Bring your kids down to the Bank of England Museum for their annual Easter Eggs-travaganza (apologies for the terrible pun).
It's not easy getting your kids interested in the history of London, but the Bank of England have come up with an egg-cellent idea (another terrible pun, sorry) -- they are going to bribe them with chocolate!
For ten days over Easter they'll be hiding some brightly decorated eggs all around the museum and your kids will have to follow a trail to find them. If they manage to complete the (extremely easy) trail then they'll be able to claim a small prize at the end.
They will also be able to make some rabbit, sheep and chicken masks, and colour in some finger puppets.
Craig has never been on this treasure hunt, but he has been to the Bank of England Museum and written a review on his blog, which you might like to read before you go.
Craig’s review of Bank of England Museum – “I don't suppose many tourists bother to visit the Bank of England Museum (or even the locals) but I've always had a soft spot for this place. But not because of the money. I don't really care about the history of the bank -- I like it because there's lots of architectural history on display inside here. They have cabinets full of old photos and paintings and drawings… continued”
Sir John Soane — Building the Bank of England – 13 May to 8 Nov 2019 – See some of Sir John Soane's designs and learn how the architect was inspired by the ancient world
After-hours Victorian surgery demonstration – 7 Mar to 9 May 2019 – Visit the 19th-century Operating Theatre after-hours and witness what a Victorian operation was like from the stands
British Museum — Lost Kingdoms Sleepover – 16, 17 Mar, 13 and 14 Apr 2019 – Treat your kids to a sleepover at the British Museum where they'll learn about lost kingdoms in Africa, Asia and South America
The New Londoners — British Library – 22 Mar to 7 Jul 2019 – An exhibition of photographs by Chris Steele-Perkins, who has captured families living in their London homes.
London Festival of Railway Modelling – 23 to 24 Mar 2019 – The London Festival of Railway Modelling will have over 40 working layouts and 120 exhibitors selling paint and trains.
Imaginary Cities — British Library – 5 Apr &38211; 14 Jul 2019 – A small exhibition that uses digital technology to transform the library's collection of historic maps to create fictional cityscapes
Mary Quant — Victoria & Albert Museum – 6 Apr 2019 to 16 Feb 2020 – An exhibition of dresses by the iconic fashion designer Mary Quant who became synonymous with the Swinging Sixties
Look for more children’s events in April
Here are some more free events in London if you want a cheap day out
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|Kid’s events in April|