Easter: The ELL guide to what’s on this weekend

Easter Bunny

Egg hunting, goats and more this Easter bank holiday. Pic: Superbass

Here is the Eastlondonlines essential guide to going out in our boroughs this Easter holiday weekend

Turning Earth Easter Ceramics Sale

Date: March 26

Time: 12pm - 6pm 

Cost: Free

Location: Turning Earth Studios, Railway Arches 361-362, Whiston Road, Hoxton


About: For one of our slightly more grown up Easter Weekend activities, Turning Earth’s Ceramics sale features the work of forty-two artists from London's largest co-work ceramics studio, who will be selling their work and demonstrating various techniques.

There will be live music by local klezma band The Turbans and street food on sale - along with lots of hot crossed buns and warm spiced cider!

Cadburys Easter egg hunt at Sutton House

Date: March 25 - April 10

Time: 12pm - 4.30pm

Cost: £1.50 per egg hunt + normal admission fees. 

Location: Sutton House and Breaker's Yard, 2 & 4 Homerton High St, Hackney, E9 6JQ

Link: More information and admission prices here

AboutNo Easter Holiday would be complete without an Egg Hunt!

Carly the caterpillar is looking for her dinner, but her very greedy bug friends have eaten all of her food and dropped leftovers all over Sutton House. Can you help Carly solve the clues to find the remaining Cadburys chocolate treat? All ages welcome

The Goat Race 

Date: March 27

Time: 12pm - 5pm

Cost: £0 - £13

Location: Spitalfields City Farm, Buxton Street, E1 5AR

Link: More information here and tickets here

AboutGet ready, because “London’s most famous pun-based animal satire sporting event” is back for it’s eighth year. The race sees two goats battle to the finish, representing Oxford and Cambridge – just like it’s more traditional river-based counterpart.

Gates at Spitalfields City Farm open at noon and there will be plenty of other entertainments, besides the race which takes place “at some point between 2pm and 5pm.”

A limited number of discount tickets are available for Tower Hamlets residents, purchase from the farm office

Easter Weekend Small Films Marathon

Date: March 25 - March 27

Time: 2pm - 4pm

Cost: Free

Location: V&A Museum of Childhood, Cambridge Heath Road, E2 9PA


AboutTalk a walk down memory lane with back-to-back screenings of Peter Firmin and Oliver Postgate’s animated classics including the Clangers, Bagpuss, Noggin the Nog and Ivor the Engine.

The Museum of Childhood is also offering fun craft-based workshops over the weekend. For details, follow the link above.

Easter in the Square

Date: March 26

Time: 3pm - 5pm

Cost: Free

Location: Purley Town Square, South Croydon


AboutA free event for all the family to enjoy, with music, drama, dance, crafts, and the all important egg hunt!

Bank Holiday Dance Fitness Party!

Date: March 28

Time: 10.30am - 5pm

Cost: £20

Location: The Hilton Hotel, 101 Waddon Way, Croydon, CR9 4HH

Link: More information and tickets here

AboutJust in time to burn off a few off those Easter eggs, for £20 you can join the Ultimate Fitness Warriors for a full day of health and fitness! Their 7 Core Fitness programme will have you moving to the rhythms of soca, funk, hip-hop and reggae, and to top it off there will be health check-ups, tips on nutrition and staying healthy, skincare and juices available.

Call 07960 348074 or 07581 583589 for more information. 

Easter fun day in Beckenham Place Park

Date: March 26

Time: 11am - 3pm

Cost: Free

Location: Beckenham Place Park, Beckenham Hill Road, Beckenham

Link: For maps and more information click here

About: Enjoy a day of family fun in Lewisham's largest park.

Activities include an Easter egg hunt, den building, a woodland quiz, guided nature walks, river dipping and a wildlife photography workshop. You can also see draft design plans for the park’s regeneration and give your views before the designs are finalised.

Horniman Easter Fayre

Date: March 26 - March 27

Time: 10.30am - 4pm

Cost: Free

Location: Horniman Museum and Gardens, 100 London Road, Forest Hill, SE23 3PQ


AboutJoin in the Easter fun at the Horniman!

Discover unique gifts in the arts and crafts markets, go on an Easter egg trail, hop your way around the gardens with the Horniman bunny, shop the farmer's market (Saturday only) and enjoy live music from Elvers on Sunday. A whole range of activities awaits kids and adults alike.

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