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Join in the Easter fun at the Horniman!

Enjoy the Easter weekend at the Horniman with the whole family. Go on our Easter trail, create something crafty in our workshops and dare to venture through the rabbit hole for a special storytelling performance inspired by Alice in Wonderland.

Full programme below.

Alice in Wonderland storytelling - Sold out

Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 April

Daily performance timings: 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm.

Each performance lasts 30 minutes.

£4 per child, £1 per adult (max two adults per child)

Meet the White Rabbit, Cheshire Cat, March Hare and Hatter in a playful storytelling performance of Alice in Wonderland. This inspiring adaption of a classic story features puppetry and music and has been created by Sandal Sticks Theatre especially for the Horniman Easter Fair.

Suitable for families with children aged 3+

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Easter Trails

Saturday and Sunday

10.30am - 4.30pm

£1 per trail from the Easter Desk outside the main museum entrance.

Solve the clues on the Easter trail and collect your prize!

Farmers' Market 

Saturday only

Our weekly Farmers' Market has extended opening hours, selling locally sourced, locally sold vegetables, meat, bread, flowers, hot food and much more.

Bandstand Terrace

Family Art Fun: March Hare puppet making

Saturday and Sunday

Free

11.00am – members session - sold out.

11.45am, 12.30pm, 1.15pm, 2.00pm, 2.45pm – public sessions

Inspired by the character of the March Hare from the story of Alice in Wonderland, come along and make your very own March Hare puppet.

Recommended for ages 3+

Education Centre

Face Painting

Saturday and Sunday

10.30am - 4.30pm - drop in activity

Prices from £4

Suitable for all ages

Pavilion

Screen printing workshops with The Portable Print Studio

Saturday and Sunday

10.30am - 4.30pm - drop in activity

Choose from our Horniman designs and print your own t-shirt or art print with The Portable Print Studio. Using mono-screen printing and your choice of colours create your own bespoke artwork!

£5 per A3 poster printed

£12 per t shirt printed

Suitable for all ages

Pavilion

Tea cup rides and bouncy castle

Saturday and Sunday

10.30am - 4.30pm

Bandstand Terrace

Lindy hopping dance workshops

Saturday and Sunday - drop in workshop for all ages

Hop like the Easter bunny and join us for some lindy hopping dance classes and performance on the Horniman Bandstand.

12pm, 1pm and 2pm

Free

Suitable for all ages

Bandstand

Arts and Crafts Market

Saturday and Sunday

10.30am - 4.30pm

Discover handmade products by local designers and makers in the Arts and Crafts market. The following stalls will be at the market in the Conservatory:

  • Amber Hsu - Handmade, illustrated zines and comics.
  • Bunting and Pops - Cake pops, macarons, and craft items including bunting, baby gifts and cushions.
  • By-Me - Handmade macrame plant hangers and wall hangings.
  • Caroline Watson London - Premium reusable zip away bags
  • Chitter Chatter Crafts - Cushions, lampshades, and handmade washbags and makeup bags.
  • Clarks Closet - Handmade dolls celebrating diversity and children's accessories. 
  • Deco 22 - Fashion accessories and sewing sets.
  • Funky N Chunky - Handmade African print leather backpacks, clutch bags and statement jewellery and accessories.
  • Handmade in SE20 - Homemade cushions, purses and quilts.
  • Horniman Shop - Children's toys, musical instruments, books and gifts inspired by the museum's collections.
  • James Barker - Homeware, gifts, accessories, prints and stationary featuring unique illustrations.
  • Join Brands Limited - Ethical soy wax candles using essential oils, handcrafted in South East London.
  • Ketchup on Everything - Personalised name prints, animal alphabets, kids melamine placemats and coasters.
  • Karavan Eco - Eco gifts and homeware including bamboo Turkish style towels and bamboo socks.
  • KT New Jewellery - Designer maker of fine sterling silver jewellery with designs that celebrate nature.
  • Little Smarts - Phonics inspired t-shirts and sweater range for children.
  • Nics and Bees - Eco-friendly kids wear brand with all products handmade in the UK.
  • Place in Print - Locally themed art prints and homeware.
  • Rachel Rogers - Modern crochet homewares from chunky recycled cotton yarns.
  • Too Many PJ's - Patchwork products for babies and children. 
  • Yona Home - Hand block printed artisan contemporary textiles in the form of homeware and apparel, using plantbased dyes and natural cotton.