Easter Sunday Events

Easter Sunday Events

Keep the whole family entertained over the Easter holidays with our roundup of the 40 best things to do during Easter 2022 in London.

From Easter egg hunts and special Easter events for kids and grownups, to the best chocolate shops and Easter opening hours in London, plan a fun-filled Easter break in the capital. Find things to do in London on Easter SundayGood Friday events and Easter Monday activities with our London Easter ideas below.

Family attractions and activities for kids in London

One of the Emirates Air Line cable cars rises high above the Thames at sunset, with The O2 in the background.

  1. Grab a sightseeing pass*: Enjoy a stress-free Easter in London with the whole family.
  2. Find Easter family fun at London’s top attractions: Take part in Easter fun at royal palaces, museums and iconic landmarks. Many put on special activities for children at this time.
  3. Go behind-the-scenes at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter: Discover the magic behind the spellbinding films this Easter.
  4. Head up to The View from The Shard: Take part in fun Easter family activities while taking in magnificent views.
  5. Or take to the skies in an Emirates Air Line cable car: Soak up spectacular views of London’s skyline.
  6. If you are brave enough, try the Cutty Sark Rig Climb Experience: Climb the famous masts of the iconic ship for the first time since it arrived in Greenwich in 1954.
  7. Get a glimpse of life under the deep blue sea at SEA LIFE London: Spot more than 400 species of sea life including sharks, jellyfish and seahorses this Easter.
  8. Slide into the Easter Weekend at the ArcelorMittal Orbit in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park: Whizz down the world’s longest and tallest tunnel slide.
  9. Be dazzled by jewel-encrusted eggs at the Victoria and Albert Museum: See the decadent (non-edible) creations of Carl Faberge this Easter.
  10. Take a look at 101 family-friendly activities: Find more things to do with the kids at Easter in London.

Easter shows in London

Dancers performing the lioness hunt on stage at the Lion King musical

  1. Treat the kids to one of London’s magical child-friendly shows: See Harry Potter and the Cursed Child or Wicked.
  2. Discover award-winning Disney musicals this Easter: Sing along to family favourites The Lion King, Mary Poppins and Frozen.
  3. Book tickets to some of London’s most popular shows*: From Matilda the Musical to Back to the Future.
  4. Take the family to see a smash-hit West End musical: From heart-warming adaptations to hilarious must-see London shows.
  5. Don’t miss Doctor Who: Time Fracture at Immersive LDN: Enter the world of Doctor Who and save the world from aliens this Easter. Until 17 Apr
  6. Pop to the Leicester Square Theatre to see the Amazing Bubble Man*: Burst with excitement as you enjoy mesmerising magic with bubbles. 16-18 Apr

Easter weekend 2022 events in London

St Paul's Cathedral on a bright day, with wispy cloud in the sky, and a green lawn and colourful flower bed in the foreground.

  1. Join an Easter weekend service at one of London’s churches or cathedrals: Visit Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral, St Martin-in-the-Fields or Southwark Cathedral.
  2. Watch a spectacular free performance of The Passion of Jesus: Featuring 100 performers, in Trafalgar Square on Good Friday. 15 Apr
  3. Enjoy a traditional Good Friday performance of Handel’s Messiah at the Royal Albert Hall: Be moved by the Royal Choral Society as they sing the iconic ‘Hallelujah’ chorus. 15 Apr
  4. Burn off those Easter eggs at the London Easter 10k in Regent’s Park: Or dress up and race for Easter goodies in the family-friendly Adult Fun Run and Children’s Race. 18 Apr

Check back nearer the time for even more Easter 2022 events, as they’re announced.

