Something to keep the kids entertained this Easter
- Kelly Apter
- 1 April 2021
Entertain the kids this fortnight with our top picks, including Tom & Jerry, animation workshops, pirate shows and lots of crafty fun
If you are looking for fun new ways to keep the kids entertained this Easter, we have got you covered. From toddlers to teens, and even the whole family, there's a whole load of interactive online fun on offer this fortnight.
For younger children
My First Dance Spring Special
From spring chicks to Easter bunnies, this workshop will have little ones aged 2–5 dancing to the joy of spring.
Wed 7 April, 10am, fantasticforfamilies.com
Up and Down
Two friends meet for tea in Up and Down is an interactive performance for children under 5 and their grown-ups.
Wed 7 April, 10–10.30am & 2–2:30am, fantasticforfamilies.com
Chamber Tots at Home
'Growing in the Garden' is the theme for this week's Chamber Tots at Home, a music-making workshop for children aged 1–5.
Thu 8 April, 10am, fantasticforfamilies.com
An interactive dance and craft workshop for little ones aged five and under.
Sat 10 April, 10–10.30am renfrewshireboxoffice.ticketsolve.com
We Cover The Universe
Aimed at children under five and their carers is an interactive sensory show combining gentle play, poetry and drawing.
Sat 10 April, 10am, fantasticforfamilies.com
Children's Mask Making Workshop
This crafty workshop is deal for 5–8-year-olds who like arty fun and being theatrical.
Tue 6 April, 1.30pm, fantasticforfamilies.com
An interactive pirating adventure, Blackbeard's Revenge will have you designing flags, singing pirate songs and escaping Blackbeard's clutches.
Wed 7 April, 12pm & 2pm, fantasticforfamilies.com
Scotland's Puppet Animation Festival offers a chance to watch some of the best independent animation from around the world – then try your hand at making your own.
Thu 8, Fri 9 & Sat 10 April, 10am, eventbrite.co.uk
Be A Colour Monster Workshop
Designed for children aged 5–7, this workshop explores colour and sound.
Thu 8 April, 11–11.45am, tickets.lakesidearts.org.uk
For all the family
Family Zen Drawing
Learn how to relax and feel calm through drawing, at the artist-led workshop.
Wed 7 April, 11.30am, fantasticforfamilies.com
Family Workshop: Live Hedgehog Drawing
Meet a real hedgehog up close (on Zoom) and try all sorts of quick drawing exercises at this workshop aimed at all ages.
Tue 13 April, 10–11am, rwa.org.uk
Discover diverse climates, animals and landscapes from around the world at Faraway Habitats, a music-making session for all the family.
Wed 14 April, 11am & 2pm, fantasticforfamilies.com
Tom and Jerry: The Movie
The well-known cat and mouse heroes find themselves in trouble in New York in this half computer animated, half live-action film which earned three stars in our review.
Available to watch now on Google Play, Amazon Prime and YouTube.
Comedy Health and Wellbeing Films
Created to support the emotional health of children aged 6–12, Dirliebane Theatre Company presents ten short films.
Available to watch online until the end of June on YouTube.
Alice in Wonderland
Motherwell Theatre presents an Easter pantomime featuring toe-tapping tunes, jokes and magic.
Available online until Sun 18 April, alice-in-wonderland.co.uk
Onceupona Virtual Children's Festival
A week full of theatre and storytelling on Zoom and YouTube.
Tue 6–Sun 11 April, 10am, fantasticforfamilies.com
The Incredible Tale of Robot Boy
A short film, created from an original stage production, finds a team of top scientists attempting to create a robot with a real brain.
Sat 10, Thu 15 & Sat 17 April, thebrunton.co.uk
Where the Bugaboo Lives
A choose-your-own adventure style show for 5–11-year-olds that follows a brother and sister into a spooky valley full of strange creatures.
Available to stream until Sun 2 May, littleangeltheatre.com