Tips for days out this Easter and beyond!
Dear Subscriber
I hope you are all managing to find fun things to do with the family in spite of the cold weather!  Below I’ve highlighted some of the best activities for the remaining week of the Easter holidays.   I asked the Fab Family Days Facebook followers for their recommendations and they are included below.  If you’ve had a great family day out which is free or nearly, let me know and I’ll add it to the listing!
Many thanks, Leonora
Making the most of the Easter Holidays
Play at being soldiers at the ‘pick a fight’ event at the National Army Museum 6th & 7th April.  
If your child is into music try Musical stories at the Wallace collection Thursday 11th April, it’s an interactive musical storytelling event, where children get an opportunity to join in.  
One of the Fab Family Days Facebook fans recommended a day out in Covent Garden, enjoying the Big Egg Hunt – in aid of Action for Children. The event continues until 7th April.  Or enjoy the free street entertainment in Covent Garden and then visit the London Transport Museum – children get free entry, but the adult ticket is £15, which is valid for 1 year.  
If you are keen to do ‘egg’ related activity there are still some events running up to the end of the Easter holidays, or check out the listings by theme if you are looking for Science, Arts and Crafts and storytelling activities. 
Ideas for the Gadget generation
If your children groan at the idea of being dragged to a museum, consider Ice Age Horse Race at the British Museum 7th April, where children can bring the Ice Age to life by animating huge horse models and then compete in a team to see whose animated horse can run the fastest.    The event is free, but pre-booking advised.  
Also at the British Museum, they have a Passport to the Afterlife activity, Saturday 13th April.   The event is sponsored by Samsung and the children are given smartphones to follow an augmented reality trail around the Egyptian galleries.  
Food related events and more...
Leatherhead Food Festival is 5th & 6th April.  There will be food demonstrations, stalls and activities for kids.
Also, coming up is the Marvellous Mole Valley Food event – Saturday 13th April (thank you for the tip Virginia).   Taste, try and buy Surrey produce, learn about local specialities and enjoy live music and dancing courtesy of the Box Hill Bedlam Morris Dancers.  The Box Hill location links with Bregje’s recommendation of trying out the children’s activities at Denbies, followed by the children’s play trail at Box Hill – loads of stuff for children to climb on to keep them entertained.  Denbies has children activities that run every day during the holidays but also have a special free Birds of Prey Monday 8th April.
Looking ahead...
The London Anniversary Games will be taking place in the Olympic stadium in July, and tickets go on sale Friday 19th April to those who have registered with the British Athletic Association.  
National Gardening Week runs from 15th to 21st April, but from what I can see this event only has activities running at RHS locations.
The Blindley Heath Country Show takes place 5th & 6th May.  There will be demonstrations, for example, Jive Pony equestrian display and a falconry display.  Also on show will be crafts and traditional food stalls.
The BBC Proms programme will be published towards the end of April, with booking commencing mid-May.  As last year I’ll do a one-off edition to summarise the best Proms activities for families.

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