Posted: 22 Mar 2018
Category: Area Guide
Entertain your children this Easter weekend
With Easter just around the corner, we’ve compiled a round-up of the best interactive activities for children during the holidays. Here’s our guide to the best events in London.
Beatrix Potter at Kew Gardens
Spend the day with Peter Rabbit and friends at Kew Garden’s stunning botanical gardens. Children get to explore Mr McGregor’s shed, enjoy storytelling sessions and engage in bunny ear and warren building workshops.
Address: Royal Botanical Gardens Kew, Richmond, TW9 3AB
Telephone: 020 8332 5655
Nearest station: Kew Bridge and Kew Gardens
Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic
There are few children’s books that have stood the test of time quite like Winnie-the-Pooh. The V&A has dedicated an exhibition to exploring the timeless classic. Expect to see illustrations by E.H. Shephard, manuscripts and photographs from their archive.
Address: Cromwell Road, South Kensington, SW7 2RL
Telephone: 020 7942 2000
Nearest Station: South Kensington
Off the back of last year’s hit, this popular interactive exhibition is back. Venture to the Science Museum with young ones and expect to indulge in the history of computer games. From old school classics, such as Street Fighter and Pac-Man, to the latest Oculus Rift VR headsets.
Address: Exhibition Road, South Kensington, SW7 2DD
Telephone: 0333 241 4000
Nearest Station: South Kensington
Superpowers at ZSL London Zoo
The Superhero trail, as part of ZSL London Zoo’s 2018 Superheroes Takeover, allows visitors to discover the spectacular talents of its animals. After the trail, children can enjoy interactive activities at Superpower HQ, such as creating spider’s webs and learning how to camouflage.
Address: Regent’s Park, NW1 4RY
Telephone: 020 7722 3333
Nearest Station: Camden Town and Regent’s Park
Jungle Survival Skills at the National Army Museum
Learn how to cope in the jungle with a series of free survival skills sessions at the National Army Museum. Children can enjoy a taste of the army with such activities as creating their own waterproof jungle shelter and survival games. They also have the chance to handle jungle creatures, such as spiders, snakes and cockroaches.
Address: Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, SW3 4HT
Telephone: 020 7730 0717
Nearest Station: Sloane Square
A World Inside a Book: Gruffalos, Dragons and Other Creatures
Head down to the Discover Children’s Story Centre in Stratford to experience an exhibition like no other. The Gruffalo-themed show takes children on a journey through forests, into jungles and past a host of much-loved characters. Interactive activities also bring the book to life.
Address: 383-387 High Street, Stratford, E15 4QZ
Telephone: 020 8536 5555
Nearest Station: Stratford
Colour: The Rainbow Revealed
Celebrate the world of colour at the Horniman Museum. This engaging exhibition features a stand-out mood room that boasts sensory lighting. It also hosts a colour café, where children learn to understand the link between colour and their taste buds as well as a vibrant craft workshops that allow young ones to channel their inner artist.
Address: 100 London Road, Forest Hill, SE23 3PQ
Telephone: 020 8699 1872
Nearest Station: Forest Hill
Dinosaurs in the Wild
This prehistoric experience, located on Greenwich Peninsular, allows visitors to watch herds of ancient Dinosaurs in action, oversee a dinosaur autopsy and much more.
Address: West Parkside, Greenwich, SE10 0BE
Telephone: 0844 854 1355
Nearest Station: North Greenwich
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