20 Things To Do in April 2022

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Easter holiday activities dominate this month’s events calendar.

Of course we have all your Easter desires covered with our fab Easter roundup. But there’s plenty more on offer this April. Here is our top 20 things to do this April, minus the bunnies.

Expect bubbles, puppets, and singing and dancing along to your favourite musical songs at Chickenshed’s Baby Broadway Family Concert, performed by West End singers. 

Enter the world of comics and explore their representation of foundlings, orphans, adoptees, and foster children at Foundling Museum’s Superheroes, Orphans & Origins

Using physical theatre, original music and vivid design, Jabala & the Jin tells the story of a schoolgirl’s encounter with a cheeky Jinn. 

Find out how French decorative arts and design influenced Disney’s hand-drawn animations and magical creations at The Wallace Collection’s Inspiring Walt Disney

Climb aboard a boat for river tour Terrible Thames and hear the horrible history of one of the most famous rivers in the world. 

Ice Age: The Lost Kingdom

Come face to face with over 40 life-size animatronic beasts at Ice Age: The Lost Kingdom, as the European touring attraction comes to London for the first time.

Julia Donaldson’s much-loved tale The Singing Mermaid is brought to life on stage through song,  puppetry and a little circus fun.

Experience life at sea and climb the rigging of London’s iconic ship at the Cutty Sark Rig Climb Experience.

Mini chefs can hone their sushi-making skills guided by expert Sashimi Senseis at inamo Soho’s Sushi Masterclass.

Meet four fabulous fairy tale princesses who just love to sing at Watford Palace Theatre’s Pop Princesses, a children’s concert featuring a soundtrack of top pop hits. 

Elements of Freestyle

Watch an explosion of extreme urban sports, dance, music and theatre at Elements of Freestyle, which features skating, basketball, BMX and breakdance.

New parents can enjoy a guided walk with their babies at a Bring Your Baby Walk through Southwark, exploring locations immortalised by Chaucer, Shakespeare and Dickens.

Step through the wardrobe into the magical kingdom of Narnia at New Wimbledon Theatre’s production of The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe

Nurture your little one’s love for books and boost their development at the Natural History Museum’s sensory storytelling session Adventure Babies.

Britain’s most loveable fox is ready to take you on a stage journey of laughs, stories and songs in Basil Brush’s Family Fun Show.

Oi Frog

The hilarious rhyming animal friends from the best selling Oi Frog books are setting off on an action-packed UK theatre tour, with an April stop at artsdepot.

Sing, play and create at a Tiny Troopers sensory session for toddlers at the National Army Museum. 

Expect bright lights, loud music and cutting-edge street dance at Breakin’ Convention, Sadler’s Wells’ annual festival of hip hop dance theatre.  

Visit The 100 Story Hotel, Discover Story Centre’s new immersive story exhibition created with bestselling author Rob Biddulph and featuring lots of unusual hotel guests. 

At Tales From the Shed Summer Season, young theatre lovers can enjoy inclusive and informal shows, where performers and audience share the same space. 

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