Spring has most definitely sprung, and with it a wave of new exhibitions are opening across London. If an exhibition doesn’t take your fancy, then celebrate Easter with a chocolate-related activity – either way, we’ve got some suggestions…
Beautiful Games (31 March to 9 September 2012) and Playing In or Out? (31 March to 4 November 2012), V&A Museum of Childhood
The Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green, one of babydaytripper’s favourite museums, is hosting two new exhibitions, both of which open this weekend. Beautiful Games explores what it takes to become a top athlete, including the chance to experience a virtual skeleton bobsleigh ride. Playing In or Out? considers the extent to which attitudes to indoor and outdoor play have changed over the last 50 years. Admission free.
The Chocolate Festival, Southbank Centre Square, 30 March to 1 April 2012
This weekend The Chocolate Festival returns to Southbank Centre Square (behind the Royal Festival Hall). Pop along to sample chocolates from top artisan chocolatiers and purchase gifts (or treats for yourself). Friday and Saturday 11am to 8pm, Sunday 11am to 6pm. Free admission. See here for more details.
Victoria Revealed, Kensington Palace, permanent exhibition opened 26 March 2012
Kensington Palace has just re-opened following a £12m renovation project. The revamped Palace has a new permanent exhibition exploring the life and reign of Queen Victoria, as well as a small collection of dresses belonging to Diana, Princess of Wales. Admission fee: £14.50 adults, £13.50 concessions, children under 16 are free. For more details click here.
Kew Mayan Chocolate Adventure, Kew Gardens, 31 March to 15 April 2012
Explore an interactive Mayan trail around the beautiful Kew Gardens, and then stop off for a chocolate making and craft workshop. Admission fee: £13.90 adults, concessions £11.90, children under 17 free. More details here.
Brains, Wellcome Collection, 29 March to 17 June 2012
If science is your thing, head to the Wellcome Collection’s latest exhibition, which explores what humans have done to brains throughout history in the causes of medicine, science, cultural understanding and technological advancement. Admission free. More details here.
Many museums and galleries run workshops and activities for children at the weekends. Check out your local museum’s website for details.
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