– This post was written by Mick Murray –
Now’s the time to hatch your plan to visit the UK for Easter 2024! Brimming with fresh and traditional activities for this colorful spring holiday, spending your Easter holiday in the UK is a special experience.
Whether you’re looking for Easter ideas for kids, staying in or around London Town, or a fun (and inexpensive) day out with your friends, you’ll find them in this ultimate guide to spending Easter 2024 in the UK.
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Easter 2024 dates
29 March: Good Friday
🐰 31 March: Easter Sunday
🐣 1 April: Easter Monday
Things to do during Easter weekend 2024 in London
1. Hatch a plan to take a ride on the London Eye
With priceless views of local highlights like Buckingham Palace and even Windsor Castle on a clear day, the London Eye is a quintessential London experience and a perfect thing to do in London this Easter.
Take a stroll along the South Bank, then go for a ride on the Eye in a suspended pod for some of the best views of the Thames.
2. Rise to the occasion with views from the Shard
Like the Eye, the View from the Shard is the classiest way to get to the top of the world – or the top of London at least. Is there a better way to celebrate Easter than by clinking champagne glasses high above the London skyline?
Going to the Shard isn’t something you do every week, and going there for Easter weekend 2024 will let you create some extra special memories during your weekend holiday in London.
3. Spring into spring at Kew Gardens
Ring in the spring season during Easter weekend 2024 and visit the UK’s most stunning floral display at Kew Gardens. With dozens of varieties of flowers in bloom, lush green grass covering the sprawling property, and sparkling glass greenhouses waiting to be explored, there’s plenty of ways to celebrate spring here.
Roam around one of the world’s biggest botanic beauties, breathe in the fresh air, and take some picturesque new profile pictures.
Things to do with kids during Easter weekend 2024 in the UK
1. Get some fresh air at Alton Towers
A theme park, water park, mini-golf course, and home to a collection of thrilling roller coasters. What more can you ask for? If you’re looking for things to do for Easter 2024 in the UK with kids, Alton Towers has something fun for the whole family, whether you’re a group of adrenaline junkies or of a gentler persuasion. Let the kids use up all of their energy, then establish your unquestioned superiority at mini-golf.
2. Build memories at LEGOLAND Windsor
LEGO is one of the world’s most beloved brands, and LEGOLAND Windsor is one of the best possible Easter activities in the UK for 2024.
Kids can train like a ninja in the ancient art of Spinjitsu at the Ninjago Training Camp, marvel at amazing LEGO-based recreations of world landmarks, and enjoy everything else the UK’s most popular theme park has to offer. Booking in advance can save you a significant amount of money, so start planning your Easter 2024 UK adventure now!
3. Make some magic with a Harry Potter studio tour
Add a touch of magic to your Easter 2024 weekend holiday and make it one to remember with a tour of Warner Bros. Studios.
If you’re a Potterhead, you’ll be truly enchanted by the sight of original movie props and the chance to walk down Diagon Alley, step inside Hagrid’s Hut, and relax in the Gryffindor common room.
4. Sport an Easter bonnet with a spot of afternoon tea
Point your pinky in the air and indulge in finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream, and a tea selection featuring floral brews that mirror the springtime flowers garnishing the table
Cheap (cheep) things to do during Easter 2024 weekend in the UK
1. Host a homemade Easter egg hunt
You don’t need to pull out all the stops (including your wallet) for Easter 2024. Host a traditional Easter egg hunt in your own backyard, or in a nearby park. All you need are some pastel-colored plastic eggs, some candy (or coins!), and a little creativity.
Hop over to Hever Castle in Kent for a fun-filled family event during your Easter 2024 weekend. Help the Easter Bunny on a brave quest to find all the eggs hidden amongst the flora of the castle grounds.
You’ll need an admission ticket to enter the grounds, but once you are in, you’ll be able to take full advantage of free events and activities filling the Hever Castle calendar – from free easter egg hunts and egg-decorating workshops to spring-themed face painting and sweet baked goodies.
2. Pack a picnic amongst the spring flowers
If you’re strapped for cash, there are still plenty of fun things to do for Easter weekend in the UK. Get a couple of your favorite snacks from the supermarket, tell everyone else to do the same, and meet up somewhere with grass and trees. Boom! You’ve just organized the best Easter picnic of the year.
Bring any games or sports gear you’ve got lying around (a ball is perfect), and spend the day enjoying the lovely spring weather. Hyde Park, Kensington Memorial Park, and Lonsdale are only some of the 3,000 public parks and green spaces across London.
3. Visit the bunnies at a working farm
Great for families or groups of friends, spend the day in the English countryside and visit a working farm. At Bill Quay Community Farm in Gateshead or Stonebridge City Farm in Nottingham, you’ll find an endless supply of things to do during your Easter weekend in the UK.
From milking the cows to creating arts and crafts, there are plenty of Easter-themed activities to usher in spring at these farms. The best part? Admission is free!
Looking for a full and furry day out? You’ll love the Easter calendar Willows Activity Farm in Hertfordshire has whipped up for you! With a day ticket, you can explore the blooming gardens, and meet a bunch of cuddly critters, including bunnies and baby chicks, from March 30 until April 14, 2024.
For Peter Rabbit fans, Willows Activity Farm hosts a meet-and-greet event for guests to interact with their favorite children’s literature character.
Still hunting for the perfect way to spend Easter in 2024? Pick another destination in Europe to spend your Easter 2024 holiday, or keep teens entertained in London if they’ve outgrown the Easter Bunny.