Easter in London

Easter at Battersea Power Station

Come down to Circus West Village for exciting activities and events for all the family.  Every day of the Easter holidays you can help build our incredible 30,000 piece LEGO mosaic of the Power Station, stroll around our new riverfront park and play with the giant outdoor games. Throughout the four day Easter weekend there will be an Easter quiz and chocolate eggs. For the grown-ups, Dodd’s Gin Distillery will have a pop-up with a taste of what they’ll be offering later this year. Other activities over Easter weekend include face painting, food stalls and live music. All weekend, coffees, babyccinos and ice-creams are our treat. On Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th April we will be welcoming back our incredible Bubbleologist. Coffees, babyccinos and ice-creams will be on us. batterseapowerstation/circuswestvillage 

Fortnum & Mason The Parlour

The ultimate sweet treat can be found in The Parlour, where guests can feast on the decadent Easter egg sundae, £12 – an ice cream creation of chocolossus and vanilla ice cream garnished with raspberry marshmallow, chocolate sauce, chocolate bird’s nest, easter lollipop, jelly beans and chocolate eggs.

Hen’s Egg Painting From 11th-13th April, children aged 5-12 are invited to Fortnum & Mason to take part in a series of Easter activities – including Hen’s Egg Painting and Chocolate Egg Decorating.

Easter Chocolate Decorating Add a personal message to a Fortnum’s Easter Chocolate Plaque with the help of in-house confectionery decorators – then take the delicious work home to enjoy.  www.fortnumandmason.com

The Workshop

Entertain the kids this Easter break with events at The Workshop. The Workshop, a 2000sqm space once the fire engine workshops of the London Fire Brigade, is delighted to announce its schedule of events for your little ones to enjoy this Easter.

The Workshop, Lambeth High Street, London SE1 7JS www.theworkshoplondon.com

London museums and galleries

Schools break up for Easter today. Joy all round for pupils and teachers. Worry, even foreboding, for parents and carers. How to keep the little darlings amused and away from screens for the next two weeks?

The website http://artexhibitionslondon.org/  has added a new KIDS section in time for the Easter holidays. It lists 65 events in London museums and galleries aimed to entertain (with a dash of education) those often bored little ones. And the best part is . . . . out of 65 listings, 57 are FREE.  There’s an offer you can’t refuse.

Merton Holidays

3rd – 21 April 2017  Horse Riding For all abilities from complete novice to advanced At Ridgway Stables, Wimbledon Village

Dramabuds Superhero Easter Adventure for 2.5 – 4 years & 4-8 years. Interactive story telling, drama & song at Wimbledon Library.

Sailing For all abilities, from complete novice to advanced.

Multi sports Fun sessions in cricket, tag rugby, football, athletics and rounders.

Multi-water sports Join old friends and make new ones on this fun course

Tennis High quality coaching for all levels and abilities.

Song writing workshops Create, record and perform an original song at Crown lane studios,

Badminton Learn new and improve skills at the Wimbledon raquet and fitness club

Golf Two hours of golf coaching for all levels and abilities

Dundonald Development Football Camp Take part in fun exercises to develop your skills, with prizes to be won!

Squash For all abilities at the Wimbledon Club.

www.merton.gov.uk/activekids

 

Spring arrivals and Easter fun at Battersea Park Children’s Zoo

There’s plenty of fun to be had at Battersea Park Children’s Zoo this Easter school holidays, with bunnies, Easter eggs and exciting new animal arrivals. Pinky the white hedgehog has woken up from his hibernation, new Asian short-clawed otters Pedro, Pablo and Squish are settling in well and Stan the male guinea pig now has five new females to add to his crew, named Margo, Nivea, Mable, Cashew and Bhuna. With the three female friends he already has, that makes eight!

A new Bali starling named Casper has also arrived, who has been paired with resident female Beryl in the hope they will breed. Bali starlings, from Bali in Indonesia, are critically endangered in the wild, because their attractive white plumage and blue streak across the eye make them prey to illegal poaching for the pet trade. At one time there were only ten birds left in the wild, but now education and conservation programmes are aiming to halt this decline, to re-introduce captive bred birds to the wild and to stop the illegal trade.

Mini, Junior and Adult Keeper Experiences, Animal Adoptions, Birthday Parties and special events are available throughout the year too.  http://www.batterseaparkzoo.co.uk

 

Feed Your Hungry Little Dinosaurs This Easter

This Easter holiday, take a trip back millions of years to dine with dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum’s newest dining concept – the T.rex Grill.  The fun dinosaur-themed restaurant, which is aimed primarily at families with children aged 12 and under, has a menu using produce reared and sustainably sourced in the UK. It includes a range of fantastic dishes that have been a roaring success, including the new T.rex burger as well as a choice of fresh salads and stone-baked pizzas, and a special menu for ‘Little Grillers’ with entertaining and educational dinosaur-themed games and facts.  www.nhm.ac.uk.

 

Five reasons to celebrate Easter at the London Museum of Water & Steam

Join us for our Easter weekend Spring Steam Up

See the world’s largest working beam engine in action, ride our steam railway, watch a demonstration of our steam fire engine – and join our Great Easter Egg Hunt too.

Free family activities every day during the school holidays

Come and see live chicks hatching, enjoy family Easter craft and head off to follow an Eggcellent family trail with Splash the Museum cat.

Visit our interactive Waterworks Gallery

Learn all about the history of London’s water supply, crawl through tunnels, walk through sewers and get a glimpse of the pipe and tunnel work needed to keep a modern city going.

Hands-on fun in our Splash Zone

Enjoy water play fun for kids of all ages.

A great family day out

Make the most of the sights, sounds and smells of our historic site. Get to know our engines, have a tasty treat in our café and enjoy the Museum grounds and garden. www.waterandsteam.org.uk

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