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by Sue Lancaster (subscribe)
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Published April 3rd 2019
Make this Easter an egg-stra special one
The Easter holidays are almost upon us. For those of you, like me, who have children of school age, this means two weeks' worth of fun activities to think of. Thankfully, a lot of places have some egg-citing Easter-inspired activities on. Here's a round-up of just some of the things to do in South West London.

1. The Wetlands Centre, Barnes - Giant Easter Duck Trail
Saturday 6th April - Monday 22nd April


The Wetlands Centre
Easter at The Wetlands Centre


Hunt for giant yellow ducks hiding amongst the reeds and trees. Follow special activity cards to find where the cheeky ducks are hiding and win a yummy prize while learning all about the wetland wildlife.

Price: £1 per trail, plus admission to the Centre (includes a prize!)

As well as the Giant Duck Hunt, there will be plenty of other fun activities for the whole family to enjoy:

Pond Dipping (10.30am – 11am, 1.30pm - 2pm & 3.30pm - 4pm)

Wild Play – Build a Giant Nest (11.30am – 12.15am & 2.30pm - 3.15pm)

Animal Track Detectives (11.15am - 12.15pm & 2.15pm – 3.15pm)

For more information see the website.

2. Easter at Kew Gardens
Saturday 6th April to Monday 22nd April


Easter at Kew Gardens
Easter at Kew Gardens


From storytelling to creative workshops, enjoy lots of fun activities at Kew this Easter including:

Tower of colour - Decorate ornaments with UV pens and learn all about how light and colour spectrums help plants grow. Add your artwork to our Tower of Colour to make a stunning display.

Sunday Stories - Head to the Davies Exploration House for a fun-filled session of stories from across the globe, inspired by some of the rarest plants in the world.

Log Trail - Balance, hop and skip along the Log Trail. Created from trees brought down in the storm of 2013.

For more information see the website.

3. Ham House, Richmond - Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday 6th April to Monday 22nd April


Ham House Gardens
Ham House Gardens


Take part in the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Ham House and Garden. They have hidden ten feathers of the birds which live in and around the garden at Ham House. Can you find all of them to claim your egg reward?

Price: £3 per trail, normal admission prices apply for entry to Ham House and Garden.

There will also be extra fun activities across the house and gardens including:

A traditional egg and spoon race in the gardens.

Arts and crafts in the Education Room.

Dress up in the Back Parlour

For more information see the website.

4. The Barnes Duck Race
Easter Saturday (20th April) at 12 noon


The Barnes Duck Race
The Barnes Duck Race


The Barnes Duck Race, which is organised by the Barnes Community Association, is a low-cost, fun event for everyone and is held on Easter Saturday by Beverley Brook in Barnes. Purchase a numbered rubber duck beforehand for £5 and watch it 'race' with hundreds of others. There's a prize for the winning duck! There are usually a few stalls and activities going on too.

5. Circus Extreme - Old Deer Park, Richmond
Friday 12th April - Monday 22nd April


Circus Extreme
Circus Extreme


The circus is coming to town! Circus Extreme is a one-of-a-kind performance, that has been five years in the making and features some of the most talented performers in the world. Acts include:

The Danguir Troupe, who will be performing a high wire and double wheel of death stunt.

The EXTREME® FMX team will be bringing you its jaw-dropping stunts as pilots fly through the air displaying cliff-hanger stunts such as the superman and nac nac.

World famous Henry the Prince of Clowns will be keeping the audience amused throughout the show.

British legend, Laura Miller, will be showcasing her internationally-renowned aquatic aerial ring which unites the elements of fire, water and air.

Visit the website for show times and to book.



Whatever you decide to do have an egg-cellent Easter!

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Why? Make it an egg-stra special Easter
When: 6th April - 22nd April 2019
Phone: Various
Where: Richmond-upon-Thames
Cost: Various
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