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Easter at The Geffrye

Ready for some cracking great news? Easter at the Geffrye opens this April 4th to 6th for 3 days of fun in the front garden. In celebration of the changing of the seasons and of the Geffrye’s ongoing transformation, families are invited to enjoy free activities around the theme of metamorphosis.

As the main museum is now closed, most activities will take place in a tent within their beautiful 18th century front garden. Let’s hope for plenty of sunshine but do come prepared for April showers. With plenty of fun creative workshops and activities for all ages, Easter at the Geffrye promises to be a lovely way to bring in the Spring.

Holiday Activities: Transformation

Younger children will love learning about the changing seasons with stories and nursery rhymes and making rainbows. Try to catch them as they flutter about the garden after making their own pair of beautiful butterfly or monstrous moth wings.

Older children will love tattooing themselves with their self-designed temporary tattoos.

Techy kids will love to experiment with craft and technology in metamorphosis stop-motion animation workshops.

Crafty kids will enjoy decorating Tote bags with a butterfly and chrysalis design or learning to stitch a picture.

Families will learn more about the Unlocking the Geffrye development project and make their own designs on the future museum in miniature.

Make sure to have a look at their daily time schedule so that you can plan your day. For drop-in activities, there’s no need to book. For timed workshops, places will be limited and on a first-come first-served basis 30 minutes before each activity. Simply reserve your place upon arrival, then relax and enjoy the garden.

A family-friendly food and drink pop-up will be available outside – or feel free to bring a picnic to eat on the lawn!

Spend some of your Easter holiday at the Geffrye gardens, a sanctuary in our East End urban landscape. A great place to admire the natural world around us – especially at Springtime, when gardens burst back into life.

Further Information:

When: Wednesday 4 – Friday 6 April, 10.30am – 4pm

Where: 136 Kingsland Road, London, E2 8EA

Ages : 2 – 16 years Children under 11 must be accompanied by an adult.



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