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Easter Activities Good Enough to Eat!

By Matthieu Boisseau

Even if everybody knows that it is first and foremost a religious ceremony which marks Jesus’s resurrection, it’s impossible to imagine Easter without a big chocolate egg. Actually it is the only day in the year you can eat chocolate remorselessly.
Thus, many of us will be enjoying a chocolate egg at home this weekend, but as the whole of the UK will enjoy warm weather over the Easter Weekend, we suggest you step outside to enjoy one of the fantastic activities around Britain to keep the family entertained. Here's our selection of Easter delights.

London's city farms

It is always utterly amazeming to visit these farms which are located so close to the hussle and bussle of central London.
Hackney City Farm
Located near Broadway Market and Columbia Road, in South London, Hackney City Farm is a lovely place to visit, thanks to its large diversity of animals, a pottery studio and a garden. It has managed to preserve a perfect spirit of rurality, and children will love it. It also offers an opportunity for children and adults to learn about where their food comes from and why that matters. So it's even educational, as it tackles sustainable development, with a vegetable box collection scheme for locals, and courses on low-impact living and beekeping.

Hackney City Farm, 1a Goldsmiths Row, E2 8QA
Vauxhall City Farm
Surprisingly enough, you can find this small farm just off the busy main Vauxhall Cross interchange. But do not go too far by thinking it has lost its rural aspects. There is a wide range of animals, and also a duck pond, an ecology garden (complete with bog; wormery and stag beetle nursery). Horse-riding lovers will also be delighted to enjoy a horse riding lesson in the riding school. Lastly, TV-addicts will recognize this farm as it has hosted the productions of 'Ten Years Younger' (Channel 4) and 'Pineapple Dance Studio' with Louie Spence...(Sky1 TV).
165 Tyers Street, London SE11 5HS
Belmont Children's Farm
This enthusiastic and dynamic farm has been welcoming the public of all ages since it opened one year ago. It has enabled children to have access to the countryside and experience daily farm life in a natural. The farm, located in North London, has a wide range of animals – including more exotic beasts like alpacas, storks, wallabies, and snowy owls – which can be viewed and interacted with. The place is really playful, as you can also take a tractor ride around the arm, practise your riding skills on a horse simulator and met newborn animals.
Belmont Children’s Farm The Ridgeway (next to Sheepwash Pond) Mill Hill London NW7 1QT

Egg hunt

Handel House Museum
The Handel House Museum is holding an Easter egg hunt on Sunday. Kids can look for Easter eggs hidden around the museum, while parents enjoy the live music. The clues evoke the museum's history, leading the young detectives to the chocolate bunnies.
Handel House Museum, 25 Brook Street, Mayfair, London W1K 4HB
London Bridge Experience
The 'eggs-plorers' (copyright the museum's website), are encouraged to go hunting eggs and find out more about the history of this fascinating bridge. As they will delve into its chilling past, the clever detectives will learn about Romans, Vikings, and the history of London Bridge and its environs. The goal is to seek out chocolate and a number of "severed heads" specially concealed around the museum. This event will be a fun yet educational way to keep the kids entertained over the Easter weekend.
2 - 4 Tooley Street, London Bridge, London SE1 2PF
The Round Hurst Farm
If you want to enjoy Easter day while getting out of town for the day, then the eggs hunt at the Lower Roundhurst farm is what you need. The chlidren can win egg by finding the clues around the farm, while being charmed by the rabbits, guinea pigs, ducks and of coruse the new born lambs. As far as the parents are doubt they will enjoy the delicious barbeque !
Tennyson's La/Roundhurst, Haslemere GU27 3BN


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