20 Things To Do In April

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Nature, raving, food and animals!

Finally, Spring has sprung and, with its arrival, a whole plethora of awesome activities. Here is our pick of the top 20 things to do in April in and around London.


Welcome to The Flying Bath splash zone, where a gang of quirky bath toys are heading on an adventure of a lifetime at the Little Angel Theatre. (Until April 23)


Find out if you’ve got what it takes to be a Second World War RAF pilot when you embark on the Royal Air Force Museum’s Pilot Training that will test your speed, brain, and teamwork skills. (April 1-16)


Search for giant eggs designed by 2022 competition winners, and join in family seed planting and craft workshops at RHS Wisley’s Giant Egg Hunt. (April 1 – 17)


Dance your day away at the Raver Tots multi-sensory family rave featuring a huge effects show with dancers, bubbles, lasers and parachute games at the iconic Ministry of Sound. (April 2)


Find your groove as you head to the best party there has ever been with Marty and the Party at the Southbank Centre. (April 7)


Explore how public Executions shaped Londoners’ lives, as well as the city’s landscape, at the Museum of London Docklands. (Until April 16)


As you search for Easter bunny statues along The Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt, discover the history of the people who had visited, lived and worked at Hampton Palace. (April 1-16)


Step into the colourful world of Elmer and Friends and celebrate 30 years of the beloved elephant at the Horniman Museum. (Until April 16)


Go on a wildlife adventure with Pip and Posy, as the animated characters come to life with fun activities at Whipsnade Zoo. (April 1 to May 9)


Lily and Bear is a musical with animation and puppets which tells a magical tale about the give and take of friendship. (April 1)


Hop into a mysterious spaceship and zoom off on an epic quest to unknown worlds at the Science Museum sleepover Science Fiction Astronights. (April 21)


Multi-award winning Zoo Co’s hip hop show Bossy celebrates Black culture and features a Caribbean soundtrack. (April 7)


Join in the seasonal fun and games at the Horniman Spring Fair, with live music, crafty workshops, tours and lots more on the schedule. (April 8)


Hear the Grimm Brothers’ fairy tales like never before with the The ‘Not So’ Grimm Twins at the Lyric Hammersmith. (April 11 and 15)


Head to Hever Castle for an Easter quest, a craft egg decorating workshop and many more fun activities on the agenda. (April 1 to 16)


Sadler’s Wells Jungle Book Reimagined is a magical dance-theatre retelling of Kipling’s classic set against the backdrop of the climate crisis. (April 4 to 15)


As well as plenty of racetrack action, Spring Family Raceday at Ascot Racecourse features pony rides, Easter themed crafts, face painting, bubble biking, ferret racing and lots more family fun. (April 2)


Step inside a world of light, colour and sound at Frameless, a multi-sensory art attraction covering 30,000 square foot. (Until April 30)


Find creative and playful ways to Move and Play, inspired by the natural surroundings of Greenwich Park. (Until April 29)


Celebrate the start of spring with a visit to the Tulip Festival at Hampton Court Palace. (April 14 to May 1)

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