The Easter holidays are a wonderful time for all, here’s a selection of Easter holiday activities for children and families.
Kids can see for themselves which animal got the most Easter eggs this year with the Easter egg hunt at Battersea Park Zoo. Check out all the exotic animals whilst you hunt for all the eggs located throughout the site …
All the fun of the fair with traditional rides from dodgems to waltzers. On until 15 April.
Dulwich Picture Gallery is holding two Easter related workshops for young children: On 15 April Parents and children can create Indian kites based on traditional patterns and experiment with melting plastics. And on 4 April to 5 April children can make a paper garland to decorate their bedroom or home for Easter.
To celebrate the temporary display of exquisite eggs from Romania, adults/children will have the opportunity to learn about the craft of egg decorating on 10 April. Horniman Museum are also welcoming families into their fabulous free craft sessions, where you’ll have the chance to make hatching chick Easter cards, pecking hens, spring-like growing flowers and creating fabulous frog puppets.
Celebrate the holidays with lots of crafty fun on Wed 4 and Fri 6 April – Suzebeenbusy shows little ones how to make an Easter Basket and on Friday 6 April -Knit your own Easter egg cosy with Little Knitz.
The museum will be holding fun Easter egg hunts containing Florence Nightingale’s equipment – until 15 April. There will also be Easter bonnet making on Thu 5 April.
On Sun 8 April Mackenzie Crook will narrate the classic story accompanied by music from the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Aurora Orchestra and ‘animal’ poetry by the Southbank Centre’s artist-in-residence Simon Armitage. Suitable for all ages, though younger children may find some of the scenes scary.
A Family in Wartime opens on 5 April 2012. This new free exhibition tells the story of how people braved the challenges of life at home during the Second World War through the eyes of the Allpress family, who lived in Stockwell, London.
Southwark Libraries will also celebrate Easter with lots of fun activities for the family. This includes a variety of activities from making Easter cards, animals and baskets, Easter egg hunts, Spring Crafts, games and celebrating the life and works of Charles Dickens.
The Making of Harry Potter at the Warner Bros studios, Ducklings at London Wetland Centre, Puppet Passport Easter Project, Kew’s Mayan Chocolate Adventure, evil Easter goings-on at The London Dungeon and The Big Egg Hunt which is on until 8 April.
What plans do you have for the Easter holidays? Drop us an email or leave us a comment on this article.
And remember, our competition: my family in miniature is still open – the closing date is on 30 April 2012.