Art, nature and a circus: 5 great ways to spend the Easter weekend in south-east London

News Shopper: Art, nature and circuses: 5 great ways to spend the Easter weekend in south-east London Art, nature and circuses: 5 great ways to spend the Easter weekend in south-east London

The Easter sun is shining and it’s time to think about how you are going to make the most of this glorious weekend.

Here News Shopper gives you five ideas for your south-east London Springtime break.

Horniman Museum

With stunning views of London from the museum’s leafy grounds and a whole host of activities for the kids, the Horniman is the perfect destination for a Spring weekend.

The museum is running an Easter Egg hunt where kids can meet a host of bunnies and help make a rabbit hay feeder while the adults browse the arts and craft market.

Country/folk group Elvers will be playing their latest tunes on the Sunday at 1.30pm and 3pm.

The Horniman Easter Fair runs from 10.30am to 4.30pm on Saturday and Sunday. It is free of charge. No booking required.

For more information, visit horniman.ac.uk

Dulwich Picture Gallery

Designed by Sir John Soane in 1811 the Bijou Gallery displays a small but outstanding collection of work by the likes of Rubens, Poussin and Gainsborough.

It also has a programme of temporary exhibitions, live events and a cute café.

Sat, Sun & Bank Hol Monday 11am to 5pm (Last admission at 4.30pm).

Adults £6, seniors £5, children free; additional charge for temporary exhibitions

Visit dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk

South London Gallery

Based in Peckham this modern art gallery is currently running an exhibition entitled Welcome To Iraq.

The exhibition features a variety of media by 11 contemporary artists, most of whom live and work in Iraq.

They were selected to highlight the breadth of artistic practice in Iraq during extraordinarily difficult circumstances.

Saturday and Sunday, 11am to 6pm

Visit southlondongallery.org

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Zippos Circus: Unchained

Acts from around the world with everything from clowning, juggling, contortion and aerial acts.

Runs until Tuesday April 22.

Blackheath Common, Shooters Hill Road 4.

Adults: £9 to £25. Concessionw £7 to £19

Visit zipposcircus.co.uk

Green chain walk

The Green Chain Link is an unexpected delight in the capital, providing people with access to many of south-east London’s outdoor spaces and overflowing with wildlife including foxes, voles, squirrels, woodpeckers, and jays.

The path stretches all the way from Thamesmead to Nunhead Cemetary.

Visit greenchain.com to pick your route.

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