Family Days Out: Things to do with the kids this Easter

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It feels like it wasn’t that long ago when I was posting up a Christmas post about what I got LO for Christmas. 🙂 I know that this post is slightly last minute but better late than never. I’ve gathered a few local and nearby events together for you which are all worth checking out this Easter weekend.

Friday 25th March

Messy Mornings @Greenwich Centre Library
Time: 11am to 12pm
Price: FREE

Pop along for some messy morning fun. The kids will be creating Easter bunnies so expect a lot of glue, cotton, glitter and fun! 🙂 For a list of more events at a local Greenwich borough library, see the link below:

http://www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/

Saturday 26th March

Odeon Kids: selected films @Odeon Greenwich
Time: 10:00am, 10:15am, 10:30am
Price: £2.50 per ticket

Love cinema? Odeon Kids is the best thing that has happened in cinemas since that ‘2for1 Orange Wednesday’ ticket deal that the mobile company used to offer. The cinema puts on a few selected shows which you can watch with the family for just £2.50 per ticket!

The films showing at Odeon Greenwich this Saturday 26th March are:

For more info on films and to book tickets, click below:
http://www.odeon.co.uk/kids/

Easter Sports Day, Egg Hunt & Games @Under1Roof

Time: 9am-6pm
Price: £5 for sports day and soft play, FREE entry for egg hunt & games

Visit Under1Roof in Woolwich Riverside for an Easter chick hunt, games, music, crafts, messy play, soft play (£5 fee) and an Easter bonnet competition on the stage. There’s also a lovely café to grab something to eat and/or drink.

Easter Sports Day: egg & spoon, 3 legged, sack races & much more. For kids ages 4+ – under 5s must be accompanied by an adult. (£5 per child)

http://www.under1roofkids.com/upcoming-events.html

Sunday 27th March

Story Time @Greenwich Centre Library
Time: 2.30pm to 3pm
Price: FREE

Listen to the wonderful library staff read some lovely Easter stories this weekend. For a list of more events at a local Greenwich borough library, see the link below:

http://www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/

Monday 28th March

Ceramic workshop @Surrey Docks City Farm
Time: 2:30-3:30pm, pre-booking required
Price: £6.00 per child

Join local artist Sharon Virtue to learn how to mould and create with clay. You can make anything from coil pots to robots using air-dry clay. All materials are included. The workshop is aimed at children aged 5-13 years old but it’s suitable for the whole family to join in too.

http://www.surreydocksfarm.org.uk/easter-holiday-activities-2016/


All Easter Weekend: March 25-28th

Chesterton’s Easter egg hunt @Cutty Sark, Greenwich
Time: 10:00-17:00
Price: tickets vary – see the website link below

The egg hunt is free but you’ll need to purchase a ticket for the Cutty Sark. After the kids have had fun finding the eggs, you can tour the ship and its gallery.

http://www.rmg.co.uk/see-do/exhibitions-events/chestertons-easter-egg-hunt

Create your own Easter basket (craft) @Discover, Stratford
Time: all day drop-in
Price: £5 per adult/child, £18 for family of 4 (under 2s go free)

If you’ve never visited the Discover Children’s Story Centre then now is the perfect time for you. A ticket gives you entry to the wonderful Discover story trail and outdoor garden. The craft workshop is held indoors in a spacious area of the story trail. Treat the kids to a lovely Easter storytelling with the Discover Story Builders at 12:30pm, 2:30pm & 3:30pm on these days. They will be reading “Little Rabbit Foo Foo” by Michael Rosen and Arthur Robins.

http://www.discover.org.uk/whatson/event/easter-holidays-at-discover2

Animal Parks/City Farms
Time: vary – see websites below
Price: FREE

Why not treat the kids to an active day out this Easter and see some live chickens, ducks, sheeps and much more.

My top 3 favourite local farms are:

  • Mudchute Park & Farm (Isle of Dogs)
  • Maryon Wilson Animal Park (Charlton)
  • Surrey Docks City Farm (Surrey Quays/Canada Water)

Most of the farms have free small animal petting sessions throughout the day but double check first with the farm for timings as it’ll vary from farm to farm.

Mudchute farm: http://www.mudchute.org/

Maryon Wilson park: http://www.maryonwilsonanimalpark.org.uk/

Surrey Docks farm: http://www.surreydocksfarm.org.uk/

Whatever you decide to do this Easter, make sure you have a good one! 🙂


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