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Grooving, mixing, searching and swashbuckling through Easter

The Easter holidays are pretty much here and I am starting to think where has the last term gone?! If, like me, you are late in planning what to do with your little pirates and not off somewhere fabulous (or even somewhere not fabulous) then I have a couple ideas for you all.


My pirates are totally over the structure of getting up and out for school and I am sick at the sound of my voice when speaking to them. So I have found some fun, energetic and quirky kids activities on offer in the Capital and close by.

Dance Grooves at Easter

To kick it off the fantastic Dance Grooves have teamed up with Pip Organic and Gambado in Chelsea. On the 6th April they will be hosting a Pip & Groove Mixology Workshop at Gambado’s in Imperial Wharf.


It promises to be heaps of fun – the children will be put into teams and given tokens to choose ingredients for their smoothies to be made, then they get to design a smoothie and come up with a name (mine would have to be Berry Pirate Power, in case you were interested!) this will be followed by team games, dancing and an hour of supervised play by us adults at the end in the massive soft play. I know from past experience the kids love the expert and professional Dance Grooves team, and they come away buzzing.

Dance grooves mixology workshop

The fun starts from 2pm and adults are asked to return at 5 to be there for the hour of supervised free play. It is for children aged 5 – 12 and costs £25 for 1 child, £45 for 2 and £60 for 3 children. For more information and to book contact emily@dancegrooves.dance or call 07956 235 248. You can check out their videos at http://www.dancegrooves.dance/public-private-classes#timetable.


Dance Grooves launched in 2014 and offer a more personalized and creative approach to children’s dance. From street dance classes for children and ABC Grooves for toddlers through to themed Kids Dance & Creative Clubs as well as musical workshops the Dance Grooves team continue to dream-up new ways to have fun.

Swashbuckle fun at Golden Hinde pirate day

We are also going to love getting into the pirate spirit with a day (or an hour and 40 minutes to be precise) on the Golden Hinde II, Sire Francis Drake’s famous galleon. There are a few pirate fun days throughout the holidays including Monday, 28th March. The swashbuckling starts at 11am and young pirates get the opportunity to join in the fun with the crew and raise the anchor. My pirates will love having the opportunity to fire the cannons , before embarking on a treasure hunt on board this famous ship. Under 3’s go free, a children’s ticket costs £5 and adults £7. You can also get a family ticket for £20. I believe the maximum group booking is 10 people for one of these events but I need to check on that! I’m looking forward to seeing you there, mateys. If you sign up to the Little Bird website you can get your hands on some discounted tickets (always handy in the holidays).

Duck egg hunt at wetland centre

There is also a fab GIANT duck hunt at the Wet Land Centre in Barnes running until the 10th April. You get to follow a trail around the park to find the missing birds and there are plenty of Easter activities running as well. It promises to be EGGciting!!!!!


Over and out… Charlie and the Pirates x





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