London Easter egg hunts and trails

Young children walking in the daffodils and long grass wearing bunny ears

  1. Find hidden trails and egg-cellent treats at Kidzania: Enjoy fun Easter activities in the marvellous mini-city.  4-18 Apr
  2. See the Very Hungry Caterpillar turn into a beautiful butterfly at Kew Gardens: Follow a delightful trail based on Eric Carle’s much-loved book 2-18 Apr
  3. Explore nature trails in parks and nature reserves: Seek out spring arrivals with the whole family.
  4. Follow the Easter Duck Trail at the London Wetland Centre: Find bright yellow ducks hidden around the wetlands. How many can you spot? 2-18 Apr
  5. Discover hidden gems in London with a BucketRace Easter Hunt at Golden Square: Complete fun tasks in a scavenger hunt around London. 16 Apr

Check back nearer the time for more Easter egg hunts in London for 2022.

Easter chocolate in London

A purple box  with a ribbon containing five different chocolates on a purple table

  1. Try a traditional afternoon tea in London: Overindulge in many varieties of tea alongside exquisite baked delights on Easter Sunday.
  2. Eye up the eggs in Fortnum & Mason’s chocolate department: Find plenty of seasonal treats or buy that special someone an Easter hamper* from “the Queen’s grocer”.
  3. Have a cracking time with the family at a feast of chocolate experiences* in London: Embrace your inner chocoholic this Easter.
  4. Visit London’s top chocolate shops: Discover more beautiful chocolate eggs and Easter treats.
  5. Treat yourself to pink champagne truffles with the Charbonnel et Walker Afternoon Tea: Pick from locations including Monmouth Kitchen, Leicester Square Kitchen, May Fair Kitchen and Bloomsbury Street Kitchen.
  6. Seek out London’s top cake shops: Find Easter-inspired cupcakes, pastries and cookies.

Easter Sunday lunch in London

Close up of a Sunday roast featuring meat, potatoes, vegetables, a Yorkshire pudding and gravy.

  1. Enjoy one of London’s best Sunday roasts at Easter: Sit back, loosen your belt and enjoy a filling meal.
  2. Book a table in a top traditional pub: Enjoy a delicious Easter Sunday lunch in London.
  3. Drop by a riverside pub: Perfect after an Easter Sunday walk along the river.
  4. Or start the day off with a brunch: From bottomless brunches to healthy options and those with a quirky twist.

Spring blooms and baby animals

A smiling sheep in a city farm in London.

  1. Visit a London city farm: See if you can spot some spring arrivals.
  2. Or become a zoo keeper for the day at ZSL London Zoo: Feed and take care of your favourite animals this Easter.
  3. Stroll through nature reserves and woodlands: Take a leisurely Easter walk in London.
  4. Explore a top London garden: Enjoy a beautiful spring day out among the flowers.
  5. Discover more parks and green open spaces: Find more ways to explore the great outdoors in London.

What date is Good Friday and Easter Sunday?

Make plans for the Easter weekend in 2022, which includes the Good Friday bank holiday (15 April), Easter Sunday (17 April) and Easter Monday bank holiday (18 April).

Easter opening hours and transport in London

Good Friday and Easter Monday are both public holidays. Usually, most attractions are open over the Easter bank holiday, but you’re advised to check with individual venues in advance; particularly to find what is open on Easter Sunday in London.

Public transport services, including the London Underground, may be reduced between Good Friday and Easter Monday. If you live in London, plan your journey in advance on the TfL website and cycle or walk where possible.

Find more things to do at Easter and in spring in London or browse the special events calendar and what’s on guide for more activities and events during your visit.

Easter Events Guide 2022: Egg-citing hunts, festivals & events

Easter Egg Hunts

Easter Trail at Sydney Living Museums

Jump, hop and spring into the Easter weekend with Sydney Living Museum’s Egg-cellent Easter Trail at Elizabeth Farm and Vaucluse House. Enjoy a range of fun activities inspired by traditional Easter games, meet some feathered farmyard friends and explore the garden and venture through the historic house. Bring a picnic rug, pack a lunch, and make a day of it relaxing on the lawn.

