Things to do with kids – Easter Holidays 2024

Hey there, lovely mamas!

I’m so excited to share with you all the fantastic happenings for kids this Easter holiday in 2024! From delightful museum outings to gallery adventures, there’s something for every little one to enjoy, and the best part? Many of these events won’t cost you a penny!

Living in or near London means we’re spoiled for choice when it comes to family-friendly activities, so let’s make the most of this Easter break and create some wonderful memories with our little ones. Whether it’s exploring history, getting creative with art, or simply enjoying quality time together, there’s plenty to keep us all entertained.

So, grab your calendars and get ready to fill them with fun-filled Easter adventures! Let’s make this holiday one to remember for our kiddos. 🐣💐

Click the bold underlined texts for links!

Meet the Romans | British Museum
5 April
FREE, drop-in
Meet Roman re-enactors and living historians

Photo from the British Museum website

Spring Family Festival | National Portrait Gallery
4-5 & 11-12 April
FREE, drop-in
Badge making, storytelling, drawing and crafts
(Full programme coming soon)

Photo from National Portrait Gallery website

Eggs-quisite Easter crafts | Bank of England Museum
2-5 & 8-12 April
FREE, drop-in
Colour in a rabbit/sheep/chick mask and complete an Easter-themed activity (and win a small edible prize)

Photo from Bank of England Museum website

Half-term events | Garden Museum
– Branch Out Imaginary Plants Printing: 4 April (FREE drop-in, sign-up on a first come first served basis)

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– Branch Out Wiggly Wild Show: 11 April (FREE drop-in, sign-up on a first come first served basis)

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– Other sessions (currently fully booked, join waitlist): Canvas bag painting (2 April), Pot painting (3 April), Holiday cookery workshops (4, 9, 10, 11 April), Geli Plate Printing (9 April), Clay tile printing (10 April)

Half-term events | National Army Museum: all FREE, drop-in

Marching Orders: New Perspectives (30 March), Survival (9-12 April)

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Operation Survival: Giant Board Game (2-5 April)

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ZooLab: Meet Amazing Animals (4, 10 April, Collect a free ticket at the Welcome Desk)

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– Meet Soldiers from the Past (31 March, 9-12 April, ): 20-minute character actor performances

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Time Travel Easter Trail | Old Naval College
29 March – 14 April
£3 (no booking necessary)
With the self-led activity booklet, complete the trail for the chocolate prize.

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Pom pom fun! | Museum of London Docklands
3-5 and 10-12 April
FREE, drop-in
Creating own pom pom accessory

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Easter holidays events | National Maritime Museum
31 March – 14 April
FREE, drop-in
So many family events prepared, including spring flowers, sea life puppets, preservation paintings, future travels, postcards for our planet, protecting the poles, hope and regeneration, rock pool habitats, parkside creations, sea-saving superheroes, and mapping migration

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Holiday to Space | Royal Observatory
4 April
£5 per child
Planetarium show and interactive workshop

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Weaving the seas | Queen’s House
4 & 13 April
FREE, drop-in
weaving workshop (contribute to a large scale sea tapestry & create your own miniature tapestry to take home)

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Jurassic Encounters: Animal Show | Natural History Museum
10 April
Adult £8 & Child £8
Animal handling show to meet the modern-day relatives of the animals that lived alongside dinosaurs

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Construct and play with Leap Then Look | National Gallery
2 & 3 April
FREE, drop-in
Build sculptures, explore shape, scale and colour in this curiosity-filled space

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UNIQLO Tate Play: Yoko Ono, Do it Yourself | Tate Modern
30 March – 14 April
FREE, drop-in
Imaginative play with making, movement and music

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Story Space & Play Studio | Tate Britain
Open every weekend and Thursdays during term-time
Open everyday during school holidays
Explore and test out ways of making and play together as a family

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Various events and workshops | Young V&A

<Pop-up Performance: Club Origami>
1 April
£5 (Booking essential)

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<Family Workshop: Playable Origami>
3-5 April
£12 (booking essential)

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<Family Workshop: Clay Yokai Creatures>
3-5 April
£12 (booking essential)

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<Make-Lab Workshop: Paper Theatre with Aya Nakamura>
9 April

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Easter holiday events | Postal Museum
FREE, drop-in with museum ticket
– Mini Designers: Design your own postie board game | 3-5 April
– Mini Creators: Learn how to sew a patch | 10-12 April

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Easter Holiday: Plants and Poems | London Transport Museum
– Storytelling sessions (drop-in): 30 March, 1, 5, 6, 8, 12, & 13 April
– Creative writing workshop (drop-in): 29-31 March, 5-7 & 12-14 April
– Art and science workshop (drop-in): 2-4 & 9-11 April
– Museum gallery tour (drop-in): 1-4 & 8-11 April

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Half-term events | Museum of the Order of St John
– Ambulance Trains (2 April, FREE, booking essential): BOOK HERE
(*This is a sensory friendly events for autistic and neurodiverse families)
– Saving Lives, Saving Memories (3 April, FREE, drop-in)
– Who’s Behind You! Stop Motion Animation (10 April, FREE, booking essential): BOOK HERE

Family Studio: Armada | Royal Academy of Arts
31 March
FREE, drop-in

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Interactive exhibition and family activity | Orleans House Gallery

<Play Works>
2 March – 14 April
FREE (recommended to BOOK HERE during weekends and half term)
Play in the interactive exhibition with masks, ribbons, costumes, blocks, balls, and buckets

Photo from Orleans House Gallery website

<Let’s Get Creative>
6-7 April
(Further details available closer to the time)

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Play Lab: Water Binds Us | Mosaic Rooms
2 March – 16 June (sensory play space as an exhibition)
11 April (workshop for families, booking links coming soon )

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Easter holiday activities | Hackney Museum
2-13 April
FREE drop-in
Create placards, signs and pictures to show how you feel about the Adventure Playgrounds exhibition and play in the exhibition with loose parts play

Time Travel Craft Club | National Archives
2 & 4 April

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Spring Family Fun | Southbank Centre

Including family reggae dance, Paddington Film in Concert, Roof Garden for nature and performances, many shows, Family street dance jam, family trail,

<Family Reggae Dance>
29 March
FREE, drop-in

Photo from Southbank Centre website

<In the Spring Garden>
3 April
FREE, drop-in

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Dragons and Mythical Beasts (3-7 April, £14-£24), Terrible Horses (4 April, £10), Jane Eyre for Young Readers (4 April, £10), Plastic Drastic Fantastic (6-7 April, £14)

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<The Ceilidh Jam with Folk Dance Remixed>
7 April
FREE, drop-in

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Easter events | Valence House Museum
Easter Egg Hunt (30 March – 13 April): FREE, drop-in
Easter Farm (3 April): FREE, drop-in
Easter Cupcake Decorating (6 April): FREE, booking essential (fully booked)
Eggcellent Easter Crafts (10 April): FREE, booking essential (BOOK HERE)

Wishing you all a delightful Easter break filled with joy and adventure! Take advantage of the wonderful events mentioned above and make this holiday one to remember. Have a fantastic time with your little ones! 🐣💫