Top 5 Family Experiences to enjoy in London this spring
The coming season is highly anticipated for many reasons. As the weather gets warmer and the days get longer, we look forward to a number of exciting dates in our Spring calendar; including Mother’s Day, Easter and the Royal Coronation. There’s no better time to visit London with the family! Continue reading for our Top 5 Family Experiences to enjoy in London this Spring…
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Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea
We believe that Mum should be celebrated every day, but 19th March 2023 is the nation’s official date to show mum some love and appreciation. In our experience, treating mum or gran to a traditional Afternoon Tea in London is pretty much a guaranteed success on Mother’s Day.. Some B&L favourites include Milestone, The Ritz, and Claridges. Our local, Milestone Hotel, offers a Royal Afternoon Tea overlooking Kensington Palace; including an exquisite array of delicate sandwiches, warm freshly baked scones with Devonshire clotted cream and home-made preserves, and a selection of pastries including éclairs, tartlets, cupcakes, and macarons.
Easter Egg Hunt
You can’t think of Spring without the Easter bunny springing to mind.. Easter Sunday falls on 9th April this year, meaning the capital’s favourite bank holiday weekend begins on Good Friday 7th until Tuesday 11th. As always, London isn’t holding back on the festivities, from themed brunches to classic Easter Egg Hunts that the kids will love! Join the BucketRace Easter Hunt in Golden Square (8th April), where you can complete a scavenger hunt around London. Slightly further afield, Hampton Court Palace hosts the Lindt Golden Egg Hunt (1st-16th April), roam around the palace gardens collecting Lindt Gold Bunny Statues to win chocolate prizes. Whilst staying at B&L, take advantage of our private drivers for your pickup and collection.
Outdoor Activities in Hyde Park
Sometimes the best memories are made simply by kicking back in the dappled shade on the park floor. Grab a picnic basket filled with family favorites, and a large blanket, then set out to enjoy an afternoon of quality time in Hyde Park. There’s plenty our neighbouring royal park has to offer, from boating on the Serpentine Lake and visiting an exhibition at its onlooking Sakler gallery, to strolling through the fragrant rose garden and stumbling across one of the park’s many memorials; such as the Albert Memorial and the Princess Diana Memorial Fountain. The park is also home to many furry and feathered friends including swans, ducks, parakeets, rabbits and some very friendly squirrels!
Visit a Museum
We are proud to have some of the country’s top museums on our doorstep, such as the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum, and the Victoria & Albert Museum, all within about 10 minutes walking distance from B&L. A day spent exploring isn’t just educational, but fun for the kids too. Some family favourites include the ‘Blue Zone’ at the Natural History Museum, home to the Dinosaurs gallery and the Mammals gallery. Walk amongst some of the first-discovered skeletons of the T.rex, Triceratops, and Iguanodon, before checking out Hope the blue whale skeleton suspended from the ceiling, then have a close encounter with models of extinct mammoths, a giant elk, hippos, horses, and giraffes.
Over at the Science Museum, create your own unique Sci-Fi character from drawing what they look like, to producing their back story and even modelling their costume. Featured characters will be shown in a new exhibition ‘Science-Fiction: Voyage to the Edge of Imagination.’ It’s free and offered to all families with children aged 3-13.
Family Time at B&L
At B&L we encourage our guests to make the most of their stay by disconnecting to reconnect. We offer our families an array of board games and activities that create quality time and great memories away from the TV and iPads. Recently, we have introduced the B&L Adventure Quest – a spy-mission-themed interactive booklet that our guests can take in order to complete the mission through a series of clues that have been placed around London..kids receive a prize! Contact our team for more information on this or to request your Top-Secret Spy Mission!
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