What to Do Over Easter Weekend in London 2014

Easter is a Christian festival, which is traditionally about Jesus Christ’s rebirth from death. The festival gives the Brits two Bank Holidays: Good Friday 18th April and Easter Monday 21st April. And there are always plenty of things to do on this long Easter weekend in London, including Easter egg hunts, chocolate events, and other special activities especially for kids. So, why not keep your entire family entertained over the bank holidays with a number of special activities in London. Here are some of the delights that you will encounter while visiting London during the Easter weekend.

Easter Egg Hunts

Let’s be a chocolate detective to find decorated eggs filled with chocolate candies. Easter Egg Hunt is a game that promises a lot of fun and prizes. There are plenty of venues across the city where you can go after the Easter bunny and hunt down some mouth-watering chocolate treats. Cutty Sark, Ham House, Wetland Centre, and Battersea Park Zoo are stunning places where your kids can search for eggs in the maze-like wilderness. Chocolate seeking kids can also paint their faces while parents can look around the stunning backdrop of the venue.

Church Services

Easter is a religious festival, although it may be hard to notice that these days. But, it is a significant date in the Christian calendar, a day of Jesus Christ rebirth after his crucifixion at Calvary. You can head to almost any city’s church on Easter Sunday and the entire week for quiet meditation and loud hymn singing. Believers could also attend an Easter Service at one of the landmark attractions of worship like St Paul’s Cathedral, Langham Place, and St Martin-in-the-Fields.

Family Fun

All of the city’s popular attractions have special events for kids over the Easter weekend. The most popular kid’s author Jacqueline Wilson is the theme of a Museum of Childhood exhibition, while most of the city’s museums like V&A and National Gallery are preparing for unique Easter themed activities. If you want to make the most of city’s major attractions without splurging a fortune, don’t forget to consider London pass.  This sightseeing card will help you to do loads of sightseeing over the Easter holiday. Besides, you can also visit Zippos Circus who is introducing some of the new aerial acts, this spring.

Family Friendly Hotels

Those who are planning an Easter weekend trip to London can also look forward to packages at London hotels. You can book your stay at any family hotel to take advantage of the long Easter weekend in London. There are plenty of renowned hotels in the city, offering special family packages for Easter at just £59, per night. So, why not book your stay well in advance, in order to avoid disappointment.

Easter Eating

Easter is the time in London when chocolate truly comes into its own and you can gorge on some scrumptious chocolate treats. Chocolate eggs, chocolate bunnies, and other hot cross buns are just a few things that you can try during the Easter weekend celebrations. Paul A Young and William Curley are some of the top shops to acquire fine handmade chocolates, while Selfridges and Harrods are great options for those looking for a delectable selection of hard to resist food. Besides, Christians and travellers who want to enjoy fish on Good Friday can head to The Fish Shop at Kensington Place.

Happy Easter to everyone! It’s the perfect time to spend time with friends, family, and loved ones. So, these Easter activities will help you to enjoy a great time in London city.
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