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Matilda the Musical
Clapham Common Easter Fun Fair
Clapham Common Easter Fun Fair
Easter at the London Eye
Daydreams And Diaries: The Story Of Jacqueline Wilson
Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Extremes at the Horniman Museum
Sadler's Wells Family Weekend - Rapunzel
English National Ballet: My First Ballet: Coppelia
Sadler's Wells Family Weekend - Deep in the Woods
Secret Agents Academy For Spies (Over 6s)
Easter at Kew
Theatre-Rites: Rubbish
Easter at Kew
Easter at Kew
Easter at Kew
Easter at Kew
Hetty Feather
The Velveteen Rabbit
Zippos Circus at Blackheath
Zippos Circus at Blackheath
 

 

Best-selling children's author Jacqueline Wilson is the subject of a Museum of Childhood exhibition, young audiences can get their first taste of ballet at the English National Ballet's 'Coppelia', and most of London's museums and art galleries are laying on special Easter themed activities so there's plenty to keep your little bunnies entertained this Easter.

 
 

English National Ballet: My First Ballet: Coppelia

Give young Angelina Ballerina fans their first taste of a live production.

English National Ballet 2: My First Ballet: Coppelia English National Ballet 2: My First Ballet: Coppelia Part of the 'My First Ballet' series - adapting ballet productions especially for younger audiences - the English National Ballet and English National Ballet School present a colourful version of comic ballet Coppelia. Set to the music of Delibes, the fairytale follows an eccentric toymaker and his relationship with a lifelike Coppelia doll. The 'My First Ballet' series - which encourages new audiences while giving valuable stage experience to English National Ballet students - offers young audiences a first taste of ballet through the magic of fairy tales, captivating music and beautiful dance. Check out our deals on tickets for My First Ballet: Coppelia which follows stagings of 'My First Sleeping Beauty' in 2011 and 2013's 'My First Cinderella'.
2014-04-082014-04-19 Where:
Peacock Theatre, Portugal Street, London London, WC2A 2HT
Category: Dance

Peacock Theatre, Portugal Street, Holborn, London, WC2A 2HT

Tube: Holborn Station, Covent Garden Station, Temple Station

 

Dates: 08th - 19th April 2014

 

Part of the 'My First Ballet' series - adapting ballet productions especially for younger audiences - the English National Ballet and English National Ballet School present a colourful version of comic ballet Coppelia. Set to the music of Delibes, the fairytale follows an eccentric toymaker and his relationship with a lifelike Coppelia doll. The 'My First Ballet' series - which encourages new audiences while giving valuable stage experience to English National Ballet students - offers young audiences a first taste of ballet through the magic of fairy tales, captivating music and beautiful dance. Check out our deals on tickets for My First Ballet: Coppelia which follows stagings of 'My First Sleeping Beauty' in 2011 and 2013's 'My First Cinderella'.

 
 
 

The Velveteen Rabbit

The classic story of a little boy and a very shy toy rabbit comes to the Unicorn this Easter.

The Velveteen Rabbit (Over 4s) The Velveteen Rabbit (Over 4s) "When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real." Well timed to coincide with Easter, the tale of a shy toy rabbit who longs for nothing more than to become real has been adapted from Margery Williams's The Velveteen Rabbit (or How Toys Become Real) for the Unicorn stage. Although first published over 90 years ago in 1922, this classic American tale still remains much-loved by today's young listeners and this contemporary adaptation directed by the Unicorn's artistic director, Purni Morell, promises to be a heart-warming tale for children aged four and over. 2014-03-212014-04-19 Where:
Unicorn Theatre, 147 Tooley Street, More London, London London, SE1 2HZ
Category: Theatre

Unicorn Theatre, 147 Tooley Street, More , London, SE1 2HZ

Tube: London Bridge Station

 

Dates: 21st March - 19th April 2014

 

"When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real." Well timed to coincide with Easter, the tale of a shy toy rabbit who longs for nothing more than to become real has been adapted from Margery Williams's The Velveteen Rabbit (or How Toys Become Real) for the Unicorn stage. Although first published over 90 years ago in 1922, this classic American tale still remains much-loved by today's young listeners and this contemporary adaptation directed by the Unicorn's artistic director, Purni Morell, promises to be a heart-warming tale for children aged four and over.

