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Looking to entertain the kids this Easter?

Thumbs Up It’s Thursday returns on 11 and 18 April with a range of fun activities and offers, just for kids!

THURSDAY 11 APRIL

All Saints Church

Brilliant Bugs and Blooms

Join All Saints Church to create bugs and blooms to celebrate spring. Take part in a range of craft activities including decorating a mini ceramic flower pot, crafting brilliant blooms, decorating stand up wooden bugs and creating a wildlife windchime.

Take part in a discovery trail around the historic building.

11.30am-2.30pm, no booking required.
Accompanied children only
Small charge of 50p, £1 or £1.50 per craft activity
>Market Place

Bentall Centre

Easter character face painting

The Bentall Centre will have you hopping with joy this Easter with fun activities for all the family. The centre is  transforming its lower ground floor into a spring-themed garden, with bunnies, eggs and beautiful flowers all adding to the exciting holiday atmosphere while you shop. There’ll be themed face painting, where children can be transformed into fun, brightly coloured Easter characters, from spring chicks to the Easter Bunny himself!

A £5 donation will go towards the centre’s charity of the year, Kingston Hospital.

11am-5pm, no booking required
Free, but donation welcome
Bentall Centre, Lower Ground Floor

Busaba Eathai

Kids eat free

Kids can enjoy a free Busaba Kids Meal with every dining adult ordering a main meal from the Busaba main menu. Come and join our managers Sandra and Gavin, Head Chef Marie and the team for a delicious Thai dining experience. T&Cs apply.

Available all day, no booking required
Riverside Walk

Carluccio’s Bentalls

Kids eat for £1

Kids eat for just £1 when parents order one main course from the a la carte menu.

11.30am-8pm, no booking required
Bentalls

Carluccio’s Charter Quay

Kids’ Easter biscuit decorating classes

Join Carluccio’s this Easter for some family fun. Play and decorate your own Egg Biscuits. £12.50 includes juices,  icing, biscuits and lots of fun, while parents can enjoy a full breakfast with coffee and juice for £10.95.

9:30am, booking required. Please call 020 8549 5898 to book
Charter Quay

Chakra

Free mocktail

One free mocktail for per child when dining with Chakra.

Available at lunch or dinner, no booking required
Riverside Walk

Eden Walk

Free Easter Eggstravaganza!

Eggceptional entertainment this Easter with Eden Walk’s Eggstravaganza Event! Join them from 12-4pm to join in all the free fun. Visit their workshops to make some eggciting crafts to take home including headbands, masks and papier-mâché eggs. Keep it sunny side up with a face-painting station and don’t forget to say hello to Rosie Rabbit to get your free chocolate giveaway, while stocks last.

Visit www.edenwalkshopping.co.uk for more information.

Available 12-4pm, no booking required
Free
Eden Walk Shopping Centre

Frangos

Kids eat for £1

Get a kids meal for just £1 with any £10 spend on food. See instore for full details.

Available all day, no booking required
The Rotunda

Hema

Eggcellent Egg Hunt

Go on an eggciting egg hunt in the HEMA Kingston store. Find all the hidden eggs stickered on the floor to win a chocolate egg! Don’t forget to pick up a leaflet in HEMA to participate.

Available all day, no booking required
Free
Clarence Street

Itsu

Colouring in

Itsu will have fun colouring in for kids to enjoy.

Available all day, no booking required
Clarence Street

John Lewis

Story time

Magical and fun story telling for all ages on the 3rd floor Nursery department.

11am, 12pm, 1pm, for 20 minutes. No booking required
Free
> John Lewis, 3rd Floor Nursery Department

Kingston Library

Sew your own woodland animal glove puppet

Choose one of four cute, furry creatures. Suitable for children with basic sewing skills, or help from an adult.

11am-3pm, no booking required
£1.50
Fairfield Road


Kingston Museum

Kingston Contemporary Art Craft

Join Kingston Museum and get experimental for a fun creative craft session inspired by the Museum’s contemporary art exhibition.

Available 2-4pm, no booking required.
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Age 3+
Free
Wheatfield Way

Las Iguanas

Kids eat free

Kids eat free when they bring an adult! Each grown up ordering a main meal from the a la carte menu can claim a free niños meal which includes a main, two sides order and dessert from the kids menu. The Iggy & Friends kids menu is full of favourites to keep the little ones happy, from Whacky Tacos to crunchy Cod Bites, Crazy Quesadillas to tasty Macaroni Cheese. The puds are just as yummy; who can resist wibbly wobbly jelly, churros with chocolate dip or juicy fruit. Plus, there’s free baby food for the tiniest guests.

Terms and conditions apply, offer only available on 11 and 18 April at Las Iguanas Kingston.
Available all day, no booking required
High Street

Maison du Mezze

Kids eat free

Kids under the age of 12 eat for free at Maison Du Mezze with every adult’s main ordered from the a la carte menu.

Available all day, no booking required
> Bentall Centre

Newbie

Easter finger painting

Newbie will be doing finger painting, to create your own unique Easter cards! They will also be serving coffee for parents and Easter treats for the kids.

