Bunnies, eggs and all the chocolatey feels, we’ve got you covered this Easter.
Spring has indeed sprung and we’re here for it!!
However you want to while away the Easter holidays we’re sure South East London, and the good ship Peace + Riot, will deliver an Easter break to remember.
Here’s a roundup of what you’ll find in our garden, kitchen and play space this holiday season as well as some low cost, fun family days out to keep your team entertained.
From walks, flower spotting in the local woods, trips to spot those Dinosaurs, days out by The River or making your very own Easter decorations, here’s a little helping hand to make Easter, well, eggs-cellent…..(sorry we couldn’t resist)
- Eat, drink, relax at Peace + Riot
Come join us this Easter weekend (15th to 18th April), no one has to compromise, every family comes first. Every time- a place where parents don’t need to miss out this bank holiday, where kids can be kids, and parents can be grown-ups. Book a table for you and your friends, come with children and our Peace keepers will do the rest, or come without and simply sit back, relax and tuck into some great food.
- Book onto Bea’s Baby Bop + Moon Bear classes
Enjoy some musical bumps, singing and hopping around our garden in bloom. Come visit Bea’s Baby Bop weekly Mondays and Wednesdays or Moon Bear’s class where your child can explore stories through messy play, sensory activities and nature crafts, run weekly on Tuesdays at Peace + Riot. You can book directly via happity.co.uk.
- Head to Dulwich Woods
Dress to explore, and see nature in full swing. Keep them entertained by using The Woodland Trust explorer sheets to mark off things you’ve found. There are plenty of wonderful resources to choose from, here’s one sheet about fruits + seeds and the other another for hunting twig varieties
- Book onto Peace + Riot’s Easter Egg hunt
Here’s something for the afternoon, our Easter Egg hunts are being held in our light, bright garden space. Run daily at 2pm and 3pm from Monday 11th April through to Thursday 14th April, costs are £7 per child with sibling discount offered at £5. Each child will receive a bag of chocolate eggs (regardless of how many objects they find!), they’ll be a creative station for making Easter related goodies, and time for free play whilst parents enjoy some downtime. To make a booking contact: email@example.com
- All the world’s a stage – immerse yourself in theatre.
Being a cultural icon and one of the most re-imagined characters in children’s literature, Pinocchio is coming alive one more time with paper & wooden characters in a Victorian Paper Theatre. Follow the adventures of Pinocchio, the mischievous puppet and teller of tall tales, as he follows his dreams to become a real boy. This beautiful show from the Magical Paper Theatre Company is showing at Peace + Riot Tuesday 12th April at 12pm and again at 2pm book your place here
- Want to venture further afield?
The South Bank Centre is perfect for a day trip, take the train to Blackfriars, play on the Wobbly bridge, do some boat spotting, visit the Tate Modern, set them free in the Turbine Hall and then head back on the train, jump off at west Dulwich to see us for a sundowner and healthy early evening meal with your adventuring tribe. Book a table in advance to stave off the adventuring hanger.
- Make, bake and decorate your own Easter Blondies
These mini egg blondies by BBC good Food are a fun and easy recipe to make with children for Easter. They have a mild toffee flavour and a fudgy richness similar to raw cookie dough. A welcome change to Gingerbread and Chocolate eggs you can make these and then head to number 8 for more at home fun.
- Need to know more about the Easter bunny?
Download a free fact sheet at Twinkl where you can access lots of resources to colour, the story associated with Easter and much more.
- Treat your children to an Easter home cinema afternoon
Because let’s face it, it’s bound to rain at some point. There’s something for every age out there, from live-action/computer-animated favourites like Peter Rabbit 1 & 2, Hop and Ice age the great egg -scape. You can access these for rental or free on amazon prime video, Netflix or BBC.
You might be wondering how a space like ours works, what are the benefits to this approach as opposed to traditional childcare or be thinking ‘but how much work can I realistically get done?’
Close your eyes and think back to a time BC (before children), it’s hard but you’ll get there.
This March is women’s history month so I wanted to take time to reflect on where I am now, as a mother, as a business owner and as a female fundraiser.