There's plenty to do in South Kensington over Easter - exciting exhibitions, activities for the whole family, plus plenty to do when the sun is shining! Have a look through and plan your perfect holiday.
Twenty years on from Diana, Princess of Wales' death, a new exhibition and temporary garden celebrating her life have opened at Kensington Palace, her home for over 15 years.
The exhibition of 100 images records the beauty and drama of the natural world, from tiny insects to massive mammals. This year's competition attracted almost 50,000 entries from professionals and amateurs across 92 countries.
Find out if you’ve got the problem-solving, big-thinking, team-working skills to be a globe-trotting engineer of tomorrow.
Hear the undiscovered stories of the suffrage campaign, as part of our Women and the Hall season celebrating a centenary of the Representation of the People Act 1918. The Hall played an important role in the women’s struggle to gain this right to vote as the venue for women’s suffrage rallies.
This spring, the Serpentine presents the first European solo exhibition of American artist Sondra Perry, who explores the intersection of black identity, digital culture and power structures through video, media, installation and performance.
This art exhibition celebrates the unique nature on our shores. With over 70,000 documented species, the British Isles have a diverse and distinctive natural history. Admire artworks of some of Britain's most iconic species.
Venom will take visitors on a journey through the eyes of both predator and prey, exploring the effects caused by venomous attacks and the attempt to scientifically measure the power that venom holds.
This multi-sensory and playful exhibition explores the magical world of Winnie-the-Pooh - one of the most adored fictional characters of all time. Includes sketches, proofs, letters, photographs, cartoons, ceramics and fashion.
Experience a unique journey through the design stories of the world's greatest ocean liners, including the Titanic, Normandie, the Queen Mary and the Canberra, and discover how these impressive vessels still loom large in our cultural imagination.
From aeroplanes to enigmas, find out how mathematics affects our everyday lives by playing the Science Museum's exciting new board game, Numberjump. Compete against your family and friends in a race to the finish line. Age 5+
Discover a series of playful, recreational & instructional digital sessions, where we explore the potential that video games and apps may hold. In French, ages 6-12
Hope to Nope will explore the diverse methods that have been used to construct and communicate political messages over the past ten years. As traditional media rubs shoulders with the hash-tag and the meme, never has graphic design been more critical in giving everyone a political voice.
See hundreds of live butterflies and moths up-close in the tropical butterfly house. This technicolour exhibition features a huge variety of these beautiful insects, ethically sourced from Africa, Asia and the Americas.
Meet Queen Mary II at Kensington Palace this Easter, with drop-in sessions and family activities exploring her story and offering visitors the opportunity to create paper Chinese vases to add to her precious collection.
Join for adventures at sea around the world in an interactive and playful performance, with original music and songs by Jo Girdlestone. Performance duration approximately 30 minutes in room 41 on level 1.
Come along for a sea-faring adventure, voyaging across the oceans of the world to discover treasures from countries near and far with plenty of free activities. Find it at the Sackler Centre for arts education reception.
Get creative with technology and transport yourself across the globe. Recommended for ages 5+, you can find this free drop-in event in the Digital Studio at the Sackler Centre.
'Enter the game' this Easter and catch Power UP, back by popular demand for a third year. A whole area of the museum will be filled with all the essential retro games and over 180 consoles, so you can Power UP and game on.
Explore nature in the flourishing Wildlife Garden, a tranquil haven for plants and animals in the heart of the city. The garden is home to thousands of British flora and fauna.
Celebrating the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein with a special festival. Through immersive theatrical events, hands-on activities and experimental storytelling, explore the ethical, scientific and technical questions surrounding whether or not we should create ‘life’.
Ever wondered what goes on at the Museum when everyone has gone home? Find out on a sleepover for kids.
Ian Cheng will populate the Serpentine with artificial life drawing on principles of video game design, improvisation and cognitive science, Encounter BOBs (Bag of Beliefs) which will grow and evolve at all hours of the day as you find yourself being exhibited to them..
As part of Women and the Hall season, join the jazziest members of Albert’s Band as they explore songs performed by some of the amazing female jazz vocalists who have performed at the Hall throughout the years. Buggies, babies and budding musicians all welcome!
The Royal Choral Society has performed Handel’s Messiah on Good Friday afternoon at the Royal Albert Hall every year since 1876. This annual concert is one of London’s great Easter traditions.
Have you ever wanted to fly your own jet? Come and take the controls on Fly 360°, the hands-on flight simulator. Get your adrenaline flowing by performing your very own aerobatic displays, barrel rolls and loop-the-loops, all as if you were really flying!
Explore and adventure in the playground with a huge wooden pirate ship which is the centrepiece of the Diana, Princess of Wales' Memorial Playground.
As the European Space Agency's first British astronaut, Tim Peake spent six incredible months aboard the International Space Station. Using VR technology, get a 360° look inside a Soyuz capsule and retrace Tim's 400km journey back to Earth from the ISS.
Join expert science educators for a behind the scenes look at the Museum's fascinating zoology spirit collection.
With stunning high definition 3D vision and flight simulator motion technology, you can see and feel for yourself what it’s like in the cockpit of a Red Arrow.
Hyde Park has a fleet of rowing and pedal boats on the Serpentine and the UK's first Solarshuttle, a magnificent vessel which glides across the lake powered only by the sun. The Solarshuttle carries up to 40 passengers and the pedal and row boats hold up to 6 persons each.
The Garden is an exciting interactive space, created especially for children aged 3–6 and their parents and carers in the basement of the Museum.
Experience Earth like never before in a breath-taking portrait of the planet captured from the International Space Station on the biggest screen in Europe.
Get a feel for how scientists work by having a go yourself. Come and explore hundreds of real nature specimens that form the evidence Museum scientists use in their daily work.
Revealing the beauty of the science and maths that shape our everyday lives, this unmissable experience will ignite your curiosity, fuel your imagination and inspire you to see the world around you in new and exciting ways.
Are you big on museums, but short on time? NHM's knowledgeable visitor assistants have designed just the dinosaurs tour for you. It will introduce you to some of the Museum's most famous and imposing specimens. One hour
Pattern Pod is an amazing multi-sensory area for children under 8 years old. Fun, interactive exhibits encourage them to recognise and copy patterns.
Get out and about this summer with the Mayor’s new London Curriculum Family Explorer Trails which includes the 'Creative Quarter' in South Kensington. Taking you on a circular trail starting at the V&A, up Exhibition Road and through the Royal Parks.
V&A Secret Seekers is a new mobile game for families, launched to coincide with the opening of the V&A's Exhibition Road Quarter. Let eight characters from the V&A's history guide you on an exciting treasure hunt to uncover some of the secrets of the Museum.
Learn about our Hedgehog servery and how to use the radio tracking equipment to track Hedgehogs at the Discovery Centre in the heart of Hyde Park! Activities include making a clay hedgehog and habitat to take home and completing a hedgehog nature trails. Drop in between 11am & 3pm.
Discover more about the most exciting and beautiful season of the year, spring! Free and exciting activities include pond dipping sessions,creating a clay bird & eggs using material from our nature garden, following a nature trail and nature based arts and cratfs.
Your 8-11 year old will enjoy an action-packed day of fun and exploration in Hyde Park, discovering all about the marvellous world of nature. Guided by an expert education team, activities will include pond investigation, bird watching and a walk to the Serpentine.
Join an historical walk looking at Hyde Park's waterways both old and new. From monastic fish ponds to Olympic sports facilities, water plays an important part in the public's enjoyment of this Royal Park.