Something to keep the kids entertained this Easter

Something for the Kids

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

Balloon Babies
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

Crafty fun

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

Blackbeard's Revenge
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

Animated Shorts
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

Faraway Habitats
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

Online entertainment

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

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the information displayed here is accurate, always check with the venue before attending (especially during the Covid-19 pandemic).

Alice in Wonderland

Motherwell Theatre and Starbright Entertainments present an online Alice in Wonderland pantomine.

Online events

Tue 13 Apr

Family £10

Wed 14 Apr

Family £10

Thu 15 Apr

Family £10

…and 3 more dates until 18 Apr

Blackbeard’s Revenge

Join Freddie on a multi-sensory and interactive pirating adventure! You will discover Blackbeard’s long-lost ship, design your own pirate flag and raise it high, sing a pirate song and find a glittering treasure trove. But Blackbeard takes his revenge and you’re trapped! How will you escape? Well, you’ll have to join…

Online events

Tue 13 Apr

Thu 15 Apr

Chamber Tots at Home: Growing in the Garden

Online music-making workshop for children aged 1 – 5 and their parents or carers Spring has sprung, so it’s time to explore the garden with music leader Penny Osmond and ensemble Miyabi Duo! Play, sing, and move with your toddler in this musical adventure, as we plant flowers, find fruits and vegetables, and meet some…

Wigmore Hall, London W1U

Wed 19 May

£8 / 020 7935 2141

Comedy Health and Wellbeing Films for Kids

Dirliebane Theatre Company presents ten short online comedy films to support emotional health for children ages 6–12.

Online events

Tue 13 Apr

Free

Wed 14 Apr

Free

Thu 15 Apr

Free

…and 76 more dates until 30 Jun

Family Workshop at Home: Faraway Habitats

Travel with music leader Lucy Drever alongside musicians Rosie Bergonzi and Nadia Javed, as we discover the diverse climates, animals, and landscapes of four habitats around the world! Work together as a team to create a new piece of music inspired by rainforests, deserts, oceans, and the Antarctic – all within one hour!

Wigmore Hall, London W1U

Wed 14 Apr

£10 / 020 7935 2141

Free Family Workshop - Live Hedgehog Drawing

Thanks to Hedgehog Rescue, this Zoom workshop is back by popular demand, for all the family to enjoy together - FREE! This is your chance to meet a real hedgehog up close (on Zoom). You will have the opportunity to try all sorts of quick drawing exercises to try and capture the hedgehog in some dynamic drawings. This…

Royal West Of England Academy, Bristol

Tue 13 Apr

Free / 01179735129

The Incredible Tale of Robot Boy

The Incredible Tale of Robot Boy was created in 2019 as a co-production between Theatre-Rites and Schauspielhaus Bochum in Germany. This short film was created from footage of that original stage production. In the most extraordinary high-tech laboratory, a team of the world’s top scientists are attempting the impossible.

Online events

Thu 15 Apr

£5–£15

Sat 17 Apr

£5–£15

Up and Down

This virtual performance of Up and Down is part of The Puppet Animations Festival and explores the elements of earth and air through two central characters.

Online events

Sat 17 Apr

£10 (one family or household) (£7)

Suitable for ages 0-5. Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

Where the Bugaboo Lives

Floyd and his sister Ruby creep into the dark, shadowy valley behind their house… a valley full of all kinds of spooky, creepy creatures and the scariest of them all, the Bugaboo! Join Floyd and Ruby at every step of their journey, as you decide which path they take and what monsters they meet. The popular story by Sean…

Online events

Wed 14 Apr

£13.50

Sat 24 Apr

Sun 25 Apr

…and 2 more dates until 2 May

Balloon Babies

Interactive activity workshop for ages 0–4.

Animated Shorts 1

A series of online workshops to learn about puppet animation for families to try at home.

We Cover the Universe

The Southbank Centre presents 'We Cover The Universe', an interactive, sensory and wondrous online show for under-fives, their parents/carers and families combining poetry, drawing and gentle play. It will be presented by actor Remmie Milner (BBC His Dark Materials 2020) and theatre director, Rachel Lincoln. They will…

My First Dance: Spring Special

From spring chicks to Easter bunnies and leaping lambs, this special My First Dance holiday session will take you on a brilliant adventure, as we celebrate the joy of spring!

Children's Mask Making Workshop

A creative Mask Making workshop, inclusive to all, come and get arty with us!

Quest: Family Zen Drawing

Led by Amanda Schenk. Draw together with your family. Helping to create a sense of calm and relaxation through drawing different patterns to create an artwork. Everyone will create their own design by making their own choices about where to draw. Suitable for all abilities, the workshops will focus on building confidence…

Be a Colour Monster Workshop

Online art workshop for kids ages 5–7.

Onceupona Virtual Children's Festival - Easter 2021

We are back with Onceupona Virtual Children's Festival this Easter Holiday and it's bigger and better than ever!Join us 6th-11th April 2021 for a week full of children's theatre and storytelling on Zoom and YouTube. Tuesday 6th April at 10am - Sea Storm In A Teacup with Hoglets Theatre Wednesday 7th April at 10am - Excuse…

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