Easter bank holiday weekend has come around again and for many people, this means four days off work.

Whether you are entertaining friends and family, taking the kids out for the day or planning on doing some jobs around the house, hopefully our Easter guide will help you out.

From supermarket opening hours and where to buy last-minute chocolate treats, to Easter egg hunts - we've got it covered.

How to spend Good Friday

The hotel's rooms enjoy some of the best views across Hyde Park

From the perfect picnic spot to a live performance of The Passion of Jesus, there are plenty of things to keep you entertained on Good Friday.

Things to do on Easter weekend

Easter Egg hunt at Normand Park
Easter Egg hunt at Normand Park

Stuck for ideas of what to do over the Easter weekend?

With four days off, you want to celebrate Easter in style.

As there is a mixed weather forecast, here is our list of ten fun things to do in and outdoors so you can enjoy west London whatever the weather.

Supermarket opening store times

The Easter bank holiday weekend means revised opening hours at major supermarkets.

Tesco , Sainsbury's , Asda , Aldi , Lidl, Waitrose and Morrisons will all be changing their opening hours over the Easter weekend from Good Friday on April 14 to Easter Monday on April 17.

If you're entertaining over the Bank Holiday weekend and need to make a final dash to the shops, we have put together a list of opening hours for the major supermarkets.

DIY store opening times

Homebase
Homebase

Planning to head to your local DIY store for some spring time home improvements?

To make sure you don't get left empty-handed this Easter, we've compiled a list of when all the major DIY retailers like B&Q and Wickes will open over the next few days.

Take a look here .

Easter events

Join an Easter egg hunt near you!

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.

Easter 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.

Take a look here.

Easter egg hunts

There are lots of fun things to do with children this Easter holiday

On the hunt for places to go for a chocolate treat this Easter?

The National Trust has teamed up with Cadbury to offer families across west London the ultimate Easter experience, with their egg hunts.

This year, the Cadbury Egg Hunt will take place between Friday April 14 and Monday April 17 at National Trust sites.

Children can adventure through woodlands, heathland and along nature trails in the quest to win a chocolate prize.

London Zoo visitors guide

Male pygmy hippo Thug takes a dip in the pool in the enclosure at ZSL London Zoo

London Zoo has opened its gates for the spring and summer season.

The zoo houses more than 20,000 animals ranging from majestic Sumatran tigers to Asian otters.

To help plan your day out, take a look at our guide to everything you need to know about visiting and getting to London Zoo.

Nearest theme parks

Thorpe Park

Theme parks are a great day out for thrill-seekers and families alike.

Packed with rides, attractions, arcades, places to eat or drink and animals, they are a popular treat for all ages during the Easter break.

And what's better, we're lucky to have some of the best parks in the country on our doorstep, including Thorpe Park, Legoland, Chessington World of Adventures and Paultons Park.

To help you plan your day out, we've put together some handy information on making the most of your visit.

Find it out here.

Moomin adventures

Children can explore the illustrated world of the Moomins
Children can explore the illustrated world of the Moomins

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.

Over the Easter weekend, 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.

Jurassic Kingdom

The new animatronic experience will see life-sized dinosaurs taking over parks across the UK, including London

Life-sized dinosaurs have descended on Osterley Park over Easter, as part of Jurassic Kingdom's UK wide tour .

More than 30 dinosaur models and installations will roar and snarl at those brave enough to get up close and personal.

The family event will runs until Bank Holiday Monday (April 17) which is just in time for the school Easter holidays.

Find out more here.

Weather

We all know celebrations for the long weekend start on Thursday night (April 13), and here is what the Met Office forecast says: "Mainly dry during the evening with clear spells and light winds.

Easter weekend weather: With mixed conditions in the forecast, here are some ideas of what you can do in west London

"Becoming breezier during the second half of the night with cloud thickening and some occasional rain likely."

So if you are heading out for a few drinks with your pals, you should be OK with just a warm jacket, but if you are planning on pulling an all-nighter, make sure you pack the umbrella for potential rain in the early hours.

See the full weather forecast here.

What to do if it rains

Kidzania competition

We regularly hope for good weather when on Easter Bank Holiday but unfortunately it doesn't always happen.

Our dreams of sitting in a beer garden, tucking into a barbecue with friends and family or heading to a park are thrown out of the window.

However, when the heavens do open there's still plenty of things to do in and around west London.

Take a look here .

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