From egg hunts to the famous London boat race, there is so much going on over Easter in London this year. So you can make the most of your Easter weekend, we have put together a list of the most egg-citing events you can participate in.
Kew Gardens – History of Chocolate – Friday 29th March – Sunday 14th April
Travel through time and discover the History of Chocolate at Kew Gardens. Absorb where our desire for chocolate originated. From the ritualistic use of cacao in Ancient Maya and Aztec culture; to sailing across the seas to Europe with the Spanish Conquistadors; and finally arriving in 17th century London, where it was only high society that could afford to indulge their sweet tooth in newly fashionable Chocolate Houses.
There are chocolate workshops with arts and crafts activities or the traditional Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday 31st March 2013.
For more information visit Kew Gardens website here
The Boat Race 2013 – Sunday 31st March
It is that time of year again where the UK’s top Universities Oxford and Cambridge compete against one another. The traditional rowing race between the Universities began in 1829 and now it attracts around 250,000 spectators every year. The four-and-a-quarter mile course runs along the Thames from Putney Bridge to Mortlake and takes around 16 to 18 minutes.
Spitalfields City Farm – The Oxford v Cambridge Goat Race 2013 – Sunday 31st March
This unusual Goat Race is in its fifth year and becoming nearly as popular as its Thames based rival.
Two goats one named Oxford and the other Cambridge race around Spitafields City Farm, the same time as the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race (4.50pm).
For more information click here
Bank of England Museum – Easter Egg-citement – 2nd – 5th April and 8th – 12th April
The Bank of England Museum is putting on a special treasure trail to find eggs hidden in the Museum. Each child that takes place will get given a chocolate egg and children can also indulge their imagination by creating and decorating their own Easter basket to take home.
For more information visit the Bank of England’s website here