly coloured Mandarin to adorable whistling ducks. Ducks are particularly wonderful at this time of year with male ducks displaying their bright breeding feathers.

Tickets for the duck trail are free with a ticket to the site.

Book tickets: digitickets.co.uk

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