Out and about This Easter ; from Mr Bean to Kylie and Gorillas to Giant Bunnies - There's Plenty to Do This Easter, Including Hunting Down Those All-Important Eggs. by Niki Chesworth
THE MUSEUMS The Science of Spying Science Museum, Exhibition Road, SW7 Explore skills used by real agents from disguise to code- breaking and lie-detection.
i10 adult, i8 child. Buy a Master Spy Kit and two tickets for i25 (kit with
four tickets for i35) through the online shop at www. scienceofspying.com or by
calling 0870 906 3890 (booking fee applies). Entrance to museum free. Hands-on galleries for kids: The Garden for children up to six and The Launch Pad suitable for five+. These can get busy. Other special exhibitions include Inside The Spitfire, free. Open 10am- 6pm.
Kylie - The Exhibition Victoria Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 Kylie's costumes, album covers, photographs, music and videos. Free, but advanced booking advisable. Up to four tickets per household can be prebooked online more than 48 hours in advance for a i2 fee at www.vam.ac.uk/ kylie, or call 0870 906 3883. Other Easter holiday events include "Borrow A Back-Pack" to explore an aspect of the museum. Activities last approximately 45 minutes and are suitable for children aged 5-12. For younger children, there are activity sheets, free but take ID Activity Carts also available in holidays.
Open 10am-5.45pm (till 10pm on Fridays).
Natural History Museum Cromwell Road, SW7 Dino Jaws - Meet the Hungry Dinosaurs. See flesh-eating velociraptors and discover different dinosaur diets and the way they caught their food. Lifelike moving dinosaurs.
Plus become a dino scientist studying guts and even poo. Ends 15 April. i8 adult, i5 child, i21 family, under-fours free. Book at www.nhm.ac.uk/dinojaws
or call 0870 013 0731. Entrance to main museum free, including dinosaur gallery with giant T-Rex and the must-see massive blue whale, plus The Power Within where you can experience an earthquake. Visit the website first for online activities for children plus read the parents' survival guide. Open 10am-5.50pm (last entry to Dino Jaws 5.15pm).
Tower of London Tower Hill, EC3 Coronation of Richard III including the tragic tale of the two young princes.
Runs 6-15 April. Adults i16, under-16s i9.50, under-fives free, family i45.
Avoid queuing by buying tickets online at www.hrp.org.uk/tower or call on 0870 GETTY 756 7070. Don't miss the crown jewels, the Bloody Tower and the ravens.
Free children's activity trails. Open 9am- 6pm (Sun-Mon 10am- 6pm).
FREE MUSEUMS Horniman Museum 100 London Road, Forest Hill, SE23 New Aquarium, natural-history exhibits, free hands-on activity sessions during holidays plus gardens to enjoy a picnic. Easter Egg Hunts throughout the holiday with free mini egg for every child who completes the trail. Visit www.horniman.ac.uk or call 020 8699 1872 for details. Open 10.30am-5.30pm.
Museum of Childhood Cambridge Heath Road, Bethnal Green, E2 Toys from throughout the ages from Lego to PowerRangers and Tiny Tears to Bratz. Hands-on activities. Details at www.vam.ac.uk/moc/ or call 020 8983 5200. Open 10am-5.45 pm.
British Museum Great Russell Street, WC1 Free activities for children and families every day. Four family trails for ages six+ including Ancient Greece and two for the under-fives. Seven backpacks (you need a i10 deposit) including
Ancient Egypt and Africa. Plus mustsees like the Rosetta Stone and the Easter Island statues. Details at www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk or call 020 7323 8000.
Galleries open 10am-5.30pm (till 8.30pm Thursday and Friday).
THE GREAT OUTDOORS London Zoo Regent's Park Outer Circle, NW1 The must-see this Easter is the Gorilla Kingdom (opens for the first time on 30 March) where you can get close to gorillas (plus monkeys, lizards and birds) in their new habitat complete with gym, waterfall and heated rocks.
Also new is the Clore Rainforest Lookout - a dome filled with tropical trees, marmosets and birds. …