EASTER

If you are in need of some inspiration of what to do and what to eat this Easter, whether its with kids or without, below are some ideas from a selection of companies within walking distance of Covent Garden!

Out and About this Easter

NEW! Treasure Map Trails

Leicester Square, Covent Garden and Trafalgar Square

Be one of the first to try out the new Leicester Square Treasure Map Trail – maps of real towns with picture clues for children. The maps are a great way to get children interested in the history of their local towns! 

Each map uses a fantasy theme to grab your child’s interest, and includes real street layouts and recognisable buildings to help them (and you) find their way around.

With every map completed, your child moves up one rank in the Treasure Map Trails Academy, earning their very own certificate each time!

The Leicester Square and Trafalgar Square maps have just been released, and Covent Garden launches on the 10th April. Receive 5% discount on your first map (from £5.99 + postage) by signing up to their mailing list.

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Oasis Sports Centre

Heated outdoor pool!

YES! Swimming / splashing / soaking up the good vibes is back!

The Oasis Sports Centre has re-opened its outdoor pool for all to enjoy.

Check details before visiting…

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Crazy Golf

Coal Drops Yard

This wacky 9-hole course is a perfect family activity during the Easter break!

The course is inspired by the King’s Cross rave culture of the 80s and 90s. Who remembers those days in London’s rave scene with clubs such as Bagleys, The Cross and The Key all located in Kings Cross.

6th April – 9th May, 7 days a week. £5 per person, FREE for under 12’s!

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Scenes in the Square

Icons from a century of cinema

Unveiled in February 2020, you may not have had the chance to visit Leicester Square to see these fantastic statues of film icons dotted around.

There are 9 to find from Paddington Bear to Wonder Woman, and Harry Potter to Gene Kelly.

Its completely free! There’s an interactive map available which tells you more information about each icon, as well as an audio tour narrated by Alex Zane.

If you love film, then this is fun and informative and great for the grid!

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ORÉE

Innovative artisan creations

Need a snack after all of that activiy?

Oree have just announced their new Easter Pastry Nest, made of a delicious sablé Breton base, topped with a yuzu lime mousse, a passion fruit insert for a fresh touch and a crunchy coconut feuilletine!

Head to the Wellington Street branch to try this, or a classic Hot Cross Bun! 

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Easter at Home

Bucket Race Easter Hunt

Game and Sing-a-long

A morning of fun games and The Easter Bunny! Did you know that The Easter Bunny is also a musician and games master? No? Well, you’ll see what we mean in this interactive, immersive experience, aimed at families with children aged 3 – 10. Families will dance, sing, and play along with a selection of festive games and songs while viewing from the comfort of their front rooms. Using our virtual studio broadcasting suite, The Easter Bunny will be placed inside a virtual cartoon house and direct families through an immersive, 2-way, interactive experience using zoom.

Online, 10am – 12pm on Saturday 3rd April, £20 (family ticket).

Other dates are available.

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Brigit’s Bakery – Bake Club

Find the Golden Egg!

Brigit’s Bakery have hidden one golden egg in their Easter Bake Club boxes!

Order your box between 22nd March and 2nd April and receive the fantastic ingredients to make your own Easter cake with the easy step by step guide – and as a bonus, you may find the golden egg!

This egg will offer one winner a 6 month free subscription to the Bake Club worth £22.95 per month!

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Tredwells

Easter Box

Will you be spending Easter at home? Yep, that’s what I thought!

Take the stress out of planning a meal and shopping for food with one of Tredwells fantastic Easter boxes. A delightful three course menu including the seasonal Hot cross bun truffles!

Easter Sunday roast leg of lamb: £41 (1 person), £80 (2 people)

Easter Sunday Tredwellington plant based roast: £41 (1 person), £80 (2 people)

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James Street Collective

Easter Bunny Giveaway!

James Street Collective are holding a one off giveaway this Ester!

They have 20 Easter bunny home kits to giveaway! Each kit contains everything you need, from the moulds to sprinkles, for you to make the best chocolate bunnies at home!

Want to win? Simply sign up to their mailing list by the 30th March and you could be one of 20 winners!

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Bun House

Easter Chicks

These limited edition chicks are available to pre-order in time for Easter! Limited walk in availability from 26th of March.

These Coconut Kaya Butter Chicks are super cute and not to be missed!

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Museum of London

Free event with Dermot O’Leary

Join this PAWsome event celebrating Toto the Ninja Cat and the Mystery Jewel Thief, the new children’s book written by Dermot O’Leary, where you’ll delve into the history of London and find out what inspired Toto’s newest adventures.

By the end, you will be ready to take their Beasts of London quiz and find out where in the pack you’d fall in the capital animal kingdom!

This digital event will take place on the Museum of London’s Facebook Page and is completely free. Sign up and you’ll also receive 10% off the paperback in their online shop.

9th April, 11am, FREE!

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Lady of the Grapes

Organic wine made by women

If you are in need of a bottle or two of wine this Easter weekend, head over to Lady of the Grapes.

Of course you can order online, but if you are local to Maiden Lane then be sure to head over a choose from the exquisite selection of organic wine produced by female winemakers.

The shop is open from 1pm – 6pm.

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The Passion of Jesus

Good Friday live stream

The annual Wintershall Easter performance cannot happen live this year, but fear not, you can watch the live stream of the 2019 Passion of Jesus performed in London on Facebook at 12pm and 3pm on Good Friday, 2nd April .

In 2019 one hundred Wintershall players brought their electric and moving portrayal of the final days of Jesus to Trafalgar Square and the play was watched live by a staggering 20,000 people!

Parental guidance is advised as the livestream includes a realistic interpretation of the crucifixion.

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National Gallery

Online musical storytelling for families with children under 5

Look, listen, and make some noise! Join Paul Rubinstein, musician and early years facilitator, to sing-along a story about a painting.

Bring National Gallery pictures to life as Paul performs live and guides grown-ups and little ones through fun, simple techniques to try at home.

This week we’ll travel across continents to discover where some unusual and familiar objects came from in Willem Kalf’s ‘Still Life with Drinking-Horn’.

6th April, 11am or 3pm. This free online session lasts 30 mins and you do not need to be on camera yourself.

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