It’s International Pillow Fight Day this Saturday, with a massive feather fight happening in Trafalgar Square.
If that all sounds too rowdy for your little ones (feel free to recreate at home), why not check out our short list of things to do for London kids and families?
Thu-Sat: Kids at the Farm at Westfield Stratford City, E20 (Stratford overground/tube)
As if you needed an excuse to shop, head along to the massive centre in Stratford where a real animal farm has sprung up. Cuddly chicks, fluffy Easter bunnies, baby lambs, miniatures horse and more are ready to be cooed at in The Street section (near Wahaca). 11am-3pm, FREE (until Apr 6)
Sat: No Fear at Trinity Laban Conservatoire, King Charles Court, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich SE10 (Cutty Sark DLR)
Specially created by Green Candle Dance Company for very young children, this light and funny dance production follows Vashti and her grandfather on a quest to find their lost cat and to conquer their fears. For ages 1-5. Interactive workshops available before each performance. 11.30am, 2.30pm & 3.30pm; adult £8/£10 + workshop, child £5/£8 + workshop (Apr 6)
Sat: Easter Treasure Hunt (pic) at Geffrye Museum, Kingsland Rd, E2 (Hoxton overground)
The gardens are open for the season so get out there and explore, answer the clues dotted around and then collect your treasure from the Quiz Desk. First come, first served workshop places 30 minutes before activity. 12.30-4.30pm, FREE (Apr 6)
Sat: Fantastical Cities at RIBA, 66 Portland Place, W1 (Great Portland St tube)
Families from all over are invited to come and get creative at this special event inspired by international architecture. Get ready to fold, cut, stick, paint and mould your own amazing new cityscape. 11am-2pm, drop-in, FREE (Apr 6)
Sat-Sun: Where’s Wally Weekend at Discover Children’s Centre, 383-387 Stratford High St, E15 (Stratford overground/tube).
Dress up as your favourite Where’s Wally character and go on a hunt in this day of fun and games. 11am-5pm, £4.50/family £16 (Apr 6-7)
Sat-Sun: Justin and Friends Live at Wembley Arena, Arena Square, Engineers Way, HA9 0AA (Wembley Park tube)
CBeebies presents the ever popular Justin Fletcher and his gang of telly friends, including the cast of Gigglebiz, Nina and the Neurons and of course the whole Tumble clan! 1.30pm & 4.30pm (Sat) and 11am & 2pm (Sun); £18.50-£33.35 (Apr 6-7)
Sun-Tue: Wonder Street Fair at Barbican Centre, Silk St, EC1 (Barbican tube)
A special collaboration with the Wellcome Trust, this family friendly series of explorations into the brain offers free and fun, drop-in workshops over 3 days. Discover bean bag brains, play Are you Smarter than a…?, try your hand at cave painting blindfold, let the Naked Scientists examine your brainwaves and more. 12-6pm (Sun), 12-7.30pm (Mon-Tue), all FREE (Apr 7-9)
Sun: Urban Spring Festival at Camley Street Natural Park, 12 Camley St, N1C (King’s Cross tube)
Enjoy a day of celebration of spring on our waterways in this gorgeous outdoor setting. There will be pond dipping, park tours, traditional canal craft, mini boat floating, treasure hunts, raffle draw, arts & crafts, food & drink and more throughout the day. 11am-7pm, FREE (Apr 7)
We also like
My First Cinderella at Sadler’s Wells Peacock Theatre (until Sun); check out the Harringay Market Party (Sun); Zippo’s Circus on Blackheath (until Tue); Easter at Freightliners Farm in N1 (until Apr 12); Just So Stories at the LOST Theatre in Stockwell (until Apr 14)
WHAT’S HOT NEXT WEEK
Mon-Thu: Easter Puppet Club for ages 5+ at Little Angel Theatre in N1
Tue-Thu: Easter Holiday Family Workshops, FREE fun for all ages at British Library in Euston, NW1
Wed: Sensacional for babies & toddlers ages 18 months to 3 years, at Arts Depot in Finchley
Thu: Tree Fu Tom Meet and Greet at Westfield, Shepherd’s Bush
Photo via Geffrye Museum
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