Easter round up…

Easter Half Term in Greenwich need not be a chocolate filled expensive affair.

Across the borough of Greenwich we’re lucky enough to have the most river frontage of any London Borough and about 183 acres of parkland.

As well as our lovely historical sites like the National Maritime Museum and Old Royal Naval College we also have great access to brilliant city farms. So, spring into action 😉 this half term, make use of that extra hour and all that our outside space has to offer!

Here’s four of our favourite mini adventures from all over the borough, to keep you inspired and busy this Easter Half Term;



Spring Animals.

Head to Woodlands Farm on Good Friday and join them for their annual Easter Trail. Find all the different Easter Eggs and Spring Animals hidden around the farmyard and get your own chocolate Easter egg to take home (£2 per child applies). Drop in anytime between 10 am and 2 pm.

Or …head to Maryon Wilson Animal Park and spot deer, peacocks and chinchillas! Tours on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (except Bank Holidays) but are also open for unguided visits all year round. Mudchute & Surrey Docks Farms are further afield but are equally as good if you fancy an alternative.



Land Before Time.

If you’re over Charlton way for the farm then seek out Gilbert’s Pit whilst you’re there. This geological Site of Special Scientific Interest adjoins Maryon Park and is close to Maryon Wilson Park too and so is perfect at feeding the imagination of any budding
palaeontologists or geologists in the family.

The pit is a mixture of woodland, gorse scrub and grassland. The site is fascinating for its geological and more recent history, for its ecology and for the fantastic views. Take a picnic and various dinosaur friends.

Bond, James Bond.

OK, not quite the same as the man himself but if you have a super sleuth than this is for you. Explore Greenwich from the sky on this self-guided Spy Mission themed Treasure Trail. Solve the clues to crack the code and complete the mission just like a true secret agent!

The trail is in two parts, one each side of the Emirates cable car from North Greenwich to Royal Victoria. £6.99 for up to 5 people with a print at home guide extra charge applies for the cable car.



Thames Barrier Park

The £500 million Thames Barrier was inaugurated by The Queen in 1984 and spans an impressive 520 metres across the Thames with 10 steel gates that are raised monthly for testing.

The smallish but perfectly formed Information Centre is open to the public and is ideal for all the family. featuring a working model of the Barrier and a video that shows its construction, operation and how it protects London from flooding. Colourful displays explain the wildlife and environment of the River Thames.

The onsite cafe there has jaw dropping views of the Barrier and the site also has a picnic and play area. In March, it opens from 11.00am and 10.30am from April onwards.

Whatever you get up to this Easter, have a fantastic time. Greenwich borough has a lot to offer, indoors and out, with masses of green open spaces to explore – just in case a little too much chocolate ends up coming your way after all.

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