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Sarah & Duck’s Big Top Birthday, The Haymarket, Basingstoke, Tue Mar 27 – 28

The enchanting world of CBeebies duo Sarah & Duck is brought to life on stage this spring through a blend of puppetry, storytelling and music. Expect a magical journey with the characters from the BAFTA-winning show.

EGO Bricks Safari, Festival Place, Basingstoke, Mar 29 – Apr 8
Go wild this Easter: LEGO Bricks Safari tour is coming to Festival Place. Track down animal sculptures, grab a selfie or two in the jeep or even make your very own creation at the ‘make and take’ events.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt, Various National Trust properties, Mar 30 – Apr 15
Whether your little ones are playing detective or wildlife explorer, there’s a chocolatey treat at the end of every National Trust Easter egg hunt, with plenty of games and activities to keep them entertained and busy all day long.

May the Toys be with You, Willis Museum and Sainsbury Gallery, Basingstoke, Jan 13 – April 14

Credit: Joe Low Photography

In a galaxy not so far, far away an unmissable exhibition for Star Wars fans young and old has come to Basingstoke. May the Toys be with You is a beautiful exhibition containing rarely seen toys and original posters spanning the franchise’s 40-year history. From X-Wings and light-sabres to cuddly Ewoks, expect treats for fans young and old.
Admission Free, donations welcome.

Heath Robinson: Dreams and Machines exhibition at Mottisfont. Open daily until Sun Apr 15
‘The Gadget King’ Heath Robinson draws eccentric contraptions and each one of these screwball sketches is a treat. Expect over 60 original pieces plus a family trail.
11am-4pm (5pm from 5 February) at Mottisfont House & Gardens, entrance is included in standard ticket price.

Into April:

Isle of Wight Children’s Festival, Quay Arts Centre, 12-14 Apr
3 days of jam-packed Easter holiday fun at the very first Isle of Wight Children’s Festival. That’s right, a festival dedicated entirely to children and their families!
Further afield:

Modigliani, Tate Modern, until 2 April 2018

The Tate Modern’s comprehensive retrospective of Modigliani’s work is quite a treat. During his brief, turbulent life Modigliani developed a unique and instantly recognisable style. His nudes are a highlight of the exhibition – with 12 on display, this is the largest group ever reunited in the UK. First shown in 1917, police closed down his only ever solo exhibition on the grounds of indecency. Also expect sculptures and portraits of his friends, lovers and supporters, including Pablo Picasso and his partner Jeanne Hébuterne.

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