Available all day, no booking required
Church Street

Preto

Kids eat free

Come and enjoy a Brazilian feast at Preto Kingston. The little ones will get to enjoy the same experience as the grown ups; watch their faces light up as the passadors serve their favourite meats. Please note this offer excludes drinks or desserts, and Cover Charge will be added to the bill on the pre-discount prices.

Available for children up to 10 years old. Maximum of one child for full paying adult rodizio. Cannot be accepted in conjunction with any other offer.

Available after 4pm, no booking required
High Street

T2

Tea School: Spring Fling Blending!

Try T2’s delicious new spring tea selection, and learn how to brew your own blend with our tea experts, plus 10% off tea and tea packs for all attendees.

12pm, 1pm and 2pm, running for half an hour. No booking required
Wood Street

The Entertainer

Demo toys for all our little customers

Visit The Entertainer and ask for their demo toys for a free demonstration.

Available all day, no booking required
Free
Bentall Centre

Thomas Cook

Create your perfect holiday

Whilst mum and dad talk holidays with one of the Thomas Cook travel experts, let’s put the kids to the test of drawing their perfect holiday! There will be goodies up for grabs just for taking part. All drawings will be entered into a competition and the best drawing will win a free gift! The winner will be announced Saturday 13 April on the Thomas Cook Kingston Facebook page, so follow them to keep updated.

10am-4pm, no booking required
Church Street

Turk Launches

Free boat trips for kids

Free travel for children 2 to 11 on a round trip river cruise from Kingston to Hampton Court Palace. Depart Turk’s  Pier, Thames Side, KT1 1PX at Kingston Bridge behind John Lewis cruising to Turk’s Pier, Hampton Court next to the Palace gates.

The free trip is for a round trip or one-way only. If you would like to get off and explore Hampton Court Palace, you will need to buy a ticket for the return trip.

10.30am, 11.15am, no booking required.
Adult tickets to be purchased on board.
Turk’s Pier by Kingston Bridge

Ultimate Outdoors

Character hunt

Join Ultimate Outdoors for a fun character hunt. Complete the character hunt for the chance to win one of two bikes! Terms and conditions apply - speak to Ultimate Outdoors for full details.

Available all day, no booking required
Thames Street

Vorwerk

Kids cooking workshop & activities in store

Kids cooking workshop and other fun activities in store, like biscuit icing, frozen fruit smoothies and drawing and decorating activities.

2-3pm, booking necessary. Please click here to book. 
Free
>Bentall Centre

Warrens Bakery

Teddy bear cookie-making

Join Warrens Bakery in a fun teddy bear decorating session.

9-11am, no booking required
£1
Fife Road

THURSDAY 18 APRIL

All Saints Church

Easter Extravaganza

Celebrate Easter with craft activities including decorating your own Easter baskets, egg cups, moving wooden bunny puppets and creating Easter scenes.

Take part in a discovery trail around the historic building.

11.30am-2.30pm, no booking required.
Accompanied children only
Small charge of 50p, £1 or £1.50 per craft activity
Market Place

Bentall Centre

Plant pot decorating

The Bentall Centre will have you hopping with joy this Easter with fun activities for all the family. The centre is transforming its lower ground floor into a spring-themed garden, with bunnies, eggs and beautiful flowers all adding to the exciting holiday atmosphere while you shop.

Families are invited to create adorable personalised Easter Bunny plant pot displays, but can you find the Easter Bunny?! Children will be able to decorate the pots in lots of colours and patterns and even take a home a few yummy chocolate eggs too, plus a mini Easter Bunny will be hidden away in the pot, as he searches for chocolatey treats!

11am-5pm, no booking required
Free
Bentall Centre

Busaba Eathai

Kids eat free

Kids can enjoy a free Busaba Kids Meal with every dining adult ordering a main meal from the Busaba main menu. Come and join our managers Sandra and Gavin, Head Chef Marie and the team for a delicious Thai dining experience. T&C’s apply.

Available all day, no booking required
Riverside Walk

Carluccio’s Bentalls

Kids eat for £1

Kids eat for just £1 when parents order one main course from the a la carte menu.

11.30am-8pm, no booking required
Bentalls

Chakra

Free mocktail

One free mocktail for per child when dining with Chakra.

Available at lunch or dinner, no booking required
Riverside Walk

Eden Walk

Free Easter Eggstravaganza!

Eggceptional entertainment this Easter with Eden Walk’s Eggstravaganza Event! Join them from 12-4pm to join in all the free fun. Visit their workshops to make some eggciting crafts to take home including headbands, masks and papier-mâché eggs. Keep it sunny side up with a face-painting station and don’t forget to say hello to Charlie Chicken to get your free chocolate giveaway, while stocks last.

Visit www.edenwalkshopping.co.uk for more information.

Available 12-4pm, no booking required
Free
Eden Walk Shopping Centre

Frangos

Kids eat for £1

Get a kids meal for just £1 with any £10 spend on food. See instore for full details.

