Let’s Play: Easter

It's going to be a cracking Easter at King's Cross with a whole two weeks of fun activities, and of course the big finale on Easter weekend with the 4-day Easter Canopy Market featuring a petting zoo and the great Easter Egg Hunt. Plus don't miss the 'Flower Power' take-over at Coal Drops Yard.

Let's Play Easter runs 6th-22nd April. Free weekend parking at Handyside car park. 200 spaces, subject to availability.

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All aboard the Easter Express!

All aboard the Easter Express!

Jump on the 1960’s vintage Dotto classic land train at Granary Square (with a Flower Power makeover!). Then it’s full steam ahead to Coal Drops Yard for Easter fun.

6-22 April, 12-8pm (Sun 12-5pm)
The Big Easter Egg Hunt

The Big Easter Egg Hunt

It’s on! Grab a map a join the hunt around Canopy Market, find the clues and win some delicious Easter eggs. There’s a chocolate treat for everyone who takes part.

19 – 22 April, 12- 5pm Canopy Market
Canopy Market Petting Zoo

Canopy Market Petting Zoo

Say hello to the guinea-pigs, rabbits, chickens and ducks and (we hope!) chicks and ducklings at the Canopy Market petting zoo. Every day over the Easter weekend, the team from Vauxhall City Farm will be on hand to tell you all about the animals and give you a chance to meet and pet them.

19 – 22 April, 11am – 5pm Canopy Market
Free Face Painting

Free Face Painting

Face painting always brings a smile. The London Facepainters will be on hand to transform your little ones. Head to the STORE selfie dioramas afterwards to capture their alter ego.

Weekends 12-4pm
Daily Art and Craft Activities

Daily Art and Craft Activities

Every day for 17 days, there will be FREE workshops and activities for all ages. Think classic Easter fun – like egg decorating and Easter bonnet making – but with an arty twist. Guest makers from Crafty Fox, Made in Arts London, students from Central Saint Martins and whole host of makers, illustrators and designers will be bringing something new to do every day.

Crafty Fox Workshops: 6, 8, 9 & 11–19 April, 12-5pm
Makers from Crafty Fox will be sharing their skills, helping you make weird and wonderful Easter takeaways.

The Amazing Art Cart: 10 April, 12-5pm
This versatile mobile art station will making a stop at King’s Cross to run stylish, creative workshops for all ages.

Easter Bonnet Making: 20 & 21 April, 12-5pm
Artist Kemi Onabulé will be crafting nature-themed Easter head wear in her own unique style.

Easter Egg Painting with Kuniko Maeda: 22 April, 12-5pm
Japanese artist and designer, Kuniko Maeda will be showing visitors how to bring contemporary art to this classic Easter activity.

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Let's Play space, Coal Drops Yard. 6-22 April, 12-5pm. (At Canopy Market on Sun 21)
King's Cross Kids with Nike

King's Cross Kids with Nike

How about joining Nike for an Easter holiday games session? There’s athletics on Mon, football on Tue, dance on Wed and basketball and netball on Thurs. This is especially for kids aged 6-11. Click here for more info and to reserve your spot.

Join Nike for an Easter holiday games session. Especially for kids aged 6-11.
There’s athletics on Mon, football on Tue, dance on Wed and basketball and netball on Thurs. Click here for more info and to reserve your spot.

After a short warm-up and some ice-breaking activities, the Nike Expert will lead a sport session suitable for girls and boys of all abilities, with the focus on having fun!

Anyone who attends will receive 10% off anything in store that day.

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15 - 18 April, 12-2pm. Meet at Nike, King's Boulevard
Easter Canopy Market

Easter Canopy Market

Canopy Market dons its Easter bonnet and is extended until Easter Monday. Enjoy hot cross buns, Simnel cake and chocolate…lots of chocolate. Canopy Market will be the main hub for activities over the Easter weekend with different workshops each day. See the traders here.

Canopy Market dons its Easter bonnet and is extended to Easter Monday. Enjoy hot cross buns, Simnel cake and chocolate…lots of chocolate. Canopy Market will be the main hub for activities over the Easter weekend with different workshops each day including:

An animal wellbeing workshop with the Royal Veterinary College 19 April, 12-3pm
Learn how animals eat, sleep and play – and how to care properly for your pets with the experts from the RVC.

Climate Science Workshops with Imperial College London: 20 April, 12-3pm
Calling everyone who’s interested in learning about climate change! Students from the Grantham Institute at Imperial College will be at King’s Cross running interactive family workshops.

