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North London Mums' Weekend Round-up 18-21 April

Hippy happy Easter! Yes it has finally arrived and there's loads on to enjoy with the family this weekend.

Easter at the Museum of Childhood

All weekend 

Disney on Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy at Wembley this weekend from 17 to 19 April, featuring characters from Toy Story, Cars, Tinkerbell and the Little Mermaid.

Kentish Town City Farm is hosting Easter themed activities from 18 to 21 April, including pony rides on Saturday and Sunday,  Easter Egg blowing and decorating on Sunday and an Easter Treasure Hunt on Monday 21 April 1-3pm.

Sutton House in Hackney is hosting an Easter Egg Trail daily from 16 to 20 April. Spend an afternoon hunting for Cadbury's chocolate eggs in an Easter trail around Sutton House. Check website for event times and prices.

The lovely Knebworth House has an Easter trail on this weekend. Follow the Easter Trail in the Park and Gardens to find your Easter Treat! Great fun for children. Buy your Trail quiz sheet from the Gift Shop when you arrive. £1 per child (in addition to admission). In addition, the Knights of Arkley will be jousting in front of the House on  Easter Sunday and Monday 20-21st April.

Noah's Ark Hospice is holding an Easter event at Capel Manor Gardens in Enfield on Friday 18 and Saturday 19 April.  There will be "EGGciting" activities on both days including egg and spoon races with Rotary club of Edmonton, story telling, face painting, arts & crafts and games. There are also performances of Goldilocks and the Three Bears  by the Screwbald Theatre on Friday and Comic Book Workshops with ‘The Zoom’ Rockman Workshops  on Saturday at 11.30am and 2.30pm.

We love the sound of Charlie's Chocolate Adventure heading to Kew Gardens from 5 - 21 April. Kew is celebrating 50 whipple-scrumptious years of Charlie Bucket and Willy Wonka with a range of activities in partnership with the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre. Events include face painting, Willy Wonka-inspired chocolate bar making with a chef from the Roal Dahl Museum, and drawing and painting in the Nut Room. There's also a traditional Easter Egg hunt round the gardens.

STORYSTOCK, the travelling storytelling circus for families and children 4-13 yrs, lands next at Saatchi Gallery alongside their Pangaea Exhibition. The programme of workshops offer a whole new way of looking at contemporary art through stories. Listen to the psychedelic audio guide, join the storytelling troupe and book into the workshops from animation to zebra printing.  7th April to 27th April.

Royal Parks have lots of animal adventures -  including Discovery Days at Hyde Park on 16th and 17th April where you can meet spring babies and take part in art and craft activities. FREE but book in advance.

Willows Farm has an Easter Extravaganza running all holiday with spring animals, easter egg hunts and more.

The V&A Museum of Childhood has a range of Easter themed activities from 10.30 to 4pm daily from Saturday 19 to Monday 21 April, including a daily Easter Trail and arts and crafts.

Saturday 

Peppa Pig will be making an appearance at the The Spires  shopping centre in Barnet on Saturday, and there will be a host of othe Easter events including cup cake decorating and an Easter Egg Hunt hosted by Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice, with tasty treats for everyone who completes the hunt and finally story time with the  fabulous team at Waterstones at 11am.        

Easter Sunday 20 April

Head to Coram's Fields for an Easter Funday from 12- 4pm. There will be arts and crafts activities and an easter egg treasure hunt. There is also Easter Egg hunts at Kew Gardens from 9.30 to 1pm.

Head to Lauderdale House for the annual Great Egg Roll, along with egg decorating and a treasure hunt. Tickets will be on sale at the back of the House on the tea lawn from 10.30am (available on the door only; not in advance.). The fun starts at 11am so don't be late! Great prizes for the best decorated eggs and the egg that rolls the furthest!

... For something different had to the RAF Museum on 17th and 18th April,  where English Heritage will be holding a one-off event for the museums visitors. Help to recreate one of the Britain from Above photographs using recycled materials. Build planes, hangars or trees and watch the image come to life. This activity is free and for all ages, no pre-booking required just turn up and muck in! For children 6+.


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