This April, Covent Garden has a basket full of Easter fun for families to enjoy. Below are some of the egg-citing activities on offer! Plus, at the bottom of this page you’ll find some options for places to eat with kids, as well as some family friendly pubs and bars.
Easter Scavenger Hunt
This Easter I’ve partnered with Maxwell’s to create a FREE “Easter Egg” Hunt around Covent Garden. Follow the clues to find each Easter egg containing a secret letter and reveal the mystery word in order to complete the hunt and receive an Easter treat from Maxwell’s.
Plus, all participants will go into a prize draw to win a £100 Maxwell’s voucher!
This event will run from Monday 3rd – Friday 14th of April.
Seven Dials Market Easter
Seven Dials Market will be turning the Market Bookshop into a crafty corner, with lots of themed Easter activities for kids to get stuck into, all for FREE!
Activities include: Bunny headdress & bunny bunting making, carrot egg cones & chick finger puppets making, bunny noses & chick puppets making, animal junk modelling and bespoke colour-in masks… and more! Plus they will show kid friendly films to!
Different activities happen on different days, so check out the full schedule to plan your day.
The Garden Cinema
For a wonderful selection of family friendly films this Easter, head to The Garden Cinema.
Their ‘Films for the Family’ season continues, so grab the kids and choose from a selection of classics such as Labyrinth, Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, Brave and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
My top pick is Clermont-Ferrand: Animated Shorts for the Family at 11am on 8th April.
All Tickets are Pay What You Can:
I struggle to meet my basic needs: £0
I just about cover my basic needs: £3
I can cover my basic needs: £6
I comfortably meet my basic needs: £9
I have expendable income and financial security: £12
Peter Rabbit Easter Adventure
We really enjoyed this 50-minute interactive outdoor adventure! You and your little bunnies join Beatrix Potter on a search around Covent Garden for secret notes, maps, and other clues. You meet Peter Rabbit, Benjamin Bunny, Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, plus a few other surprise encounters along the way, all whilst on a mission to rescue Jemima Puddle-Duck from the clutches of Mr. McGregor.
On until 16th April 2023. Optional extras are available which are not included in the ticket price. The start and end on the adventure do not have step free access.
Bow Street Police Museum
This Easter explore the story of fingerprinting technology in their family-friendly workshop. Learn about the evolution of fingerprint forensics as you discover your unique identity and make your own police-style fingerprint form to take home with you. Various dates. Suitable for all ages.
Jubilee Market Easter Bunny
Hop over to the Jubilee Market to see the Easter Bunny for a selfie in his Easter themed stall, children will get a free little Easter treat!
7th & 9th April from 12.00 – 16.00
Easter kids pasta masterclass and a meal for 2
Masters in pasta, miscusi return with their superb pasta masterclass just for kids on 11th April.
Over two hours your child will learn how to handmake pasta and craft it into fun, colourful shapes. Only natural ingredients are used, as mamma Vittoria only uses fruits and vegetables to make rainbow pasta! The team will then carefully pack your kids creations for you to take home and enjoy.
The fun doesn’t end there! Your ticket gives you access to a dinner for two straight after the class.
Sleeping Beauty and Children’s Games
Be enchanted as Harmony’s Music Club tells the epic tale of Sleeping Beauty accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous Sleeping Beauty Ballet Suite, arranged by Rachmaninoff for piano duet.
This is paired with Bizet’s Jeux d’Enfants (Children’s Games), a playful collection of short piano pieces where the audience will be invited to join in with the music and put their brains and listening ears to the test with their guessing games! Date: 13th April
Momentous Moments at London Transport Museum
Discover significant moments that shaped London’s transport as we know it today, from historic occasions such as VE Day and the 2012 Olympics to events that have become urban legend, as you explore the Museum this Easter.
You’ll meet a cast of characters from different eras of the city’s fascinating history – then, taking inspiration from their stories of London past, present and future, get creative and build your very own futuristic time-travelling vehicle in a hands-on interactive craft workshop suitable for kids aged 7-14.
Climb aboard historic trains, trams and buses – including an iconic red Routemaster bus and vintage 1938 stock Tube carriage – and even learn how to ‘drive’ an Elizabeth line train. Visit the Legacies exhibition to hear the stories of Caribbean people who have shaped London’s transport history and culture and discover a secret side to the Underground in the Hidden London exhibition before it closes later this year.
Activities will take place every weekday from Monday-Friday between 10:30 and 16:00.
Treasure Map Trails
A great family activity for any age group; you’ll explore the area whilst having fun looking and learning along the way! These beautifully illustrated treasure maps include towns across the country.
The can do the trail on any day, at your own leisure!
In Central London you’ll find Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden and Leicester Square.
For a 10% discount, use this code at the checkout: COVENTGARDENMUM
More activities just around the corner from Covent Garden…
Easter Bucket Race (Soho)
The scavenger hunt with a chocolatey twist! The Easter game will see your team working out clues to find landmarks around central London. When you reach that landmark you must complete a challenge involving what you’ve found. Once your challenge has been submitted, you will receive another clue. If you complete enough challenges in series you will unlock hefty bonus points!
Date: 8th April… Make sure your mobile phone is fully charged!
Maths on Toast (Holborn)
A fun morning of FREE family maths activities for families suited for children aged 4 – 12, however younger and older children are also welcome. Parents must stay and take part with their children for the full session.
This is a picture of ‘Luigi’ the number 8 made by my daughter when we attended a recent Maths on Toast session, she really enjoyed it!
The next session is on the 8th April.
Easter Fun at the Brunswick Centre (Bloomsbury)
This FREE Easter event at the Brunswick Centre on 6th April, 4-7pm includes and array of family-friendly fun.
The event includes Spike the Bunny Boy and Ben the Bouncy Bunny Hopper stilt walkers, Wonder Wabbit, Thumper and Cottontail the balloon modellers and much, much more!
You will also have a chance to win some wonderful prizes in our FREE Egg-citing Easter Egg hunt. Plus free plays at Funland, treats and bunny ears.
Looking for places to eat?
Check out this fantastic round up of family friendly eateries in Covent Garden, plus pubs and bars that let your little ones in!
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