Easter is just around the corner, with the start of festivities beginning on Good Friday (April, 14).

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

There are loads of things to do in and around west London, and here are ten ideas of what to do on Good Friday.

1. Jurassic Kingdom, Osterley Park

A Jurassic Kingdom dinosaur roaming the streets of London

More than 30 life-sized dinosaurs are on the rampage at Osterley Park.

The outdoor dinosaur exhibition, called Jurassic Kingdom features a Diplodocus, whose head pokes 16 metres above the ground amongst the tree canopy as Triceratops escort their young through the bushes beneath.

Designed by Weli Creative - Jurassic Kingdom will be open throughout the Easter weekend.

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Tickets are now on sale for the London tour, with prices ranging from £11.50 online to £15 for adults on the door.

2. The Passion of Jesus,Trafalgar Square

Head into London to see the biblical story brought to life at the annual performance of The Passion of Jesus in Trafalgar Square on Good Friday.

The Wintershall Players will perform the piece which commemorates the day Jesus is believed to have been arrested, tried and crucified.

A cast of more than 100 actors and volunteers will be dressed in costumes, as well as horses, donkeys and doves, come together to create an authentic scene in the famous square.

Address: Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DN.

3. Hackney City Farm

Why not visit an urban farm half an hour away from west London?

In the heart of East London, Hackney City Farm is home to many farmyard animals from sheep to chickens, goats, and donkeys, plus a garden and an Italian café.

1a Goldsmiths Row, Hackney, E2 8QA - 020 7729 6381.

4. London Zoo

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

Delve into the world of invertebrates and come face-to-face with some incredible bugs or watch hunting and scavenging birds display their skills.

You can find all about London Zoo in our visitors guide here.

ZSL London Zoo, Regent's Park, London, NW1 4RY - 020 7449 6200.

5. Egg Hunts

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.

Find out one near you here

6. Moomin Adventures at Kew Gardens

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.

Moomin Adventures is coming to Kew Gardens this Easter

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.

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.

7. Enjoy a walk

Just a short walk from Twickenham High Street, a beautiful park and house lies hidden on the banks of the River Thames, a world away from the hustle and bustle of the London streets.

Discover the beauty of York House Gardens, which are home to the beautiful Naked Ladies statue and water cascade.

If you have more than just a few minutes to discover the gardens, you could extend your trip into a stroll along The Thames to Richmond, taking in the beautiful sites of Ham House from across the river.

Sion Rd, Twickenham TW1 3DD.

8. Eat out

If you are looking for a pizza which ticks all the boxes, look no further.

Santa Maria serves traditional Neapolitan pizza, which they say is exactly the same pizza you can enjoy on the streets of Naples.

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With toppings from smoked mozzarella and rare breed Yorkshire sausage to buffalo mozerella, mushrooms and truffle oil, it is certainly one not to miss.

15 St Mary's Rd, Ealing , London W5 5RA.

9. Enjoy a beverage at the Blue Anchor in Hammersmith

Dogs are welcomed with open arms at The Blue Anchor. The family owned pub by the Thames below Hammersmith Bridge has an upstairs "River Room", a popular venue with views out onto the river.

Address: 13 Lower Mall, Hammersmith, W6 9DJ.

10. Have a picnic

Hyde Park

With Richmond Park, Regents Park, Hyde Park and Kew Gardens in west London, what better do than gather up your family and friends and sit with a lovely picnic and sunbathing session?

Plus, it's free! Why not try one of our packed lunch recipes to take along with you?

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