Easter for Kids: Out and about

With Easter only a couple of weeks away, here are some of the activities that we’ve got on our list to keep the kids active and entertained.

Cadbury’s Easter Egg Hunts with the National Trust

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www.easter.cadbury.co.uk

Address/ dates / times: various

About: Cadbury’s and the National Trust have teamed up to provide possibly the perfect combination for some Easter Fun.  They even have a helpful postcode tool here to check your local National Trust property participating.   Times, costs and locations are all on the site pages.


Dusty’s Giant Easter Duck Hunt – London Wetland Centre

www.wwt.org.uk

Address: London Wetland Centre, Queen Elizabeth’s Walk, Barnes, London, SW13 9WT

Dates: 30 March – 15 April, daily

Times: 10am – 5pm

About:  A GIANT duck hunt around WWT London nature reserve to discover where they are hiding. You’ll need all your special detective skills to track them. Look up as well as down, our ducks like to perch above you sometimes. They also love splashing around, so they won’t be far from the water. If you find them all you’ll win a prize! £1 per trail including a prize.

As well as searching for GIANT ducks, there’s also lots of Dusty’s ducky cousins to see, plus join the team for a spot of Pond Dipping or find out how to build a nest during one of our Wild Play sessions.

Book online here


Easter Bunny Day at Battersea Park Zoo

www.batterseaparkzoo.co.uk

Address: Battersea Park, Chelsea Bridge Gate, Battersea, London, SW11 4NJ

Dates: 30 March 2018

Times: see below for individual activity timings.

About: 

  • Come and make a set of rabbit ears and complete the look with face painted whiskers and a carrot!  Cost £1
  • Guess the number of (Chocolate) Rabbit Droppings?  PRIZE: Family Day Ticket & goodie bag   free to enter
  • Rabbit badge making Cost £1  Drop in: 11am – 12.30pm & 1.30pm – 3.30pm
  •  Rabbit Story Time & Meet a real rabbit @ 11.45am & 2.15pm free

Children MUST be accompanied by an adult.

Booking: at entrance. Usual entrance fees apply


Peter Rabbit at Kew Gardens

www.kew.org

Address: Battersea Park, Chelsea Bridge Gate, Battersea, London, SW11 4NJ

Dates: Friday 30 March to Sunday 15 April 2018

Times: see below for individual activity timings.

About:  Visit Kew this Easter to take part in an exciting adventure featuring Peter Rabbit and his friends. Take part in games and learn about the vegetables Peter found in Mr McGregor’s garden. Follow a trail based on Peter Rabbit and other famous Beatrix Potter characters. Discover Beatrix Potter’s links with Kew, her struggles to get recognised in the scientific community and how this led her to create her world-famous characters.

There is a jam packed schedule of Peter Rabbit inspired activities including learning to grow your own vegetables and building a rabbit warren. see here for further detail.

Booking: at entrance. Included with entry to the Gardens


Easter Egg Trail at the Chelsea Physic Gardens

www.chelseaphysicgarden.co.uk

Address: 66 Royal Hospital Road, London, SW3 2PH

Dates: Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Monday.

Times: 11am-6pm

About:   The Easter bunny will be hopping around Chelsea Physic Garden this Easter. Follow the bunny trail around the Garden, and answer clues to claim your Rococo chocolate Easter eggs as a prize! All ages welcome, children must be accompanied by an adult.

Booking: Reserve your spot here


Easter Workshops at the V&A

www.vam.ac.uk

Address: The Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL

Dates: various

Times: see below for individual activity timings.

About:  The V&A is always a great source of drop in activities and events.  Here are our pick for the kids this Easter

  • Pop-up Performance: From 3 – 24 March and 7 April, enjoy interactive storytelling throughout the galleries. Performance duration approximately 30 minutes starting at 11.00, 13.00 & 15.00.
  • Drop in design – Winnie-the-Pooh: Celebrate the final weeks of the Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic exhibition this Winter with free making activities for all the family including early years on Sundays. Create your own mobile inspired by a classic children’s story or a storybook and see your tale come to life on the page. Make words bounce and climb around your favourite scenes.  Led by the Drop-in Design team.

