26 March 2018
BATTERSEA POWER STATION CELEBRATES THE EASTER BREAK
Battersea Power Station is celebrating Easter with a host of free activities for all the family to enjoy, from an Easter Egg Hunt on the riverwalk to a Roller Disco in The Village Hall. With a selection of great restaurants, bars and cafes now open at Circus West Village, the first chapter in the regeneration of this exciting new town centre, it is the place to be this Easter.
The full line up of activities includes:
- Roller Disco – Taking over The Village Hall, a new cultural venue at Battersea Power Station, will be a Roller Disco that both adults and children can enjoy. From Friday 30 March until Sunday 15 April, visitors can get their skates on and take part in this fun, musical experience, with special over 18’s evenings on select Fridays. Free to attend. Skate hire is £2.
- Easter Egg Hunt – Colourful eggs will be hidden in secret locations across the riverwalk at Circus West Village, with children encouraged to explore this exciting new destination to see how many they can collect. Friday 30 March – Sunday 2 April. The hunt starts at the Circus West Village Pop Ups.
- Easter Pom Pom Fun – Taking place in the Circus West Village Pop Ups will be a series of creative workshops for children in which they can have fun making Easter chicks or sheep to take home. 30 and 31 March, 10am-4pm hourly classes. Free to attend.
- Easter Bonnets – a fun workshop for children where they can explore how to make their own Easter bonnet complete with all the trimmings. 1 and 2 April, 10am-4pm hourly classes. Free to attend.
- Easter Menus – Italian restaurant Fiume, from renowned chef Francesco Mazzei, will be offering a brilliant Italian brunch as well as a three course Easter set menu including Colomba Pasqua, a traditional Easter Cake. Plus, children under 10 can eat for free by ordering the Bambini menu during Easter weekend. The Battersea General Store is also stocking a selection of Easter hampers filled with delicious treats.
Battersea Power Station will be keeping the Easter celebrations going well into April, with a series of Spring workshops including:
- Design Your Own Tote Bag – an imaginative session for children to create their own designs and go home with their creations. Thursday 5 April – Sunday 8 April and Thursday 12 April – Sunday 15 April. 10am – 4pm in the Circus West Village Pop Ups. Suitable for children over 4. Free to attend.
- Paint Your Own Bird Feeder – a fun workshop to create a unique new look for a bird feeder. The class will also be an opportunity to learn interesting facts about birds and what foods they most like to eat, providing an informative, fun session for children and adults. Suitable for children over 5. Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 April. 10am – 4pm, hourly classes in the Circus West Village Pop Ups. Suitable for children over 4. Free to attend.
- Grow Edible Plants – a creative session to decorate plant pots while learning about edible flowers and herbs. Thursday 12 and Friday 13 April in the Circus West Village Pop Ups. 10am – 4pm hourly classes. Free to attend.
- Plant Bee Friendly – an informative workshop where visitors can learn how to grow beautiful plants that can help bees thrive all year round. Visitors can enjoy decorating their own plant pots whilst sewing seeds. Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 April from 10am-4pm hourly classes in the Circus West Village Pop Ups. Free to attend.
- Imagination Playground – Children will be kept entertained by the giant-sized construction game under Grosvenor Bridge. The game provides an opportunity for children to play, interact and get creative as they build ships, castles, dinosaurs or even try to recreate the iconic chimneys using large foam shapes. Friday 30 March – Sunday 15 April from 10am-4pm daily. Free to attend.
Visit staging.bps.bolser.co.uk/Easter for all the information.
Rob Tincknell, CEO of Battersea Power Station Development Company, said: “Battersea Power Station is the place to be this Easter, with fun events, activities and workshops to entertain the children and a selection of great bars and restaurants all offering something unique and delicious. Over 700,000 people have now visited Circus West Village and we look forward to welcoming many more this Easter.”
Circus West Village is now home to over a thousand residents and the new destination is serviced by the MBNA Thames Clippers River Bus, which puts it within 15 minutes of the West End and under 40 minutes to Canary Wharf. A new pedestrian entrance has also opened, connecting Circus West Village with the rest of Nine Elms via Battersea Park Road.
Businesses already open include: Mother, a pizzeria from Copenhagen offering simple soul food (voted third best pizza in London), No. 29 Power Station West, a relaxed neighbourhood bar and restaurant, serving great food all day, Italian restaurant Fiume, where chef Francesco Mazzei serves classic Italian food from Calabria, Wright Brothers, a new riverside seafood restaurant from the renowned London oyster and shellfish specialists, The CoffeeWorks Project, a family-run business serving the best coffees and tea from around the world as well as homemade cakes and biscuits, Vagabond, one of the UK’s first urban wineries offering 100 wines by the glass and a fantastic range of craft beers and seasonal food and Cinnamon Kitchen, a modern Indian restaurant from chef Vivek Singh.
The Battersea General Store is the locally run global store with a diverse range of food, freshly made sandwiches and a deli and Boom Cycle, which is known for its high-energy, music-focused fitness experience, has opened its flagship studio at Battersea Power Station.
The Malaysian shareholders of the Battersea Power Station project are committed to giving back to the communities in which they operate. They recognise the importance of creating shared value and this is embedded in all their undertakings to ensure that they contribute to building a harmonious and caring community.
Visit staging.bps.bolser.co.uk for more information and follow @BatterseaPwrStn to keep up to date with the latest news and events.
For media enquiries, please contact:
Press Office, Battersea Power Station Development Company
T: +44 (0) 20 7062 1870
Notes to editors
About Battersea Power Station:
- Battersea Power Station is one of central London’s largest, most visionary and eagerly anticipated new town centres in which roughly half the development will comprise shops, restaurants and office space. In addition, there will be a six-acre public park, a town square and a new tube station (scheduled to be within Zone 1).
- The Battersea Power Station project covers 42 acres and includes 3.5m sq ft of mixed commercial space, together with 4,364 new homes.
- The successful regeneration of Battersea Power Station will create 20,000 new jobs, inject £20bn into the UK economy and create a funding mechanism for the first major tube line extension since the Millennium. A new NHS medical facility is also being built.
- The Battersea Power Station Foundation supports local charities and community projects. Over £3.3m has been awarded since it launched in 2016; on average, £207,000 is granted per month and the largest grant awarded was to Battersea Arts Centre for £305,000.
- Circus West Village is the neighbourhood centre for the first part of the development. It opened to the public in Spring 2017 and since then over 500,000 people have visited to enjoy the ongoing programme of events and the new shops and restaurants.
- Residents started to move in to Circus West early in 2017 and continue to do so. The Village Hall, a new performance space, has opened at Circus West Village and a new MBNA Thames Clippers River Bus service commenced on 1 November 2017.
- The Battersea Academy of Skills Excellence (BASE), the development company’s bespoke jobs and training service created for those living locally, was launched in 2016. It is focused on matching people with jobs at Battersea as well as providing training relevant to the job pipeline at the development.
- Battersea Power Station is owned by a consortium of Malaysian investors comprised of Sime Darby Property, S P Setia and the Employees’ Provident Fund. Management of the development is being undertaken by the British-based Battersea Power Station Development Company.