The Easter Bunny is coming to Redbridge with lots of surprises and fun in store! Whether you are into arts and crafts, sports and staying active in the sun, or want to enjoy a traditional easter egg hunt – we have you covered.
As an Easter treat, we’ve got a top 10 activities for you to try out this Easter!
1. Water Sports Camps – Throughout April
If you want to try something new, our Water Sports camps at Fairlop Waters Activity Centre are a great way to keep active and enjoy a fun atmosphere. This multi-activity camp includes several new and exciting sports such as kayaking, canoeing, raft building and much more.
2. Redbridge Cycling Centre Easter Courses – Throughout April
Whether you’re a beginner that wants to learn how to ride a bike, no matter how old you may be, or if you’re a cycling enthusiast looking to broaden your skillset – Redbridge Cycling Centre is offering a range of courses throughout April, courses include:
- Balance Bike Skills
- Novice Go-Ride skills
- BMX Skills
- Mountain Bike Skills
- …And more!
3. Easter Bunny craft activity with Redbridge Museum – Saturday 2 April to Monday 18 April
The Easter Bunny has hopped along to Redbridge Museum and prepared something special for you. Are you ready to get creative this Easter? Stay busy from the comfort of your own home with this downloadable activity pack, which will be available to download from April 1.
4. Easter Swimming Crash Course – Monday 4-Friday 15 April
Have you ever wanted to try something new? Why not try out our swimming crash courses at Fullwell Cross Leisure Centre and at Mayfield Leisure Centre. This quick course is perfect for the holidays, and is a great way to progress your child’s swimming ability.
5. Forest Explorers – Throughout April
If you love the great outdoors and want to learn more about nature, then Hainault Forest is the place to be! Come and expand your knowledge about plants, trees, animals and nature with our new partner TinderSticks.
Topics for each session include:
- Trees and Plants – Tuesday 5 April
- Animals and Birds – Thursday 7 April
- Shelter and Den Building – Tuesday 12 April
- Natural Art – Thursday 14 April
6. Program and build with LEGO robots – Wednesday 6 April & Friday 8 April
If you love LEGO and want to expand your ability, and build your very own Robot try out this great session!
You will not only learn how to build robots using LEGO MINDSTORMS, but you will also learn how to code them using an easy-to-use graphical environment. Coding made fun! Suitable for beginners that have not taken this workshop before.
This workshop is perfect for young inventors aged 9-13 yrs.
7. The Smeds and The Smoos – Friday 8 to Saturday 9 April
Are you ready for an adventure out of this world?
Soar into space with this exciting adaptation of the award-winning book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Be ready to laugh and enjoy these interplanetary adventures as they are brought to the stage for your enjoyment by Tall Stories. Just sit back and enjoy!
This show is ideal for those aged 3 and up.
8. Love the Forest Bugs – Monday 11 April
We’re all doing our best to keep the forest healthy, and look after the ecosystem, now is your chance to join in and help out.
If you want to get involved – this is your chance to help the forest by making insect houses and feeders, to help our insects as the weather begins to warm up. Learn more about bugs in this fun session taking place in Hainault Forest.
9. Easter family fun and activities in Wanstead – Friday 15 and Saturday 16 April
Easter wouldn’t be complete without an Easter Egg Hunt, and the Easter Bunny has been leaving clues for you to follow to make this hunt all the more exciting. Join us on this special hunt and follow the clues that the busy bunny has left – and maybe you’ll be lucky enough to get a prize!
There will also be face painting and giant garden games for everyone to try.
Or if you would rather stay creative this easter, hop along to Wanstead Library for some Easter crafts.
10. Easter Crafts at the Forest – Sunday 17 April
Are you ready for Easter? Come along to this great Easter-Nature themed craft session in Hainault Forest to create some of your very own nature themed crafts! Decorate eggs, make Easter bonnets and even reuse your old plastic bottles to make Easter bunny plant pots!
This event is suitable for children 4-11yrs, and must be supervised by an adult.
Don’t forget to bring a large plastic bottle with you, to make your plant pot!
Bonus Easter Egg Surprise:
We couldn’t just stop at 10, we have lots more in store, even after Easter, why not check out: Hainault Forest Little Owls – Starting on Wednesday 20 April
Join us for our new weekly preschool Forest School in Hainault Forest.
Stay and play with your little one as they explore and discover the woods. Join in with child led wild play with activities such as a mud kitchen, hammocks to swing in, dens to build and natural arts and craft activities.
We have lots more great events and activities throughout April to keep those little ones busy including creative wellbeing sessions and even more craft sessions, along with St George’s day celebrations, be sure to visit our website for a full listing of events throughout April. Don’t miss out!