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  1. Barking and Dagenham’s Best Easter Activities For Kids.

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    Barking and Dagenham’s Best Easter Activities For Kids.

    With most schools closing for around a fortnight for the Easter holidays, plenty of parents across Barking and Dagenham will be on the lookout for inexpensive activities to keep their kids entertained.

    If you’re one of them, you’re in luck – the Holiday Activity and Food (HAF) Programme has a wide variety of fun activities planned for children in the age ranges 5 – 12 and 12 – 16, with everything from boxing and football camps, to dance and healthy eating workshops included.

    Better still, the activities are absolutely free for children who live or go to school in Barking and Dagenham and are eligible for benefit-related free school meals!

    There are plenty of activities to choose between including: 

    Ballerz Holiday Club.

    Taking place from April 2nd – 12th, Ballerz offers a multi-sports provision, along with Easter-themed activities including a classic egg hunt, Nerf Wars, an inflatables day and even workshops for parents!

    Available for children aged five to 11, a full program of activities can be found here.

    Valence Primary School, Bonham Rd, Dagenham. RM8 3BB.

    The Disablement Association of Barking & Dagenham (DABD).

    DABD is running four days of free activities for special educational needs and disabled (SEND) children and young people who attend school or further education, or live within the borough, and who are eligible/receiving free school meals.

    The range of activities includes painting, sensory play, arts and crafts, and sensory adapted exercise activities like football and yoga.

    Taking place from April 2nd – 5th, 10am – 2pm, the events are available to children aged five to 18. Anyone interested in signing up should email: send@dabd.org.uk

    DABD, Pembroke Gardens, Dagenham. RM10 7YP.

    Dance Network Association.

    If your children like to get their groove on, you’re in luck – the Dance Network Association (DNA) is putting on an inclusive dance programme over the Easter break, enabling kids to take part in specialist dance workshops and wellbeing sessions, with food and drinks also included!

    Available for kids aged eight to 11, the programme will run from April 2nd – 5th, from 9:30am – 3:45pm. Click here for more details and to make a booking.

    Dagenham Park Church of England School, School Rd, Dagenham. RM10 9QH.

    For a full list of Easter holiday activities taking place in Barking and Dagenham over the coming weeks, click here.

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  2. Things To Do In Wakefield This Easter.

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    Things To Do In Wakefield This Easter.

    With most of us having a few days off over the coming weeks, we’ve taken a look at some of the best activities Wakefield has to offer this Easter. And with so many fantastic destinations in the area to choose from, there are plenty of options!

    Here are a few of our suggestions:

    Easter Holidays at The Hepworth Wakefield.

    Enjoy a day out at The Hepworth Wakefield this spring and get creative as a family while you explore the famous art gallery and its garden.

    From special painting and sculpting workshops, to regular indoor and outdoor activities, there’s something fun happening every day from now until Sunday, April 7th, meaning the entire Wakefield school holidays are covered!

    Activities in the learning studios and galleries are free with an exhibition ticket. To find out more, visit: https://hepworthwakefield.org/whats-on/easter-holidays-at-the-hepworth-wakefield/

    The Hepworth Wakefield, Gallery Walk, Wakefield. WF1 5AW.

    Easter Egg Hunt at Nostell.

    Built on the site of a medieval priory, the National Trust’s Nostell landmark is a Palladian house set in acres of stunning gardens – making it the perfect place for an Easter egg hunt!

    As you make your way along the hunt’s trail, you’ll discover a series of nature-inspired activities for the whole family. It’s all about playing in the garden this Easter, so expect the likes of welly-wanging, egg and spoon racing and hopscotch to figure prominently!

    Easter activities at Nostell are available from now until Sunday, April 7th, with no booking required. Prices are £3 per trail, with trails running every day from 11am – 5pm (last entry at 4pm). 

    Nostell Priory, Doncaster Road, Nostell, Wragby, Wakefield. WF4 1QE.

    Easter Egg-stravaganza at Wakefield Market.

    Head over to Wakefield Market for a cracking Easter Egg-stravaganza on Saturday, March 30th, from 10am to take part in some fun, free Easter-themed activities! 

    Kids will love getting hands-on with some of the crafting activities, before setting off to explore a variety of market stalls as you hunt for eggs in a traditional egg hunt. A wide range of other Easter-themed activities are also on the menu!

    Wakefield Market, Kirkgate, Wakefield. WF1 3AP.

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