ELL’s guide to local Easter holiday actvities for kids

Pic: Pål Berge

Pic: Pål Berge

The Easter holidays are upon us, meaning two weeks of freedom from school for the children and two weeks of extra stress for  the parents trying to keep them entertained. We hope that our guide to Easter activities on the East London Line will help. In our boroughs you’ll find something for everyone, whether your child likes to write, play football or dance.



Hackney Childrens theatre, Easter performance workshop

Tuesday, 02 April 2013 – Saturday, 06 April 2013 10.am & 2:00 pm – 12.am & 4:00 pm.

Children aged between 4 and 10 years can join a workshop at the St John at Hackney Church with professional choreographers and make two different dance pieces and perform them on the final day of the workshop. Booking is essential, contact hct@adrenalindance.com.

Cost: £25 per child per week.

SHEL Easter Multi Sport & Health Camp

Monday, 08 April 2013 – Friday, 12 April 2013 10.00am – 3.00pm.

There will be five days of multi-sport and health activities for 7-13 year olds at the Sports Centre, Falkirk Street. All abilities welcome for basketball, football athletics, street dance, ice-skating and more. Information on health, education and positive life is also available. Contact: email: shel@generalworldsports.com; Telephone: 02082576816

Cost: £30 per child per week.

The Geffrye Museum

Tuesday, 09 April 2013 – Friday, 12 April 2013 10.30am – 12.30pm.

The Geffrye museum is offering a variety of seasonal activities! Bake herbal cakes, join the treasure hunt around the gardens and take part in various arty activities.

Contact: Email: bookings@geffrye-museum.org.uk Telephone: 020 7739 9893


Tower Hamlets

Victoria Park

Saturday, April 7 12pm.

Victoria Park will host a day of egg hunting, arts and crafts and Easter games. Participants are asked to meet at the Victoria and Alexandra Playground Building.

Contact: call 020 8533 2057.

Mile End Park

Sunday, April 8.

There is a very popular egg hunt happening at Mile End Park. Last year the event attracted 300 children, who had to search for tokens in the sand pit. Tokens are then exchanged for chocolate!

Call: 020 7093 2253.

The Urban Adventure Base

Wednesday, April 11 and Thursday, April 12.

For the more competitive and active young people, aged 13-19 can try a wide range of sports for free from 2pm-9:30pm. Archery, cycling, skate boarding, rock climbing, table tennis and kayaking is available.

For more details, contact 020 7364 0925



Green Candle Dance Company: No Fear!

6 April 11.30am to 2.30pm.

A lighthearted and funny dancing production about learning to laugh in the face of fear is coming to the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.

Cost: Show: adults £8, children £5 Workshop and show: adults £10, children £8

Booking information

Contact: Box office
Tel: 020 8305 9300

Website: http://trinitylaban.ac.uk/labantheatre

Arthur’s Dream Boat

A “magical” stage adoption of the book by Polly Dunbar is coming to The Albany, Deptford. Open to families with children aged 3-7, tickets cost £7 or £24 for a family ticket.

Contact the venue to book: 020 8692 4446

Daily Sports Activities in Lewisham

April 2 – April 13.

Teachsport, in partnership with Fusion leisure centre and Lewisham Council, is offering daily sports activites in Ladywell, Deptford, Forest Hill and Sydenham. Children aged 6-14 are welcome. Sesions fun 9:30am-4:30am and cost £10 a day for multisport sessions and £5 a day for dance and drama sessions. Discounts for advanced multi-day bookings.

To book call 020 8659 5535 or visit communityteachsport.org



Creepy London – Teenage Writing Workshop

11 April 3:00pm

A writing workshop will take place at Purley Library to help teenagers hone their story writing skills.

Contact Purley Library for your free ticket: 020 8726 6900

 Future Stars

April 8 to April 10.

St Andrew’s High School is hosting a performing arts camp, in conjunction with The Children’s University, for children aged 6-8. The camp will teach skills in acting, dancing and singing.

Book now online:


Athletic Munchkins Open Day

13 April.

Bishop Justus Church of England School, Magpie Hall lane, Bromley BR2 8HZ

Bishop Justus Church of England School is offering a day of sport to boys and girls ages 2-7. Training in running, jumping, throwing and much more is available. To register your child’s place for free contact: info@munchkinsportsltd.com


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