Low Cost/No Cost Family Fun in London – Part 2

Family Art Studio FREE
Sunday2nd April10.30–3.00pm(Drop-in)
Next in a series of Family Studio events will be led be artist Sadegh Aleahmad. He will create a sensory space for experimental drawing, shadow puppetry and playful light projection. All free, all welcome! Please get in touch for more info or with any access needs. T: 07438277020 e:genevieve@drawingroom.org.uk

National Maritime Museum – Caribbean Takeover day!
FREE Saturday 1st April – all day
Maritime Museum, Romney Rd, Greenwich, London SE10 9NF www.rmg.co.uk/national-maritime-museum Tube: North Greenwich, DLR: Cutty Sark, Trains: Greenwich & Maze Hill

Enjoy a family day out at the National Maritime Museum and Caribbean Social Forum with a day celebrating Black history and culture – includes special guests, including Baroness Floella Benjamin, artists, musicians and more. Please note there will be steel pan drumming at the entrances to the Museum and live performances inside the Museum.  If you struggle with loud noises, you can borrow ear defenders from our Welcome desk or ask staff to direct you to a quieter area. Check website for full details of activities during the day.

Museum of London Docklands – Easter Family fun activities FREE
Open Monday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm

Museum of London Docklands, No 1 Warehouse, West India Quay, E14 4AL DLR: West India Quay / www.museumoflondon.org.uk/museum-london-docklands

Join us during Easter holidays for Family activities every day: museum trail around the museum galleries, object   handling, workshops including becoming a pirate and creating a cardboard ship to sail the high seas! Also includes quiet afternoons – for children with autistic spectrum conditions to explore the museum in more relaxed informal atmosphere (siblings and children with other types of SEND are very welcome). Please see website for more details

Longfield Hall – Play in a Week FREE
Tuesday 11th April – Friday 14th April
Age 6-9: 10:30 – 13:00, Age 10-14: 14:00 – 17:00
Longfield Hall, 50 Knatchbull Road, London, SE5 9QY

Join us for a fun, FREE, creative week, devising a play from scratch with professional theatre makers To sign up, call 07988629697 or email youthmanager@longfieldhall.org.uk

Lambeth’s Spring Food and Fun
3 – 6th April; 11th – 14th April

Various venues throughout Lambeth
The programme is aimed at helping local families with children and young people age 4 – 16, who are eligible for benefits-related free school meals. Join to access free healthy meals and fun physical activities.

Check the website for details of where and what is on offer: www.lambeth.gov.uk/lambeths-spring-food-and-fun/

Horniman Museum – Easter activities
Horniman Museum & Gardens, 100 London Rd, Forest Hill, SE23 3PQ / www.horniman.ac.uk

3rd, 4th  8th  April (various times) Habitat Heroes with Wild Fangs – get up close and personal with crawly critters and fluffy friends. There will even be an opportunity to get hands on with the animals on the day! Tickets: £5 (child), adult (£2.50) Saturday 8th  April (10.30am – 4.30pm) Spring Fair – seasonal fun and games at the Spring Fair this April with live music, crafty workshops and lots more Tickets: £5 (adults) £2.50 (child) under 3’s (free)

Open until 16th  April (10am – 5.30pm) Elmer & Friends exhibition – Step into David McKee’s colourful world in this first ever major retrospective of his striking illustrations and celebrate over 30 years of Elmer the Patchwork Elephant Tickets £2.50 (child), £5 (adult), £8 (family of 3 ticket /1 adult)

Royal Festival Hall, Pedal Power Disco FREE
Saturday 8th April 1200 – 4pm (All ages)
www.southbankcentre.co.uk Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX
Put your pedal to the metal as you cycle to power the party. The disco can’t happen without you!

RAP Therapy – Easter programme FREE
Monday 3rd  – Thursday 6th  April, 10am – 2pm

Matthews Yard, 166 North End, Croydon CR0 1UF www.raptherapy.co.uk
Free workshops teaching young people about positive expression through Rap alongside the opportunity to record their own songs. Every day there will be a free hot meal provided and an Easter Egg hunt and prizes. Limited spaces available.

You must book a space in advance via email / Whatsapp: info@raptherapy.co.uk 07988 038372

British Museum – Impossible Images; Ancient Egypt FREE

British Museum, Great Russell Street, WC1B 3DG / 020 7323 8000 www.britishmuseum.org
Thursday 13th  April 10am 4pm in the Samsung Digital Discovery Centre Design a mask inspired by objects from ancient Egypt in this free, drop-in event. Discover headpieces from ancient Egypt, then use tablets to create your own striking design, using different colours to convey your family’s personality. You can then print your finished mask to take home and wear. Book a free timed ticket to enter the Museum that will allow you to explore the permanent collection afterwards. See website for more information.

Friday 14th  April, 10am 4pm in the Great Court Create an Egyptian-themed family photo with a little green screen magic in this free, drop-in event. Develop your photo editing skills and use our green screen to create a picture of your family interacting with fascinating ancient Egyptian objects from the collection. Book a free timed ticket to enter the Museum that will allow you to explore the permanent collection afterwards. See website for more information.

National Gallery Family Creative Workshop – FREE
4th, 5th, 6th  and 11th, 12th, 13th  April

Session times: 11 11.45am, 12 12.45pm, 2 2.45pm, 3 3.45pm  National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, WC2N 5DN / www.nationalgallery.org.uk

Work with artist Dr Sadegh Aleahmad to explore, play and reflect on ideas inspired by the free exhibition, ‘Nalini  Malani: My Reality is Different‘.

See paintings in a different way during morning sessions, through play with mirrors and experiments with drawing techniques or transform your sketches into 3D drawings to cast performing shadows in afternoon sessions.

As this event is limited in capacity, other resources and drawing materials will also be available in Room 30 for you to pick up and to help you explore the National Gallery. This event is available on a first come, first served basis through a sign-up sheet process in Room 30 from 11am. Although this event does not require online booking in advance, you will need to book a free Gallery entry ticket to gain admission to the National Gallery. Each adult and child over the age of 12 months requires a ticket. We encourage you to book ahead of your visit.