Pick of the Line: ELL’s best days out to help you make the most of the Easter weekend

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Saturday- Dinosaurs Unleashed Easter Egg Hunt @ O2 arena Greenwich

Step back in time and check out a completely different kind of eggs this Saturday at the Dinosaurs Unleashed exhibition in Meridian Gardens by the O2. This UK’s largest animatronic adventure allows you to walk around 25 life-size animated dinosaurs, so you can see what giants occupied the Earth 65 million years ago. And the creatures are really gigantic: Diplodocus is the size of three double-decker buses! Finally, as a budding palaeontologist you will be invited to hunt for dinosaur egg letters to spell out the names of the fascinating creatures.

Opening hours: 10am 6pm

Cost: £14.25 per adult, £11.25 for children aged 2 to 14. Tickets can be bought off O2 website, or at the O2centre.

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Easter Sunday – Egg hunt @ Mile End Park

This Sunday, hunt Easter eggs and enjoy the sun in Mile End Park with an “egg-citing programme” organised by Tower Hamlets Council. The Children’s Park in Locksley Street invites you to bring along any youngsters you may know, and help them test their (and your own) hunting skills to seek out special tokens hidden in the sand pit. The tokens later can be exchanged for tasty Easter chocolate eggs! So hurry, chocoholics!

The event is free.

Registration starts at 11:30, and the egg hunting begins at 12pm.

Photo: Andy G, flickr

Monday- Easter Fair and Egg Hunt @ Eltham Park South

Fingers crossed the weather will stay bright for the Easter Fair at Eltham Park. Fun for all the family with easter eggs hunts, children’s fair rides, bouncy castles, a BBQ and loads of other food stalls. Free entry for all.

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Tuesday- Screening of The Lost Boys @ Pop-up Nomad Cinema in Zippos Circus, Blackheath

“Sleep all day. Party all night. Never grow old. Never die. It’s fun to be a vampire.”

Rebelling against the new found Twilight obsessive vampire culture, the Nomad cinema is popping up in an eerie Blackheath circus for a screening of The Lost Boys. The venue promises mesmerising  and blood-curdling extras before the film.

The film starts at 7.30pm, doors open at 7pm. Tickets are £12.50 per person and are available in advance from the Nomad Cinema website.

The Brick Lane Gallery

Wednesday- Closing night of ART IN MIND @ The Brick Lane Gallery

It’s your last chance to see the dynamic grou exhibition ‘ART IN MIND’. The exhibition features 15 street and contemporary artists.

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Thursday- Camp Royale @ Clapham Common

AKA the ‘royal wedding sleepover’. It’s a weekend long mini festival starting on Thursday. Camp Royale is a secure campsite with all the joys of festival camping- portaloos and make-shift showers are promised. There’s free entry to a street party with everything from fish and chips to BBQs to celebrate the wedding weekend. There’s even stuff for the kids, including baloon modelling, face painting and garden game.

Prices for a three-night-pitch start from £75 and go all the way up to £3500 for a little more comfortable camping experience, so the decision is yours, glamping or camping? Are you too posh to pitch?

By Ema Globyte and Sophie Brown

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