Children: Easter egg hunt and chocolate workshops at Kew Gardens

We can’t think of a more inspiring place for families to while away an afternoon this spring than Kew Gardens, and this Easter it will be teeming with appealing activities for everyone. On 24 April between 9.30am and 1pm there will be an Easter egg hunt (take note: eggs are donated by Green & Blacks), as well as drop-in chocolate workshops every day between 29 April and 2 May, where children can learn to sculpt chocolate objects, while finding out about the plants involved in making chocolate. While in the grounds why not also check out Kew Palace, which has just reopened for spring? Once home to George III, one of Britain’s longest (and maddest) reining monarchs, there is a wonderful doll’s house made by the former king’s children on display.

Easter egg hunt & chocolate workshops at Kew Gardens
Easter egg hunt (children must be accompanied by an adult): Sun 24 April, 9.30am - 1pm, or until the eggs run out. Chocolate workshops: Fri 29 April - Mon 2 May 2011, at 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30am, 1.30pm & 2.30pm. No booking for either.
Kew Gardens, Kew Rd, Richmond, TW9 3AB
Adults £13.90 to get into the garden, under 16s free. After that, the hunt & workshops are free. Kew Palace: £5.30 for adults. Under 16s free
020 8332 5655
— maggie
21st April 2011