ELL Events: wondering what to do this bumper Easter bank holiday weekend? Wonder no more!

Easter Chicks Pic: Peter Taylor

Easter Chicks Pic: Peter Taylor

From painting eggs to eating chocolate bunnies, eastlondonlines is on hand to help you plan the rest of the Easter holidays.

We’ve rounded up local festivities to keep you, and the little ones entertained; making the most of the school holidays.

But who said the children should have all the fun? Our guide is for all the family – fun factor guaranteed – well, as long as the sun sticks around!

Here is your guide to what’s on, and how to get the best out of the holiday by planning your journey in advance to avoid train closures.


If you’re stuck for ideas this Good Friday, come and take part in the final day of these two events:

Easter adventure

Dumps Adventure Playground provides a range of activities every weekday until April 18 from 11am till 6pm. From treasure hunting and outdoor sports, to art and other fun activities. Click here for more information.

Hand made

Horniman Museum provides you with the opportunity of tying craft activities with family time during what is left of the Easter holidays, also open until April 18 from 11am till 2:45pm. Click here for more information.

And what about the rest of Easter weekend?

Easter fair at Horniman Museum and Gardens

Bask in the sun and enjoy live music and a host of other activities, including: Easter egg hunts, an Arts and Crafts Market and a wealth of Food Stalls, which are certain to tantalise the taste buds. Horniman Museum and Gardens are hosting a a two-day free fair on 19 and 20 April from 10:30am to 4:30pm. Click here for more information.

Sydenham Easter Bonnet Parade

The Easter Bunny will be hopping along to Sydenham High Street, where bonnet-wearers will be given mini eggs from local traders. Create your own Easter bonnet at Here for Good from 12 to 2pm (click here to find out how), and then pop along to watch, or even be part of the parade from 2 to 4pm. Click here for more information.

Tower Hamlets

Easter Egg-tivities

V&A’s Museum of Childhood are hosting fun-packed, bunny-brimming days for all ages from 10:30am to 4pm up until April 21, which includes activities such as: bunny-themed stories, games, art activities and - of course - a classic Easter egg hunt. Click here for more information.

Flip into Easter

Mile End Leisure Centre has a range of activities to take part in. From swimming courses, trampolining to gymnastics and more, there is something for everyone. Also join them for an Easter Egg Hunt Party at £4 per child (or £2 for Playscheme children) on April 18 from 2 till 5pm. Click here for more information.

Another Easter egg hunt

Yes, this may be another Easter egg hunt, but this is an Easter egg hunt with a difference. Why not munch your way through mini eggs on the historical Cutty Sark? Visit from April 18 to 21 from 10am till pm and take in the spectacular view. Click here for more information.


Easter Egg Trail

Sutton House hosts its Easter Egg Trail every day during the holiday. Why not see if you can find an Easter egg in King Henry VIII’s 500-year-old toilet or join the magical tea party. The lucky winner gets a Cadbury chocolate Egghead. So, what are you waiting for? Come while you still can, it will be open from 10:30am to 5pm every day until April 20 and is suitable for all ages. £1.50 per trail. Click here for more information.

Easter parade

If you love music and a good sing along, why not join the View Tube Easter Parade this Saturday. Spurned from an art installation inspired by a poem, the parade is one of many activities put on to stir the creative juices and instill a sense of fun.  Doors open from 11am to 3pm and is suitable for all ages. Click here for more information.



The Great Easter egg hunt

The Beckenham Round Table is hosting an Easter egg hunt which will also include: refreshments, stalls and face painting and other attractions. Visit on April 18 from 10am to 2pm. Click here for more information.

Easter Sunday Lunch

Enjoy this Sunday by unwinding, and stuffing your face with Farleigh’s Sunday Carvery, which will most certainly be followed by the obligatory Easter egg hunt. 12 to 3pm. Adults: £24.00, children: £14.00. Click here for more information.

Take a walk

Morden Hall Park is hosting an Easter egg trail. Walk round the park, take in the surroundings and tick off things you may see in the park in order to get some chocolate prizes! April 18 to 21 from 11am till 4pm. £4 per trail. Click here for more information.


Easter is typically a time for train engineering works, which can make it problematic getting around London. But fear not, by taking alternative routes and planning ahead, the rest of the Easter holiday shall still be enjoyed! Save the hassle and plan ahead which you can do on TFL's journey planner.

Current closures on TFL:

Jubilee line: no service between Finchley Road and Waterloo.

District line: no service between Ealing Broadway and Turnham Green due to engineering works.

Piccadilly line: no service between Acton Town and Uxbridge due to engineering works.

DLR : no service between Stratford and Bow Church due to Crossrail works at Pudding Mill Lane.

London Overground: no services between Surrey Quays and Clapham Junction.

If you want status updates for all the lines visit TFL's website here.

For national rail status updates click here.

For an overview of all train services click here.

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