EASTER SPECIAL: Bromley based activities to get you out and about this half-term

PUBLISHED: 14:00 29 March 2013

Learn how to make a music video at The Churchill Theatre.

Learn how to make a music video at The Churchill Theatre.


With the Easter holidays upon us, we take a look at fun ideas in Bromley for all the family over the coming weeks.

n Take a walk in the countryside with Environment Bromley on April 11 from 10.30am.

The free four-mile trek will begin at Petts Wood and take in the Hawkwood Estate, Pond Wood, Thornet Wood and Jubilee Country Park. Visit

n Hayes Village Hall in Hayes Street will host the Gingham Goose Spring Craft Market from 10.30am to 4pm on April 13.

For more information, visit

n Take in Charles Dickens’s Hard Times, adapted by Stephen Jeffreys, at St Andrew’s Church in Burnt Ash Lane, Bromley, from 7.30pm on Tuesday.

Tickets cost £6 and can be purchased by calling 07961 023174.

Hunt and decorate Easter eggs

What would this time of year be without rooting through cupboards and gardens to find chocolate eggs?

Finding Nemo returns to our cinemas in 3DFinding Nemo returns to our cinemas in 3D

Bromley Museum are hosting their Eggstraordinary Eggs event from Tuesday to Thursday next week, where kids aged four and above are invited to decorate eggs fit for kings and tackle a tricky trail to win a shiny treat.

The event costs £1 per child.

For more information visit

Crystal Palace host Barnsley with Under 16s able to enter for £1.Crystal Palace host Barnsley with Under 16s able to enter for £1.

Take a trip to 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 cinemas including Empire, in Bromley High Street, and Odeon, in Beckenham High Street.

Too book tickets in advance, visit, or

Take to the track

Youngsters can run off those chocolate treats at a four day athletics course at Norman Park Track, in Hayes, from Tuesday to Friday next week.

Girls and boys between the ages of six and 11 will be introduced to a number of outdoor sports including running, jumping and throwing, earning a certificate of achievement on the final day.

The active course costs £19.95 per child, and places can be book either by visiting the track, Hayes Lane, or by calling Ken Daniels on 020 8462 5134.


Get behind the camera

Let your children’s creative juices flow as they have the opportunity to direct, shoot and star in their own music video.

The three-day workshop will let youngsters aged between seven and 12 call the shots, with the responsibility of directing and filming handed over to them.

Working with industry professionals from Studio Film School, the kids will gain experience and confidence as performers and take home a music video from all their friends and family to see.

The course runs from 10am to 4pm each day between April 8 and 10 at The Studio, Churchill Theatre, in Bromley High Street.

Entry for a child costs £75, of £60 concession, and spaces are limited. To reserve yours, email

Catch kick-off

If egg hunts and giant rabbits aren’t your thing, head to Selhurst Park on April 6 to see The Eagles take on Barnsley.

The match marks Family Day, meaning children under 16 get in for £1 when their ticket is purchased alongside an adult’s.

Ian Holloway’s men sit are in with a shot of promotion this season and currently sit in the play-off places, hoping to catch table-toppers Cardiff and avoid a trip to Wembley this summer.

Their rivals on the day, however, are facing an opposite fate as they struggle to keep themselves out of the relegation places.

Tickets for adults range from £20 to £30. To buy online, visit

Visit the Starman

Take in the 300 objects on display at London’s V&A Museum detailing the career of Beckenham boy David Bowie.

Featuring old costumes, instruments and rarely seen pictures, the exhibition David Bowie is gives a rare insight into the career of the illusive rock and roller.

It offers a chance for die hard fans to get up close and personal with memorabilia, but also allows new generations to be introduced to the man who once lived in Haddon Hall, in Southend Road.

Tickets for the exhibition cost £25.80 online, with carers and children under 12 entering free with a paying adult.


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