There’s only so much chocolate you can eat, so if you’re spending Easter at home this year, we’ve pulled together five top Wimbledon-based ideas for a bit of a change of scene:
Celebrated choreographer Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake comes to the New Wimbledon Theatre this Easter, with a 21st century take on this iconic show, almost a quarter of a century since it was first performed. Described as thrilling, audacious and emotive, Bourne’s Swan Lake is best known for its male ensemble, which shattered conventions and took the dance world by storm. You can catch the show on Good Friday and Easter Saturday.
Talking of lakes, Wimbledon Park has a beautiful one with a packed programme of watersports sessions for all ages and abilities. If your children are looking for something different to do over the Easter holidays, check out the lake’s four and five-day multi-watersports camps for ages eight to 16. During the sessions they can have a try at sailing, kayaking and canoeing – as well as raft building and team games on dry land. Courses run throughout the holidays and cost from £230.
If you’re shopping in Wimbledon for Easter essentials, make sure you pop into Centre Court to experience Alice in Wonderland performed in silent theatre. This interactive, 15-minute show features everyone’s favourite Wonderland characters, including Alice and the White Rabbit. Plus, every child who attends will receive a free chocolate bunny.
There’s more chocolate on offer up at Wimbledon and Putney Commons – but you need to find it. Starting at the ranger’s office, follow the trails to hunt the commons for Easter eggs. There’s a prize for every entrant. Or take part in the Easter colouring competitions with categories for all ages – including adults. The event takes place from 10am to 4pm Good Friday to Easter Monday.
If you’re getting together with family and friends, there are plenty of great spots for a chilled Easter Sunday lunch in Wimbledon Village. The Fox and Grapes, right by the common, is open throughout the holidays and promises to have the big days covered with some splendid lunch menus. There are plenty of other options too, from the historic Crooked Billet to the lively Dog and Fox and glamorous Ivy Café.
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