What to do this Easter

easter eggsThe Easter Bank holiday weekend is now upon us, giving a great chance to celebrate the beginning of spring. There is a plethora of Easter events being held in or around London over this weekend, from Easter Egg Hunts at National Trust properties, a chocolate market at Duke of York Square to the Business Design centre which has over 60 artisan chocolatiers exhibiting. If prepared to travel further afield there is the renowned Easter Egg Hunt held in the magnificent setting of Leeds Castle in Kent, a really exceptional day out for those with little ones. For a contrast, from country to coast, there is the brand new Jurassic Seas Gallery at Sea Life Brighton, where you can travel back to the days of the dinosaurs, find out awesome facts from the new creature displays and discover the prehistoric creatures that are still around today!

For those without a sweet tooth, there are many other options. From a beer festival in Clapham’s branch of Craft Beer Co, offering a selection of 80 cask ales and 20 kegs from a huge variety of independent and speciality breweries for tasting, to walks in some of London’s most secret gardens. Gone are the days of being stuck indoors, so go get some fresh air and visit some the most delightful outdoor spaces in London. One can travel from the tranquil Japanese Garden in Holland Park, the wildflower meadows in London’s Fields to taking a dawn stroll around London Wetland Centre in Barnes. Hampton Court Palace has now become more fun for youngsters with their brand new Magic Garden where you can even climb on a dragon that breathes steam!

The Boat Race is also held this weekend on Sunday with some of the most popular places to view being the pubs at Hammersmith.  This is a great halfway view point with a good range of pubs, The Dove, The Blue Anchor and The Old Ship, providing a great lively atmosphere and will all be well supported.

Lastly do not forget, this weekend is “Spring Forward” the clocks go forward one hour at 1am on Sunday 27th March. Therefore we all lose an hour on Sunday morning but we are at least heading into British Summer Time. I’m sure we are looking forward to lighter evenings with the opportunity to enjoy all of the wonderful open spaces, new roof top bars and pop up restaurants that appear at this time of year.

 

Until next time………

 

Polly Perkins

Inn or Out Events General Manager