This Weekend: Discover Bits Of London You've Never Been To

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This Weekend: Discover Bits Of London You've Never Been To

This is a sponsored article on behalf of the Mayor of London.

Find a new London this week. Image: Find Your London

The four-day weekend is one of the best chances to explore parts of London you've not been to yet, and the Find Your London Festival is just the excuse to uncover some hidden gems.

The 11-day festival is packed with over 100 activities (many of them free) at London's many wonderful outdoor spaces, ranging from Easter egg hunts and beekeeping, to planting events and outdoor fitness.

Visit the Find Your London website and use their interactive map to pick your day out. Events are even themed — Active, Curious, Playful, Relaxed or Inspired — to help you pick the activities you want to go to.

With so many events to choose from, we've narrowed them down to our favourite Easter-themed ones you can join this week:

North London

POETRY TRAIL: Treasure hunting and poetry in one, come and explore a new side to King's Cross with this Easter Poetry Trail. Pick up a trail from the visitor centre and search for 11 poems hidden throughout the estate. Complete the sheet to win free goodies. Free, just turn up, 24-28 March, 10am-4pm

THE EASTER EXPRESS: All aboard for a trip on the Easter Express. Journey from the Boulevard to Granary Square, where you'll meet bunnies with baskets of treats, and take part in a Japanese kawaii egg decorating competition. You can also explore the pond for an Easter egg hunt or meet some chickens in the Skip Garden. Free, just turn up, 26 March, 10am-4pm

CRICKLEWOOD SPRING: Head to the rolling space of the Millennium Green for Cricklewood Spring. Go back to nature with a series of outdoor activities to bring in the spring. Get involved in egg and spoon races, plant trees, hunt for eggs or rustle up your own traditional Easter bonnet, in this beautiful area. Free, just turn up, 28 March, 1pm-4pm

South London

EASTER COLOURING: Find your flair for art at the Design Museum's colouring competition. This all-day Easter-themed event is open to the whole family, giving you a chance to get arty together and be inspired by the museum's designs. Free, just turn up, 25-28 March, 10am-5.45pm

EASTER EGG HUNT: You can also drop by the Design Museum for an Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday. The museum's currently celebrating Cycle Revolution, so it's choc-full of fascinating bike-related exhibits, family trails and a wheel-powered mini cinema. Entry to the museum is 20% off if you show your Find Your London festival programme. Free (with entry to the museum), just turn up, 27 March, 10am-5.45pm

East London

Hunt for a giant duck? Why not. (See below). Image: Find your London

HAINAULT FOREST EGG HUNT: Follow an egg hunt through the woodland at Hainault Forest Country Park. Take the Woodland Monster Trail, find the clues and solve the puzzle to earn your chocolatey prize. Parents can play for free too. £2 (per child), prebook, 26 March, 12pm-3pm

BECKENHAM PLACE EASTER FUN DAY: Get stuck into all sorts of outdoor activities at Beckenham Place. Learn new skills in orienteering, go Bear Grylls with some den building or tap into your artistic side with a wildlife photography workshop. Free, just turn up (although prebook workshops), 26 March, 11am-3pm

West London

GIANT DUCK HUNT:  Yes, that's right — a Giant Duck Hunt takes place at London Wetland Centre this weekend. Some of the centre's (huge) ducklings have gone missing and it's up to you to track them down. Follow the trail through nature to find where they're hiding and win a prize. £1 (with admission to the centre: £13.10/£7.20), just turn up, 25-28 March, 9.30am-5.30pm

FULHAM PALACE EASTER TRAIL: Take a trail around the Bishop of London's beautiful back garden at Fulham Palace discovering the clues and winning a chocolate egg. Hear stories of the Palace's history as you search the museum and garden on your confectionary quest. £2, just turn up, 27-28 March, 1pm-3.30pm

It's not just about Easter events, there are over 100 things taking place this week as part of Find Your London. Discover more of them here.

Find Your London Festival is running until 28 March. Check individual events for booking details.

Last Updated 24 March 2016

Aidan Stevens

Not sure that the Londonist should be accepting sponsored blogs from the mayor!

PS. Beckenham in east London - really?!

Greg Tingey

Not much point ...
The Weather forecast strongly suggests that it's going to RAIN .. Saturday, Sunday & Monday ( & probably Tuesday, too! )