With an extended bank holiday break to make the most of, Easter is a fantastic time to spend with family or friends. Whether you’re after an Easter egg hunt, a traditional Sunday lunch or a bank holiday party, there are plenty of Easter activities on offer so you can spend the four day weekend in style.
Easter Sunday falls on April 21st this year, but there’s lots happening either side of the day itself. From bottomless brunches to events in the great outdoors, we’ve rounded up some of the top Easter activities in East London.
Sutton House, 2 and 4 Homerton High Street, Hackney, E9 6JQ
Friday April 19th – Monday April 22nd 2019, 12pm-4.30pm
Set in the beautifully impressive grounds of this National Trust property, round up the troops and make your way to Sutton House in Hackney to hunt down some seriously tasty chocolate eggs. The big Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt is taking place at various venues across London, but for East Londoners this is the one to go to, and the children will definitely thank you for it.
Little Nan’s, Arches 13-15, Deptford, SE8 4BX
Friday April 19th – Monday April 22nd 2019, 12pm-4pm
If you’re looking for some adult Easter activities this weekend, what better way to celebrate than with a boozy bottomless brunch? With brunches taking place on all four days of the extended weekend, you can choose to either start the bank holiday with a bang or wind up the weekend in style. Tickets are priced at £35 and the delicious food platters will include Little Nan’s nostalgic party treats and enough cake to satisfy even the sweetest tooth. There’s an ample bottomless drinks selection too, so be sure to fill up on food before topping up on teapots of bucks fizz, prosecco, bloody mary’s and cocktails.
Shoreditch Town Hall, 380 Old Street, EC1V 9LT
Saturday April 20th 2019, 10am-4pm (entry every 15 minutes)
Take your own basket and get ready to hunt down the Easter eggs at Shoreditch Town Hall on Easter Saturday. If you’re looking for Easter activities to keep the young ones entertained, you’ll find plenty of chocolate on offer as well as additional surprises along the way. Tickets are priced at £4, and with performances from spoken word artist Tongue Fu and the chance to create your own bunny hats and Easter eggs, this event is great value for money.
Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, 42-46 Pollard Row, E2 6NB
Sunday April 21 2019, 7.30pm
If you’re looking for the ultimate party this Easter, head to Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club on Easter Sunday for a jaw-dropping show. With Jesus, a drag King and twin nuns, this show identifies as somewhere between ‘comedy, cabaret and therapy’.
This year the theme of the show is ‘rebirth’ and clothing is optional for audience members. Of all the Easter activities in East London, this one is not for the faint-hearted! The show starts at 8.15pm, followed by an Easter party which begins at 10.30pm and lasts until the small hours.
Unit 12, 29 Sclater Street, E1 6HR
Friday 19th April – Saturday 20th April 2019
London Cocktail Club is hosting the mother of all Easter activities with a unique Easter hunt of their own. Find one of the many hidden bottles of chocolate liqueur and you’ll be given one to enjoy in the comfort of your own home long after the party has finished. To top it off, the Easter bunny will be making impromptu visits across the weekend to hand out more Easter treats and freebies.
Walthamstow Wetlands, 2 Forest Road, N17 9NH
Saturday 20th April – Monday 22nd April 2019. 10am, 12pm, 2pm
Spring is in full flow at Walthamstow Wetlands, and what better way to spend your Easter weekend than with an Easter egg hunt in the great outdoors? Be sure to put on your Easter egg detective cap, as there’s a chocolate prize for anyone able to find all of the ten hidden eggs. Afterwards you can head to the Turbine Room, where you’ll find plenty of arts and crafts to keep the young ones entertained. As Easter activities go, this is a great way to step into spring and make the most of the fresh air this weekend.
Easter activities in London
Check out your local council’s website to seek out any casual Easter activities suitable for all the family. There’s fun for all to be had at the Idea Store Bow, and a fun day at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Alternatively, why not head to your local pub for a delicious Sunday roast? Kentish Town has plenty of top notch roasts to try, and we’ve rounded up some of the best on offer here.