The Bank Holiday’s over, you’ve got a chocolate hangover and the critters are already going stir crazy. What to do for the rest of the Easter break?
How about a tour of London’s finest museum and galleries with the tots? Many of these arts spaces have events aimed at little ones and most are free.
NB: A traditional pub crawl would leave you legless by the end of the night.
But when you’re on a culture crawl with the kiddies, we recommend you take it day by day.
Tue 6: Bank of England Museum: Egging you On
Join the treasure trail to hung for eggs hidden around the museum and win other prizes, all ages 10am-4.30pm (Apr 6-9)
Wed 7: Geffrye Museum: Spring Has Sprung (pictured)
It’s two days jam-packed with spring activities including traditional dancing, crafts, stories and a treasure hunt 10.30am-4.30pm (Apr 7-8)
Thu 8: Foundling Museum: Go Haywire!
Turn pieces of wire into jewellery or sculptures in this free family workshop, ages 3+, 2-4pm (Apr 8-9)
Fri 9: Museum of London Docklands: Chocolate Tasting
Join Brenda Coyle on her quest for the perfect chocolate bar. Ages 2+, 12.30-1.30pm and 2.30-3.30pm (free, arrive early)
Sat 10: Family Events at Tate Modern
Join the Start team (weekends) for fun art activities or go on a Family Trail (daily) for ages 4+ (ongoing)
Sun 11: V&A Museum of Childhood: Jazz Babies
Go in a Time Machine to the 1920s to see how Winnie the Pooh was created, make a Charlie Chaplin puppet and test your yo-yo skills, ages 3-12, 10.30am-4pm (Apr 5-11)
Mon 12: Grant Museum of Zoology UCL: Easter Egg-Laying Animals
Explore the world of eggsciting animals from penguins to platypuses, for all ages, drop-in, 1-5pm (Apr 7-9 and Apr 12-16)
Tue 13: National Gallery: Magic Carpet
Fly away to a different painting every week (pic), storytelling for under 5s. Free, arrive early (Apr 13-Apr 17)
Wed 14: Museum of London: When I Grow Up…
Dressing up fun to experience careers going back 100 years, ages 2+, 11-11.30am, 12-12.30pm and 2-2.30pm (Apr 7 & 14)
Thu 15: Art Trolley at Tate Britain
Popular weekend arts and crafts session for kids of all ages gets a holiday extension. 11am-5pm (daily until Apr 18)
Fri 16: Rocket Replica at Science Museum
Ride the replica of the world’s most famous steam locomotive, the Stephenson Rocket, in Kensington Gardens then see the original at Science Museum. (until Apr 18)
Sat 17: National Portrait Gallery: The Royal Arrival
Storytelling for families set in the court of King Henry, ages 3+ 10.30am and 1.30pm (Apr 17)
Sun 18: Barbican Centre: Ron Arad & Céleste Boursier-Mougenot
Explore playful furniture design in Ron Arad’s Restless, then experience Céleste Boursier-Mougenot’s installation of birds playing electric guitar! (until May 16 & May 23)