  • When & Where: Saturday 16 April @ Elizabeth Farm (Rosehill) | Sunday 17 April @ Vaucluse House
  • Time: Sessions at 10am, 10.45am, 11.30am, 12.15pm, 1pm & 1.45pm
  • Cost: Child (Ages 3+) $15 | Adult $15
  • More information & book online

Golden Ridge Animal Farm Easter Egg Hunt, Dural

This two-hour experience includes all the normal farm activities – you can milk a cow, cuddle some little chicks, cute ducklings and fluffy rabbits, explore the open paddock to meet and feed chooks, deer, alpacas, goats, sheep ducks and much more! You’ll also decorate your little egg hunt bag and Easter mask and then head off for the Easter egg hunt! Fill your basket with plastic egg around the farm which you will get to swap for prizes of real chocolate easter eggs, lollies & toys.

  • When: Monday 11 – Monday 18 April
  • Where: Golden Ridge Animal Farm, 686 Old Northern Road, Dural
  • Cost: $30 per person (12 months and under FREE).
  • More information & book online

Glenworth Valley Great Easter Egg Hunt

Head to Glenworth Valley on Easter Sunday morning for the region’s largest and most exciting Easter Egg hunt. With over 25,000 chocolate eggs to find, it’s sure to be a magical morning for all the family! There are three morning sessions, and thousands of eggs to be found.

Keep the excitement going after the hunt and make a day of it at Glenworth Valley. Book a surprise horse ride for your family along beautiful nature trails or a lazy kayak down Popran creek. Or try quad-biking, laser skirmish and abseiling.

  • When: Easter Sunday, 17 April. Sessions at 9am, 10am or 11am
  • Where: Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures, 69 Cooks Road, Glenworth Valley
  • Cost: $7.50 per child (0-18 years). Adults and babies free.
  • More information & book online

Easter Events

EasterFeast Night Market, Mosman

Mosman’s EasterFeast Night Market is a celebration of the tastes and flavours of Easter. The market features artisan stalls, gourmet food and beverages, Easter delights and so much more. Wander through the Village Green which will come alive after dark with fairy lighting and ambient music. It’s the perfect place to unwind as you take in the atmosphere this boutique experience delivers.

  • When: Thursday 24 March, 4.30pm – 9.00pm
  • Where: Mosman Square & Village Green, Spit Junction
  • Cost: Free
  • More information

Easter High Tea & Family Easter Fun Day, Norths Cammeray

Bring the kids for a day of fun at Norths on Easter Saturday! Get excited for the Easter Bunny’s arrival by bringing the kids to watch ‘Hop’ in the Auditorium at 2pm.

Meet the Easter Bunny and his helper after the movie. There will an opportunity to get pictures with the Bunny.

Then, celebrate Easter this year with an Easter High Tea on Sunday 17 April. A scrumptious selection of finger sandwiches, warm savouries, scones and sweet selection. Their Traditional High Tea is $49 per person or upgrade your High Tea and receive a glass of Piper Heidsieck on arrival for $64 per person.

  • When: Sunday 17 April, 12pm & 3pm
  • Where: Mosman Square & Village Green, Spit Junction
  • Cost: Easter fun day (free) | High tea starting at $49
  • More information & book tickets

Easter Bunny’s Workshop, Centennial Parklands

Hippi-Di-Hopp …the Easter Bunny is coming! Enjoy two hours of Easter craft and make some beautiful decorations for your house. Join the creative education rangers for 2 hours of creative Easter art-making full of seeds, flowers, leaves, and blossoms. Create three beautiful pieces of nature art to put in your Easter baskets for your parents or grandparents!

  • When: Thursday 14 April, 2-4pm
  • Where: Centennial Parklands, The WILD PLAY Discovery Centre
  • Cost: $29
  • Suitable for: 5-12 years (this is a drop-off program)
  • More information & book tickets

Egg-cellent Easter, Centennial Parklands

Centennial Parklands is holding an egg-stra special Easter event in 2022! Children are introduced to the story of the Easter Bilby and their very special promotion to Australia’s Easter mascot. Children engage in nature-based games and art projects celebrating Australia’s native plants and animals, follow trail maps, overcome challenges and connect with the natural world and their community!

Each ticket includes participation for one child and one carer, plenty of Easter activities, including make your own Easter Bilby ears, create an Easter egg gallery, make your very own seed eggs, and traditional Easter games.

