If I was given £1 for every friend who asked me if I had heard of Hoop – I would be a rich woman! There is a huge buzz around Hoop as it is easy to navigate and packed full of event and activity ideas. Plug in the age of your kids and your location and bingo, a informative list of events and activities suitable for YOU and your family. It is great for mums, dads, nannies and grannies!
I am very excited to hand over today’s post to Max who is the co -owner of Hoop. He will explain what it is, how and why they started it and give you fantastic ideas of what’s on over Easter in London. It will give you a taster to what you will be missing if you don’t download it! Over to you Max…
There are so many great things going on in London but they are easy to miss. No one has time to browse thousands of listings and it seemed funny that in 2016 there wasn’t an app that made it easy to uncover things to do with your kids.
We built Hoop to help families discover fun things to do, and to make it as easy as checking your email.
On Hoop you’ll find thousands of family friendly activities happening locally and across London. Interesting exhibitions, creative workshops, local baby and toddler groups, fun shows and sing-a-long classes … whatever your family loves to do you’ll find it on Hoop.
Hoop lists over ten thousand events and activities each month across London, a third of which are free to attend. Best of all, everything on Hoop is suited to your family so you’ll only see events and activities that are age appropriate for your children.
Here’s a small taster of some of the fun stuff you can find on Hoop taking place this Easter across London.
Easter Egg Hunts
Getting creative at the Easter Egg Hunt at the Royal Mews
It wouldn’t be Easter without a family Easter Egg hunt, and this Easter there’s loads of Easter themed activities going on across London.
Our picks include The Great Egg Roll & Egg Hunt at Lauderdale House where you can decorate your own egg, The Easter Egg Hunt at the Royal Mews, where you’ll follow a treasure trail to find eggs hidden around the Royal Mews and an EGGcellent Easter Adventure at the Bank of England, where you’ll join the hunt for a giant golden easter egg and three little chicks.
Puppet adventures, The Magic Beanstalk
If you’re looking for something special to do over Easter, there’s some wonderful shows taking place for kids of all ages.
The Amazing Bubble Man at Arts Depot promises to inspire awe in kids of all ages, as a world-class bubble comedian and artist hits the stage. The Little Angel Theatre is always a safe bet for a great kids show. This Easter they’ll be starting a new adventure with The Magic Beanstalk. Lastly, for more traditional family entertainment, don’t miss Zippos Circus performing a mix of acrobatics and stunts throughout Easter in Blackheath.
Tasty treat at Willy Wonka’s Cookie Class
Looking to inspire your kids or give them the chance to learn something new? There’s loads of incredible workshops happening this Easter for kids.
The Cartoon Museum is running a series of creative classes throughout the Easter holidays, stand out sessions include How to Create a Comic Strip and Superhero Comic Book City where you get the chance to think up your own super-hero character then write your own super-hero comic.
For something more active, as part of the Southbank Centre’s busy family holiday sessions, you can learn the basics of Skate Boarding in their beginner’s workshop, or master Circus Skills at the Albany.
Kids that interested in baking will love BKD’s Willy Wonka’s Cookie Class where you’ll get to decorate Wonka-themed cookies.
Party on with Disco Loco
If you’re looking for something different, how about Disco Loco Under the Stars at the Hackney Showroom, a hipster daytime rave for families, or for something more calm a sleepover at London Zoo. Another Hoop favourite is the Comedy Club for Kids, a non-patronising, swear-free hour with the international circuit’s best stand-ups and sketch acts, especially for children.
The app’s completely free, and you can download it in the Apple App Store and on Google Play. We’re adding new events and activities every day and we’d love to hear what you think of it. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any suggestions – we want to make it as useful as possible for families.
You can find these and stacks more fun family friendly events and activities on Hoop. We can’t wait for you to join the fun, and download Hoop.
Another alternative – is to go into your Apps and search Hoop and download it on your screen! Happy hunting.