If you are planning on staying in London, now is the time to start thinking of activities for children and fun family things to do over the spring break which hopefully don’t cost the earth.
We have some ideas for you to start thinking about – if you know of any any other events, do comment or drop the information in at the school office.
Museum of London– they seem to have really upped their game this year and are offering lots of child and toddler friendly experiences at both the Museum of London (London Wall) and the Museum of London Docklands ( this one also has a great cafe, softplay area and very east to get via the DLR) . All the events are free but in some cases need booking. Here is an idea of what they are offering at the Museum of London:
Prehistoric animal adventure! Wed 11 Apr, 10.30-11am, 11.15-1145am, 2-2.30pm & 2.45-3.15pm : Come on a musical adventure around prehistoric London. Imagine elephants, mammoths and cave bears roaming around and help us to bring them to life through song, movement and music.6 months+
Useful or useless? Thu 5, Fri 6 & Sat 7 Apr, 12.30-2pm & 2.30-4pm: In this art workshop examine animal remains in our prehistoric gallery and use clues to guess what they are. 5+
Dulwich Picture Gallery Run sessions on the first and last Sunday of each month (2pm – 3.30pm)called Art Play – these are drop in sessions where children can try out all sorts of art and techniques – a chance to get creative with your children! This event costs £3 per child.
Dulwich Picture Gallery is also running a competition callled ‘My Family in Miniature’. Children can will a place on one of the gallery’s award winning courses. To enter, you must paint, photographs or draw your own miniature artwork depicting your family (anyone and everyone – aunts and pets if you fancy it) – closing date is 30th April 2012. Read more here
The Design Museum – holding a great looking course for 5-11 yr olds called Runabouts – children will get to design and build transport of the future – this event costs £4 and you will need to book – click here for more info
Coin Street Activities
Easter Sports Camp @ The Colombo Centre (Colombo St is just of Blackfriars Road). Monday 2nd April – Thursday 5th April, the Colombo Centre is offering both a Young Leader Award ( leadership training for 9 – 13yr olds – £5 cost) and Mini Tennis Camp ( daily coaching from Southwark Tennis Club – 2hr sessions costing £6/day or £20 for four sessions and suitable for 7 -11yr olds). Both courses need to be booked in advance – click here for more information