Low Cost/No Cost Family Fun in London

Low Cost/No Cost Family Fun in London

Museum of London – Easter holiday workshops

150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN, www.museumoflondon.org.uk

Nearest tubes: Barbican and St Paul’s

Balloon-ing around – Free drop in Age 5+  31st March – 9th April

From folding bicycles to electric cars, Londoners have been whizzing around the city in ever more creative ways. Put yourself into the shoes of an inventor and design a cool gadget to keep Londoners on the move in the future. What kind of futuristic transport would you invent? Learn how to make your inventions move using balloons and elastic bands. This is a drop-in workshop, so stop by anytime between 12.30-2pm, 2.30-4pm

.Storytelling Take a journey to the future. Free drop in for age 5+   31st  March – 6th April

One night a young girl dreams of a future where the London she knows has been badly damaged. Follow the little girl as she travels on her bed through a London ravished by pollution. Will her dream change how she feels about protecting the future of London? This story is an adaptation of Chris van Allsberg’s Just A Dream. This is a promenade performance through the galleries and will last about 30 minutes.

Plenty of fish. Free drop-in Age 5+ Plenty of fish. 2nd – 10th April

Consider a future London where everything is underwater. Build models, make collages or draw pictures to show what London might be like in this watery future. How will future Londoners adapt? This is a drop-in workshop so stop by anytime between 12.30-2pm or 2.30-4pm.

Be quick Nelly Free drop in age 5+  3 – 11 April 

Nelly Norris is the inventor of the moveable phone and other fantastic objects but she’s not very happy. She has spent years inventing things a week too late! Hear how Nelly has been losing out to things with the worst names and see if you can help her come up with a new idea? She’s determined to get in there first this time! Each performance is 30 minutes long.

Chick’s Great EGGscape - Bank of England Museum

FREE (All Ages)

Threadneedle St (entrance in Bartholomew Lane), EC2R 8AH / 020 7601 5545/ www.bankofengland.co.uk/museum

Nearest Tube: Bank

3rd – 13th April, 10am-4.30pm

The Chicks’ are on the loose in the Museum searching for the giant golden egg. Join the hunt to see if you can find the hidden egg and chick’s by following the trail around the Museum. Children can then get creative and become their favourite Easter animal by decorating a mask or finger puppet of their choice. There’s a chocolate egg for every child.

Digital workshops - British Museum

FREE (Age 7+) limited places sign up on the day at the Samsung centre in the museum.

44 Great Russell Street, WC1B 3DG / 020 7323 8000 / www.british museum.org

Nearest tube: Holborn/Russell Square

31st March – 11am - Innovation Lab

1st April – 11am - Egyptian Photo booth 11am

7th April –11am - Great Court Games

14th April – 11am – Little Feet: animal patterns

15th April – 11am – Exploring China

Pop Brixton

Sunday 1st April 1200 – 3pm

 49 Brixton Station Rd, Brixton, London SW9 8PQ www.pobrixton,org

FREE

Easter is here and we are taking over the incredible POP Brixton for 3 hours of FREE family fun.

Whether you’re the proud parent of a Lil Wayne, a Missy Elliot or a whole crew of Beastie Boys or Wee Papa Girls Rappers, this is the jam for you and yours.

With areas to dance (obviously), practice your graffiti, or just chill and enjoy a drink and a spit of lunch this is the Hip Hop hot spot for you and your Notorious K.I.D.

FUN DMC founder and resident Spin Doctor is joined by his regular side kick Russ Ryan and FUN DMC resident dance instructor Tama as we get everyone up and dancing while running competitions to give away our legendary FUN DMC gold chains.

All adults must be accompanied by a responsible child.

All ages welcome from 6 weeks to 60.

DJs: Spin Doctor & Russ Ryan plus… Dance Teacher || Graffiti Train || Hip-Hop Colouring In || Baby Play Area || Food Stalls || FUN DMC Stall || Book Stall ||

Horniman Museum – Easter Fair

Saturday 31st March and Sunday 1st April 1030 – 4.30pm

FREE

100 London Road, Forest Hill, London, SE23 3PQ/020 8699 1872/www.horniman.ac.uk

Buses: 176, 185, 197, 356, P4; Nearest station: Forest Hill.

Enjoy the Easter weekend at the Horniman with the whole family. Go on our Easter trail, create something crafty at our workshops, have your face painted and join in family activities across the gardens.  There will also be The Ugly Duckling Storytelling performances by Sandal Sticks Theatre at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm. Pre-book for this – maximum 2 adults per child. Tickets £5.00 per child, £1.00 per adult.

Join us in the Hands on Base to meet the most unlikely duckling hero and hear the story of the duck who was different. This much loved classic tale has been adapted into an interactive storytelling performance for the Horniman by Sandal Sticks Theatre. Featuring song and puppetry, The Ugly Duckling is a heart-warming tale for all the family.

Institute of Imagination Lab – Lambeth Autism Fayre

Saturday 7th April 10am – 5pm

Tickets: £3.00 (FREE to Lambeth residents)Book online www.ioi.london

Imagination Lab, The Workshop, 26 Lambeth High Street, SE1 7AG

Nearest tube: Vauxhall (12 minutes’ walk)

We’ve team up with the Lambeth branch of the National Autistic Society, for a day of activities in the Imagination Lab and the Engine Hall for children, adults, families, parents and professionals. If you are a Lambeth resident, you are eligible for free tickets. Please contact hello@ioi.london to request your discount code.

There will be sensory areas for children to play with texture, senses, nature and sound. There will also be a digital focus with robotics, virtual reality and coding activities. These activities are aimed at children with SEN and their siblings, so families can explore and play together. There will also be over 20 different stalls and activities to explore.

Wishing you all Happy Holidays!