With schools breaking up and Easter around the corner we thought we’d put together a short list of 5 activities for adults and children in and around Knightsbridge.
3rd – 6th April
Discover a trail through the beautiful palace, and learn more about the royal pets that would have kept the princesses and consorts company on this Easter egg hunt. Each hidden egg will provide a clue about the palace’s past, those that inhabited it and the feathered and fluffy friends they kept by their sides. Solve all the clues and pick up a prize for your hard work.
Sun 5th April
Londoners who don’t fancy joining the Easter traffic jams for their spring fix can enjoy 1.5 acres of green in central London, just above Kensington High Street. There children will find hidden chocolate treats – courtesy of Choccywoccydoodah – under the supervision of the Easter Bunny (from 11.45am) while parents relax, take in the view, and maybe try an eggs-tra special cocktail.
From 2nd April
Eaten enough chocolate? Go and take a look at how food affects our bodies, brains and habits in an exhibition of personal stories, curious objects and cutting-edge science and technology.
1st – 10th April
Just over the river in Battersea, creative kids can get messy at The Doodle Bar during the Easter holidays in these crafty morning workshops. Screen printing (April 1) and tie-dyeing (April 2) are colourful options for 8-to-11-year-olds, while kids aged 3-7 can get stuck into clay creature making, balloon papier maché and fuzzy woolly names during Messy Play (April 7+8). Sessions designed for a parent and child to enjoy together include stitching your own hessian bag (April 9) and making bunting from fabrics, felts and papers (April 10). Prices vary and sessions must be booked in advance.
From 2nd April
The Natural History Museum's butterfly house returns to South Kensington for a seventh year in 2015 to a specially constructed tropical enclosure on the Museum's east lawn. Visitors can come face-to-face with tropical butterflies, including the swallowtail, blue morpho, the moon moth and many others originating from Africa, Southeast Asia and North and South America, and take part in games, activities and challenges that teach more about the sensory world of the fluttering creatures.