Baking, crafts and water festivals keep East End kids entertained this summer

PUBLISHED: 15:58 05 August 2011

Tyler Brown, 7, paints the house he built out of cardboard in Mile End Children's Park.

Tyler Brown, 7, paints the house he built out of cardboard in Mile End Children's Park.


With the summer holidays in full swing, young East Enders have been making the most of their time away from the classroom with camping, baking, crafts and many more activities.

The theme this year seems to be al fresco fun and the council has put on a range of activities to encourage parents and kids to make the most of the borough’s stunning outdoor spaces.

Young East Enders were shown the basics of baking at Beth’s Kitchen held in Mile End Park at the end of last month during a chocolate truffle making session.

More are planned for later in the month, with pizza and cheesecake on the bill.

And if that wasn’t sweet enough, they transformed the park into a maze of colourful dens and play areas as they took their hand to building a cardboard city.

Meanwhile, wild animal mask making was the order of the day on Friday (August 5) at the Children’s Pavilion.

The park rangers were on hand to make sure things didn’t get too wild.

There are still plenty of activities still in the pipeline though, including a water festival, theatre day and t-shirt painting.

Check out the listings below to make sure your precious ones have a sizzling summer.

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