Easter holidays guide: Fun family days out in London

10:07 01 April 2012

Search for the eggs in the Faberge Big Egg Hunt around London this Easter. Photo by Eloise Sladden via iwitness24

Search for the eggs in the Faberge Big Egg Hunt around London this Easter. Photo by Eloise Sladden via iwitness24

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The Easter holidays are here and London has a packed schedule of events to help keep the kids entertained during their school break.

The Easter story will be re-enacted on Good Friday (April 6) in Trafalgar Square.

Starting at 12noon and 3.15pm, this free open-air play starts at the betrayal of Jesus Christ by Judas, then covers his arrest and trial before the crucifixion and resurrection.

Families can help break a world record by taking part in the Faberge Big Egg Hunt.

There are more than 200 giant eggs hidden around London, many of them specially crafted by celebrities, artists and fashion designers.

The closing date is Easter Sunday and it is an excellent way to see the city.

The Natural History Museum has an exhibition on the biology and physiology of animals, including giraffes, octopuses and ostriches on display to illustrate how their bodies work.

It starts on April 6 and costs £9 adult, £6 concession and £27 for a family ticket.

Harry Potter fans can see how the film series was made including the sets of the Great Hall, Albus Dumbledore’s office, the Gryffindor common room and Hagrid’s Hut.

The film studio is located in Watford, with trains running from Euston and buses taking visitors from Watford Junction to the venue.

The exhibition starts on March 31 for a year and costs £28 adult, £21 children and £83 for two adults and two children.

Easter Saturday will also see the 158th running of the famous boat race between Oxford and Cambridge along the River Thames.

The race goes from Putney Bridge to Chiswick Bridge and is free to watch.

A football match also makes a great day out for the family.

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