 
 
 

Daydreams And Diaries: The Story Of Jacqueline Wilson

Get to know the creator of Tracy Beaker, one of our most beloved writers for children.

Daydreams And Diaries: The Story Of Jacqueline Wilson Daydreams And Diaries: The Story Of Jacqueline Wilson This exhibition at the Museum of Childhood celebrates best-selling children's author Jacqueline Wilson, giving visitors the chance to learn out about her childhood, early career and what inspired her to write. The exhibition features original notebooks along with childhood toys, school reports and diaries. There are also extracts and illustrations from some of her best-loved books including The Story of Tracy Beaker, The Illustrated Mum and Hetty Feather. The exhibition will also feature contributions from readers, explaining the impact Wilson's book have had on their lives.
2014-04-052014-11-02 Where:
V & A Museum of Childhood, Cambridge Heath Road, London London, E2 9PA
Category: Exhibitions

V & A Museum of Childhood, Cambridge Heath Road, Tower Hamlets, London, E2 9PA

Tube: Bethnal Green Station

 

Dates: 05th April - 02nd November 2014

 

This exhibition at the Museum of Childhood celebrates best-selling children's author Jacqueline Wilson, giving visitors the chance to learn out about her childhood, early career and what inspired her to write. The exhibition features original notebooks along with childhood toys, school reports and diaries. There are also extracts and illustrations from some of her best-loved books including The Story of Tracy Beaker, The Illustrated Mum and Hetty Feather. The exhibition will also feature contributions from readers, explaining the impact Wilson's book have had on their lives. In addition, fans of Jacqueline Wilson's Hetty Feather can see their favourite character brought to life at the Rose Theatre Kingston this Easter.

 
 
 

Discover Children's Story Centre

This fantastic storytelling centre in Stratford runs Story Trails, Easter bonnet making and a Spy Academy.

Discover Children's Story Centre Discover Children's Story Centre Where:
, 383-387 High Street, Stratford, London London, E15 4QZ
Category: Attractions for Kids

383-387 High Street, Stratford, Stratford, London, E15 4QZ

Tube: Stratford Station

 
 

Discover, a fantastic storytelling centre in Stratford East, is open every day over the Easter holidays with classic spring-time stories in the garden, Easter bonnet making and a string of clues to solve from the Easter bunny leading to hidden chocolate eggs (from 18th to 21st April). As well as lots of stories there's the interactive Secret Agents - Spy Academy, ideal for over 6s, where little agents can don special spy kit for a Top Secret mission around Discover's Story Trail. There will also be author and illustrator visits from Jane Ray (Ahmed and the Feather Girl), Frann Preston-Gannon (The Journey Home, Dinosaur Farm) and Jo Hodgkinson (My Friend Nigel), as well as an exciting circus themed weekend before Easter on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th April.

 
 

Events at Discover Children's Story Centre

One Snowy Night
Now On

28th November to 24th December 2014 - 10.15am-4.30pm | 9, child 7, family 27.50

 

One cold winter's night, Percy finds squirrel, fox, badger and hedgehog shivering on his doorstep and he must find a way to help them. A Christmas tale based on Nick Butterworth's best-selling books.

Once There Was... The Wonderful World of Oliver Jeffers On Soon Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

27th September 2014 to 31st August 2015 | 5, child 5, family 18, concs 4.50

 
Seasonal Stories
On SoonFree Event

Sunday 28th December 2014 - 12.30pm-2.30pm | 5, family 18, concs/mems 4.50, under 2s Free

 

Join our Story Builders for some cozy winter tales over the Christmas holidays.

