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Things to do over the Easter holidays

PUBLISHED: 12:30 29 March 2018

Events for children are taking place throughout Easter. Picture: PA

Events for children are taking place throughout Easter. Picture: PA

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Easter events

Gravesend Borough Market events:

•Children’s story telling (Saturday March 31, 9am - 10am)

Local authors, Genny Jones and Pauline Wilkinson, will be at The Gravesend Borough Market doing a story telling and activity session for children aged 3 – 9. No need to book, just turn up

•Easter animals display (Tuesday, April 3, 11am - 3pm)

Family favourites will be coming to the market for visitors to meet and pet.

There will be really cute rabbits, goats, ducklings and a few more surprises too.

No need to book.

•Easter crafts (Wednesday, April 4, 12:30pm - 2:30pm)

Eastgate Encounter Lounge will be organising arts and craft session for the whole family. No need to book.

•Easter crafts (Thursday, April 5, 12:30pm - 2:30pm)
Eastgate Encounter Lounge will be organising arts and craft session for the whole family. No need to book.

•Easter cupcake decorating for children (Saturday April 7, 10am - 4pm)

For children ages 5 years and up.

This session must be booked in advance as there are limited spaces. To book your place send a private message on Gravesend Borough Market’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/gravesendboroughmarket.kent

•Easter cupcake decorating competition - two sessions for adults (Tuesday, April 10, 10am - 2:30pm)

This session must be booked in advance as there are limited spaces.

To book your place send a private message on our Facebook to: www.facebook.com/gravesendboroughmarket.kent

•Easter crafts (Wednesday, April 11, 12:30pm - 2:30pm)

Easter Crafts. Eastgate Encounter Lounge will be organising arts and craft session for the whole family. No need to book, just turn up

•Easter cupcake decorating competition - two sessions for children (Thursday, April 12, 10am - 2pm)

Spring Themed Crafts. For children ages 5 years and up.

This session must be booked in advance.

To book your place send a private message on the Facebook page: www.facebook.com/gravesendboroughmarket.kent

•Children’s story telling (Friday, April 13, 2pm - 4pm)

Children’s story telling, for ages 3 years and up. No need to book, just turn up.

Bluewater events:

•Dinosaur trail at Bluewater (April 3 - June 24)

New this year, Bluewater is inviting guests to embark on an adventure alongside explorers Rhys and Rosie, with the arrival of the Dinosaur Trail. Kids will come face to face with roar-some dinosaurs in and around the mall, whilst discovering interesting facts along the way.

Guests can pick up a trail map from the concierge desk outside M&S on the lower mall and once all the dinosaurs have been found, they’ll receive a prehistoric prize.

•The Lindt Gold Bunny warren at Bluewater

The Lindt Gold Bunny Warren is making a return to Bluewater this Easter, offering free chocolate fun for all.

Located in the Lower Guildhall, children are invited to hop through the warren and count the Lindt Gold Bunny in order to receive a delicious chocolate reward!

Plus there’s a brand new Lindt store on the Lower Thames Walk where you can buy some impressive Lindt Easter gifts, or simply treat yourself.

• March 30 – April 8 – The annual “Hop Around Bromley” town centre trail

Exciting prizes up for grabs (excluding Easter Sunday)

Collect your entry form from the ‘Hop Around Bromley’ pop-up desk on the upper mall in The Glades near M&S, find ten Easter bunnies that have been hidden around the town centre, fill in the entry form and hand back in to the pop-up desk by 5pm Sunday April 8 to receive a free Peter Rabbit gift!

Plus, you’ll be entered into a competition to win a free year’s family membership to Mytime Active or a £50 Glades Gift Card.

• April 9 – 11 & 13 – Face painting and fun activities in The Glades’ pop-up English country garden

Visit the pop-up country garden in The Glades on the lower mall near M&S to have your face painted for free!

Partake in some colouring and take your masterpiece home, plus take a selfie in our giant teacup and saucer or with our giant vegetables for a chance to win a £25 Hotel Chocolat gift card to treat the family – just use the #gladeseggciting and post your pictures to our Facebook or Twitter pages @TheGladesBrom.

•Easter egg garden trail, now - Sunday, April 15, 10am - 4.30pm

Location: Hall Place & Gardens, Bexley

Cost: £2.50 per trail, bring a pencil or buy one for 50p, pay on the day.

•Baamy Baa-lambs

Location: Hall Place & Gardens, Bexley Kent

Hilarious story and lamb puppet craft for you to take home.

10am and 2pm (1 hr session)

£4 children, adults free.

Advance booking required.

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Ticket Availability:

Tuesday 3 April: pm – limited availability

Wednesday 4 April: pm – tickets available

Thursday 5 April: am – limited availability, pm – tickets available

Friday 6 April: am – limited availability, pm tickets available

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