Easter break in South Kensington

Easter break is the perfect time to enjoy spring in London! Check out some of the fantastic activites to keep the kids occupied over the school holidays.

Robots

8th Feb - 3rd Sep 2017
Science Museum
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Robots will explore the 500-year story of humanoid robots and the artistic and scientific quest to understand what it means to be human. Featuring over 100 robots, from a 16th-century mechanical monk to robots from science fiction and modern-day research labs.

Digital Missions

Daily
Kensington Palace
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Download the free Time Explorers app and try our new Digital Mission at Kensington Palace for children and their families.

Robots Revealed

April - days vary
From 11am
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From robot swarms to Robocup football, explore the future of robots with an exciting series of live demonstrations.

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Little Red Hen and Chicken Licken

Various
12pm and 1.30pm
Natural History Museum
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Enjoy the popular stories of the Little Red Hen and Chicken Licken, brought to life in this interactive puppet show. The puppeteer will captivate the whole family with the amazing world of birds.

Space Descent with Tim Peake

From 24th March 2017
Science Museum
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As the European Space Agency's first British astronaut, Tim Peake spent six incredible months aboard the International Space Station. Using VR technology, get a 360° look inside a Soyuz capsule and retrace Tim's 400km journey back to Earth from the ISS.

Sensational Butterflies

31st March - 17th Sept
Natural History Museum
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Follow the trail in the tropical butterfly house through a tropical habitat of flowers, vines and foliage. As butterflies fly overhead, you'll pass chomping caterpillars, glistening chrysalises and busy feeding stations.

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Create! Costume Design

1st April
11am - 4pm
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Capture your costume design ideas on paper. Focusing on a design brief, find out how professional costume designers present their design ideas. Event for ages 13 - 15 years.

Boating in Hyde Park

April-31st Oct
10am til sundown
Hyde Park
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Hyde Park has a fleet of rowing and pedal boats on the Serpentine and the UK's first Solarshuttle, a magnificent vessel which glides across the lake powered only by the sun. The Solarshuttle carries up to 40 passengers and the pedal and row boats hold up to 6 persons each.

Family Scavenger Hunt

April 4th
10.30am
Kensington Gardens
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Bring your children along for a fun and educational hunt around Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens! Test your knowledge about the natural world, uncover the hidden histories and get creative!

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Digital Kids - Easter Holidays

8th April - 17th April
10.30am - 5pm
V&A
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Create a postcard souvenir and transport yourself into Botticelli paintings with green screen photography.

Ballerina

9th, 15th April
11am, 2pm
Institut français
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Enjoy a trip to the movies at the charming Cine Lumiere. The film is set in 1879 Paris. Félicie, an orphan girl dreams of becoming a ballerina and flees her rural Brittany for Paris with her best friend Victor. Follow their adventure fraught with pitfalls to the Grand Opera house.

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Nature Explorers - Spring Awakenings

April 11th
10am
Hyde Park
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An action packed day of fun and exploration in Hyde Park, discovering all about the marvellous world of nature. Guided activities for 8 to 11-year-olds.

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Discovery Day - Spring Surprises

April 12th and 13th
11am - 3pm
Hyde Park
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Visit Hyde Park to discover more about the most exciting and beautiful season of the year, spring! Drop in any time between 11am and 3pm for a fun packed day of free and exciting activities.

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Easter - Tech will save us

14th-16th April
1-4pm
Design Museum Kensington
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Test and tinker with light and sound using the ever popular Electro Dough Kits or invent and code a wearable app using the brand new Mover Kits. Get creative and join these free drop-in activities for families.

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Discovery Day - Hedgehog Heroes

April 5th and 6th
11am
Hyde Park
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There has been a worrying nationwide decline in hedgehog numbers in the last 25 years. Join us to discover more about the nation’s favourite species!

Cavatina Family Concert

2nd April
2.30pm
Institut français
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Join the world-class Fidelio Trio for an engaging participative concert that introduces children to the wonderful world of chamber music and active listening.

Princess Diana Memorial Playground

Daily
Kensington Gardens
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Explore and adventure in the playground with a huge wooden pirate ship which is the centrepiece of the Diana, Princess of Wales' Memorial Playground.

V&A Back packs

Daily
V&A
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Borrow a V&A back-pack and embark on an adventure across the Museum. Back-packs are free to borrow and do not need to be booked.

The Garden

Open from 11.15 am
Science Museum
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The Garden is an exciting interactive space, created especially for children aged 3–6 and their parents and carers in the basement of the Museum.

Volcanoes & Earthquakes

Daily
Natural History Museum
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Through dramatic film footage, exhibits, interactive games and our famous earthquake simulator, explore how the powers within shape the world in which we live.

3D Red Arrows

Daily
Science Museum
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With stunning high definition 3D vision and flight simulator motion technology, you can see and feel for yourself what it’s like in the cockpit of a Red Arrow.

Self-Led
Free

Explorer Trail

Daily
Design Museum Kensington
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The trail will include creative looking, thinking and drawing activities as you explore the museum and exhibitions. The trail asks the user to consider what it's like to be a designer, maker and user of some of the wonderful objects in the collection. Takes 30 - 40 minutes.

Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery

Daily
Science Museum
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Revealing the beauty of the science and maths that shape our everyday lives, this unmissable experience will ignite your curiosity, fuel your imagination and inspire you to see the world around you in new and exciting ways.

Dinosaurs

Natural History Museum
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Explore the different time periods dinosaurs lived, sort the facts from the myths about why they died out, and find out what our scientific research has taught us about these prehistoric giants.

Soyuz TMA-19M: Tim Peake's Spacecraft

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The soyuz capsule that brought Tim Peake home is being exhibited at the Science Museum, complete with scorch marks from its re-entry through the atmosphere. Soyuz TMA-19M is the first flown, manned spacecraft in the UK’s national space technology collection.