Seasonal Stories
On SoonFree Event

28th December 2014 to 4th January 2015 - 12.30pm-2.30pm | 5, concs 4.50, family 18, under 2s Free

 

Join our Story Builders for some cozy winter tales over the Christmas holidays: The Gruffalo's Child and Stick Man both by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

Wicked Wizards

Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th January 2015 - 11am-5pm | 5, child 5, concs 4.50, family 18

 

Watch out, wizards about! There's magical mayhem at Discover this weekend.

All events at Discover Children's Story Centre
 
 
 

Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story

Young scientists can see a skull from the earliest known Neanderthal in Britain.

Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story Look back at Britain long before the Romans, Saxons and Vikings arrived at the Natural History Museum's major exhibition, Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story. Rarely seen specimens on display include a skull from the earliest known Neanderthal in Britain, and the oldest wooden spear in the world. These and other remarkable objects from our past are brought to life using the latest scientific techniques and life-size models. Incredible finds from sites around Britain will reveal what life was really like one million years ago. In the words of Professor Chris Stringer, palaeontologist at the Museum and world-leading human origins expert: "From the earliest human fossils in Britain to one of the oldest wooden tools in the world, you will be surprised by the history hidden beneath your feet."
2014-02-132014-09-27 Where:
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London London, SW7 5BD
Category: Exhibitions

Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 5BD

Tube: South Kensington Station, Gloucester Road Station

 

Dates: 13th February - 27th September 2014

 

The Natural History Museum is a treasure trove of exploration for budding young scientists and this Easter their major exhibition, Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story, reveals what it was like to live in Britain long before the Romans, Saxons and Vikings arrived. Rarely seen specimens on display include a skull from the earliest known Neanderthal in Britain, and the oldest wooden spear in the world. These and other remarkable objects from our past are brought to life using the latest scientific techniques and life-size models. Incredible finds from sites around Britain will reveal what life was really like one million years ago. In the words of Professor Chris Stringer, palaeontologist at the Museum and world-leading human origins expert: "From the earliest human fossils in Britain to one of the oldest wooden tools in the world, you will be surprised by the history hidden beneath your feet." You can also see the ever popular dinosaurs and real life creatures in the Sensational Butterflies exhibition on the front lawn while you're here.

 
 
 

Hetty Feather

Phoebe Thomas is Hetty Feather as Jaqueline Wilson's most popular character is brought to life.

Hetty Feather Hetty Feather Jaqueline Wilson's Hetty Feather is brought to life on the stage at Rose Theatre Kingston this April. Adapted by scriptwriter Emma Reeves - known for CBBC's The Story of Tracy Beaker - the story follows Hetty after she escapes from the Foundling Hospital. Following her adventures from a squirrel house to the streets of Victorian London as she searches for her real mother, it's a terrific story that's ideal for all the family.

2014-04-052014-04-19 Where:
Rose Theatre Kingston, 24-26 High Street, Kingston upon Thames London, KT1 1HL
Category: Theatre

Rose Theatre Kingston, 24-26 High Street, Kingston upon Thames, London, KT1 1HL

Tube: Richmond Station

 

Dates: 05th - 19th April 2014

 

Jaqueline Wilson's Hetty Feather is brought to life on the stage at Rose Theatre Kingston this Easter featuring Phoebe Thomas (best known as nurse Maria Kendall in the BBC 1's Holby City) in the title role. Adapted by scriptwriter Emma Reeves - known for CBBC's The Story of Tracy Beaker - and directed by Sally Cookson, an associate artist of Bristol Old Vic and a prolific director of family theatre whose productions have included Peter Pan, Stick Man, and Aesop's Fables, the story follows Hetty after she escapes from the Foundling Hospital. Following her adventures from a squirrel house to the streets of Victorian London as she searches for her real mother, it's a terrific story that's ideal for children aged seven and above.

 
 
 

Theatre-Rites: Rubbish (Over 5s)

A renewed approach to discarded old objects.

