Mischief managed! 6 pranks and where to pull them this April Fool’s Day

Put away those whoopee cushions and fake insects. We’ve found the perfect pranks for you tricksters to pull all up and down the UK this April Fool’s Day.


  • Love thy selfie

    Trick everyone into thinking you’ve rubbed shoulders with the shiniest of stars with a trip to Madame Tussauds, all thanks to our 2 for 1 London offer. Pose for a selfie with Mo Farah, Amy Winehouse and the newly unveiled Tom Hardy and become the envy of all your mates.

  • Stare the guards out

    Instead of simply watching the Changing the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace, why not pick one of the guards to have a staring competition with? Remember, they aren’t allowed to laugh!


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  • Have a narrow escape

    Trick your mates into thinking they’re going on a bar crawl in Birmingham’s trendy Jewellery Quarter, then surprise them with a trip to Escape Live instead! You’ve got 60 minutes to escape from your themed room by cracking the clues and solving the mysteries. Once you’re done? A visit to the pub won’t go amiss…


  • Monkey around

    Whether you want family fun or a day out with your mates, Bristol Zoo Gardens caters for all. For the cheeky monkeys amongst you, why not get a mask and pretend to be an actual monkey? Bonus points for the most accurate impression!


  • Feel the fear

    With live actors, shows and special effects set to send chills down your spine, Warwick Castle Dungeon is terrifying on its own. So, for some added April Fool’s fun, we’d recommend spooking your friends by jumping out from round a corner. It’s the easiest prank, set to get the funniest reactions. You’re welcome.


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  • Make a splash

    If you fancy some child-proof pranking, hop on the coach and take the little ones to Blue Lagoon Water Park in Pembrokeshire. The water is warm all year round – so you can have a splash-about without any guilt!

If you’re on a pranking mission this April Fools Day, let us know how it goes with a tweet to @nationalexpress.

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