Spring is here and with Easter just around the corner, there’s a lot going on around the UK from quizzes and quests to an awful lot of eggs.... FREE: the Big Egg Hunt, London (ends 8 April) Giant Faberge eggs have been materialising all around London, and the challenge is on to spot all 200 of them. Download the zone maps from the Big Egg Hunt website and get cracking. Not your average Easter egg at SEA LIFE London Aquarium Celebrating the NEW Shark Reef Encounter Experience at SEA LIFE London Aquarium you can get a peek at some extremely unusual eggs... Real shark and ray egg casings, also known as Mermaid’s purses, are getting ready to hatch and you can even touch and feel hatched casings in the touch pool! A Maya Chocolate Adventure, Kew Gardens 31 March – 15 April A more traditional chocolate Easter egg can be enjoyed at Kew Gardens’ Easter egg hunt taking place on Easter Sunday (8 April). And, from 31 March – 15 April experience magic, fun and 3,000 years of chocolate history on the Maya Chocolate Adventure. Explore the interactive trail around the Gardens, and then make something special to take home in the chocolate making and craft workshops. Kew Gardens is available on a London Pass Free with London Eye tickets – Easter crafts and activities 6 – 9 April: decorate papier mache eggs and make Easter animal masks, flowers and chicks at the London Eye! A host of arts materials and a splash of imagination will ensure the Easter creations are brought to life to be taken home and cherished as Easter keepsakes. London's Southbank: FREE Egg Decorating 31 March – 15 April: help transform five giant white eggs on London's Southbank into colourful egg-stravagant Easter Eggs. Roald Dahl Museum & Story Centre Easter Quiz If it’s chocolate you love, what better place to visit this Easter than the Roald Dahl Museum - author of the ultimate chocolate saga Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The museum has recently unveiled a swashbuckling new gallery jam-packed with stories and interactive exhibits, and the pièce de résistance - Dahl's famed writing hut! From 3 – 13 April take part in the Museum’s Easter egg hunt to win a delumptious chocolate prize. Hill Top, home of Beatrix Potter (available on a National Trust Pass) Another literary place of interest well-suited to an Easter excursion is Hill Top in Cumbria – home of Beatrix Potter - where you can roam the beautiful cottage and garden where the adventures of Peter Rabbit were created. There’s a garden trail for kids, local walks and the delightful cottage which remains just as Potter left it. More Peter Rabbit frolics can be had at the World of Beatrix Potter which is holding a Great Peter Rabbit Easter egg Hunt on Thursday 5 April. Medieval Battle and Easter Dragon Egg Hunt at Warwick Castle March 31 – April 15 Fancy a dragon quest this Easter? Hunt the grounds and gardens of Warwick Castle in search for clues to find a series of Dragon nests. Find them all to discover where the baby dragon has hatched. Also at Warwick Castle: what’s Easter without a little jousting and wizardry? Warwick Warrior Shows are performed daily at 12.30 and 3pm, and at 11am and 4pm you can watch the forces of good and evil battle it out in Warwick Castle’s Easter Event, the Sword in the Stone show.
Things to do this Easter
Tuesday 27 March 2012