As schools close for the spring half term, north east London offers a selection of activities for all the family to enjoy this Easter.
Spring Egg Hunt at Woodberry Wetlands
Woodberry Wetlands in Hackney have organised an activity trail this Easter, providing everyone with the chance to explore the signs of spring.
Children can use their activity trail sheets, collected from the Coal House café, to discover ten egg-shaped points around the map of the wetlands.
They will also be invited to complete challenges, #SelfieSpots and riddles on the trail.
When the trail is completed, children can return their completed sheet to the café and collect their chocolatey reward.
Tickets are £6 per child, adults go free, and the trail is open from 10am-3pm every day until 18 April.
For more information, click here.
Location: Woodberry Wetlands, Woodberry Wetlands, Main Entrance via New River Path Lordship Road, London, N16 5H
Easter Egg Hunt in Mile End Park
Families from Tower Hamlets and surrounding boroughs are invited to take part in the Mile End Park Easter Egg Hunt on 11 April.
This egg-citing event is aimed at children up to 15-years-old and is free to attend on a first come first serve basis.
This Easter activity will give the whole family an opportunity to explore the 32 hectares of this historic park.
For more information click here.
Location: The Play Pavilion, Mile End Park, Locksley Street, London E14 7EJ
Rainham Marshes Wildlife Trail
Rainham Marshes have set up a wildlife trail across the reserve, giving the children of Havering an opportunity to explore the marshes.
For just £3.50 at reception, you can purchase activity packs which include a trail sheet and explorer bag to help solve the clues and navigate your way round the wildlife trail.
Bring a picnic or enjoy lunch at the café for a treat after your adventure.
The trail is open every day until the 18 April, for more information click here.
Location: New Tank Hill Rd, Purfleet RM19 1SZ
Spitalfields Farm Easter Activities
Spitalfields City Farm are offering an exciting selection of activities this Easter.
The city farm, which opened in 1978 as a response to local people’s demand for allotments, is home to many much loved furry friends including sheep, donkeys and pigs.
Children local to Tower Hamlets will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with these animals at the Meet & Bleat event on Good Friday from 2pm – 3pm.
Or for a more hands on approach, children can sign up for a free volunteering session at the farm followed by a nutritious hot meal for lunch.
The farm is also running a selection of fun Easter workshops including a natural dying workshop and a natural printmaking session.
For more information about the exciting selection of events at Spitalfields Farm this easter, click here.
Location: Spitalfields City Farm, Buxton Street, London E1 5AR
Easter Crafts in Hainault Forest
On Sunday 17 April, Hainault Forest are running an exciting Easter craft workshops for children aged 4-11 years.
The event will take place outside in the heart of the ancient woodland, which is home to an array of wildlife including voles, badgers and woodpeckers.
The crafts will be nature themed, with the opportunity to decorate eggs, make Easter bonnets and reuse old plastic bottles to create Easter bunny plant pots.
Tickets are £5, with a discount for children who receive free school meals, and attendees should bring their own large plastic bottle with them.
For more information and to book tickets, click here.
Location: Hainault Forest Country Park IG7 4QN