  • When: Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 April, one-hour sessions from 9am – 3.30pm
  • Where: Centennial Parklands, The WILD PLAY Discovery Centre
  • Cost: $20 for 1 child & carer
  • Suitable for: 4-10 years
  • More information

Sir Stamford Easter High Tea

This Easter, you’re invited to the wonderful world of the Bonkers and Brilliant Mad Hatter’s High Tea buffet at Sir Stamford at Circular Quay hotel! Join them on a decadently delicious adventure down the rabbit hole as their utterly mad Easter celebrations transform our hotel into a wonky world of wonderful sweets and treats. Sip chilled bubbles or your favourite fine tea while enjoying the scrumptious delights from wonderland. You would be Mad not to attend!

  • When: Sunday 17 April 2022, from 11.30am
  • Where: 93 Macquarie Street, Sydney
  • Entry cost: $119 per adult & $89 per child (6-12 years) | Children under 6 years free
  • More information & book tickets

Easter at Bridgeview Hotel

Bring the kids down for their Family Day in the Carpark between 12-3pm on Easter Monday for an afternoon brimming with excitement. They’ve got a Kindi Farm with rabbits, guinea pigs, ducks and more for the kids to fawn over and pet. There’ll also be face painting, balloon twisting and – you guessed it, a special visit from the Easter Bunny and all his pals!

  • When: Monday 18 April
  • Where: 580 Willoughby Rd, Willoughby, Sydney, NSW 2068
  • More information & book

Family-friendly Easter Festivals in Sydney

Sydney Royal Easter Show

Sydney Royal Easter Show is back and is undoubtedly the biggest and most exciting event that comes to Sydney every year… and it’s returning in 2022 from Friday 8 April – Tuesday 19 April. With fun carnival rides for kids of all ages, hundreds of showbags to choose from, animal encounters, live shows, fireworks and so much more, it’s an incredible day out!

  • When: Friday 8 –  Tuesday 19 April 2022
  • Where: Sydney Showgrounds, Olympic Park
  • Entry cost: $99.50 Family | $45 Adult | $28 Child entry. Rides & showbags additional.
  • More information & book tickets

Sydney Family Show

Sydney’s best value Family Show will return to the Entertainment Quarter in Moore Park from April 9 to 25. Whether it’s a bunny hopping competition, throwing a line in, cuddling a lizard, carnival rides or showbags, this year’s show is packed with entertainment for the whole family.

Entry to the Show includes a massive range of free activities including access to the Reptile Show, the bunny hopping competition on Good Friday, a daily stage show, plus two hours of free parking.

Thrill-seekers will flock to adrenaline-fuelled carnival rides such as the Super Sizzler and YoYo while the more sedate Classic Carousel and dodgem cars will also bring delight. Two-hour unlimited ride sessions are excellent value at only $30 per person, with an option to also purchase individual ride tickets.

  • When: Saturday 9 – Monday 25 April
  • Where: Showring of the EQ Moore Park, 122 Lang Road, Moore Park
  • Entry cost: $50 Family (4 people) | $20 Adult | $10 Child | 2 hour Unlimited Rides Wristband = $30
  • More information & book tickets

West Ryde Easter Celebrations

Sydney Easter events

There will two events as part of the 2022 West Ryde Easter Celebrations. Join the Kids Easter Concert from 10am-12pm on Saturday 9 April, as Alice, the crazy Mad Hatter and the Easter Bunny as they take us on a magical adventure through song and dance. There’s also an Easter bonnet competition, colouring in competition and the West Ryde Easter Singing competition will then take place from 12.30pm-3pm, with plenty of prizes to be won. Register for 14 years and under, or 15 years and over.

Secure your $20 (+ booking fee) all rides wristband and receive a free Easter show bag (available for the first 500 ride wrist bands purchased).

  • When: Saturday 9 April, 10am-11.30am (Easter Concert) & 2pm-4pm (Singing Competition)
  • Where: Anzac Park, Anzac Avenue, West Ryde
  • Entry cost: $20 (includes unlimited rides wristband) + free Easter showbag
  • More information & book tickets

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