There’s no need to go far to get colour and culture over your Easter holidays. Keeping the kids distracted or making the most of the double bank holiday – Vauxhall has amusement and antics in equal measure!
Vauxhall City Farm – Easter Club
Vauxhall City Farm are willingly taking kids from age 7-12 off your hands, and letting them get their hands dirty! Their Easter Club invites children to explore animal care, gardening, even ecology and how the seasons work in a fun, nurturing setting. It’s running from 4th-14th April and will keep them occupied from 10:30am – 2pm each day, so they can muck-out the animals while you run your errands around town!
There’s a new Mex in town! Frida’s is a rebellious new Mexican restaurant and bar, on Albert Embankment with great views across the river. A modern food concept inspired by feminist icon Frida Kahlo, they’re serving us freshly-made Mexican food that packs a punch! Grab yourself a few small plates, or sharing plates of tacos, burritos or quesadillas washed down with a tequila or frozen margarita – and there’s veggie, vegan and gluten-free options too.
The Garden Museum never fails to disappoint us with its latest exhibition of beauty – and this time, it’s weird and wild! New exhibition, Wild & Cultivated: #FashioningTheRose runs alongside their usual Spring Plant Fair. Enjoy a treasure trove of roses real and fake, explored in art and fashion; everything from Simon Costin’s dark and dramatic ‘Rose and the Nightingale’ neckpiece (which ruptures the wearer’s skin!) to fashions designed by fashion’s rosarian, the late Alexander McQueen. We especially love the undergarments dating from the 18th century, and the latest gender-neutral designs by Ashish. Not one to be missed – Closes 19 June.
Plants, art, and a secret garden!
Plan a bank holiday mooch, without having to walk miles and miles! All within a 5-min walk from each other, these top spots are easy-wins for an afternoon without plans, come rain or shine.
Firstly, hop over to Spring Gardens Nursery to fill your home with new plant babies, catching some rays in the process…
For a rain-proof idea you can always dive into a gallery, how about seeing the latest Kevin Cunningham exhibition at Newport Street Gallery? Paintings with lashings of colour and context to digest, followed by (arguably, the best bit…) a CRACKING gift shop, it’s a guaranteed feast for the eyes housed in a stunning building.
But there’s only one way to end your day in Vauxhall. Find a cold drink and pub grub in one of our many pubs. Make your way to this hidden gem, a covered and heated secret garden at The Jolly Gardeners Pub on Black Prince Road, which is open 6 days a week. Book ahead to ensure you’re covered, or just drop in and prop up the bar. Cheers to that!
Big kid weekend
We’ve not forgotten the young-spirited amongst you who refuse to grow old gracefully – Easter means one thing – a double bank holiday weekend!! Come let loose with a full weekender of music and get exploring the underground music scenes in our arches. From disco at Lightbox, techno and D’n’B at Fire, hard house and those buff boys at Beyond, to dawn chorus for Vauxhall Afterhours at Union Vauxhall, we’re exhausted already!
We look forward to seeing what delightfulness or debauchery you get up to over the Easter break.
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