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What’s On: Easter events for the family this bank holiday weekend!

Family things to this Easter weekend

Good Friday was just spectacular! The weather was so good that I completely forgot to write up the Easter events round-up so my apologies but if you are still stuck on ideas for what to do with the family, check out the below.

I’ve been on annual leave for the second half of the Easter holidays and have been taking the kids out (will post on that shortly) but yesterday was a kid-free day for me. I went out with my sister to enjoy a trip to a very special museum and then took a stroll around Leadenhall Market. As it was Good Friday, a lot of the shops were closed but there was a lovely French bakery that was still open and a couple other eateries.

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Stumbled upon this beautiful Easter decorative arch inside Leadenhall Market!

I’ve never seen Leadenhall Market before so it was really nice to be able to have a look around without a million other people there. I also didn’t realise it’s right next door to the Sky Garden so if you’re visiting and have never been to either places, you can try to combine the two together. The Sky Garden has amazing views and there are a few restaurants and bars to choose from if you’re looking for a chilled grown-up night out.


What’s On this Easter bank holiday weekend in Greenwich?

Please note: as with all events and museums, pre-booking is essential to avoid any disappointments!

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Emirates Airline Experience

Throughout April 2022

Emirates Airline have put on a special experience for April which would be a great this Easter weekend. The Emirates Airline Easter Eggstravaganza for £45 per cabin (up to 5 people, Gold Package), you will have access to your own private cabin, interactive activity pack(s) per child, a goodie bag with Easter chocolates, photo opportunities and more.

You can board at either North Greenwich or Royal Victoria to enjoy this experience.

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Photo: National Maritime Museum

FREE: Kite Messengers at the National Maritime Museum

Sunday 17 April, 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm
Location: National Maritime Museum

Get creative and be inspired by Earth Day to take a small action to help protect our Earth.

Join artist Rosie’s workshop with your family and create your own kite out of scrap paper and old maps. Add messages about the planet to the tails of your kites and once ready fly them in the park!

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Photo: Greenwich Market London

FREE: Easter Chair Lifting with Blackheath Morris Men

Monday 18 April, from 12pm-4pm
Location: Cutty Sark Gardens

Get creative and be inspired by Earth Day to take a small action to help protect our Earth.

Join artist Rosie’s workshop with your family and create your own kite out of scrap paper and old maps. Add messages about the planet to the tails of your kites and once ready fly them in the park!

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Photo credit: Bob Hope Theatre

Shrek The Musical at Bob Hope Theatre

14 – 18 April, various times (relaxed performance on Easter Monday at 1pm)
Location: Bob Hope Theatre, Eltham SE9

Set in a mythical “once upon a time” sort of land, Shrek the Musical is the story of a hulking green ogre who, after being mocked and feared his entire life by anything that crosses his path, retreats to an ugly green swamp to exist in happy isolation.

Suddenly, a gang of homeless dairy-tale characters raid his sanctuary so he is forced to strike a deal where he then rescues Princess Fiona. Shrek finds Fiona beautiful and intriguing but wonders why she’s always running off when the sun sets…

NOW Gallery Exhibition: Feeling Good by Joy Yamusangie

FREE: Feeling Good by Joy Yamusangie

24 Mar – 5 Jun 2022, daily at various times
Location: NOW Gallery

NOW Gallery showcases 2022’s Young Artist Commission “Feeling Good” by Joy Yamusangie. The artist conjures up the stylish Feeling Good Jazz club, creating a series of intimate and evocative spaces to inhabit NOW Gallery and immerse the viewer.

We found references to Brazzaville, Congo’s Sapologie (Daddy P’s culture) where the people live and breathe fashion. It’s as much in their blood as in their culture. If you haven’t heard of Sapologie or La Sapeur.. it’s time to educate yourself! Also, there’s a working piano if you fancy testing out your musical skills.

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Photo Credit: Anna Bratiychuk-Dmvea via Unsplash

FREE: Easter Animals at ORNC

17 April, from 11am – 4pm
Location: Old Royal Naval College

Set in a mythical “once upon a time” sort of land, Create your own bunny ears and pom-pom chicks in our Easter and spring themed activities for all the family.

Recommended for ages 5+ but all welcome.

The Great Easter Trail at ORNC

02 – 18 April, from 10am – 5pm
Location: Old Royal Naval College

Join an enthralling hunt this Easter across the grounds and buildings to track down clues, gather information and reveal the name of a secret location where a chocolatey* prize awaits.

Trail Cards are £3 and children must be accompanied by an adult with a valid Painted Hall ticket.

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More Easter events in London:

FREE: Peckham Levels Easter Egg Hunt

15 – 17 April, 11:00 – 14:00
Location: Peckham

Looking to spread the spring and Easter joy we invite you and your kids to come by Peckham Levels for an Easter Egg Hunt around the foyer of Level 5 & 6. Whether you’re seeking a traditional Easter egg hunt or Easter trail, we’ll have something for the kids to go home with. We will feature a cute little photo wall for those nostalgic portraits. Recommended for children 3 – 12 years but welcome to all.

Parents/Guardians must be in attendance. Peckham Levels will not be supervising any young people during this event.

FREE: Easter Egg Hunt at Leadbelly’s Bar & Kitchen

Saturday 17 April, 09:00 – 11:00
Location: Southwark

Families can enter the Easter Bonnet competition by arriving in their best Easter Bonnet. Kids can hunt for the Golden Easter Bunny whilst eating what they can find. For those who prefer something special, there will also be children’s Easter face painting available.

Recommended for Children between 3-8 years but all ages welcomed.

FREE: Children’s Art Trail around Canary Wharf

Ongoing
Location: Canary Wharf

The popular Canary Wharf Children’s Art Trail has recently had a re-vamp, just in time for the warmer weather ahead. If you’re planning a day out to Canary Wharf, save some time for the kids to explore and discover the 12 pieces of art dotted around the estate. Click here to download the Children’s Art Trail

Follow the map (download above) to find them all and try to complete the testing tasks along the way.

Next weekend…

Easter Family Funfair at Mudchute Park & Farm

Saturday 23 April, 13:00 – 18:00
Location: Mudchute

The Covenant University Alumni Association – UK Chapter have put on a wonderful event for the weekend after Easter on Saturday 23rd April. The funfair, held at Mudchute Park & Farm will be loads of fun for the family with Easter egg hunts, games, food/drink, craft stalls and much more.

General admission: £11.37
Pre-booking via Eventbrite is essential.

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