Half term activities

The playdough activity station at the Ragged School in the Easter hols

As usual, there’s loads on in for kids in east London over half term. Here’s a few that caught my attention because they cater for toddlers:

Boys having lunch, Copperfield Rd School, 1879
Victorian classroom, image from the Ragged School Museum website

The Ragged School Museum on the canal near Mile End offers free holiday activities. They’ve a big under-5s room with lots of toys and playdough. This half term they are hosting the launch of Jacqueline Wilson’s new book. Wednesday 26th and Thursday 27th, 10-5 pm.  See here for more information.

Image from Wilton’s Music Hall website

This weekend there’s a whole free family festival called Gateway to the World going on at Wilton’s Music Hall. All day and evening on Saturday and Sunday, the programme says it’s for all ages and includes dance, music, acrobatics, magic and theatre – see here for more details.

On Monday, Museum in Docklands has a free ‘dance like a hero’ workshop for under-5s in which they apparently get to dance like firefighters, doctors and other offers London’s emergency workers. Sounds slightly odd… but MiD toddler events are really well run and fun, in my experience. Free, tickets allocated on arrival. Monday 24th at 11, 12.30 or 2. More details here.

Dock themed play at Mudlarks

While you’re at Museum in Docklands you could take in a session at the Mudlarks toddler gallery on the same visit -see my review here – since writing Mudlarks has gained a newly refurbished water play feature, and a pirate ship.


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