What’s On: Free Easter Events in Greenwich

April 12: Get ready to leave lockdown!

Get those trainers, walking shoes or wellies on and get ready to start exploring again as London and the rest of the UK gear up to leave lockdown 3.0 behind. There’s so many wonderful places you can visit outdoors that there’s no excuse not to head out for some fresh air and scenic sights.

The walkway by The Tide is now completed and looks magical in all its colourful glory, thanks to artist Liz West. More on how you can visit the walkway below. A lot of businesses are still shut until April 12th but it’s only a couple weeks away. Make the most of this time now by going to places you wouldn’t normally go to because we all know once the restaurants and cafes open, we’ll be finding ourselves a spot there as soon as we can or slotting in as many retail therapy moments as possible.

Whilst I couldn’t find any free Easter Egg hunt events in Greenwich this year (there’s one in Canary Wharf – see below), but there are Easter egg hunt events dotted about London. The Big Easter Egg Hunt in Chislehurst is our closest one on Saturday 3rd April, 2-4pm. More details and booking on Eventbrite. There’s also an Easter Adventure Quest for kids at Eltham Palace on now until April 18th but there’s a fee. Check out the website for more details.

Spring is here to bring us more sun, warmer days and outdoor events…


Greenwich Market re-opens April 1st 2021

FINALLY, the markets will be re-opening in just a couple days! Food stalls are scheduled to reopen April 1 however arts & crafts, vintage stalls and retail shops will reopen April 12 inline with government guidelines. The management team will be working hard to make sure the market is covid-safe but remember to also do your part by wearing your mask and social distancing whenever possible.

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Hundreds and Thousands by Liz West at The Tide / Photo credit: NOW Gallery
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Crosstown Doughnuts have just launched their delicious Easter spiced doughnuts filled with cinnamon custard filling. YUMMY! These limited edition selection boxes are perfect for gifting. Pre-order now as they’re only available from March 29 to April 5.

What’s On: Greenwich

Free events to visit this Easter break

Hundreds & Thousands by Liz West

Greenwich Peninsula has commissioned artist Liz West to create a new installation; Hundreds and Thousands for The Tide in 2021. The artwork wraps 700m of the walkway’s glass balustrades, creating a ribbon of undulating colour. Just in time as we transition from spring to summer.

To celebrate Hundreds and Thousands, will be a series of collaborative artistic responses exploring the human colour experience.

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Nicholas Daley’s Return to SLYGO exhibition / Photo credit: NOW Gallery

Return to SLYGO

NOW Gallery will be welcoming one of the UK’s most pioneering young fashion designers, Nicholas Daley, to debut at the gallery. The fully immersive exhibition titled, RETURN TO SLYGO will celebrate the coming together of Nicholas’s multicultural Jamaican-Scottish roots with his passion for music in a multi-sensory installation.

Events nearby: Canary Wharf

Canary Wharf has a line of treats set up for us this Easter.

Their ongoing commission ‘Captivated by Colour’ by artist Camille Walala on the Adams Plaza Bridge is still on show. Following the success of London Mural Festival, Camille’s playful yet impactful design has now become a part of the city’s permanent art collection. If you’re visiting, make sure you get a shot before you leave, it’s a great backdrop for any selfie! There’s lots of artwork all around the estate, you can download their art map to find them all.

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Secret Sunrise X Canary Wharf:
Happy Egg-stravaganza

Saturday 3rd April, 9-10am

This family-friendly session will have you dancing and twirling this Easter weekend. Embark on an interactive adventure set out by the Canary Wharf team. All you need to join is a laptop or smart phone, some comfy clothes, and your dancing shoes on. The funkier the outfit the better!

Mini Golf, Columbus Courtyard

From April 15th 2021
Thursday – Sunday at 12pm-6pm

It’s back! Test your putting skills on the colourful mini-golf course. With 9 holes to play through, including the classic ‘loop-de-loop’, the ‘death drop’, and many more trick shot opportunities this is the perfect place to show off your mini golf skills to friends and family.

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Not ready to explore outdoors just yet?

No worries! There’s still a lot of online events and activities available for you from the comfort of your own home.

Family Wellness Nature Tour
by Natural History Museum

How To Grow A Cress Caterpillar
by Natural History Museum

30 Virtual Easter Game Ideas
by Parade.com

Kids Cook-along: Easter Chick Biscuits (April 1)
by Waitrose & Partners Cookery School

Kids Cook-along: Salmon Fishcakes (April 2)
by Waitrose & Partners Cookery School

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