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Easter activities for children of all ages

Islington’s libraries, youth hubs and playgrounds are set to host a raft of cracking family fun activities in the run-up to Easter next week.

Children will be given the chance to make their own chocolate eggs, Easter-themed flip book animations and even help make a life-sized image of Jesus on the cross.

The excitement starts on Monday 30 March and full details of a range of Easter events being held across the borough can be found online by searching the council’s events diary www.islington.gov.uk/events

Under-fives are encouraged to join a craft session at West Library, N1 on 31 March, making crowns, bunny ears and paper chick bunnies.  Meanwhile 12-16 year-olds can develop their football skills at the Rose Bowl Youth Hub in Canonbury.

There will be chances to win sweets and Easter eggs at Basire Street Playground, N1 on Wednesday April 1.  Families can also drop in to see what's stirring in the main pond at the Ecology Centre in Gillespie Park, N5 from Wednesday April 1, with Easter-themed nature trails for the under-fives, older children and adults at different times.

Islington Council’s executive member for children and young people, Cllr Joe Caluori, said:

“We have organised a wide range of activities to help young families enjoy the Easter holidays. All 12 of Islington's adventure playgrounds will be offering exciting, free, safe and open-access play for children aged six and over during the holidays, including outdoor play, fun days and Easter-themed arts and crafts.