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19-22 April, West Handyside Canopy
Moon Lane Books - Festival of Fun

Moon Lane Books - Festival of Fun

The amazing Moon Lane Books will be at Coals Drop Yard for 3 day action-packed, fun-filled extravaganza! Join Gilbert Giggles, master of disaster, and author Tamara Macfarlane for some circus, creative writing workshops and even a bad mannered tea party.

The amazing Moon Lane Books will be at Coals Drop Yard for 3 day action-packed, fun-filled extravaganza! Join Gilbert Giggles, master of disaster, and author Tamara Macfarlane for some circus, creative writing workshops and even a bad mannered tea party.

Moon Lane Books is a specialist children’s bookshop dedicated to raising equality in children’s books. We work with emerging and well-established creatives to support London’s diverse population.

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12-14 April. 10am – 5pm, Coal Drops Yard
Chalk by Numbers

Chalk by Numbers

Can you stay inside the lines?

Join STORE Store throughout the Easter break and help us colour Lewis Cubitt Square by numbers. Each day there’ll be a new outline to colour in.

Lewis Cubitt Square, 6-22 April, 12-5pm
Colourstream at Coal Drops Yard

Colourstream at Coal Drops Yard

Coal Drops Yard, the new shopping district at King’s Cross has had a stunning floral makeover courtesy of renowned landscape architect, Dan Pearson. Follow the stream of brightly-coloured geraniums from Granary Square. Grab a beanbag and enjoy!

Coal Drops Yard, all summer long
Skip Garden Easter Garden Trail

Skip Garden Easter Garden Trail

Take a walk on the wild side at the Skip Garden with this fun trail. Find all the little critters and treasures to claim your prize.

Skip Garden. 6-20 April, 10-4pm (closed Sun and Mon)
hicce Junior Chefs

hicce Junior Chefs

Take your budding chefs to hicce this Easter half term. Starting at 10.30am daily, the kids will dive straight into an Easter egg hunt, followed by a Willy Wonka-esq chocolate egg painting class. Then it’s a healthy, nutritious lunch with a homemade sugar-free soft drink. 5yrs+ lunch booking required. Parents must accompany children throughout.

8 - 19 April, 10.30 am
Animal Wellbeing Workshop

Animal Wellbeing Workshop

Join the experts from the Royal Veterinary College for a workshop that teaches you about how animals eat, sleep and play. If you have a pet, or are thinking about getting one, you’ll learn how to understand and care for them better.

West Handyside Canopy. 19 April, 12-3pm
Balloon Art

Balloon Art

Bex Balloon will be spreading a little bit of joy with their twisted creations.

Weekends 12-4pm
Skip Garden Spring Workshops

Skip Garden Spring Workshops

Global Generation’s Skip Garden is the community garden with a twist – it’s movable. Join our gardeners to learn all about growing organically in the city, plus take part in Easter-themed garden crafts including seed bombs and paper pot-making.  Book here.

The Skip Garden. 11 & 18 April, 12-4pm
Play KX

Play KX

Come rain or shine, this free play activity is open to children of all ages. Meet at Lewis Cubitt Square, or West Handyside Canopy if the weather isn’t being nice (head for Waitrose). Daily updates at PlayKX.

Tues - Sun (closed on Mondays) 11-5ish
Young Geometrist Workshop

Young Geometrist Workshop

A fun Easter-themed origami workshop for kids from 8-15.
Learn how to make and decorate beautiful polyhedra shapes using “The Geometrist” method. Ticketed

This fun origami workshop is for kids from 8-15.
Learn how to make and decorate beautiful polyhedra shapes using “The Geometrist” method.
“The Geometrist” is a paper DIY kit to make models of polyhedra in paper, designed by Tomoko Azumi and TNA Design Studio. The first series consists of templates for the Platonic Solids, 5 regular polyhedra known from ancient times. This workshop will guide you in how to make and decorate paper geometrical structures as Easter decorations. Using only a pencil, a pair of scissors and paper glue, a simple craft process will enable you to create beautiful polyhedra shapes.

Ticketed. Part of the STORE Store Easter Break program.

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STORE Store, Coal Drops Yard, 15 April, 2-5pm
The Amazing Art Cart

The Amazing Art Cart

The Amazing Art Cart will be making a stop at Coal Drops Yard on April 10th. Head to this mobile art station for FREE,  creative workshops for all ages.

