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What’s on at the weekend (Easter special)? – 25 to 28 March 2016

Posted by on Thursday, 24 March, 2016 in What's on at the weekend?

What’s on at the weekend (Easter special)? – 25 to 28 March 2016

It’s Easter weekend and who knows whether to expect more wintry conditions or if Spring will arrive. Never fear, we’ve rounded up the best indoor and outdoor London events to keep your family entertained whatever the weather…


Discover Children’s Story Centre, Friday 25 to Monday 28 March 2016

It’s your last chance to catch the Michael Rosen exhibition at Discover before it closes after Easter. This weekend the Story Builders will be exploring the story of Little Rabbit Foo Foo. Elsewhere, visit the Story Trail to decorate Easter eggs and find hidden patterns to win a chocolate prize, make an Easter basket to take home and more! Admission costs £5 per person, under 2s free. More details here

Chesterton’s Easter Egg Hunt, Cutty Sark, Friday 25 to Monday 28 March 2016

Visitors to the Cutty Sark this weekend can hunt for eggs that the ship’s chickens have been laying in some strange places. Admission to the Cutty Sark costs £12.15 (adult), £6.30 (child), free for under 5s. More details here

Small Films Marathon, V&A Museum of Childhood, 2pm to 4pm, Friday 25 to Sunday 27 March 2016

See back-to-back screenings of Peter Firmin and Oliver Postgate’s animated classics including the Clangers, Bagpuss, Noggin the Nog and Ivor the Engine. Suitable for all ages. Free. More details here

Tiz and Ott’s Big Draw, Tate Britain, Gallery shop, 3pm to 4.30pm, Saturday 26 March 2016

Illustrator Bridget Marzo will teach you how to draw animal portraits and abstract artworks at a free family workshop this weekend at Tate Britain. The activities are inspired by Bridget’s characters Tiz the cat and Ott the donkey. The workshop will be followed by a book signing. Free. More details here


Horniman Easter Fair, Horniman Museum & Gardens, 10.30am to 4.30pm, Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 March 2016

The Horniman’s annual Easter celebrations include a garden trail (£1), Easter arts and crafts, a designer/maker market, a Farmers’ Market (Saturday) and live music (Sunday). See if you can spot the Easter bunny parading through the gardens. Free. More details here


Giant Duck Hunt, London Wetland Centre, until 10 April 2016

Visit WWT London Wetland Centre over the Easter holidays and you can see baby birds as well as joining an Easter trail of giant ducks. There are chocolate prizes for successful searchers. Admission costs £11.91 (adults), £6.55 (children aged 4 to 16). Easter trail costs £1. More details here

Easter at Kew, Kew Gardens, until 10 April 2016

There’s lots to do at Kew Gardens over Easter. Learn about the origins of chocolate, follow a Lindt Gold Bunny Flavour Trail, see Spring blossom and drop in to one of the Easter workshops. Admission costs £14 (adult), £2.50 (child). More details here

Easter at King’s Cross Quarter, 10am to 4pm, Saturday 26 March 2016

An Easter Train will depart King’s Boulevard on Saturday bound for Granary Square where you’ll meet giant bunnies armed with baskets of treats. You can also decorate eggs, go on an egg or treasure hunt and visit the Skip Garden and its chickens. Free. More details here

Easter Family Fun at Gabriel’s Wharf, 12pm to 3pm, Saturday 26 March 2016

Head to Gabriel’s Wharf on the Southbank this weekend for a variety of Easter activities. Children can decorate an Easter egg and matching basket before heading off on a hunt to find the Easter eggs hidden throughout the Wharf. Free. More details here

Oxford v. Cambridge Goat Race, Spitalfields City Farm, Sunday 27 March 2016

Coinciding with the Oxford & Cambridge Boat Race, two goats (one representing Oxford and one representing Cambridge) go head to head around the yard at Spitalfields City Farm. There will also be live music, food and more. All proceeds go to the farm. Tickets are available here (advance only) and cost £13 per adult, under 12s free.

Oxford v. Cambridge Boat Race, River Thames, from 12pm, Sunday 27 March 2016

It’s the annual Boat Race this weekend. Spectate for free along the Thames between Putney Embankment and Chiswick Bridge. Free. More details here

Easter art workshops, Hackney City Farm, 11am to 1pm, Friday 25 to Sunday 27 March 2016

Drop in to Hackney City Farm this weekend for fun Easter art workshops (£1). More details here

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