Horniman Spring Fair

Join in with seasonal fun and games at the Spring Fair this April with live music, crafty workshops and lots more.

The Spring Fair has now sold out. There won’t be any tickets available on the door.

What’s On

The Spring Fair will be compered by comedian Jasmin Gleeson, who will be providing fun commentary throughout the Fair as well as hosting the Easter bonnet parade.

Timings and locations for all activities will be signposted on the day.

Make and Take workshop

Join us in Make and Take for a fun craft activity to celebrate Easter. Make an Easter headband in this free session to show off at our Easter bonnet parade.

Time: 10.30am – 4pm, last entry 3.30pm

Badge making

Let’s get creative! Make your own badge in this drop-in activity.

Time: 10.30am – 4pm, last entry 3.30pm

Price: £1 per person.

Bubble performance

Be amazed by our costumed stilt walker and follow them around to catch the bubbles!

Times: 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm (30 min sets)

Spring trail

Follow clues to find flags across the Gardens and win a prize.

Easter bonnet parade

Bring your Easter bonnet or Easter bunny headband along to the bandstand, and parade your creation to all the Fair.

Time: 3pm

Live music

Enjoy live music brought to us by South London Samba.

Times: 11am and 2pm (20 mins sets)

Lindy Hopping dance workshops

Hop like the Easter bunny and join us for some lindy hopping dance classes and performances on the Horniman Bandstand.

Times: 12 noon, 1pm and 3.30pm (30 mins classes)

Face painting

Give your face a springtime makeover with Doxas Face and Body Art. Please note the queue will finish early to make sure everyone’s face is painted.

Price: From £7

Giant games

We have all played classic games like Jenga – think of that but supersized!

Eco Action games

Drop by for some family fun playing our special eco versions of giant ‘Twister’ and ‘Snakes and Ladders’ and find out how we could all make small changes to our lives that mean a big difference to the planet.

Times: 11am – 4pm

UrbanCrazy Mini Golf

Show off your putting skills on the mini golf course in the glorious Horniman Gardens, with UrbanCrazy.

Times: Open 10.30am – 4.30pm (last entry at 4pm)

Prices: Adult £7, Child £4.50, Family £17

Butterfly House

We have a special price to visit the Butterfly House during the Fair. Tickets can be purchased from the Butterfly House on the day which is only open for Fair goers.

Times: 10.30am – 4.30pm (last entry at 4pm)

Price: £2.50 per person

Animal Walk

Visit the alpacas, say hello to the rabbits, or wave ‘hiya!’ to the goats.

Times: 12.30pm – 4pm.

Car rides and bouncy castle

Take a spin on our car rides or bounce to the sky on giant bouncy castles.

Price: From £2

Food stalls

There will be lots of food stalls to choose from across the Fair, as well as our kiosks and cafes.

  • Picks Organic Farm– burgers and hot dogs
  • Route 66 Burritos– Californian style burritos
  • Sweet Carolina – spring themed sweet treats and cake pops
  • Feel Full Falafel – freshly made falafel, salad and wraps
  • Yummi Bites – turkish gozleme
  • Niangs Thai Snacks – thai curries and sides
  • The Horniman Kiosk and ice cream stand open as usual
  • The Horniman Café will be open as usual, your tickets will allow re-entry.

Ticket information

  • There will be no tickets available on the door.
  • Please note this event is outside so come along, embrace the springtime atmosphere and dress appropriately for the weather on the day.
  • The Gardens will be accessible to ticket holders only. Reduced-cost tickets for the Butterfly House will also be available on the day for event attendees.
  • The event will take place whatever the weather and refunds will not be offered in the case of bad weather.
  • Read the terms and conditions.
  • Please note that tickets to this event do not include entry to Wild Fangs: Habitat Heroes.
  • Dogs are permitted but must be kept on leads around the market area.