Easter family festivals

There’s something about spring finally arriving that always has us excited about getting out and about over Easter.  Here are our top picks of what do to:

Kew Gardens, particularly pretty in spring with their flowering daffodils, crocuses and magnolias, is hosting a 3 week Moomin-themed festival.  There’s an interactive Moomin nature trail and Easter activity workshops in the ‘Moomin Festival Camp’ where you’ll find real-life Moomin costumed  characters, face painting, mask making and a Moomin tea party.  And on Easter Sunday itself, there will be Lindt chocolate treats for all children at the entrance gates.

For older kids, head over to Somerset House where there is a weekend gaming festival and an exhibition examining how games are evolving.  At Now Play This (7 – 9 April), there will be over 40 games available to play across the weekend including a giant communal word search, a mini-golf course on Somerset House’s River Terrace, a board games library, and a ping-pong table that creates a work of art as you play.  The free exhibition Game Changers: Another Way to Play (7 April – 7 May) explores evolutions in game design, showing how traditional forms of chess, billiards and mazes continue to influence and inspire today’s game designers, with some examples on show for visitors to play.

Or if it’s more traditional face painting and egg decorating you’re after, then head to one of the three London based Daylesford Farm shops (in Pimlico, Notting Hill and Marylebone) where on 14th and 15th (please check their site for details for specific shops) they will be holding special Easter themed special activity workshops.

Meanwhile, a little further afield at RHS Garden Wisley, where the daffodils, fritillaries, and grape hyacinths are out in force, you’ll also find the 2 weeks leading up to Easter packed with chocolate easter bunny hunts, falconry, puppet shows, craft lessons, music sessions and much, much more.

 

 

What:
Easter family festivals
When:
Moomin Festival at Kew: 1 - 17 April 2017;
Where:
Kew Gardens, Richmond;, TW9 3AE
Where else:
Somerset House, Strand; RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Surrey, WC2R 1LA; GU23 6QB
— Francesca
5th April 2017