East End Easter…
Posted by Boundary Community Launderette on 04/04/2012
We’re back after our week off, and we hope our selection of free things to do will tempt you out over this weekend – you can always take the chocolate with you! Don’t forget that we are closed on Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday.
Bethnal Green Museum of Childhood has a whole weekend of Easter-themed storytelling and games each day from Good Friday, 6th April, through to Easter Monday, 9th April, from 11am until 4pm. Join the Bunny Hunt and find out where the Easter Bunny has hidden her chocolate eggs (11.00) and enjoy an active re-telling of The Bunny Who Found Easter by Charlotte Zolotow and Helen Craig (12.00). If you’re feeling lucky, guess how many jelly beans are in the giant jelly bean jar for your chance to win… a jar full of jelly beans! Winners announced at 4pm each day. Join in the Art Smarts fun from 2pm until 4pm. Make a pop-up Easter Egg Card or help our volunteers from Community Service Volunteers stitch together blankets for St Joseph’s Hospice. Helpers will get their very own knitted Easter chick with Divine mini chocolate egg to take home as a thank you. Visit the Museum of Childhood website for more information, including details of their exhibitions and displays.
The Geffrye Museum Saturday Special on 7th April has a whole range of things to do for the whole family. with the chance for children aged 5-11 to decorate an egg and egg cup from 10.30am until 12.30pm and 2 until 4pm, and young people aged 11-19 to look at pattern and colour in eastern objects and create a felt wall hanging from 2 until 4pm. For full details go to the Geffrye Museum website.
Just south of the river at Potters Fields, (between Tower Bridge and City Hall), from Thursday 5th April until Saturday 7th April, 10am until 4pm each day, there’s fun for the whole family with Easter gold bunny hunts, Easter crafting sessions, face painting, delicious Lindt chocolate and much more. Easter gold bunny hunts will be taking place every 15 minutes for 5 minutes and there will be a maximum of 20 children per session. For more information visit the Potters Fields website.
Rich Mix is hosting The African Market on Easter Sunday, 8th April, from Midday until 7pm. It will be a unique alternative fair, showcasing the talents from Africa and the Diaspora located in London and UK. The market will includes designer and charity stalls where you can find original fashion pieces, accessories, jewellery, shoes as well as Arts & Crafts, homewear, beauty natural products, books, music, arts amongst more. Local & international charities are also represented, promoting their actions, raising awareness but also funds by selling goods. See the Rich Mix website for more information on this event and their current free exhibitions.
At Spitalfields City Farm on Easter Day, Sunday 8th April, from 11am until 4pm you can meet the Easter Bunny at the farm’s Family Easter Event. There will be an Easter Egg hunt, farm tours and donkey rides, as well as all the usual fun on the Farm hosted by their Young Farmers. Whilst your there you could also visit the Eco-Chic Market! Get more information from the Spitalfields Farm website.
A little further afield at the Southbank Centre there are a couple of free events from Good Friday, 6th April, until Easter Monday 9th April. The 02 British Music Experience is starting out on its Routemaster Tour. The bus showcases a glimpse of what can be found in the museum, (based at the 02 in Greenwich), by giving visitors the chance to play instruments and see rare music memorabilia from the likes of David Bowie, The Beatles and The Who. The Real Food Market takes place over the weekend, packed full of delicious treats, Easter gift ideas and fresh seasonal produce from across the UK. See the Southbank Centre website for full details.
If you don’t fancy any of our ideas, check out the ‘Local Places and Events’ links on the right of the page. You could stay in on Saturday and watch the Oxford & Cambridge Boat Race on TV, or pop along to the Spitalfields Farm Oxford & Cambridge Goat Race. It’s not free but we’re letting you know because all money goes to the farm, (tickets are £5 for adults, 50p for children), and it is brilliant fun. See the Goat Race website for more information.
Whatever you do over the weekend enjoy yourselves, and have a Happy Easter!
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