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Easter Holidays are around the corner

Hands up who’s forgotten that the Easter holidays are not only around the corner but span two weeks?
It’s time to quickly secure some annual leave and get planning. South London dwellers are spoiled for choice when it comes to days out.

Looking for an easy way to see the capital, BigBus Tours is just the ticket.

Hop-on and off an open-top bus all day long. There’s space to sit downstairs if it rains so it’s not weather dependent.

There are three different routes that zig-zig across the city, taking in all the major landmarks, with pre-recorded commentary and free wi-fi.

Tickets include a one-way river cruise and three guided walking tours. See the changing of the guard, City of London or there’s a Jack the Ripper tour. Tickets start from £36.90 online.

Go to www.bigbustours.com


Take the whole family back 700 years in time with a trip to Hever Castle in Kent.

You’ll find the new exhibition, Catherine & Anne, open until June.

For centuries, King Henry VIII’s wives Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn have been pitted against one another but this installation takes a new look at the similarities between the two queens.

Hever Castle Picture: Paloma Lacy

Moving into the present day with some egg-cellent free daily activities including an Easter egg hunt in the beautiful grounds and those who are successful on the trail will be rewarded with a sweet treat.

There’s also a free craft workshop, with activities including egg decorating, egg rolling and egg and spoon race. Face painting is charged at £5 per person.

Hever Castle remains one of England’s most splendid and treasured castles. Spring affords visitors with the opportunity to discover the stunning gardens.

Enjoy the spring blooms visible throughout and perhaps take a wander through the Yew Maze. It’s quite a challenge not to get lost.

Bring a picnic or feast at one of the many cafes and street food pop ups throughout the grounds.

Tickets start at £11.80 for children and include access to castle and grounds. Under 4s are free.

Go to www.hevercastle.co.uk


Tower Bridge is inviting families down to join in crafting sessions begin during the Easter holidays on April 4, 11, 15.

Visit Tower Bridge Picture: Tower Bridge

On these dates, visitors at one of London’s most iconic landmarks can create and design their own piece of commemorative bunting, which will then be displayed at the bridge over the Coronation weekend – Saturday, April 28 to Monday,May 8.

Go to www.towerbridge.org.uk


If the weather isn’t on your side and you want the kids to dash around indoors, Kidspace Croydon is the place to be.

It’s the most fun adventure playground for kids of all ages, with a separate area for toddlers.

The café serves snacks and meals all day long at reasonable prices.

Prices for a two-hour stay start at £9.99 per child for timed entry and departure.

For those who want more flexibility and to arrive at their leisure, tickets are £14.99.

An unlimited ticket is available Monday to Friday during term time.

Costing £7.91 per month, it includes free entry for an accompanying adult, 10 per cent off food and drink and 15 per cent off Kidspace parties.

Go to www.kidspaceadventures.com

 

Picture: Take a trip on a Big Bus Tour. Pictures: Big Bus Tours

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