Enjoy the Easter break with fun Easter related activities for both kids and families.
The Easter holidays are a wonderful time for all children, since they have two weeks off for their Easter break! However it can be a little stressful for parents or guardians who may have to plan days out, research fun activities, or plan indoor activities everyday in order to keep children occupied.
I understand how tiring it can be! I myself have a younger brother, who asked me a week before he broke up from school, “What are we going to be doing in the Easter holidays”? I therefore decided to prepare myself beforehand and research activities, in particular local activities for him to take part in and enjoy during the Easter break. In fact these great activites (listed below) can be enjoyed by all kids and families.
Dulwich Picture Gallery is holding two Easter related workshops for young children: Mad Hatters on 7 April – 8 April at 10.30am–12.30pm. This involves children (6-8yrs) designing their own Easter hats and masks using a wide range of recycled materials. And Beautiful Creative Easter Nests on 7 April – 8 April at 2.30pm–4.30pm. Children (9-11yrs) get the chance to create their own papier-mâché box based on spring time creatures.
The Cuming Museum is holding a special Mask making workshop on 6 April 2010 and a Piñata workshop on 8 April 2010-15 April 2010. These workshops are specifically for families and it involves taking a look around and getting inspiration from the Carnaval Del Pueblo exhibition.
Myths and Monsters is the latest exhibition at the Horniman Museum, the exhibition would certainly fascinate all kids! I wrote about it earlier in the month. There is also a variety of Easter activities which includes: making Easter bunny baskets, woolly spring lambs and growing flowers.
Southwark Council have taken a simple and fun approach for kids/families bored during the Easter break, you get the chance to win a digital camera, by visiting some of Southwark’s great attractions. There is a map on their website. You follow the trail and answer some simple questions.
Southwark Libraries also celebrates Easter with lots of fun activities for the family. These include a variety of activities from making Easter cards, animals and baskets, Easter egg hunts, Spring Crafts and games.
However my little brother thinks the most exciting activity taking place in London this Easter holidays is the Dinosaurs Unleashed attraction in Oxford Street –where life size dinosaurs are unleashed onto Oxford Street. Desribed as ‘an interactive dinosaur encounter’ this is bound to be a hit with kids.
What plans do you have for the Easter holidays? Drop us an email or leave us a comment on this article.
And remember, our Paul Nash competition is still open – the closing date is on 9 May 2010.
Photo: Thanks to DreamTime