History at The Athenaeum : Dawn Geddes
This months Mayfair Insider series features Freelance Journalist Dawn Geddes, who tells of her family stay at The Athenaeum
12th March 2019
Join us at The Athenaeum this Easter for some Easter-inspired chocolate experiences that promise to be bags of fun for the whole family. Our Afternoon Tea will have a few chocolatey twists for the occasion, plus a giant chocolate Easter egg in our lobby will be smashed up by all our kiddie guests as Easter draws to a close. We’ll also be running an Easter Egg Hunt in Green Park for families staying with us on Easter Sunday.
Throughout the Easter school holidays, take the children to Hyde Park for a free daily event. Spring to Life gives children the chance to learn more about the spring season, which includes exploring the wildlife garden and embarking on a spring nature trail.
This annual spring and summer festival of performing arts by the river has some brilliant family-friendly shows going on over the Easter weekend. Underbelly Festival Southbank is playing host to performances including Monstersaurus!, Chores and Comedy Club 4 Kids over the Easter break. It promises to be a whale of a time for the whole family!
Just after Easter this year on Tuesday 23 April is the Feast of St George – a celebration of England’s national day. Trafalgar Square is where wonderful festivities can be found, with free children’s activities and a whole host of food stalls to sate the appetite.
Head over to the Southbank Centre between Good Friday and Easter Sunday for an immersive sound experience for children. Soundpit gives children the opportunity to play in giant sandpits that are illuminated with graphics, where they can also create music through their movements!
This museum of natural history and anthropology is a fascinating spot to visit for the whole family. On Easter Saturday and Sunday, the Horniman Museum is coming to life even more than usual, with a fun-filled Easter fair. There’s an Easter trail, craft-making workshop, storytelling, face-painting and much more.
The Warner Bros. Studio Tour London goes behind the scenes of the Harry Potter films. Step into the sets of some of the most iconic Harry Potter moments, explore the props, costumes, special effects and more. Tickets here sell out fast, but there are still a few left for Good Friday.
Head over to the Science Museum throughout the Easter school holidays for an interactive gallery of the science and maths that shape our everyday lives. With 50 exhibits, seven different zones, live experiments and science shows, Wonderlab is a great way to channel the children’s’ energy over the Easter break.
Make your way to the Prince Edward theatre over Easter with the whole family for this classic Disney show. Aladdin the Musical follows the story of Aladdin, Princess Jasmine, a magic lamp and the Genie in a colourful theatre performance.
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