As Easter weekend fast approaches, Voucherbox have some fun ideas as to how RBKC and Westminster residents can spend it.
Easter family activities at Kensington Palace
From Good Friday, families around London can take advantage of visiting Kensington Palace and enjoying the glory of Queen Mary’s garden. In addition to enjoying family activities such as visiting the Queen herself and finding out about her passion for gardens and the outdoors, families will also be able to create their own palace garden inspired by Queen Mary’s grand designs by using papers and mixed materials. Alternatively, families can take their own self-guided tour of the palace with activity packs for children up to eight years old and drawing packs too.
For families that may fancy doing something a little less educational, then why not pack a picnic basket and eat along the palace’s Serpentine Lake’s exterior (but watch out for geese!)?
Lunching in style
For those hoping to socialise with friends this Easter but avoid burning too big a hole in their wallets, then why not pay a visit to Urban Meadow Café? Located nearby Kensington Gardens and opposite Hyde Park, they are an all-day dining venue open for stylish farmhouse fare and superb drinks from breakfast through to late night. This trendy, dog friendly café means that owners can spend Easter with their furry friend as well as their human ones too!
Throughout Easter weekend, Westminster Abbey has a whole host of wonderful events on and as long as visitors pre-order their tickets. The first celebration is on 25th March in the form of Palm Sunday and then there are a number of services throughout the bank holiday weekend for visitors to enjoy. Westminster Abbey is one of the world’s great churches, with a history stretching back over a thousand years.
Why not spend a lazy day and absorb some of the world’s history by paying a visit to the British Museum this Easter? This iconic venue has some fascinating free exhibitions on over the Easter bank holiday including ‘A revolutionary legacy: Haiti and Toussaint Louverture’ and ‘Charmed lives in Greece’. Keep an eye on their website too because they are likely to plan a whole host of family activities over the weekend, a lot of which will be free or low of cost.
Prosecco for the parents and Easter eggs for the kids at Bluebell café
Easter might be a great time to spoil the kids, but it is also a long weekend for the parents too! Bluebird café Chelsea are mixing their egg hunt with something for the grown-ups by offering a brunch package in which children can track down the elusive Easter eggs while the parents enjoy a cocktail laden lunch. Taking place on 1st April (Easter Sunday), this venue will allow parents to escape from the hustle and bustle of King’s Road thanks to its elegant interior décor, complemented by a large courtyard for alfresco dining.
Sit back and relax at the Curzon cinema
A stronghold of the eclectic and alternative culture that made the Kings Road so well known, this cinema is a true joy for film buffs. Going beyond the superficial staples of other ‘art house’ cinemas, usually involving reclining chairs with toddler eating cushions and wacky flavoured popcorn, the Curzon Chelsea offers a vast selection of foreign and independent films as well as live concerts, ballets and theatre screenings. Check out their listings for Easter but this unique venue could be the ideal way to kick back and relax this Easter bank holiday.
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