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Easter activities at the official royal residences

Release date: Wednesday, 3 April 2019

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.

Family activities at the Royal Mews


The Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace

Easter Extravaganza

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.

Easter activities at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace


The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Fantastic Fabergé

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 Romanovs exhibition.

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.

Easter activities at Windsor Castle


Windsor Castle

Inside the Royal Wardrobe

Every Saturday in April and daily during the 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.

Easter activities at the Palace of Holyroodhouse


Palace of Holyroodhouse

Easter at the Palace

Monday, 8 to Sunday, 21 April, 09:30–18:00

A new trail through the State Apartments at the Palace of Holyroodhouse this Easter will help young visitors to spot the weird and wonderful hats, wigs and crowns worn through the ages. In the Palace’s family room, children can enjoy arts and crafts activities, enter a competition to win an Easter hamper, and try on bonnets, fascinators, top hats and more, along with replica costumes.

On Easter Sunday, little ones can design and decorate their own Easter bonnets, and at 14:00 and 15:30 are invited to show off their fabulous creations in the Palace’s first ever Easter Bonnet Parade, while enjoying historical dance performances in the Great Gallery.

All activities are included in the price of admission to the Royal Mews and The Queen's Gallery in London, Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh.