EASTER EGG HUNT WITH A DIFFERENCE
It may not be difficult to spot the giant eggs laid out in the Jubilee Gardens beside the London Eye, but to see them all – and the little chick that’s apparently hatched from one of them early – kids need to see them from above, by taking a trip on the Eye. They’ll be given maps to fill out, and if they spot them all, may be able to win an annual family pass for Merlin Entertainments (which runs the Eye, as well as Alton Towers, Madame Tussauds and Legoland among others) worth £800.
Flights on the London Eye are £17.88 for adults and £9.50 for children (free for those under four). London Eye, Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 7PB. www.londoneye.com.
RETURN OF THE GOAT RACE
If the idea of American’s with Oxbridge scholarships doesn’t really enthuse you this weekend, there’s a fun alternative in Spitalfields – the second annual Goat Race. Taking place on Spitalfields Farm and raising money for charity, the race (between two goats named Oxford and Cambridge, natch) will include bookies, sweepstakes and other, erm, goat-themed entertainment. Saturday 3?April, Spitalfields City Farm, Buxton St, E1 5AR. For more information visit www.thegoatrace.org.
LIVE COMEDY TONIGHT: BOOTHBY GRAFFOE
After a few years away from the live circuit, anarchic comic Boothby Graffoe is making his return tonight at the Leicester Square Theatre. He’ll be joined by musicians, fellow comedians Kevin Eldon and Phil Kay, and a famous, secret special guest. Leicester Square Theatre, 6 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BX. Tickets £16.50 (£14 concession). www.leicestersquaretheatre.com.