20 awesome things to do with your little Londoners in April 2022

  1. There’s loads to do at the Foundling Museum this month, from the new Superheroes, Orphans & Origins: 125 Years in Comics exhibition, opening on the 1st, to workshops My Alter-Ego Superhero (5th), Manga Style (6th), Lifesize Comic Strips (7th) and Animate Your Superhero (8th). Paid/free.
  2. Discover’s new temporary exhibition, The 100 Story Hotel, opens on the 2nd. Created with illustrator Rob Biddulph, this immersive world of play and storytelling promises something for everyone aged 0-8 and their families. Combine with Discover’s Bunny Adventures Trail. Paid.
  3. Uniqlo Tate Play: Dream Buildings will be popping up at Tate Modern from the 2nd-18th. Constructive play experts Woodland Tribe will be helping families to use hammers, saws and drills to build and transform their own play spaces, inspired by artist Lubaina Himid. Free.
  4. Story Space Fest is on at Tate Britain on the 2nd. Celebrate the Caribbean with authors, artists, musicians and dancers, including storytelling with authors Dapo Adeola and Olivia Twist, mask-making with poet John Lyons and dancing with Kinetika Bloco’s troupe. Free.
  5. Discover the curious world of London Transport’s Lost Property Office at the London Transport Museum from the 2nd-18th. Follow a trail around the museum and join authors Emily Rand and Kate Wilksonson for storytelling and crafts on selected dates. Free with museum entry.
  6. Two Temple Place is hosting family activities inspired by its Visit Body Vessel Clay exhibition all Easter, including Story Dice on the 2nd, Creative Coiling on the 6th, Scratchy Sgraffito on the 8th, Amazing Armour on the 9th, Nature Tiles on the 11th and Story Pots on the 14th. Free.
  7. artsdepot is where it’s at this Easter, with a free all-day Book Buzz event on the 3rd; a production of Slime – an accessible exploration of working through differences and shame – on the 10th; and Discovering Foley Sound – A Workshop with School of Noise on the 13th. Paid/free.
  8. The Royal Parks are offering a whole host of free fun in parks across the capital between the 5th and 22nd this month, including exciting Discovery Days, Nature Roadshows, Teddy Bears Picnic events and Parents & Toddlers days in collaboration with Chickenshed Theatre. Free.
  9. Holidays: Journey through Tomorrowland interactive storytelling and creative workshops will be on at Museum of the Home on the 5th, 7th, 12th and 14th. Create a future vehicle on the first two dates or make your own tower block shaker with rainbows and sparkles on the second two. Free.
  10. Jackson’s Lane is hosting two great shows this month: Oh No, George! from the 5th-7th is adapted from the award-winning picture book by Chris Haughton, while Mischief & Mystery in Moomin Valley from the 30th April-1st May is based on the much-loved novels by Tove Jansson. Paid.
  11. National Army Museum is hosting an Easter Chocolate Making workshop in collaboration with the Chocolate Museum from the 6th-7th. Learn about the history of chocolate and have a go at shaping and decorating your own delicious chocolate treats to take home. Paid.
  12. As part of its Imagined Spaces season, Pitzhanger is inviting Assemble Play back to its grounds on the 8th, 9th and 10th. Children of all ages are invited to discover giant blocks, boxes, colourful fabric and many other treasures and create exciting play landscapes. Free.
  13. Now Play This 2022 is on at Somerset House from the 8th-10th. Power, decision-making and representation serve as inspiration for thought-provoking solo and multiplayer gaming experiences for all ages, created by pioneering creative voices from around the world. Paid.
  14. Southbank Centre will host a Pedal Power Disco on the 16th. Families with kids of all ages are invited to ‘put the pedal to the metal’ and cycle to power the party. The entire disco is powered by bicycles and there are no batteries, so when the pedalling stops, the music stops. Free.
  15. Head to the Horniman on the 16th for Habitat Heroes with Wild Fangs. Meet a host of crawly critters and fluffy friends and learn lots of fun facts, including how they play an important role in their natural habits. There will even be an opportunity to get hands-on with the animals. Paid.
  16. UNIQLO Tate Play: Easter Family Art Workshop takes place at the UNIQLO flagship store on the 16th. Taking inspiration from Edwina Sandys’ ‘Another Bouquet’, attendees will work with paper and card to create a variety of colourful flowers that come together to form a bouquet. Free.
  17. The next Cabababarave will be taking place at Patchworks Leyton on the 21st. Conceived by two mums for 0-2s and their adults, the event will feature show-stopping cabaret interspersed with captivating baby-sensory moments, ending in a rave with plenty of bouncy DJ beats. Paid.
  18. Head to the British Museum on the 21st for Little Feet: One, two, three, what can it be? Discover the wonderful world of numbers using objects from the collection. Join in with number songs, have a go at counting and make your own ‘number memento’ to take home. Free.
  19. Future Shock opens at 180 Studios from the 28th, transforming the subterranean space through mesmerising and immersive digital technology, including spellbinding laser work, holographic projections, site-specific installations, electronic music and sensory experiences. Paid
  20. The Lyric will host Splat, a physical comedy about art, on the 30th. This language-free show follows two aspiring artists as they attempt to complete their masterpieces whilst taking a journey through the history of visual art – and antagonising each other in the process. Paid.

Roma meets Thierry Noir’s Rivington Street mural.