Theatre-Rites: Rubbish Theatre-Rites: Rubbish Children aged five and above can enter an imaginary world that celebrates its rubbish. Created by leading children's theatre company Theatre-Rites, Rubbish creates a beautiful world from objects more usually found in a bin bag. The cast of four excavators create junk sculpture puppets and characters made from old washing up bottles, giving children a renewed approach to discarded old objects. 2014-04-112014-04-22 Where:
Southbank Centre: Purcell Room, Belvedere Road, London London, SE1 8XX
Category: Theatre

Southbank Centre: Purcell Room, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London, SE1 8XX

Tube: Waterloo Station, Embankment Underground Station

 

Dates: 11th - 22nd April 2014

 

Children aged five and above can enter an imaginary world that celebrates its rubbish at the Southbank Centre this Easter. Created by leading children's theatre company Theatre-Rites, Rubbish creates a beautiful world from objects more usually found in a bin bag. The cast of four excavators create junk sculpture puppets and characters made from old washing up bottles, giving children a renewed approach to discarded old objects.

 
 
 

Extremes at Horniman Museum

See how animals and plants survive in extreme conditions at the child-friendly Horniman Museum.

Extremes Extremes The Horniman Museum's latest exhibitions takes visitors on an expedition to see how animals and plants survive in extreme heat, cold, dryness and constant darkness or with little oxygen. Extremes features some of the animals that live in these environments and allows the visitors to see films that make them shiver, feel the air-conditioning inside the ostrich's beak, try to keep up with the drinking speed of a camel or see how much fat they have compared with a seal. It mixes hands-on experiences including games and experiments, with films and taxidermy animal specimens.
2014-02-152014-11-02 Where:
Horniman Museum, 100 London Road, London London, SE23 3PQ
Category: Exhibitions

Horniman Museum, 100 Road, London, SE23 3PQ

Tube: Denmark Hill Station

 

Dates: 15th February - 02nd November 2014

 

The Horniman Museum's latest exhibitions takes visitors on an expedition to see how animals and plants survive in extreme heat, cold, dryness and constant darkness or with little oxygen. Extremes features some of the animals that live in these environments and allows the visitors to see films that make them shiver, feel the air-conditioning inside the ostrich's beak, try to keep up with the drinking speed of a camel or see how much fat they have compared with a seal. It mixes hands-on experiences including games and experiments, with films and taxidermy animal specimens. Also worth a look are the Horniman Gardens, which are set on 16 acres and have a mix of formal and natural landscaping.

 
 
 

Matilda the Musical

Children will love the hugely successful show based on the Roald Dahl book

Matilda The Musical Matilda The Musical Matilda The Musical The Royal Shakespeare Company's musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's celebrated children's book Matilda is a big hit at the Cambridge Theatre in London's West End. Directed by Matthew Warchus and adapted by seasoned playwright Dennis Kelly and the award-winning Australian musical comedian Tim Minchin, Matilda has been described by WhatsOnStage as "a piece which is by turns riotously funny and gut-wrenchingly poignant". The eagerly anticipated production - which tells the story of a special little girl with an extraordinary imagination - stars Lauren Ward as Miss Honey, Bertie Carvel as Miss Trunchball, Joise Walker as Mrs Wormwood and Paul Kaye as Mr Wormwood. Book tickets now to see Matilda The Musical at the Cambridge Theatre London. The show lives up to expectations and thrills and delights both adults and children alike, and is winning plaudits as this winter's must-see theatrical event. The Telegraph theatre critic Charles Spencer gave Matilda five stars, claiming it was "the best British musical since Billy Elliot that will surely be the toast of the West End. I predict that this show will be unstoppable."