Booking: free (book exhibitions online or at the door)

 


Sleepover at the Science Museum

www.sciencemuseum.org.uk

Address: The Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL

Dates: Friday 13 April 2018, Friday 11th May 2018 – fully booked, Friday 1 June 2018, Friday 6 July 2018, Friday 7 September 2018, Saturday 6 October 2018, Saturday 1 December 2018

Times: see below for individual activity timings.

About:  Science Night is a special overnight event for 7–11-year-olds, featuring exciting hands-on workshops, science shows, and a sleepover at the Science Museum among the amazing exhibits—all followed by a tasty breakfast and a breathtaking film in our IMAX theatre.  Science Night is for families, birthday parties, schools, Cubs and Brownie groups.

A typical Science Night programme looks like this:

18.45 Doors open and registration
19.05 Set up camp and attend Health and Safety Talk
19.55 Activity 1
20.40 Snack break
21.20 Activity 2
22.10 Activity 3
23.10 Get ready for bed

06.45 Wake up
07.15 Breakfast
07.45 Activity 4 and watch a 3D IMAX film
09.40 Prize-giving
10.00 Science Night finishes; Museum and shop open

You are welcome to stay in the Museum for as long as you wish after a Science Night.

Booking: £60 per person, Call 020 7942 4777 to book


Jamie oliver Cookery School: Kids learn for free

 

www.jamieolivercookeryschool.com

Address: The Jamie Oliver Cookery School, Jamie’s Italian, 1078, Westfield London,  Westfield Shopping Centre, Ariel Way,  Shepherd’s Bush,  London W12 7GB

Dates & times: various

About:  Join for this very special lesson where parents and children cook together. Simply book yourself a place and they’ll give you a free children’s place, too! After you’ve both cooked up a storm, sit down together and enjoy what you’ve made.

Booking:  click here to see availability and booking


Robotics Easter Activities at the National Army Museum

www.nam.ac.uk

Address: National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 4HT

Dates & times: 

There are five 45-minute sessions every day during the Easter holidays. Book early to guarantee a space.

  • 10.30am – 11.15am
  • 11.30am – 12.15pm
  • 1.15pm – 2pm
  • 2.15pm – 3pm
  • 3.15pm – 4pm

About:  Discover how the army uses technology with our robotics challenge. Can you master the robotic arms to complete our missions?

  • Mission 1: Collect easter eggs with your robotic arm. Master the controls and fill a basket without breaking your easter eggs.
  • Mission 2: Level up and try using a spoon with your robotic arm to fill the basket. It’s harder than it sounds!
  • Mission 3: Can you create an ‘eggcellent’ piece of art with your robotic arm? Manoeuvre your arm using pens and stamps. You might just end up on our wall of fame!

Booking: book your spot here


Address: Bekesbourne, Kent

Dates & times: various

About:  Discover a world lost in time, as Animals of the Ice Age opens at Howletts this Easter!  As you explore a forgotten land, you’ll marvel at the life size pre historic creatures taking over the Woodland Walk.  Wonder at the mighty mammoth, stare at the savage sabre toothed Smilodon and delight at the sheer size of the giant sloth, plus many more.  Our new outdoor exhibition, is shaping up to be the coolest thing in Canterbury this Spring!

Other things going at Howletts : Over the Easter holiday, for the elephant lovers, there will be Elephant House Tours (from £12) where visitors will be able to go behind the scenes and see inside an elephant’s bedroom and find out how the keepers look after the largest herd of African elephants in the UK. More eggcellent activities include egg decorating and free animal talks, to a prize draw, where visitors could win a once in a lifetime gorilla encounter! Additional special experiences (a further fee applies) during the Easter holiday include a Crack of Dawn Tour to see the park before it opens. The route will take visitors past tigers, lions, gorillas and elephants. Finally, and not to be missed, get the low down on the largest collection of western lowland gorillas outside of Africa and help prepare some enrichment that you will see the gorillas enjoy at the end of the tour.

Booking: Book adult & children day tickets online and receive 10% off  here

Have a wonderfully Happy Easter! x

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