Get ready for the Easter holidays with Rebecca Dooley’s tips on the hottest tickets in town. Rebecca works hard to keep Palace Gate readers in the loop, so please mention London’s Little Thinkers when booking or enquiring out any of the below.
1. Storytelling and music sessions at The Royal Albert Hall. Enjoy these engaging, specialised and interactive sessions for 0-4 year olds, running every Tuesday or Wednesday until 5th July. Seasoned storytellers deliver a series of sessions for babies and toddlers. They use singing, movements, stories and instruments to encourage interaction between little ones and their parents/carers. These specialised sessions focus on developing co-ordination, self confidence and awareness using songs, sounds, rhythms and rhymes. Buy your ticket and get 20% off dinner at Verdi – Italian Kitchen. Spaces fill up fast. To book, visit: www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/events/2016/storytelling-and-music-sessions-for-0-4-year-olds/
2. Chickenshed: Easter Shed (4-8 April). This inclusive theatre is hosting a fun and engaging five-day workshop offering children a chance to explore and develop a large range of performance skills. Through drama, dance, singing and storytelling children will devise a performance that parents/carers will be invited to watch at the end of the week. Led by enthusiastic specialists this is a great workshop. Contact the box office on 020 8292 9222, or visit: http://www.chickenshed.org.uk/easter-shed. Tickets cost £130 (50% off for siblings) for children aged 5-11 years old.
3. Playing Up: Live Art for children and adults launching at the Tate Modern from 1-4 April. Make clothes out of food, lie on top of cars, dance with animals, remote control your parents and much, much more in this three-day mass “play in”. Playing Up takes the form of a game played by adults and kids together and is described as: “a playful, hands-on introduction to ‘Live Art’ for everyone”. For more details, visit www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/eventseries/playing-live-art-adults-and-kids.
4. Discover Children’s Story Centre: Michael Rosen's Bear Hunt, Chocolate Cake and Bad Things. Head down to Discover Story Centre for this interactive family exhibition for children age 0-11 years old. There is something on offer for children of all ages; younger children can enjoy an interactive Bear Hunt trail (swishy swashy, splash splosh) whereas older children can take part in a fun fact mission, where they write and take home their own imaginative poem. For details, visit: www.discover.org.uk/michael-rosen-exhibition. Exhibition runs until Sunday 16 April 2016.
5. Club Petit Pierrot: Easter French Fun. Club Petit Pierrot hosts yet another varied and fun workshop where children can flourish and learn French effortlessly. Their unique immersion programme includes a range of creative activities including theatre, cooking, singing, dancing and more, all taught in French. The programme is led by a fantastic team of enthusiastic qualified native teachers (all DBS checked), who are passionate about teaching French to children. For more details, visit: http://www.clubpetitpierrot.uk.com/venues_timetables.html.
6. Children’s Macaroon Art Masterclass. Christabel’s and Blankie and Lamb are joining forces to host a magical macaroon art masterclass where children aged 3-7 years old can get creative with a range of delicious food art. The class starts at 3pm and each child must be accompanied by an adult. Book tickets at: www.eventbrite.com/e/childrens-macaroon-masterclass-tickets-21380364245
A just a little extra secret sprinkling:
Check out Kiddle, the new visual and safe search engine for children. http://www.kiddle.co/
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