2011-10-182015-05-24 Where:
Cambridge Theatre, Earlham Street, Seven Dials, London London, W1D 7DY
Category: Theatre

Cambridge Theatre, Earlham Street, Seven Dials, Soho, London, W1D 7DY

Tube: Piccadilly Circus Station, Leicester Square Station

 

Dates: 18th October 2011 to 24th May 2015 - Various Times

 

The hugely successful show based on the Roald Dahl book about a little girl with special powers won an unprecedented seven Olivier awards last year and continues to draw in audiences young and old. Directed by Matthew Warchus and adapted by seasoned playwright Dennis Kelly and the award-winning Australian musical comedian Tim Minchin, Matilda has been described by WhatsOnStage as "a piece which is by turns riotously funny and gut-wrenchingly poignant". The Telegraph theatre critic Charles Spencer gave Matilda five stars, claiming it was "the best British musical since Billy Elliot that will surely be the toast of the West End. I predict that this show will be unstoppable." With a Broadway production due to open this Easter, he's been proved right.

 
 
 

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

A sweet theatre treat for all the family.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Nominated for a staggering seven gongs in the 2014 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory tells the heart-warming tale of Charlie Bucket and his fortunate discovery of a life-changing golden ticket. First we meet his poverty stricken but happy family, his four grandparents huddled together for warmth in one double bed and his parents struggling to feed the family. The tale takes a dramatic turn when Charlie pulls back the wrapper of his favourite chocolate bar to reveal the coveted ticket. This much loved Roald Dahl story was revived in a Tim Burton movie starring Johnny Depp, and now makes the bold move from screen to stage in a critically acclaimed production directed by Sam Mendes, with original music from Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. A huge West End hit since May 2013 Theatre Royal Drury Lane is filled with "dazzling light displays and projections" (The Telegraph), a surreal mix of giant lollipops and human blueberries. But "by far the greatest fun is to be had from the Oompa Loompas," says The Telegraph. "They alone are worth the price of admission." Tickets for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory are on sale now. After the successful transition of Dahl's Matilda The Musical to the West End, this equally joyous and bizarre Dahl tale has become another success story for the British author behind classic children's books including The BFG and James and the Giant Peach.
2013-05-222015-05-30 Where:
Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Catherine Street, London London, WC2B 5JF
Category: Theatre

Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Catherine Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 5JF

Tube: Covent Garden Station, Holborn Station, Temple Station

 

Dates: 22nd May 2013 to 30th May 2015

 

We are spoilt for choice with not one but two Roald Dahl dramatisations on the London stage. After the successful transition of Dahl's Matilda The Musical to the West End, this equally joyous and bizarre tale has become a welcome addition to Theatreland. Who could forget the heart-warming tale of forlorn little Charlie Bucket and his poverty stricken family? His four grandparents huddled together for warmth in one double bed and his parents struggling to feed the family. The tale takes a dramatic turn when Charlie pulls back the wrapper of his favourite chocolate bar to reveal a life-changing golden ticket. This much loved Roald Dahl story was recently revived in a Tim Burton movie starring Johnny Depp, and now makes the bold move from screen to stage in a new production directed by Sam Mendes, with original music from Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. Since it started at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in May 2013 this sweet theatrical treat has been filling the auditorium with "dazzling light displays and projections" (The Telegraph), a surreal mix of giant lollipops and human blueberries. But "by far the greatest fun is to be had from the Oompa Loompas," says The Telegraph. "They alone are worth the price of admission." Tickets for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory are on sale now.

 
 
 

Sadler's Wells Family Weekend - Rapunzel

Sadler's Wells' annual two-day Family Weekend festival takes place on 18th and 19th April.