10 April, 12-5pm Coal Drops Yard.
Climate Science Workshops

Climate Science Workshops

Calling everyone who’s interested in learning about climate change! Students from the Grantham Institute at Imperial College will be at King’s Cross running FREE interactive family workshops. Discover how we travel and even how we eat will change in the future as we develop new tools to protect our environment – including adding insects to the menu!

West Handyside Canopy, 20 April 12-3pm
Collage Club Ldn

Collage Club Ldn

Swap pencils for scissors and flex your creative muscle. Collage Club’s FREE workshops are perfect for everyone – all ages, cutting and sticking abilities are welcome and materials are provided Each session features different activities including speed-collaging and team-collaging. #westicktogether

Let's Play Space, Coal Drops Yard. 8, 10, 15 April 12-4pm.
Diorama Selfie Booths

Diorama Selfie Booths

STORE Store has created diorama selfie booths inspired by the history of Coal Drops Yard. There are four booths in total. Pick up a map from the Let’s Play space, find the booths and strike a pose!

Coal Drops Yard, 6-22 April, all day
Happy Face Kids Pizza

Happy Face Kids Pizza

Need a pit-stop? The kids menu at Happy Face Pizzeria is perfect – offering doughballs, 6″ pizza and gelato for just £6. The Happy Face colouring-in pages will keep your bambino/bambina occupied while your  pizzas are baking.

Open all day, every day, beneath the Everyman cinema on Handyside St.
Ceramics Workshop

Ceramics Workshop

Brilliant ceramicist, Matilda Moreton will expertly take you through the essentials of making with clay – be it classic tableware or something more experimental. FREE but ticketed, adults only. Book here

Let's Play Space, Coal Drops Yard. 18 April, 6-8.30pm
Make an Easter Tote Bag

Make an Easter Tote Bag

Grab a drink and join Chrissa Amuah of AMWA Design as she shows you how to make cool Easter-themed tote bags inspired by Adinkra symbols and proverbs of Ghana. FREE but ticketed. Adults only, book here.

Let’s Play Space, Coal Drops Yard. 19 April, 4.30 – 7pm
Severe Jazz Warning

Severe Jazz Warning

The 16-piece jazz orchestra returns to Canopy Market after their unbelievably popular, knockout set at Christmas. FREE.

Sat 13 April, 12- 3pm Canopy Market
Skip Garden - Kids Eat Free!

Skip Garden - Kids Eat Free!

Have you tried the delicious, homemade food at the Skip Garden yet? Over the Easter weekend, kids eat free with every adult lunch. The offer is for kids up to 10 years and max 2 children per dining adult.

19-20 April, 12-2pm
Easter treats at Le Chocolat Alain Ducasse

Easter treats at Le Chocolat Alain Ducasse

‘Adopt’ a chocolate bunny from the Alain Ducasse 2019 Easter Collection. At the Coal Drops Yard store, you’ll find rabbits, hens, eggs and all manner of Easter treats.

‘Adopt’ a chocolate bunny from the Alain Ducasse 2019 Easter Collection. At the Coal Drops Yard store, you’ll find rabbits, hens, eggs and all manner of chocolate treats.

The highlight of the 2019 collection is THE EASTER BUNNY at £34 with a cascade of small almond praline eggs inside. THE HIDE AND SEEK BUNNY at £5 – a treat that comes ready-packaged, perfect for an Easter egg hunt, THE TRAVELLING BUNNY at £14, a little rabbit filled with a hazelnut praline plus Easter hens, eggs and more…

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Family Sunday at The Lighterman

Family Sunday at The Lighterman

Gather the family for a brisk walk along the Regent’s Canal and then cosy up with a Sunday roast at The Lighterman. Also serving on Easter Monday! You’ll find traditional roast meats, a nut roast veggie option and all your favourite trimmings. Kids eat for half the price! See the menu here.
Good Friday to Easter Sunday – normal opening hours
Easter Monday – Sunday menu & opening hours

Granary Square
Kids menus at Casa Pastor

Kids menus at Casa Pastor

Casa Pastor and its outdoor neighbour, Plaza Pastor are offering special kids menus throughout Easter. There’s something here to please even the choosiest of customers. Tacos, quesadillas, tortas and sides, with ice cream options to round things off. Plaza Pastor kids menu and Casa Pastor kids menu.

Coal Drops Yard
Baby Cinema – Everyman

Baby Cinema – Everyman

New parents don’t need to miss out of the latest films. For mums and dads with babies under one year – enjoy the latest releases at The Everyman King’s Cross.

Every Tues morning, Everyman King's Cross (times vary – please check Everyman website)

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