The sun's beginning to shine, and flowers are beginning to spring up everywhere.
With the weather looking this lovely, what better to do for Easter than to head outdoors with the family? Young or old, there's always something fun for the whole family to do outside.
Here are our favourite ways to enjoy the sunshine in west London this Easter:
Visit Shaun the Sheep at Kew Gardens
March 28 – April 12
Take the kids to see the world-famous, beloved Shaun the Sheep, who is celebrating his first role in a feature film. Events will include stamp collecting, an Easter egg hunt, a springtime walk as well as there being real-life sheep!
Book tickets online on their website www.kew.org. Children aged 16 and under enter free.
Kew Gardens, Richmond, TW9 3AB – 020 8332 5655
Easter duck trail at London Wetland Centre
March 28 – April 12
The London Wetland Centre has lost some of its ducklings and needs your help to find them! Find all of the ducklings and win a prize; also on offer are egg-themed games and duck painting. Every day there is a guided tour at 11am and 2pm, and you can join the wardens at feeding time at 3pm. Guaranteed to be a wonderful Easter day out for little ones.
Queen Elizabeth's Walk, SW13 – 020 8409 4400
Hounslow urban farm
Take the children for a visit to Hounslow Urban Farm for the day. Take a walk around the paddocks and feed the farm animals. Weekly pig racing are sure to be a hit with the kids.
Fagg's Road, Feltham, TW14 0LZ – 020 8831 9658
Easter egg hunt in Kensington
April 5 at 11.45am
Children can hunt chocolate treats with the Easter Bunny at Kensington Roof Gardens this Easter. One lucky winner will bag a giant Easter egg made by Choccywoccydoodah. Parents can relax with a special cocktail from the Roof Gardens bar. Perfect.
Kensington Roof Gardens, 99 Kensington High Street, W8 5SA – 020 7368 3993
Power-kiting in Richmond Park
London's largest royal park offers sports such as horse riding and fishing. But one of the most exciting sports on offer is power-kiting. For daredevils in the family, power-kiting means wearing skates and being pulled along by a kite. Kitevibe offers lessons for beginners to experts for an exciting day out for the families. Those with a less sturdy disposition can stroll through the park among the deer.
Kitevibe will offer lessons from March to August.
Robin Hood Gate, Kingstone Vale, SW15 – 020 7870 7700
Bouncing Bunnies at Strawberry Hill House
March 28, 12.30 - 3pm
Turn yourself into a bouncing bunny and hot around the gardens of Strawberry Hill House, create your own bunny ears and explore the gardens. Brilliant for entertaining tiny tots in the sunshine.
Strawberry Hill House, 268 Waldegrave Road, TW1 4ST - 020 8744 1241