Things to Do on Easter Weekend 2017 in London

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Keep the whole family entertained over the Easter holidays with our roundup of the best things to do at Easter 2017 in London.

From Easter egg hunts and special Easter events for kids and grownups, to the best chocolate shops and Easter opening hours in London, plan a fun-filled Easter break in the capital. Find things to do in London on Easter SundayGood Friday events and Easter Monday activities with our London Easter ideas below.

Easter Weekend 2017 Events in London

  • See more than 30 majestic sailing vessels along the Greenwich and Woolwich riverfronts, and enjoy river-themed activities and fireworks at the Tall Ships Regatta. 13-16 Apr
  • Watch a spectacular full-scale performance of The Passion of Jesus, featuring 100 performers, for free in Trafalgar Square on Good Friday. 14 Apr
  • Embark on an adventure to Jurassic Kingdom, where 30 life-sized animated dinosaurs roar and screech in every corner of Osterley Park. 1-17 Apr
  • From popping and locking, to parkour and skateboarding, sharpen your Urban skills with expert-led workshops, family activities, dance schools and parties in Southbank Centre’s concrete playground. 1-17 Apr

London Easter Egg Hunts and Family Trails

  • Search for WWT London Wetland Centre’s giant yellow ducklings, hidden around the nature reserve, with a chance to win prizes. 1-17 Apr
  • Follow Kew Gardens’ interactive Moomin Adventures Easter trail among spring daffodils and crocuses. Plus, visit on Easter Sunday for some Lindt treats. 1-17 Apr
  • Collect stamps and enjoy activities and storytelling along a self-guided trail around ZSL London Zoo, inspired by the classic children’s book Dear Zoo. 1-17 Apr
  • Go on a Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt as you explore the history of Hampton Court Palace. 1-17 Apr
  • Spot the Duracell, Cadbury and more branded bunnies across the Museum of Brands' displays to win chocolatey treats. 1-16 Apr
  • Embark on an Easter Adventure Quest at Kenwood House or Down House. 14-17 Apr

Easter Chocolate in London

London Easter Sunday Lunch

Spring Blooms and Baby Animals

Family Attractions and Activities for Kids in London

  • Marvel at Lego sculptures of Superman, The Joker and more DC characters at The Art of the Brick on the South Bank. Until 4 Sep
  • Step into Harry Potter's Forbidden Forest and meet its mystical creatures in Warner Bros. Studio Tour's new expansion. From 31 Mar
  • Meet a herd of mechanical animals at the Horniman’s Robot Zoo and learn how different species see, move and hear in the wild. 11 Feb-29 Oct
  • Discover your Star Wars identity and see props from the films at The O2. Until 3 Sep
  • Become a pilot, doctor or TV presenter in KidZania’s child-size city, plus learn how to make chocolate bunnies in the Cadbury Factory this Easter.
  • Look out for Easter family fun at London’s top attractions and family-friendly museums, as many put on special activities for children during the school holidays and Easter weekend.
  • For more things to do with the kids at Easter in London, take a look at our guide to 101 family-friendly activities.

Easter Weekend Shows in London

Easter Opening Hours and Transport in London

Good Friday and Easter Monday are both public holidays. Most attractions are open over the Easter bank holiday, but check with individual venues in advance; particularly to find what is open on Easter Sunday in London. Shops are closed on Easter Sunday, except small shops which may open for a few hours. Public transport services, including the London Underground, may be reduced between Good Friday and Easter Monday, so plan your journey in advance.

Find more things to do at Easter and in spring in London, and browse our guide to what's on for more activities and events during your visit.

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