Easter events in Camden
There’s lots of exciting events and activities for all the family in Camden this Easter.
Easter bank holiday
If you’re looking for egg-themed activities to enjoy over the bank holiday weekend, head to Friends of Kilburn Grange Park’s Easter celebrations at the park’s play hut, including an Easter egg hunt and bonnet making workshop on Sunday 5 April from 12 noon to 3pm. On the same day, join in The Great Egg Roll at Lauderdale House at 11am. Tickets cost £7 and must be booked in advance. You can also drop into the Easter treasure hunt at Kentish Town City Farm on Bank Holiday Monday, 6 April, from 1pm to 2.30pm. The hunt costs £3 per child or £1 concessions.
There’s plenty to keep you busy in our libraries. Create Easter bunnies and spring flowers at a free drop in workshop at Swiss Cottage Library on Tuesday 7 April from 2 to 3pm, or make an Easter artwork at Kentish Town Library on Wednesday 8 April from 2 to 3.30pm. You can also create a free story sack full of activities and ideas to help your child with reading at Queen’s Crescent Library on Wednesday 8 April from 1.30pm to 3.30pm, or at Kentish Town Library on Thursday 9 April from 11am to 12.30pm.
Throughout April, join London’s biggest annual book club with Cityread London. This year’s book is Ben Aaronovitch’s Rivers of London, a sizzling mixture of magic, police procedures and murder. As well as events in libraries, there is an exhibition, Magical London, at Swiss Cottage Gallery that opens on Wednesday 15 April, and book displays in every library reflecting the themes of Rivers of London.
It’s your last chance to catch Another Utopia at Swiss Cottage Gallery, which runs until Sunday 5 April. The free exhibition tells the story of the Abeona Housing Cooperative in the 1970s and 1980s. The free Post-War Kentish Town exhibition at Camden Local Studies and Archives Centre, which includes fascinating interviews with residents about local life after World War Two by pupils from Acland Burghley School, runs until Saturday 18 April.
Why not also check out the Magna Carta exhibition at the British Library? The exhibition marks the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta through exploring the dramatic history behind one of the world’s most famous documents. Tickets cost £12 with under 18s free and other concessions available. The House of Illustration’s spring exhibition Mac Conner: A New York Life features over 70 original works by one of the defining illustrators of America’s golden age of advertising. Tickets cost £7 for adults and £4 for children, with concessions available.
Everyone is welcome to come and play football, cricket and rounders at the free English sports day at HPod, Cumberland Market, on Thursday 9 April from 11am to 2pm. HPod will also host a family sports day on Friday 17 April from 2 to 4pm, featuring football, cricket, basketball, rounders, tennis and dodgeball. If you’re 14 or over, you can also join free multi-sports sessions at Charlton Street kickabout court on Wednesday 8 April from 12 noon to 2pm or Ampthill kickabout court on Wednesday 15 April from 12 noon to 2pm. These will include football, tennis, dodgeball and basketball. All are also welcome to try boccia, a precision ball sport that features in the Paralympics, in a free session at HPod on Friday 10 April from 2 to 4pm.
You can also keep kids active this Easter with holiday sports schemes at Talacre Community Sports Centre. Eight to 14-year- olds can choose the bend, bop and bounce (gymnastics, dance and trampolining) or multi-sports (including football, tennis, badminton, cricket, and fun and games) schemes. The schemes run from Tuesday 7 April to Friday 10 April and Monday 13 April to Friday 17 April and cost £69.10 with a Better membership card (£36.40 with a concession Better card) or £117.60 for non-card holders. To book email email@example.com or call 0207 974 8754.
Urban cycling skills courses
There will be free Easter holiday cycling courses for children on Thursday 9 April and Friday 10 April at Haverstock School. Beginners’ sessions run in the morning from 10 to 10.45am and from 11.15am to 12 noon each day, with sessions for those who can ride but would like to develop their bike control skills from 1 to 3pm. The next free sessions for adults are on Saturday 18 April and Sunday 19 April. The morning sessions (10.30am to 12 noon) are for complete beginners, and afternoon sessions (1 to 3pm) are for improvers. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book.
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