With Christmas well and truly over and 2017 in full swing, it’s time to get excited about our next chocolate-based holiday. That’s right, Easter is on it’s way and with it comes copious amounts of crème eggs, chocolate eggs and, of course, those incredible Lindt chocolate bunnies (mum if you’re reading this, you can just drop them off at my place any time). However, in between gorging on delicious Easter goodies, you might want to do some activities with your friends or family and where better to get festive than in good old London. There are plenty of activities for people of all ages throughout our glorious capital so here’s a quick round-up of some of our faves.
Afternoon Tea at One Aldwych
Inspired by Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and jam-packed full of delicious goodies, having an afternoon tea at One Aldwych is a mouth-watering way to spend some of your Easter break. Just a few minutes from Covent Garden tube station, the venue is centrally located, making it easy to incorporate a visit into a big day out with your family. This is a truly magical experience that’s great for everyone, young and old!
Dragon Egg Hunt at Shrek’s Adventure
Everyone is familiar with the age-old tradition of searching for Easter eggs but have you have ever spent an afternoon searching for chocolate dragon eggs? This year, Shrek’s Adventure, located along the river near Waterloo and Westminster tube stations, is hosting an Easter egg hunt with a twist. Guests will also get a chance to see a dragon emerging from an egg in an outstanding visual spectacle.
The Passion of Jesus
If you need a break from chocolate and bunnies, why not spend some time reminding yourself of what Easter was originally about? As per usual, there will be a passion play in Trafalgar Square performed by a cast of over 100 people as well as some farmyard animals. It is free to watch and performances will take place at 12 noon and 3:15pm on Good Friday.
My First Ballet
The English National Ballet and the English National Ballet School have teamed up to create a series of ballets aimed at younger children. It is hard to make a 5 year old sit through anything that lasts more than a few minutes but these performances have been specially designed to keep even the most fidgety child entertained. You will never have seen Cinderella performed quite like this before.
Paul A Young Chocolate Workshops
With three different London locations, Paul A Young is a chocolatier that redefines gourmet. Every bite is a taste sensation and he is willing to share his secrets with you in one of his workshops or master classes. Keep an eye on his website for announcements of new events and make sure to book early as spaces sell out. If you want Easter chocolate that will blow your mind, look no further.
What are you doing over the Easter weekend? Please leave a comment below.
Main Image Credit: Easter Dragon Egg Hunt courtesy of LondonTown
Image Credits: Afternoon Tea courtesy of One Aldwych
Image Credits: Easter Dragon courtesy of Shrek’s Adventure
Image Credits: My First Ballet courtesy of Sadler’s Wells