Bexley awash with Easter activities

PUBLISHED: 09:22 28 March 2013 | UPDATED: 09:22 28 March 2013

Trust Thamesmead is putting on a week-long football course among other activities

Trust Thamesmead is putting on a week-long football course among other activities


With the Easter holidays upon us, Robin Cottle takes a look at Bexley festive fun ideas for all the family.

Go to the theatre

What better way to get into the holiday spirit than by catching a play adapted from a children’s classic?

Erith Playhouse hosts George’s Marvellous Medicine, taken from the book written by former Bexley resident Roald Dahl.

Will George get the better of his mean, grumpy and foul-smelling grandma?

I’m sure you know the answer to that but in the meantime sit back and revel in George’s chaos.

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n Sidcup High Street ‘Eggstravanganza’

Families are invited to meet Peter Rabbit and hunt for Humpty Dumpty at the Sidcup High Street Eggstravaganza.

Other attractions tomorrow (Good Friday) and Saturday include a French market, craft workshops and a lantern procession. Stalls selling everything French from patisserie to cheese, pancakes to pâté will line Elm Parade and children will be invited to participate in free craft activities, including Easter badge-making and pottery painting.

See for more details on joining in the fun.

n Easter garden trail at Hall Place

The picturesque Tudor stately home is proving Easter isn’t just for a day, or even a weekend.

Try out their Easter garden trail from tomorrow (Good Friday) until Sunday, April 14.

The trail leads you through the Hall Place gardens which ends with a chocolate egg prize at the end. It will be a fun day for the whole family as the adults can enjoy their beautiful surroundings.

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n Shout yourself hoarse at a football match

Christmas and Easter are the only times of the year when it’s acceptable to stage football matches at 3pm on a weekday.

So take advantage of this rare opportunity by supporting your local team.

Welling United are aiming for promotion from the Conference South and they take on rivals Chelmsford City tomorrow (Good Friday) at Park View Road.


n Catch a classic at the cinema

It’s been 10 years since lost clown fish Nemo surfed on the back of turtles, avoided the stings of jellyfish and found his way back to his dad.

Friday sees the re-release of the modern Disney classic Finding Nemo and this time it’s in 3D.

Whether you’re introducing a new generation to the underwater caper, or simply indulging in the chance to see seagulls with Australian accents again, this is a film for all ages.

Those armed with popcorn, sweets and drinks will be able to settle in for screenings from tomorrow (Friday) at local cinemas.

n Trust Thamesmead Boredom Busters

If you’re wondering how to keep your children entertained during the holiday, then wonder no more.

Trust Thamesmead is putting on a range of ‘boredom busters’ to keep them smiling once all the Easter eggs have been polished off.

It is offering courses in football, street dance, archery and a range of other sports and activities from Tuesday, April 2 until April 12.

The fun-packed activities are available for five to 19-year-olds who live or go to school in Thamesmead.

For more information visit

For more holiday ideas in Kent, see page 41

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