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10 Exciting Easter Activities Near East London for Kids

Easter’s come early this year, literally. If you’re looking for some classic Easter activities near East London for kids we’ve done some Easter event hunting for you.

1 Easter Egg Hunt at Macaroni Penguin

Ten colourful Easter Eggs will be hidden across Royal Wharf and Riverscape. Track them all down to reveal the magic word and win your Easter Prize. Mudchute City Farm will be bringing the animal fun to Royal Wharf so your kids can meet the sheep, goats, rabbits, guinea pigs, chickens and ducks.

Sunday 23rd March 2024

Easter Egg Hunt Starts at 11 am – Macaroni Penguin, 28 Royal Crest Avenue, E16 2TE

Mini Animal Farm in Royal Wharf Park 10 am to 2 pm – Royal Wharf Park, Schooner Rd, E16 2RN

£4 for Easter Egg Hunt tickets

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2 Easter Egg Hunt at Suttons House

Nestled in Homerton, this National Trust heritage property offers a beautiful escape with Easter and Spring-themed activities spread across their Wenlock barn, courtyard, and Breaker’s yard. From crafting and painting to hula hooping and hopscotch, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Friday 29th March or Sunday 31st March 2024, between 10 am – 4 pm (last trail at 3 pm)

Sutton House, 2-4 Homerton High St, Hackney, London E9 6JQ

£3 per trail

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3 Lea Valley Easter Eggstravaganza

Along with an Easter Egg Hunt, Lea Valley Animal Adventure Park will be putting on some entertaining shows, fun Tea Cup and Swan Rides, and the Easter Bunny meet and greet. You’ll also get to say hello to all the usual farmyard suspects along with Meerkats, Wallabies including baby Joeys, Reindeer, Creepy Crawlies and exotic Reptiles. Bounce on a gigantic Bouncy Pillow and explore the Adventure Play area and brand-new Crazy Golf course.

Friday 29th March to Monday 1st April 2024 various time slots available

Lea Valley Animal Adventure Park, Stubbins Hall Ln, Waltham Abbey, EN9 2EF

£15 Adults & Kids over 2, £4.99 2 and under

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4 Gooder Friday Party We Can Be Heroes

It’s Gooder Friday, a majestic event featuring Dom Green’s Rock School and WCBH DJs spinning classic rock and hair metal on vinyl. Enjoy face painting, free comic books, drawing, burgers, and beer, plus a free inflatable guitar for each child. Dress up as your favorite comic, sci-fi, or fantasy character and rock out! It’s an all-ages, family-friendly disco celebrating geek culture with blockbuster soundtracks, 80s pop, indie, hip-hop, and big rock.

Friday 29th March 2024 from 1pm

Signature Brew, Unit 15, Uplands Business Park, Blackhorse Lane, Walthamstow, E17 5QJ

Tickets Kids £5.50 Adults £11

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5 Old Royal Naval College Time Travel Easter Trail

Hop into the Easter Bunny’s egg-stra special time machine at the Royal Naval College Visitor Centre and learn about Easter celebrations throughout history. Purchase a self-led Easter activity booklet, which includes fun facts about Easter through the ages. Once completed, the trail can be used to claim a chocolate prize. There’s more fun to be had in the Victorian Skittles Lanes.*Vegan and chocolate-alternative prizes available. No prebooking necessary.

Friday 29th March – 14th April 2024 10 am – 5 pm

Visitor Centre, Old Royal Naval College, London SE10 9NN

£3 Tickets

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6 Easter Family Disco at Big Penny Social

Continuing on the Roast Dinner with extras theme, you can work up your appetite with a boogie at the Easter Family Disco and then sit down for a roast dinner (prebooking is essential- meal not included with price of ticket). Dress up and join the family fun this Easter with Big Penny social resident party starters, duo Ray & CC. Bubbles, interactive games, prizes and singalongs – all to a playlist of family favourite tunes that kids AND parents will enjoy. Please note only the first session includes an Easter egg hunt.

Sunday 31st March 2024 11 am – 4 pm

Big Penny Social, 1 Priestley Way, Walthamstow, E17 6AL

£7 tickets

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7 Easter Pub Roast with Kids Table

Is there anything quite like sitting down for a cosy pub lunch on Easter Sunday? Well with Kids Table you can actually enjoy your food and a conversation without feeling the screentime guilt. They’ll be getting crafty and creative instead. There are loads of pubs to choose from in East London. Book a table for a special family roast this Easter.

Various locations, times and prices

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8 Easter at Mudchute

Mudchute City Farm has some egg-stra fun Easter Activities during the holidays although not over the long weekend itself. Children can enjoy Animal Petting (£3), Arts & Crafts (£3), Donkey Rides (for children aged 6+, max weight 25kg – £5) and Easter Egg Hunts (£1 per go). And of course there’s all the regular four legged farm yard friends to say hello to while you are there.

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays over the Easter Break 10:30am to 12:30pm & 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Mudchute Farm, Pier St, London, E14 3HP

Tickets can only be bought from the Yard office on the day in person. Morning session tickets available from 10am, afternoon sessions from 1pm.

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9 The Velveteen Rabbit at Sadler’s Wells

Margery William’s classic children’s tale of 102 years gets a whimsical dance theatre makeover. Share cherished memories and build new ones with your children with this classic tale. Narrated by Ben Crompton from Game of Thrones, this heartwarming production features a talented cast, an updated ending, and retro props hand-knitted in Newcastle. A perfect Easter family activity in London, inspiring resilience and self-discovery in kids.

Friday 5th & Saturday 6th April 2024 various time

Lillian Baylis Studio, 183 Rosebery Ave, London EC1R 4TJ

Tickets: £12 – £18

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10 Discover Children’s Story Centre

The Box Rocket Story World will soon be coming to an end if you haven’t experienced it yet, there’s a SEN friendly performance to complement the experience and there’s also an Easter Egg trail. Children can pick up a guide from reception at any time and fit it into the day you book for them. There is also an under 5s story time of the picture book: The Best Worst Day Ever. Hope you simply have the best day ever.

Friday 29th March – 14th April 2024 morning and afternoon slots available

Discover Children’s Story Centre, 383-387 High Street, Stratford, London E15 4QZ

Adult and Child tickets from £9, Under 1s from £5

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Are you looking for some childcare this Easter? Check out Strings Club or Camp Canary for fun filled and enriching days.

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