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Family Friendly Easter Holiday Activities

Posted: 22 Mar 2018

Category: Area Guide

Hashtags: #Area Guide   

Entertain your children this Easter weekend

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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

 

Power Up 

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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