An annual Christian festival in commemoration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, observed on the first Sunday after the first full moon, after the vernal equinox, as calculated by Western churches on the Gregorian calendar and in Orthodox churches on the Julian calendar.
"Children look forward to hunting for eggs in the Easterholidays"
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Well, it feels like half term has only just ended, yet here we are, talking about the Easter holidays already. Today's newsletter is a selection of some of the best camps and clubs on offer next month. But move quickly! Ticket buying for everything has got more competitive over the years, hasn't it? We accept that we have to be online at 9am to get into the popular gigs and shows these days... now we have to be on the ball when planning school holiday entertainment, too?
But you won't get left behind with Kinfo. If one thing is certain during these kidtastic, fun-filled times of ours, it's that the Kinfo app is a great tool for recognising and reading up on fantastic activities. After all, they are recommended by parents for parents.
Isabelle & the Kinfo Team
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Recommended by a dad, London’s "green lung" is a 26 mile, 10,000-acre bucolic behemoth that runs from Ware countryside in Hertfordshire down to the Thames at London Docklands. Divided into two parks, the White Water Centre features water sports, a cafe and farm. Twelve miles south, the Queen’s Elizabeth Olympic Park offers velodrome cycling, hockey, tennis, golf, ice skating and horse riding. In between, there are more than 30 path trails, golf, camping and the “awesome” Star Track athletic holiday courses that instruct in high jump, hurdles and more. Book for 3 x 2.5hr sessions inclusive here for 6-8 year olds (£25) or here for the 8-12 year olds (£46).
Roll down to the Westway’s famous undercover skate park in west London for beginner-to-intermediate Easter skate camps with ramps, halfpipes, stairs, gaps, ledges, rails… you name it. The teachers, a mum of 2 tells us, were amazing. Camps run April 3rd-14th (exc. weekend), 10am-4pm, £30 p/day. Book here.
“It’s the future!” raves one dad. Coding, that is. Where better to learn than the home of science in Mayfair, within the resplendent Royal Institution building. If your kids can code then they will be first in line for jobs in tomorrow’s world. “My daughter really enjoyed the hands-on puzzle-solving.” Suitable for beginners. Book the workshop for 7-9 year olds here for April 5th or here for April 6th; For 10-12 year olds tickets are here for April 5th or here for April 6th.
Cardamom and black pepper body wash. Cappuccino mousse. Eggs “laid by inquisitive hens”. Cashmere loo roll. Ah Waitrose, how we love thee. And it’s not just us, last month Which? Magazine once again named the retailer “The UK’s Top Supermarket”. Now kids from age 5 can begin a lifelong allegiance to the brand by joining one of their cookery classes. One mum tells us how friendly the Finchley Road chefs are. See her full review on Kinfo app and be quick to book your Easter spots here.
This “hidden secret of Maida Vale,” (says a mum of 2) gives kids lots of space to have a proper run around the yard. Or tennis courts, in this case. Bookings are taken by phone (020 7286 8448) for the Easter tennis holiday week for 5-15 year olds running April 10th-14th; 10am-3pm, £50 p/day including lunch.
From beginner to elite club, one parent says her daughter has thrived at this accomplished diving group. The Guildford Spectrum stands among the largest leisure centres in the UK. Situated on the outskirts of Surrey's cutest cobbled market town high street, why not visit both if you're in the area. One of the three-day holiday courses still had spaces left at time of press, April 4th-7th. Send an emailhere if you are interested to book a place.
“My son wants to go to this every day.” Fine recommendation indeed. Day-long camps take place in fields, parks and woodland across Brighton, Shoreham and Bristol. Trained staff lead adventurous games such as giant dodge ball, Nerf battles, Harry Potter wand-making, messy mud pack making and oodles more. Inexpensive, well-run and yes, outdoors. We’re sold. Book here.
Budding performers aged 3-14 should join these Easter workshops in Queen's Park, where one child enjoyed singing her heart out. The club is run by an experienced, professional actress. On line form here to book workshops (10:30am-3:30pm) on April 4th-6th and April 11th-13th. Early bird discount for bookings made by March 25th.