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Half Term at Horniman Museum

Half Term at the Horinman Museum includes:

Horniman Easter Fair

Saturday 31 March and Sunday 1 April  


Enjoy the Easter trail, create something crafty in the workshops, have your face painted and join in family activities across the Gardens.  Suitable for families with children aged 3+. Free entry.

A World of Stories

Friday 30 March and Monday 2 April

11am, 12.15pm, 2pm, 3.15pm

Hear some seasonal tales from the museum’s storytellers. Most suitable for children aged 5+. Free entry.

The Ugly Duckling

Saturday 31 March and Sunday 1 April  

11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm (30 minute performance) 

Meet the most unlikely duckling hero and hear the story of the duck who was different. Featuring song and puppetry, The Ugly Duckling is a classic heart-warming tale for all the family. Produced for the Horniman by Sandal Sticks Theatre.  Suitable for families with children aged 3+. Tickets: £5 Child, £1 Adult.

Big Wednesday: Spring Colours

Wednesday 4 April


Performances and activities to celebrate the colours of spring. Free entry.

Big Wednesday: Year of the Reef

Wednesday 11 April


Take part in activities including art and storytelling, inspired by the International Year of the Reef and the sea. Free entry.

Family Bat Walk

Friday 13 April


Learn more about bats in this fun family session. Create some bat-inspired art and craft before going into the Gardens to search for bats using real detectors. Suitable for children aged 8+. Tickets: Child £3, Adult £5.   

Pond Dipping


11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm

Join us to explore nature and wildlife in the pond on the Horniman Nature Trail. Suitable for children for aged 5+. Tickets: Child £3.

Mini-beast Safari


11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm

Hunt for mini-beasts in the Horniman Gardens. Suitable for children for aged 3+. Tickets: Child £3. 

Welly Walk on the Nature Trail: Signs of Spring

Saturday 28 April


Get your wellies on and join the Horniman Nature Trail to explore the animals, insects and plants that thrive there in spring. Have a go at sweep-netting, tree-beating and identifying what you discover. Suitable for ages 5+. Tickets: Child £3, Adult £5.

Find out more here.

Later Event: April 1
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