BalletLORENT: Rapunzel (Over 7s) BalletLORENT: Rapunzel (Over 7s) balletLORENT returns to Sadler's Wells' annual two-day Family Weekend festival with a special adaptation of Rapunzel narrated by actress Lesley Sharp. This modern dance-theatre version of the Brothers Grimm fairytale, suitable for children aged 7 and above, has been rewritten by poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy and is directed and choreographed by Liv Lorent. We've got tickets on offer for the enchanting production which reveals a darker and more mystical side of the classic fairytale. With music from Doctor Who's Murray Gold and costumes by Game of Thrones' Michele Clapton, it doesn't get any more magical than this. 2014-04-182014-04-19 Where:
Sadler's Wells Theatre, Rosebery Avenue, London London, EC1R 4TN
Category: Dance

Sadler's Wells Theatre, Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell, London, EC1R 4TN

Tube: Angel Station

 

Dates: 18th - 19th April 2014

 

Actress Lesley Sharp narrates a modern dance-theatre version of Rapunzel by balletLORENT who have adapted the Brothers Grimm fairytale into a dance piece for all the family and we've got special ticket offers for the show which is part of Sadler's Wells' annual two-day Family Weekend festival. This year's festival takes place on the Easter weekend, 18th and 19th April 2014, and includes family friendly performances and an array of activities happening all over the building, offering entertainment for all ages. Rapunzel (suitable for children aged 6 and over) takes inspiration from the darker themes of the story, the choreography is by Liv Lorent, with Carol Ann Duffy supplying the scenario narrative and Murray Gold the music. It's one of two shows by acclaimed dance companies and runs along with gobbledegook's Deep in the Woods, ideal for younger audiences (aged 2 to 5) which intertwines shadow play, interactive video installations, contemporary dance and acrobatics.

 
 
 

Clapham Common Easter Fun Fair

The family friendly fun fair returns for the holiday period.

Clapham Common Fun Fair Clapham Common Fun Fair The Clapham Common Fun Fair returns this Easter with its dodgems, waltzer, carousel and white-knuckle rides. Dating back to the 15th Century, funfair folk used to entertain soldiers training on the common, in order to continue the tradition, families are now being given a fun filled day out. With its new value for money wristbands, parents can pay one upfront fee and children can go round and round until their hearts content. 2014-04-052014-04-27 Where:
Clapham Common, Windmill Drive, London London, SW4 9DE
Category: Kids Events

Clapham Common, Windmill Drive, London, SW4 9DE

Tube: Clapham South Station

 

Dates: 05th - 27th April 2014

 

The Clapham Common Fun Fair returns this Easter with its dodgems, waltzer, carousel and white-knuckle rides. Dating back to the 15th Century, funfair folk used to entertain soldiers training on the common, in order to continue the tradition, families are now being given a fun filled day out. With its new value for money wristbands, parents can pay one upfront fee and children can go round and round until their hearts content.

 
 
 

Easter at the London Eye

Edwin the Easter Bunny rustles up mini chocolate eggs.

Easter at the London Eye Easter at the London Eye This Easter weekend Edwin the Easter bunny and his friends will be taking over the London Eye to provide families with some choctastic entertainment. Accompanied by his band of mini-bunny workers, Edwin will be challenged to make as many mini eggs as possible for visitors. As well as the free mini Hotel Chocolat eggs, those riding the London Eye will also get to meet bouncing stilt walkers and circus performers. Adults can opt for Hotel Chocolat Tasting Experience which includes a guided chocolate and truffle tasting adventure from Hotel Chocolat, or an Afternoon Tea Experience with an Easter twist.
2014-04-052014-04-21 Where:
London Eye , Jubilee Gardens, South Bank, London London, SE1 7PB
Category: Seasonal

London Eye , Jubilee Gardens, South Bank, South Bank, London, SE1 7PB

Tube: Embankment Underground Station, Westminster Station, Waterloo Station

 

Dates: 05th - 21st April 2014

 

This Easter weekend Edwin the Easter bunny and his friends will be taking over the London Eye to provide families with some choctastic entertainment. Accompanied by his band of mini-bunny workers, Edwin will be challenged to make as many mini eggs as possible for visitors. As well as the free mini Hotel Chocolat eggs, those riding the London Eye will also get to meet bouncing stilt walkers and circus performers. Adults can opt for Hotel Chocolat Tasting Experience which includes a guided chocolate and truffle tasting adventure from Hotel Chocolat, or an Afternoon Tea Experience with an Easter twist.

