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The Athenaeum trip into London

14th February 2020

Easter Extravaganza

This Easter Egg hunt with a difference is hosted at The Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace between 11 and 13 April 2020. As well as following a treasure trail around the Royal Mews to win chocolate prizes, children can make Easter arts and crafts too, such as jewel-covered Easter eggs.

royal mews

My First Ballet: Cinderella

A production especially for children by the English National Ballet and the English National Ballet School, this special adaptation of Cinderella will truly thrill the little ones. Held at Sadler’s Wells, a shortened version of the ballet complete with a narrator will give children aged three and up a first taste of going to the ballet.

My First Ballet Cinderella

Chocolate making

Teach the kids some culinary skills while celebrating the month of chocolate with a family-friendly chocolate making class at Rococo Chocolates, Belgravia. Perfect for families with children aged five and over, chocolate making sessions here involve getting hands-on and tasting plenty of treats.

Chocolate making

FAO Schwartz

Europe’s largest store by the iconic toy brand is located inside Selfridge’s on Oxford Street, and promises hours of fun over Easter. Visit the Pit Crew to create a personalised toy racing car, book a session to play the floor piano with your feet, and be wowed by resident magicians at Marvin’s Magic stall. You could even bring the kids along too!

 

FAO Schwartz

ZooKeeper Experiences

Hop just over the river to Battersea Park Children’s Zoo and book a one-to-one experience with a friendly zookeeper. With sessions available for children aged five and over, the kids will help look after some of the animals and get a behind-the-scenes look at the zoo. There are still dates available over the Easter holidays.

battersea zoo

Art Detectives

Ideal for helping all members of the family enjoy art, the Royal Academy of Arts (RA) has Art Detectives sketchbooks to use in a number of its exhibitions. With activities and innovative ways to help you discuss art as a family, this is a brilliant exploration of art for adults and children.

Art detectives

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