Whether creating their own sparkling Fabergé egg, designing a fabulous Easter bonnet, learning how to harness a horse at the world’s finest working stables, or dressing up in royal fashions at a thousand-year old Castle, children can enjoy an Easter day out packed with fun activities at the official residences of Her Majesty The Queen.
Easter Extravaganza at The Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace
Monday, 22 April, 11:00–15:00
At the Royal Mews, Rex the corgi and the royal horses Majesty and Scout have been up to no good, hiding pictures of themselves amongst the carriages for children to find. During their quest, children will be able to dress up as a footman in specially created livery, learn how to harness a horse, enjoy art activities and find out what it really feels like to ride in a royal carriage, before claiming a delicious Easter egg to take home.
Fantastic Fabergé at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace
Saturday, 20 April, 11:00–15:00
Families visiting The Queen’s Gallery on Easter Saturday can use an Easter-themed trail to explore the magnificent works of art from the Royal Collection in the Russia: Royalty & the Romanovsexhibition. After taking inspiration from the dazzling Fabergé diamond eggs on display, budding young artists can use paint, glitter and sequins to decorate their own Fabergé-style eggs to take home.
Play dress up Inside the Royal Wardrobe at Windsor Castle
Every Saturday in April and daily for Easter holidays (Saturday 6 – Wednesday, 17 April), 11:00–16:00
This Easter, families visiting Windsor Castle can explore 300 years of royal fashion. As well as enjoying interactive talks and making their own crown or headdress to take home, children can dress up in replica costumes and transform themselves into a Tudor, Stuart or Georgian monarch in the magnificent State Apartments.
All activities are included in the price of admission to the Royal Mews, The Queen’s Gallery in London and Windsor Castle. For tickets and visitor information visit www.rct.uk, T. +44 (0)303 123 7339.