Available all day, no booking required
The Rotunda

Hema

Eggcellent Egg Hunt

Go on an eggciting egg hunt in the HEMA Kingston store. Find all the hidden eggs stickered on the floor to win a chocolate egg! Don’t forget to pick up a leaflet in HEMA to participate. 

Available all day, no booking required
Clarence Street

Itsu

Colouring in

Itsu will have fun colouring in for kids to enjoy.

Available all day, no booking required
Clarence Street

John Lewis

Story time

Magical and fun story telling for all ages on the 3rd floor Nursery department. On the hour for 20 minutes.

11am, 12pm, 1pm, for 20 minutes. No booking required
Free
John Lewis, 3rd Floor Nursery Department

 

 

 

 


Kingston Library

Colour or collage an Easter headdress

Colour or collage an Easter headdress. Craft suitable for children of all ages. Take part in the Book Character Treasure Hunt too. 

11am-3pm, no booking required
£1.50
Fairfield Road

Kingston Museum

Kingston Contemporary Art Craft

Join Kingston Museum and get experimental for a fun creative craft session inspired by the Museum’s contemporary art exhibition.

Available 2-4pm, no booking required.
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Age 3+
Free
Wheatfield Way

Las Iguanas

Kids eat free

Kids eat free when they bring an adult! Each grown up ordering a main meal from the a la carte menu can claim a free niños meal which includes a main, two sides order and dessert from the kids menu. The Iggy & Friends kids menu is full of favourites to keep the little ones happy, from Whacky Tacos to crunchy Cod Bites, Crazy Quesadillas to tasty Macaroni Cheese. The puds are just as yummy; who can resist wibbly wobbly jelly, churros with chocolate dip or juicy fruit. Plus, there’s free baby food for the tiniest guests.

Terms and conditions apply, offer only available on 11 and 18 April at Las Iguanas Kingston.

Available all day, no booking required
> High Street

Maison du Mezze

Kids eat free

Kids under the age of 12 eat for free at Maison Du Mezze with every adult’s main ordered from the a la carte menu.

Available all day, no booking required
> Bentall Centre

Newbie

Easter finger painting

Newbie will be doing finger painting, to create your own unique Easter cards! They will also be serving coffee for parents and Easter treats for the kids.

Available all day, no booking required
Church Street

Preto

Kids eat free

Come and enjoy a Brazilian feast at Preto Kingston. The little ones will get to enjoy the same experience as the grown ups; watch their faces light up as the passadors serve their favourite meats. Please note this offer excludes drinks or desserts, and Cover Charge will be added to the bill on the pre-discount prices.

Available for children up to 10 years old. Maximum of one child for full paying adult rodizio. Cannot be accepted in conjunction with any other offer.

Available after 4pm, no booking required
High Street

T2

Tea School: Easter Dessert Club!

Sample T2’s range of dessert-inspired teas, perfect for a sugar-free Easter treat! Plus learn how to brew your own blend with T2’s tea experts, and receive 10% off tea and tea packs for all attendees.

12pm, 1pm and 2pm, running for half an hour. No booking required
> Wood Street

 

The Cornerstone

Easter egg hunt and colouring

A free Easter egg hunt and colouring competition. Plus enjoy face painting!

From 11am, no booking required
> The Rotunda

The Entertainer

Demo toys for all our little customers

Visit The Entertainer and ask for their demo toys for a free demonstration.

Available all day, no booking required
Free
> Bentall Centre

Turk Launches

Free boat trips for kids

Free travel for children 2 to 11 on a round trip river cruise from Kingston to Hampton Court Palace. Depart Turk’s Pier, Thames Side, KT1 1PX at Kingston Bridge behind John Lewis cruising to Turk’s Pier, Hampton Court next to the Palace gates.

The free trip is for a round trip or one-way only. If you would like to get off and explore Hampton Court Palace, you will need to buy a ticket for the return trip.

10.30am, 11.15am, no booking required. Adult tickets to be purchased on board.
> Turk’s Pier by Kingston Bridge

Ultimate Outdoors

Character hunt

Join Ultimate Outdoors for a fun character hunt. Complete the character hunt for the chance to win one of two bikes! Terms and conditions apply - speak to Ultimate
Outdoors for full details.

Available all day, no booking required
> Thames Street

Vorwerk

Easter kids workshop, drawing & egg hunt

Make chocolate Easter nests and a frappé (with help from the parents!).

2-3pm, booking necessary. Please click here to book
Free
> Bentall Centre

Warrens Bakery

Teddy bear cookie-making

Join Warrens Bakery in a fun teddy bear decorating session.

9-11am, no booking required
£1
> Fife Road

 

Upcoming Dates

Thumbs Up It's Thursday returns every Thursday during school holidays and half terms. Upcoming dates for 2019:

February Half Term: 21 February 2019

Easter Holidays: 11 & 18 April 2019

May Half Term: 30 May 2019

Summer Holidays: 25 July, 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 August 2019

October Half Term: 31 October 2019

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