From egg hunts to hot cross buns: Five Easter events to do in London this weekend

Family-friendly fun to make the most of your easter weekend from April 15-18

From The Very Hungry Caterpillar trail to the best hot cross buns, we’ve compiled a list of the top events happening in the capital this weekend.

With schools off for the Easter break, we’ve got a list packed with events to keep your little ones entertained from April 15-18.

Read on to find out LondonWorld’s Easter recommendations:

The Very Hungry Caterpillar trail

Kew Gardens, Richmond, London, TW9 3AE Until April 18, from 10am to 4.30pm Entry is included with ticket

Based on the book by Eric Carle, go on a transformational journey on how to become a beautiful butterfly.

The trail will wind through sculptures of juicy fruits and also a cosy chrysalis.

Based on the much-loved children’s book, the trail will give you the opportunity to learn about the wonders of nature and the close connections that plants and insects have.

The trail also gives you the opportunity to explore the seasonal plants in Kew, from tulips and bluebells to the magnolias and cherry blossoms.

Meerkats are given an Easter treat during at London Zoo (Photo by DANIEL LEAL/AFP via Getty Images)

Dear Zoo experience

ZSL London Zoo, Outer Circle, London, NW1 4RY until April 18 Tickets must be booked online in advance but are included in zoo ticket

The much-loved children’s book Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell is celebrating its 40th anniversary and ZSL London Zoo is hosting the Dear Zoo experience to celebrate the milestone.

You have the opportunity to embark on an interactive trail around the zoo, collecting stamps and getting up close to the animals in the book.

Collect all the stamps in the activity sheet to receive a special prize at the end of the trail.

ZSL London Zoo will also be hosting lively story time sessions throughout the day.

London’s Crosstown Doughnuts has released a special vegan Easter version. Credit: Crosstown

Grab some tasty hot cross buns

Easter is known for its host of tasty treats, including the hot cross bun.

If you’re out and about in the capital then why not stop at Shuk in Borough Market for their Babka hot cross bun.

Trading Monday to Saturday until 4pm, the trader has become Instagram famous for it’s chocolate and hazelnut babka.

Or if you decide to stay inside, why not order yourself a hot cross bun bacon butty box from Le Swine.

Crosstown’s Easter hot cross doughnut. Credit: Crosstown

Its Easter Box for two (£16) comes with hot cross buns and middle bacon to give you an indulgent treat over the Easter weekend.

If you’ve got a sweet tooth, you might like to try Crosstown’s limited edition Hot Cross Bun doughnut.

The famous London-based treat company has made the creation with Crosstown’s Easter spiced vegan dough, which is filled with creamy cinnamon custard and topped with Seville orange glaze, a spiced cross and candied orange peel.

Easter egg hunt (Aleksei Potov - Adobe Stock)

Easter Egg Hunts

There are a host of Easter Egg hunts happening across the capital over the next few days.

Hosted at Hampton Ct Way, Molesey, East Molesey KT8 9AU between April 2-18, the Lindt Gold Bunny hunt happens every day between 10am - 6pm and booking in advance is advised.

The hunt is designed for children aged 4-12 years old and should take around 1 hour and a half to complete.

Along the way children can learn about the fascinating people that have lived and worked at Hampton Court Palace with new stories to discover at every location.

Easter duck trail (MNStudio - Adobe Stock)

Easter Duck Trail

London Wetland Centre, Queen Elizabeth Walk, London, SW13 9WT on from April 2-24

After picking up a trail card at admissions you must crack the clues to find the bright yellow ducks that are hiding around the wetlands.

You’ll need to make sure you’re using your detective skills to search high and low for the quacking creatures.

London Wetland Centre is home to a variety of different duck species to meet, with the male ducks displaying their brightly coloured feathers.

Whilst you’re at the centre, why not give pond dipping a try?

Running until April 18, between 11am and 2pm grab a net and discover what creatures live in the pond.

Pond dipping is a free event that can host 30 dippers in one go.

It’s a turn-up event and runs on a first come, first served basis.