5 FREE Activities for Kids in London during Easter 2024


As the Easter holidays approach, we know families in London will be on the lookout for fun and budget-friendly activities to enjoy together. So we wanted to share a few top tips for making the most of the Easter break without breaking the bank!

Read on for our top five brilliant and FREE things to do with children in the capital this Easter – from egg hunts to light shows. We hope it's helpful!

And if you're looking for affordable childcare for the school holidays, scroll to the bottom to read about The Strings Club's Easter Holiday Camps and the ways that you can save on your booking.

1: Go on a bunny hunt at Lauderdale House

Lauderdale House's Easter Treasure Hunt returns! At this magnificent historic house in Highgate you can hunt for the Giant Bunny in a free Easter Trail around Waterlow Park, complete with a treasure map and a series of riddles and clues. If you’re one of the first 100 people to complete the trail you’ll be rewarded with a small chocolate surprise!

Sunday 31 March, 11am – 4.30pm
Lauderdale House, Highgate Hill, Waterlow Park, London N6 5HG

Southbank Centre's free Ceilidh Jam family event

2: Enjoy a cracking Ceilidh Jam at Southbank Centre

The amazing array of free family events hosted by Southbank Centre means it’s regularly on our shortlist of top activities, and their Ceilidh Jam with Folk Dance Remixed event this Easter sounds like so much fun! Move, groove and party with maypole dancing, ceilidh favourites and street dance moves, all tied together with live beatboxing and a fiddle band.

Sunday 7 April, from 12 noon
Riverside Terrace, Level 2, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX

3: Have a baa-rilliant time at the farm

Even in the capital you can still find tranquil spaces which allow you and your little ones to enjoy nature and animals – the perfect activity for Easter! A couple of our favourites are Surrey Docks Farm – a working city farm and charity that enables the whole community to learn about farming, food production and the natural environment - and Hackney City Farm, which offers children and grown-ups the opportunity to get up close to a range of farmyard animals, veggies and plants.

Surrey Docks Farm open daily 10am – 4pm
Rotherhithe St, South Wharf, London SE16 5ET

Hackney City Farm open daily 10am – 4.30pm (closed Mondays, except bank holidays)
1a Goldsmiths Row, London E2 8QA

The Spaces In Between free exhibition in London

4. Witness an egg-ceptional digital exhibition

Right opposite Tottenham Court Road station, the incredible free interactive art exhibition The Spaces In Between by UK artist Rupert Newman takes you from the bottom of the ocean, ascending through the natural world  into the heights of space. As the largest digital canvas on the planet, your little ones are sure to be mesmerised and inspired!

Open daily (excluding Sundays) throughout 2024
Outernet London, Charing Cross Rd, London WC2H 8LH

5: Hop into nature and mindfulness at the V&A

If you're looking for a bit of time out from the rush of the city, this special free event at the V&A could be just the ticket. In these 60-minute sessions families are invited to explore nature and mindfulness together, taking part in drawing and movement exercises inspired by the museum’s collection, followed by screenings of dance films that celebrate the magic of the natural world.

3rd – 5th April, sessions at 11am, 1pm & 3pm
Raphael Court, Room 48a, V&A South Kensington, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL

Easter Childcare Near You

If you’re on the hunt for fun, exciting things to do with your children this April, we hope our ideas above provide some inspiration. But if you’re looking for childcare in London during the Easter Holidays, then we'd love to welcome your child to our Holiday Camps at 14 locations across the capital, offering the very best in childcare and music education from 2nd – 12th April.

You can book from just one day to the full experience, and there are multiple ways to save on our Holiday Camps, including 10% off for first time bookers, childcare vouchers, tax-free childcare and a sibling discount.