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
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.  
Although the Big Egg Hunt in Covent Garden is now finished, it's still a great destination to enjoy the free street entertainment 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 a Passport to the Afterlife activity at the British Museum, 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.  
The Science Museum has lots of daily free events, and hands-on activities to suit all ages.   The entry system has changed and you are now asked for a donation as you enter the Museum - this can feel a bit intimidating.  It remains your choice to visit the Museum for free and donate at the end of your visit if you choose to.
Food related events and more...
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 & Punch and Judy 12th 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.
Perivale Wood Nature Reserve have a free open day Sunday 28th April. Enjoy a walk in the Bluebell Wood, nature trail, refreshments, home-made jams, jellies and local honey for sale.Stout footwear recommended!
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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