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Easter 2017: Events for the family in and around west London

From egg hunts to basket making, there are plenty of ways to celebrate Easter in west London

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Easter is just around the corner, with the spring celebration on Sunday, April 16.

The long bank holiday weekend begins on Good Friday (April 14), and Easter Monday (April 17) is the final day in the bank holiday festivities.

One of the best aspects of the Easter holidays - and the bit your children are probably most excited about - is the arrival of the Easter bunny, and the chance to collect loads of yummy chocolate.

Here are some great Easter events going on in west London.

Kensington Roof Gardens Egg Hunt

Monday April 17.

Little ones can join the Easter Bunny on an egg hunt, themed crafts and face-painting in the Clubhouse.

While children hunt for chocolate delights, parents can relax in the gardens with a glass of fizz and Easter-themed canapes.

Tickets are £15 for adults and £10 for children and time slots are 10am and 2pm.

Proceeds from each ticket will be donated to the Roof Gardens chosen charity, Starlight Children’s Foundation.


Kensington Roof Gardens, 99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, W8 5SA - 020 7937 7994

Moomin Easter Trail, Kew Gardens

Children can explore the illustrated world of the Moomins(Image: Moomin Characters )

April 1 - April 17.

A moomin-themed spring festival is coming to Kew Gardens this Easter.

Families can expect an exciting day out as the beloved creatures from the celebrated Scandinavian tales come to Kew, in Richmond.

Children can explore the illustrated world of the Moomins with a host of activities which range from a interactive trail to a magical tea party.

Young visitors can embark on a magical Moomin mission at Kew Gardens (Image: Moomin Characters )

 

In place of the Easter Sunday Easter Egg Hunt, Kew Gardens will be giving away Lindt chocolate treats at the gates instead.

Admission to the festival is included in the general entrance ticket to the Gardens (Adult - £15, child - £3.50).

Kew Gardens, Victoria Gate, Richmond, TW9 3JR - 020 8332 5655.

Morden Hall Park

Go on an Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Baskets

April 10 to April 13.

In the week before the National Trust Cadbury Egg Hunt, children can make charming Easter baskets in Morden Hall Park Garden Centre.

Easter basket making will be taking place every day from Monday 10 to Thursday 13 April between 10am and 12 noon.

Each basket you make will cost £2.

Easter Egg Hunt

April 14 to April 17.

Go on a journey of discovery as you track down the eggs which have been hidden in animal habitats.

Once you've outwitted Bunny there is a delicious Cadbury chocolate treat for every child at the end.

From Friday 14 to Monday 17 April you can turn up any time between 10am and 4pm and join the hunt.

The hunt closes at 5pm.

The Cadbury Egg Hunt costs £4 per child.

Morden Hall Road, Morden, London, SM4 5JD - 0120 8545650

Osterley Park and House, Isleworth

(Image: Clive Tagg)

Cadbury Egg Hunt, 1-17 April, 10am-5pm.

The Easter Bunny has hidden his eggs somewhere in Osterley's gardens.

As part of the National Trust's celebrations, children can track down the eggs using a map to win a chocolate prize.

Entry is £3 for the trail, as well as general admission.

Hide and Seek

April 1 to April 17, 11am to 4pm.

Enjoy family time this Easter with trails around the gardens and Bunny ‘hide and seek’ in the house.

Normal admission prices apply.

Osterley Park and House, Jersey Road, Isleworth, TW7 4RB - 020 8232 5050.

Ealing Broadway, Ealing

Saturday 15 April, 9am-7pm

Ealing Broadway launched a new virtual reality egg hunt for families in Ealing to enjoy this Easter.

Families will be able to hunt a variety of virtual eggs hidden around the centre.

The free Gnomee’s Egg Hunt game takes shoppers on a quest around the centre to find golden eggs stolen by a group of gnomes, which must all be collected in order to complete the hunt.

Shoppers successfully completing the egg hunt will be invited to enter into a competition for the chance to win one of a selection of prizes including children’s games, an Apple iPad Mini 2 and a Yglider Deluxe Scooter.

Broadway, London W13 0SY- 020 8567 3453.

Ham House and Garden, Richmond

When will your child break up for the Easter holidays?

April 14 to April 17, 10am to 5pm.

Cadbury Egg Hunt

Pick up a trail and map from the Dairy and help the Easter Bunny find her woodland friends in the gardens at Ham House.

Entry is £3 for the trail, as well as general admission.

Easter Holiday Fun

April 1 to April 13 10am to 5pm.

Get youngsters involved in art activities, storytelling, spring trail and a range of 50 things activities.

Normal admission prices apply.

Fenton House and Garden

Cadbury Egg Hunt

 

April 14 to April 17, 11am-4pm

This Easter quest takes you through a sunken garden, an ancient orchard and kitchen garden, and across emerald lawns.

Parents are welcome to bring a picnic and relax among spring flowers while youngsters seek out hidden treasures.

£3 per trail sheet, normal admission prices apply.

Fenton House, Hampstead Grove, NW3 6SP - 020 7435 3471

London Wetland Centre

Easter giant duck hunt

April 1 to April 17.

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 Easter arts and crafts to make your very own seasonal gifts.

Easter hunt costs £1 plus admission to the centre.

WWT London Wetland Centre, Queen Elizabeth Walk, Barnes, SW13 9WT

Battersea Park Children's Zoo

April 1 to April 17.

Some of the animals at Battersea Park Children's Zoo will have brightly coloured Easter eggs in their enclosures over the Easter weekend.

Grab a quiz sheet upon entry to help you find them, and then hand in your sheet for a prize.

Trail costs £1.50 plus entry fee.

Battersea Park Children's Zoo, Chelsea Embankment, Battersea, SW11 4NJ - 020 7924 5826

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