The Easter break is upon us, which means this blog lands with perfect timing – as we’re taking a look at Easter Activities in Southwark. We’re lifting the lid, waving that flag and cheering on the best events taking place around the borough. Here then is our guide to a Big Easter in Southwark…
Where’s Wally (A New View from the Shard)
If you’re a fan of Where’s Wally – the little greeting card cartoon phenomenon with glasses and a striped jumper who you have to find in amongst a sea of people – then you’ll love this Easter treat. It’s takes the greeting card concept and gives it a turbo boost – with Wally, Woof, Wenda, Wizard Whiteboard and Oldlaw being distributed across the rooftops of other iconic London landmarks. All you’ve got to do is spot them and tick them off on your activity sheet – which is included on the cost of admission.
It’s not quite your traditional Egg hunt, but it does give an additional dimension to the Easter holidays. Where’s Wally runs from 19th March to 10th April and a family ticket (2 adults/2children or 1 adult/3 children) is £79.95. Find out more on the VFTS website.
The Wandercrump World of Roald Dahl
If you’re a child between 7 & 14 and a fan (and let’s face it, who isn’t) of Roald Dahl – the legend of children’s writing – the you’re in for a treat at the Southbank Centre this Easter. From the Giant Peach to the Chocolate Factory The Wandercrump World of Roald Dahl is an exhibition that will take you on a magical and interactive journey where you’ll discover what made him tick and from where he found inspiration.
Interactive installations will help you test your own creativity and imagination – so you’ll be able to see if you’ve got what it takes to be a genius children’s writer. It’s a guided group experience and there needs to be a minimum of 1 adult per 3 children. Prices are £10/£11* (*supporter ticket) for Adults and £8/£9* for children
Find out more on the Southbank Centre’s official site.
Easter Egg Hunt – Gabriel’s Wharf
It wouldn’t be the Easter break without an Egg hunt. And with all the Cafes and Bars, the one at Gabriel’s Wharf is the perfect way to keep the kids occupied for a few minutes whilst you take load off and relax. the children can test their artistic talents in a host of creative workshops – including decorating a basket that they’ll use to collect the Eggs they find on their hunt.
Find out more about the Gabriel’s Wharf Easter events here.
Family Easter Comedy and Magic
On Monday 28th March, The Ivy House in Nunhead, in the South of the Borough, pays host to the Family Easter Comic and Magic Show. Award winning family entertainer David Klass is on the bill along with Amigos Magic, Fluffy the Rabbit and Free Bunny Copter.
A family ticket is great value at £20. Find out more at the Magic, Mind-reading and Mayhem website.
Keyboard Taster Classes
If you’ve got a child between 4 & 8 years old, with an ear for melody that can’t stop singing or humming tunes (we’re guessing you’ve had enough of frozen!), then Funky Monkey Keyboard Taster Workshops might be just right for igniting their musical fire. A one day workshop for beginners, taking place at St Philip and St James Church, Poplar walk from 10am – 2pm.
They’ll learn how to write and play notes C-G and try some famous tunes, as well as theory, keyboard games and activities based around music. A session is £40 per child, numbers are limited to 10 in a group and siblings get a £5 discount.
Acting Up in the Wizard of Oz
If your brood like making a bit of a performance, then a 3 day drama course in the Easter Holidays might just be their idea of heaven. This is course that’s later in the holidays – t’s for children aged 4 – 7, from Mon 4th – Wed 6th April and takes place between 10am – 3pm. The Course costs £230. Children will work wirth professional dramatists to learn all about live music, dance and improvisation. It’s all topped of on the final day with a magical stage performance including full costumes and props.
Find out more on the perform.org.uk website
Whatever you’re doing in Southwark over Easter, we hope it’s a good one and you have fun.