Easter Holidays


The V&A Museum have a new, three-times-daily pop-up performance that celebrates Spring in dance form, a digital photo booth where families can use green-screen technology to transport themselves into a Botticelli painting, and an opportunity to create your own, Botticelli-inspired piece of art.  Free, March 25–April 3.

The Geffrye Museum is running more of its hugely popular workshops through the holidays. Get there early to decorate cushions, create a garden in a jar, print a garden-inspired tote bag, or make chocolate treats. Plus loads more. There are also interactive singing and story sessions for younger kids. Free. April 5–8.

There’s a wild series of Discovery Days in Hyde Park’s Education Centre. On March 30 and 31 find out about where creatures like to live, go pond-dipping, follow a nature trail, and create a ‘habitat in a box’. On April 6 and 7, craft a flower on a stick or make a daisy bookmark. follow a flowery discovery trail, and plant a seed in a pot to take home. Free, £1 suggested donation.

Young geologists should hop aboard the Grant Museum’s Geo-Bus, where they can design an earthquake-proof building, look at fossils, and try to predict when a volcano will erupt. Free,  April 5.

The excellent Ragged School Museum has gone science crazy. As well as exploring the classroom and Victorian kitchen, you can find out how discoveries made in the 19th century changed our world forever. Free, March 30-31. April 6-7.

If you’re headed to the Imperial War Museum, build time into your schedule to make your own helmet-themed animation, based on a Victorian toy called a Thaumatrope. Free, March 25–April 10

Morden Hall Park has some springy activities including a rubber duck race, paint-printing classes and planting. Plus there’s the wonderful grounds and buildings to explore. Free, March 30–April 7.

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