Easter Half Term: A few things to do

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Easter half term is finally here, we have put together a few of our favourite things to do with the children over the next couple of weeks.


1. View the Shard

 We all have wanted to see what the top of the world would look like right? Well the views at the top of the Shard give us just a tiny glimpse. When not round up the children and take them on an exploration of the beautiful sights from the top of the Shard. To top it off you can treat them to a meal in the restaurant.


Why not find out how to book here: View from the Shard


2. World Street Food Festival Southbank


We love anything at the Southbank and this half term is no different. Why not try delicacies from different parts of the world?

“Showcasing the very best quality and most creative street food traders and celebrating the amazing multiculturalism of London’s street food scene, the World Street Food Festival will take place on the riverside, Queens Walk over the Easter Bank Holiday, from the 18th – 21st April.

The most dynamic, democratic and exciting expressions of a food culture are to be found on street level. With quality and passion firmly in the driving seat, at the World Street Food Festival you will find the best street food from all corners of the world!

Set within the heart of South Bank’s dynamic cultural hub, the World Street Food Festival will also feature a Craft Beer Bar, Wine Bar and Cocktail Bar as well as Live Music

Find out more here: World Food Festival


3. The Museum of Childhood:

Daydreams and Diaries: The Story of Jacqueline Wilson

5 April – 2 November 2014

This exhibition celebrates all things Jacqueline Wilson, giving you a chance to find out about her childhood, early career and what inspires 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. Find out about the inspiration behind them and hear how they have changed the lives of some of their readers.

You can explore a re-creation of Jacqueline’s childhood bedroom or make notes for your first novel on a chaise longue just like hers! Find out why Jacqueline loves writing books and what it’s like to work with wonderful illustrator Nick Sharratt.

– See more at: Museum of Childhood



The Children’s Trust

Tadworth Court, Tadworth KT20 5RU

01737 364303 01737 364303

Sat 19 Apr 12.00 – 4.00pm

Easter Fair  Peppa Pig is coming to spend the day at The Children’s Trust. She will be helping the Easter bunny and squirrel on the Easter egg hunt. There is plenty for everyone to do throughout the afternoon including an Easter egg hunt, arts and crafts, children’s go-karting, a funfair, and a shopping marquee.


5. Cooking with Cookie Crumbles

Taking place on the 8th and 16th April 2014.

Join the Cookie Crumbles team for a day of fun cooking. There will be yummy morsels to take home and plenty to taste during each workshop. 10am-1pm, 4-8yrs, £25, call Cookie Crumbles on 020 8876 9912 020 8876 9912, [email protected]

6. Dulwich Picture Gallery

Gallery Road SE21 7AD

020 8299 8732 020 8299 8732, [email protected]

First and last Sundays of March and April –  Family Sundays

On the first and last Sunday of every month families with a gallery ticket can enjoy a range of free drop-in activities. Get creative together at Artplay, a practical drop-in session, making everything from bunting to block prints. 2–4pm, no booking necessary

From  the 15th -17th  April. Fanciful Feathers

Create a range of bird inspired crafts from felted egg cosies to feathered headdresses. Explore a range of techniques including wirework, fabric collage and mixed media drawing with artist Erica Parrett. 6-8 years – 10.30am-12.30pm, 9-11 years – 2-4pm, £18