Lure the kids away from their chocolate eggs this Easter with one of these wonderful days out.

Cuddle the Easter bunny at a city farm

Forget chocolate bunnies this Easter – you can meet the real deal at one of the capital’s many city farms. Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of London, these slivers of countryside each offer something different. There’s the llama family in Canary Wharf, the rare breed sheep just off Holloway Road, and of course, Easter bunnies aplenty at Vauxhall City Farm.

Meet a robot giraffe at the Horniman Museum

alt April showers? Not to worry. The Horniman Museum offers the perfect rainy day outing – a Robot Zoo. This family-friendly exhibition features larger-than-life robotic animals, each designed to reveal how their real life counterparts eat, hunt and hide. With a whole load of interactive features, kids can learn all about their favourite animals. Plus, visit on a Saturday and mum and dad can enjoy the Horniman’s excellent farmers’ market too. Win-win.

Horniman Museum and Gardens, Forest Hill, SE23 3PQ

11 February 2017 – 29 October 2017

Hunt for eggs at the London Wetland Centre


The London Wetland Centre has put a new twist on the classic Easter egg hunt. Instead of chocolate eggs, little ones have to hunt for the ducks scattered across the centre, learning all the nesting and spawning secrets of wetland wildlife along the way. On top of that, the whole family can get stuck into egg painting, bonnet making and even an egg and spoon race. In other words, it’s the ultimate Easter day out.

Saturday 1 April – Monday 17 April

WWT London Wetland Centre, Queen Elizabeth’s Walk, SW13 9WT

Explore the treetops in Battersea Park

alt Take in the urban jungle with a day out at Go Ape in leafy Battersea. This newly-opened treetop adventure course may be no picnic in the park, but you are guaranteed a day of knee-knocking fun. And with a junior course on offer, your little monkeys can get a piece of the action too.

Go Ape Battersea, Battersea Park, SW11 4NJ

Go on a Moomin adventure at Kew Gardens

Introduce the kids to the magic of the Moomins this Easter with a themed trail around Kew Gardens. The mission is simple: help botany-obsessed Hemulin find his favourite plants. Once you’ve tracked them all down, it’s time to report back to the herbarium and collect your reward. Educational fun with a touch of nostalgia thrown in. Perfect.

Saturday 1 April – Monday 17 April, 10.30am to 4pm daily

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, TW9 3AE