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7 Virtual Easter Activities to Entertain the Kids

Luckily the Easter bunny has been given special dispensation to work this weekend and deliver our favourite chocolate eggs. Keep the kids entertained with some of the top local virtual Easter activities online from interactive Easter trails to making your own origami dinosaurs. Whatever you’re doing, please stay safe and social distance.

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Polka Theatre

Created by Rosie Heafford, winner of the Arts Foundation Children’s Theatre Shortlist Award, comes two films this Easter sure to entertain young children. Filmed in the great outdoors, both films celebrate the wonder of the natural world – rolling in long grass, finding spiders in the park and the warm feeling of the sun on your face. Sunny Days and Insect Hands will inspire you to look a little more closely at the world around you, get moving, get outside and play. The films are accompanied by activities and available with or without audio description.

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Kew Gardens

Join Dennis, Gnasher and all their Beanotown friends this Easter at Kew Gardens in celebration of the menace’s birthday. Created exclusively for Kew, this is an interactive story trail around the gardens, featuring jokes and activities allowing little ones to learn about some of the plant kingdom’s cleverest tricks- they’ll revel in learning about the slimy, sticky, smelly and deceptive powers of plants to help save the day.

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Southbank Centre

The capital’s riverside hub of culture is launching the latest in a series of free online performances with Towards Freedom between March 31 – April 7. Tune in on demand for rousing numbers by the London Philharmonic Orchestra and renowned conductor Enrique Mazzola. More info.

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Battersea Power Station

Enjoy an exclusive virtual look at the view from Battersea Power Stations’ soon-to-launch Chimney Lift this Easter weekend, and anticipate your incline on a clear post-lockdown afternoon ahead of the real experience opening next year, when the development opens to the public. Visitors will travel 109 meters up the interior of the power station’s north-west chimney in a glass lift with 30 others, to see the twinkling London skyline and beyond.

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Science Museum

While its doors remain closed, London’s Science Museum continues to educate budding scientists online through the medium of interactive games and specially designed apps. Create a robot and help solve future world issues, create complex communications networks or design and test a space rover!

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National History Museum

Learn how to draw a dinosaur, make your own Origami T. Rex or build a volcano while learning about the world around us. The Natural History Museum has a host of interactive opprtunities online to keep the kids busy over the Easter break – find out more here.

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Personalised Easter Activities

Locked up little ones will no doubt appreciate an extra bit of effort this year when it comes to family fun at Easter. Why not hide Easter eggs and treats of all shapes and sizes around the garden or the home, leaving clues as to where the next one will be. With outdoor entertaining in groups of six possible by the holidays, small group barbecues and outdoor adventures are also possible as long as they abide by social distancing rules – Spring Bingo is a great way to get children off their screens and searching the world around them for signs of the changing seasons!

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