Hunt for the Largest Easter Egg

| March 29, 2013

On Good Friday we set off an urban adventure to find the largest Easter Egg.

It was a beautiful sunny morning with a bitterly cold wind and we stopped in the park for a play until our fingers felt as though they would drop off. Our adventurous toddler loves climbing, running and exploring. Her confidence is streaks ahead of her capabilities so Daddy was called to join her in the ‘big’ playground.

Daddy got more than he bargained for when he found himself coming down a slide made for little ones. Thankfully we were the only ones at the park at 9am on Good Friday!

Living in London near the River Thames means we’re lucky enough to walk along the beautiful and changing landscape of the city’s iconic river. The River Thames has a total length of 215 miles and tides that rise and fall by 7 metres. This morning the tide was out so we could see the river’s foreshore below us.

river thames

We headed to Canary Wharf for a play near the fountain. I tried to keep Imogen out of the fountain by explaining that the water was freezing cold and not for swimming in. She ended up with a soaking wet glove, it could have been worse. After several runs around the fountain we headed indoors to warm up and have some lunch.

canary wharf

On our way home we walked through Westferry Circus Gardens. Did we find the largest Easter Egg in London? This beautiful bronze sculpture is by Do Vassilakis-König.

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  1. Thisdayilove says:

    That is a big egg!

  2. LauraCYMFT says:

    Wow, that is a big golden egg!

  3. Susan says:

    I certainly hope the bunny brings me one that big! Looks like a great day

  4. Angela says:

    Wow! That’s an impressive golden egg! Have you done the Easter egg hunt at Covent Garden they have 101 fabricated eggs to find and they are all huge 🙂

    • Lydia says:

      Hi Angela. We haven’t done the Easter egg hunt at Covent Garden but it sounds like something we should try and get to! Thanks for letting me know 🙂

  5. Coombemill says:

    What a lovely day in our Capital. It’s amazing how country like parts of the city can look. I love your shot of the Thames. Such a great river to walk along as you say with all the different landmarks along the way. That might just be the biggest egg too! Thank you for linking up and lovely to see you had some sunshine.

  6. 🙂 I think it just might be!

  7. Mama Owl says:

    What an absolutely stunning shot, that certainly is a big egg! Looks like you had a lot of fun x

  8. Sounds like a great day out doing a great variety of things. That is one big egg!

  9. Keitha says:

    Looks like you all had a lovely day of exploring.

  10. What brilliant pictures, you’ve given us some great shots of London. I would love to find a golden egg as big as that in my garden!

  11. TheBoyandMe says:

    That bottom photo is absolutely beautiful, the symmetry is glorious! I do love a decent playground like that with a good climbing frame in it, makes for such fun.

    Nipping over from the Country Kids linky

  12. Laura says:

    Oh wow I love this post – it’s great that you got up and outside by 9am! Your little one looks like a real climber and ready to take on any challenge. I love the instagram photos and that eggish sculpture is beautiful. Would love to live in London again and you are right the Thames is a magical place that is always changing.

    Laura x

  13. Jennifer says:

    In addition to our weekly Monday Kid Corner, this week’s theme is MUD. Brush off those archives and link them up at See you there! Jennifer