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Unique Places to Visit in London this Easter

With so many places to go and see this Easter in London, we have selected our favourites. For the couples who need a break from busy working lives, we find the best places to go to spend time with family and friends over the long weekend. For young families there are options to get them excited about being outside within London and in the countryside. For teenagers, there is so much choice out there we have selected something slightly different, perfect for the adventurers amongst the family. And if you happen to have the grandchildren for Easter whilst Mum and Dad are having some well-deserved rest, we have picked the most beautiful parks and farms for them to run wild this Easter.

For Couples

Craft 100 Beer FestivalMartin Hayes, the founder of Craft 100, champions all things beer. His passion for the innovative brewers shines through at this year’s Beer Festival which include ingredients such as chocolate, salted caramel, passionfruit, vanilla and many more so you are sure to find something which tickles your tastebuds. All you need to do is buy the pint glass at £3 and then fill to your heart’s content! (Location: 128 Clapham Manor Street, Clapham, London, SW4 6ED. Price: Free entry and most pints are priced at the local pub price)

Walk in High Elm Country Park

With the weather finally looking up for the long weekend it’s time to stretch your legs and see the beautiful parks in London. Lorna’s favourite spot to take Jenkins is High Elm in Bromley because of the hundreds of acres for him to run around and a chance for her take some photos for new design inspiration, including this hydrangea photograph, which inspired the Hydrangea design. The Green Roof Café, one of Lorna’s pit stops within the park, turns organic, fair trade and locally sourced ingredients into stunning food and drink. (Location: The Green Roof Café, High Elms Country Park, Shire Lane, Orpington, Kent BR6 7JH. Price: Free Parking. Lunch Menu starts at £4.95)

For Young Families 

Where’s Wally from The Shard

Find the real Wally the top of The Shard! Join the highest search in the world finding Wally, Wenda, Woof, Wizard Whitebeard and Odlaw as they wander through the busy streets of London. (Location: The Shard, 32 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9SG. Price: Tickets are priced as normal for entry to The View (starting at £18.95) Reduced prices are available for family tickets.)

Junior Explorer’s Walk

Take your young kids (and your dogs!) to Islington for an hour and half to explore the New River Walk. Park Rangers take the explorers pond dipping, bug hunting, den building, to visit the ‘magic tree’ and with fun stories told along the way. The walk is an hour and a half, so bring a picnic and enjoy whilst they show you the creepy crawlies they’ve picked up!! (Location: New River Walk, St Paul’s Road, London, N1 2PU. Price: Free)

For Teenagers

Go Ape

Perfect for a range of ages in your family! Reaching heights of 12 metres, twice as high as most other Go Ape courses, the longest zip wire being 50 metres and a total of 43 crossings, this tree topping assault course isn’t for the faint hearted. If you have children over 13, you wont need to pay as an adult to join them (unless you’re feeling brave enough) however under 13’s will need one adult to join up to four kids on the ropes. There are also mini assault courses for kids under 13. (Location: Battersea Park, London, SW11 4NJ. Price: Starting from £18)

Segway Experience

Only the coolest vehicle to get from A to B! Impress the teenagers with this brilliant innovation in technology. With Segway experiences available in so many parks and woodlands across London, it makes it a lot easier to get the kids outside! Race through the acres of green in safety as the Segway is controlled by your weight and run by a dedicated instructor who leads the way. (Location: Various London locations include Battersea Park, Alexandra Palace, Essex. Price: Starting from £20)

For the Grandchildren

Sensational Butterflies at the Natural History Museum

Stroll through this wonderful temporary tropical house in the Natural History Museum as butterflies dance, flutter and feed around you. Equipped with a magnifying glass, take the chance to look up-close to the beautiful details of the wings and if you are lucky, see a butterfly emerge from its cocoon! Remember to take your camera, as you can almost guarantee a great photo with so many butterflies as Lorna has done in previous years which has inspired the Bloom Collection. (Location: Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road London SW7 5BD. Price: £5.85 for an adult/child)

Corum Fields

Corum Fields comprises of seven acres of child heaven! An adventure playground, toddler climbing frames, a ginormous sandpit, see saws, swings, tunnel slides and a city farm. If that wasn’t enough to make them exhausted, there is even a zip wire. Adults are not allowed to enter unless accompanied by a child under 16 so sit back and relax whilst the grandkids run circles around you. Bliss. (Location: 93 Guilford St, London, WC1N 1DN. Closest Landmark: British Library. Price: Free)



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