Easter London and Around With a Toddler

It’s Easter weekend and whether you’re on a family trip or staying home in London, MomAboard Mombassador Ioana Bozan of Zen Baby Travel offers her tips on how to spend the festive weekend. Read on, there’s one for every mood.

Feeling arty?

Easter in LondonHead to the National Galleries, Trafalgar Square for a family trail day on Sunday from 11-1pm or to the Messy Mondays Hundreds of Hats 11-1pm to make your own Easter bonnet with a twist.

Our preferred lunch options around are the Bakery inside the National Galleries; great views over Trafalgar square with helpful staff, highchairs, nice pies and lunch menus. Inn the Park in St. James’s Park is a nice easy casual option for kids and parents, with an alfresco rooftop (weather permitting ), where little ones could be running around. If you’re in the mood for sushi, Sticks & Sushi on Henrietta street, one of our preferred child friendly places. On our last visit we enjoyed tempura shrimps with miso aioli, scallops in kataif with trout roe and various sashimi, whilst our toddler got to practice picking edamame with chopsticks and a kids menu pretty box.

Another arty option is V&A Kensington, the usual family friendly events including Pop Up shows for Friday – Sunday 11am, 1pm and 3pm and the backpacks customized for age groups. Lots of exhibitions on, including the fascinating Curtain Up, celebrating 40 years of theatre in London and New York. Easter special events include Pop up performances celebrating the dance of Spring, an imagination station and for the digital kids creating postcards whilst transporting themselves into Botticelli paintings.

Feeling hungry, blue or chocolaty?

Try the Duke of York Chocolate Market with the Saatchi Galleries next door and varied lunch options at the Duke of York square. Our favourites include the easy Comptoir Libanais, Manicomio for Italian yum food or the Galleries Saatchi restaurant itself.

Feeling nautical?

Cutty Sark Easter in Londonis hosting Easter eggs hunts and family events. Scenic trip on Thames optional before and thereafter.

Feeling tired of the urban pace?

UNESCO patrimony Kew Gardens features a Lindt Gold Bunny Flavour Trail and a whole Easter festival, including cocoa trees, face painting, cookie bakehouse, Easter bunnies, drawings and chocolate wrappers.

Or head for Miniature Audley Easter Bunny visit or Willows Farm for an Easter extravaganza if you don’t mind an hour drive. Train rides, meeting the Easter Bunny and his friends, Easter Trails, craft Making and gifts to mention just a few.

Happy Easter all, big & small !

From MomAboard and Zen Baby Travel