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What’s on at the weekend? – 18-21 April 2014 (Easter)

Posted by on Thursday, 17 April, 2014 in What's on at the weekend?

What’s on at the weekend? – 18-21 April 2014 (Easter)

This Easter weekend: Easter fair, music badges, Shakespeare, St George, Willy Wonka and more…

Horniman Easter Fair, 10.30am to 4.30pm, Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 April 2014

The Horniman Museum hosts its annual Easter Fair this weekend with both a Farmers’ Market (Saturday) and an Arts and Crafts Market; live music (Sunday); learn about bunnies in the Animal Walk; and take part in an Easter Egg Hunt (£1). Free. More details here.

Easter at London Wetland Centre, until Monday 21 April 2014

There are tons of Easter activities at the London Wetland Centre until Monday. Meet a family of farmyard ducks; and find out how they develop from eggs. Create a duckling Easter card or try your hand at egg painting. Do some pond dipping and follow the Spring Trail to discover the babies, bugs and buds that are springing to life. Entrance costs £12.35 (adult), £6.90 (children 4-16), children under 4 free. More details here.

Music Badges, Foundling Museum, 10.30am to 4.30pm, Saturday 19 April 2014

Make your own Handel-inspired 3D badge with artist Shelly Wain from a range of craft and sheet music, inspired by the exhibition By George! Drop-in. Free for children and up to two accompanying adults. More details here.

Charlie’s Chocolate Adventure, Kew Gardens, until Monday 21 April 2014

Easter at Kew is all about celebrating 50 years of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. There are loads of Wonka-themed activities in partnership with the Roald Dahl story centre. Try the Whipple-scrumptious plant hunt, Revolting Rhymes session or visit the Great Glass Lift. Tickets required for entry to Kew Gardens, some activities attract an additional admission fee others are included with standard entry. More details here.

Feast of St George, Trafalgar Square, 12pm to 6pm, Monday 21 April 2014

Trafalgar Square is the place to be on Monday for the Mayor of London’s Feast of St George, inspired by St George’s Day’s 13th century origins as a national day of feasting. There will be an English farmers’ market and a banqueting area seating 250 people between Trafalgar Square’s iconic fountains; live demonstrations from leading London chefs; live music; family activities; and an outdoor games area where you can try a range of traditional garden games. Free. More details here.

Shakespeare’s Globe, Free Family Open Day, 12pm to 5pm, Monday 21 April 2014

Celebrate Shakespeare’s 450th birthday with a free family day at the Globe on Monday. Following the theme of a traditional birthday party, activities throughout the day include: a bouncy castle, face painting, Pin the Ruff on the Bard, cake decorating, pass the parcel, stilt performers, balloon animals, Punch and Judy shows, live performances and more. Free. More details here.

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