Easter is the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, and hence holds a significant place in the Christian calendar. After Christmas, it is a festival that is celebrated with great joy. The Calculation of the Easter date is based on the vernal equinox, which generally coincides with the first Sunday after the first full moon. This means, every year Easter falls between the dates of March 22 and April 25.
Easter weekend usually brings two bank holidays namely Good Friday and Easter Monday. Schools in the United Kingdom remain closed for nearly two weeks. During this spring vacation, almost all the major attractions have engaging activities for kids, as well as adults. These hat include egg hunts, arts and crafts workshops to exhibitions. Falling between two public holidays namely Good Friday and Easter Monday, the majority of attractions remain open on Easter. However it is often advisable to check the opening hours for particular attraction of your interest.
Listed below are few of the many engaging activities for kids and adults this Easter.
Being one of the significant religious events, Easter always involves special services at most of the landmark places of worship. The landmark spiritual places such as Westminster Abbey, St.Paul’s Cathedral or St. Martin-in-the-fields Church also have live choral and orchestral music for the whole week to mark this festival.
Easter Egg Hunts
The celebration of Easter is often associated with chocolates. Easter egg hunts promise hours of fun for the entire family. The Majority venues across the city organise this activity which engages kids with fun while adults can be more relaxed.
Easter Egg Trails at Sutton House
Sutton House is a stunning Tudor mansion that comes to life with bustling activity for kids. Clues are placed around the grounds, which upon decoding lead towards a scrumptious surprise.
Ham House Egg Hunt
Unique 17th century house on the banks of Thames near Richmond is turned into an engaging activity spot for the little ones. For a marginal entry charge of £3.00 GBP, adults can watch their little ones hunt for mouth watering chocolate prizes.
Cutty Sark, Red House, Battersea Park Zoo and Fenton House are other areas that organise Easter egg hunt sessions.
BNY Mellon Boat Race: Oxford vs Cambridge
For second consecutive year on March 27, 2016, fans shall witness men and women from England’s elite universities battle in a rowing race between Putney Bridge and Chiswick Bridge in southwest London. Big screens are put up on the banks of Thames to facilitate spectator viewing.
Transport Facilities during Easter
Major attractions in London are well served by public transit systems. Though services are frequent, plying frequently, chances of unexpected crowd, irregular service cannot be denied. Choosing a private hire taxi service under such circumstances comes with the luxury of door step pickup and safe transfer to destination. At your service will be trained drivers who are familiar with every corner of the city to ensure that transfer is completed with minimal fuss.