What’s on this Easter? Jenk from iCoolKid picks his favourite activities for kids
Planning your Easter holiday activities? Here are some of the coolest things you can do with your kids this year – as picked by Jenk from iCoolKid.
Wondering you you’ll keep your kids entertained over the Easter holidays? From traditional Easter egg hunts to trying new activities, this is the perfect opportunity to have fun and get out of the house after a long winter (if the weather doesn’t foil your plans!).
And who better to ask what your kids might enjoy than Jenk Oz, the 12-year-old CEO and ‘Curator of Cool’ from iCoolKid?
The largest UK website for 8-15-year olds. iCoolKid produces original articles focusing on the coolest events, activities and launches, covering the most exciting news from the world of tech, fashion, entertainment, music, and arts. (You can read how Jenk started iCoolKid in this interview with his mum.)
We asked Jenk what his top picks for Easter were, and he happily picked some of the coolest activities in and around his home in London. (If you live too far from London to try these activities, we also list some regional resources of family activities and days out at Easter.)
‘Beaster’ Egg Hunt at Parkour Generations
Location: LEAP Parkour Park, London
Dates: 1 April
Time: 12-4 pm
Age range: 7-15
If you enjoy a healthy challenge you will have to sign up to the best and chocolatiest Sunday egg hunt of all, the Beaster Egg Hunt.
For every chocolate you wish to gain, you will have to overcome cryptic puzzles, enduring physical feats and challenges, allowing you to feel like James Bond for a day! It’s a really great experience which will make sure to keep you on your toes!
Mini Engineers Adventure Camp
Location: Battersea, St Johns Wood, Wimbledon, Dulwich, South Kensington
Dates: 3–13 April
Times: Dependent on location
Age range: 5-11
This fun LEGO adventure is a unique opportunity to explore the habitats of the African continent without even leaving the country!
The Mini Engineers Adventures Camp starts in the rainforest of the Congo River Basin allowing you to explore the tropical wilderness, savannah grasslands and build Africa’s most iconic creatures in their natural surroundings.
With a LEGO kit of over 4,000 pieces your expedition will never bore you and both animal enthusiasts and LEGO lovers will really enjoy this ROARsome three-day camp!
Location: Sparsholt College in Winchester
Price: Prices vary
Dates: 8–12 April
Times: Dependent on chosen course
Age range: 9-17
If you’re into creating, coding and all things technology this is definitely something or you! Tech Camp has a really cool Easter Test Pilot course, where you can build robots, become a drone pilot, or build a range of great gadgets.
The Easter Test Pilot courses are brand new and range from day camps to residential camps, so if you really enjoy it, you can always go back – Tech Camp offers courses all year-around.
Silvia Young Theatre School
Dates: 3-6 April
Times: 10.15am – 4pm
Age range: 7-18
If you love theatre as much as I do, then check out The Sylvia Young Theatre School! They offer exciting and entertaining holiday courses for those with some experience AND for those entirely new to the theatre too.
The Easter holiday sessions include everything from singing, drama and jazz, so there is no better way to broaden your skills.
The XC Experience
Location: Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Age range: 8+
If you are looking for something eXCiting to do this Easter this might be of interest. The XC in Hertfordshire will get your blood pumping and offer hours of active fun. The XC is a state-of-the-art apparatus for kids, which allows them to get into climbing, high ropes and, my favourite, skating!
The Easter camp dates are yet to be confirmed, but make sure you keep your eyes peeled on the above link so you don’t miss out.
Rock’n’roll at The Rhythm Studio
Location: Wornington Road, London
Price: £220 – £385
Dates: 3–13 April
Times: Dependent on course
Age range: 6-18
The Rhythm Studio is famous for its Rock n’ Roll Boot Camps for making every young person feel like a rock star. Whether your musical talents lie in singing or playing the piano, the Rhythm Studio caters for everyone with a musical flair.
Their specialist tutors offer a fantastic space for anyone looking to nurture a musical talent. Whether you’ve just taken up an instrument, need support in your musical commitments or want to learn more about producing music The Rhythm Studio is the place to be this Easter.
Snow Adventure at The Snow Centre
Location: Hemel Hempstead
Price: Dependent on lesson / lift pass
Dates: Any day
Times: 7am – 10pm
Age range: All ages
Whether you are a beginner, main slope expert or anything in between, The Snow Centre has ski and snowboard lessons suitable for everyone. I’m a big fan of skiing and have been practicing a lot this winter.
The Snow Centre has a huge 160m main slope –the largest indoor ski lesson slope in the UK! It’s a little bit scary but definitely great for mastering your tricks and jumps.
Sparks Ignite Film School
Location: Balham, Dulwich, Hampstead, Highgate, Kensington, Weybridge
Dates: 9-13 April
Times: 9am – 3pm
Age range: 4-18
This Easter, Sparks Ignite Film School are putting on a workshop called The Unbeatables where you and a bunch of your friends will embark on making your very own superhero adventure movie in the space of a week.
This course aims to help you develop confidence and creative skills, both in front and behind the camera! Do you think you might be the next Spielberg? Thanks to this course you will learn how to direct, film, perform and even edit your own film- all in just a week!
Song Academy Easter Workshop
Location: Song Academy London
Dates: 5-6 April and 10–11 April
Times: 10-1pm for kids aged 8-11, 2-6pm for kids aged 12-17
Age range: 8-17
Do you like to sing, write lyrics or perform? If yes, then Song Academy’s workshops will be right up your street! Join the team for the opportunity to learn creative writing, composing and recording. If you don’t already play an instrument worry not – teachers at the Song Academy will help you unleash your creativity in minutes.
During the workshop you will master the art of playing an instrument, develop writing skills and learn all about harmonies. The best thing is you get to pick your favourite style of music too! I’m a huge fan of Song Academy and would recommend this to all musical souls.
What’s on in the rest of the UK?
If you don’t live close to London, check out these Easter holiday activities in your area:
- 37 things to do with your family in Scotland this Easter
- 20 free things to do with your kids in Wales this Easter
- What’s on in the East of England
- Easter events in Somerset, Devon and Cornwall
- Easter Activities in West Yorkshire, Yorkshire, Liverpool and Manchester
- Outdoor Easter events in Northern Ireland
You can find out more about iCoolKid on their website.