 
 
 

Zippos Circus

Guinness World Record-holding strongman Hercules comes to Blackheath this Easter.

Zippos Circus Zippos Circus Zippos Circus comes to Blackheath in south east London this Easter presenting musical clowns the Rastellis, Guinness World Record-holding strongman Hercules and springboard and pole acrobats group the Tropicana Troupe of Cuban. Contortionist ODKA and equestrian Summer also join this well-loved travelling company which specialises in old fashioned entertainment and has been touring the country for more than 25 years. As always, proceedings will be led by ringmaster Norman Barrett, MBE. A popular part of Winter Wonderland which comes to London's Hyde Park every winter, Zippos isn't just for the kids, it's a genuine family show that people of all ages will enjoy.
2014-04-102014-04-22 Where:
Blackheath Common, Shooters Hill Road, London London, SE3 0UA
Category: Kids Events

Blackheath Common, Shooters Hill Road, London, SE3 0UA

Tube: New Cross Station (East London line closed. Bus service operates)

 

Dates: 10th - 22nd April 2014

 

Zippos Circus comes to Blackheath in south east London this Easter presenting musical clowns the Rastellis, Guinness World Record-holding strongman Hercules and springboard and pole acrobats group the Tropicana Troupe of Cuban. Contortionist ODKA and equestrian Summer also join this well-loved travelling company which specialises in old fashioned entertainment and has been touring the country for more than 25 years. As always, proceedings will be led by ringmaster Norman Barrett, MBE. Zippos isn't just for the kids, it's a genuine family show that people of all ages will enjoy.

 
 
 

Easter at Kew

The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre comes to Kew this Easter.

Easter at Kew Easter at Kew Easter at Kew Roald Dahl's much-loved tale Charlie and the Chocolate Factory comes to life at Kew Gardens for Easter 2014 with chocolate-y stories and activities brought to you by the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre in Great Missenden. As well as chocolate workshops with arts and crafts activities from Saturday 5th until Monday 21st April, there's a traditional Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday 20th April 2014 when you can collect tokens from around the gardens to pick up a chocolate treat from the Easter Bunny. Create your own Willy Wonka-inspired chocolate bar in the Chocolate Room with the help of a chef from the Roald Dahl Museum cafe. Join Willy Wonka and his head Oompa-Loompa in the Inventing Room for songs and music from 11am until 4pm daily. Go nuts colouring in and drawing in the Nut Room, near the Waterlily House. Or immerse yourself in revolting rhymes told by storytellers from the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre in the Princess of Wales Conservatory film room. A great way to celebrate 50 years of Charlie Bucket and Willy Wonka and keep the kids entertained this Easter.
2014-04-052014-04-21 Where:
Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens), Kew, Richmond, London London, TW9 3AB
Category: Kids Events

Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens), Kew, Richmond, London, TW9 3AB

Tube: Kew Gardens Station

 

Dates: 05th - 21st April 2014

 

Roald Dahl's much-loved tale Charlie and the Chocolate Factory comes to life at Kew Gardens for Easter 2014 with chocolate-y stories and activities brought to you by the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre in Great Missenden. As well as chocolate workshops with arts and crafts activities from Saturday 5th until Monday 21st April, there's a traditional Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday 20th April 2014 when you can collect tokens from around the gardens to pick up a chocolate treat from the Easter Bunny. Create your own Willy Wonka-inspired chocolate bar in the Chocolate Room with the help of a chef from the Roald Dahl Museum cafe. Join Willy Wonka and his head Oompa-Loompa in the Inventing Room for songs and music from 11am until 4pm daily. Go nuts colouring in and drawing in the Nut Room, near the Waterlily House. Or immerse yourself in revolting rhymes told by storytellers from the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre in the Princess of Wales Conservatory film room. A great way to celebrate 50 years of Charlie Bucket and Willy Wonka and keep the kids entertained this Easter.

 
 
 
 
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