Easter Activities 2020
All author events and workshops have been postponed following government advice. We will reorganise dates for all these activities at a future date when it is safe. In the meantime our book fairies are on hand to deliver to those families who need some books to keep them entertained. Just give us a call in the shop on
0203 632 0823 or email with your requests.
'the bad day' with frann preston-gannon
Join author and illustrator Frann Preston-Gannon for a reading of her brand new book 'The Bad Day' followed by the chance to get crafty and make your very own woodland wall-hanging to take home.
Squirrel is left hanging when a search for a tasty nut goes wrong but soon he finds out he is not the only one in the forest having a bad day. Together with his woodland chums he discovers that working together really can turn a bad day around.
Age recommendation 2-7 years
Tickets are £5 which is redeemable against a copy of 'The Bad Day'
chocolate coin making
Wow the Easter Bunny with your own chocolate treat. Like a king or a queen, you will make your own coins and learn all about them too. Pick a chocolate type, glitter and wrapping colours and make your special currency to take home and share with friends and family.
Age recommendation 5-10 years
Duration: 1 hour workshop
Parents can leave their child.
All our workshop leaders are DBS checked.
'building a home' - with Polly Faber
Join author Polly Faber to hear all about her new book. Building a Home is a beautifully illustrated picture book guide to exactly how an old building can become a brand-new home. Packed with builders, cranes, diggers, cement mixers and a host of other exciting tools and machinery, follow a crumbling old factory on the edge of town as it goes from being an empty shell to something entirely new . . . a home.
Age recommendation 2-7 years
Tickets are £5 which is redeemable against a copy of 'Building a Home'
Bob Goes Pop!
with Marion Deuchars
There’s a new artist in town, knocking Bob’s beak out of joint. The competition to see who the best artist is escalates as each bird attempts to outdo the other.
Will it all end in tears, or will the two realise that they are better working together rather than against each other?
Join award-winning author and illustrator Marion Deuchars in a storytelling and creative workshop. Learn all about Bob, his friends and his pop art adventures while getting busy with a craft-making activity. Suitable for children aged 3-6.’
Tickets are £5 redeemable against a copy of 'Bob goes Pop!'
Mini Magazine Workshop
Join Lauren from the Scoop team and get stuck into the creation of your own mini magazines full of stories, comic strips, poems and puzzles this Easter.
To celebrate the release of issue 27, which is all about Activism, we're going to be making magazines and accompanying placards all about the things we really care about. So whether that's saving the environment, banning homework or even just spreading the word on why you think your football team is the best on earth.. this workshop is the place to do it. We'll be discovering all the different ways you can tell stories and share information so that you can let the world know what really matters to you! Craft materials will be provided, along with a free copy of Scoop to take away at the end of the session.
Scoop, is a story-telling magazine for children aged 7-13. It boasts some of the biggest names in children’s literature amongst its contributors including Chris Riddell, Neil Gaiman, Catherine Johnson, SF Said, Jacqueline Wilson, John Agard, Michael Morpurgo and Ben Fogle. Each issue includes short stories, non-fiction, poetry, comics, interviews, reviews, activities and quizzes. We explore everything from punk to painting, from science to poetry, from super-natural phenomena to playwriting. Essentially it’s for children who are passionate (or about to be passionate) about reading. Children who want to know what’s going on in the world, who have a terrific sense of humour, and who love the idea of writing for a magazine and entering creative competitions.
Come, create, play and build Lego at Pickled Pepper! Let your imagination run free to create your own fantasy worlds with two hours of non-stop fun! At the end of the session we have a sharing of children's builds, giving participants the opportunity to talk about their creations.
Run by Melissa Buckton, who has over 20 years experience as a teacher and runs Lego, Dance and Craft clubs locally.
Ages 4 - 11
Running time - 2 hours
Tickets £20 per child