7 March 2024

It’s SmileyWorld® Season at Battersea Power Station this Easter

A free self-guided SmileyWorld® art trail will be making its London debut at Battersea Power Station this Easter with 15 emoticon sculptures on display across the riverside neighbourhood for visitors to discover

Throughout the Easter holidays, families can also enjoy interactive SmileyWorld® inspired arts and crafts sessions hosted inside the iconic Grade II* listed Power Station, indoor and outdoor games, fairground rides, face painting and much more

With over 140 shops, bars, restaurants and leisure experiences, Battersea Power Station is the perfect place to spend a day out with loved ones this Easter

Easter is just around the corner and Battersea Power Station has a fantastic line-up of family-friendly activities running from Friday 29th March – Sunday 14th April 2024 for all to enjoy during the holidays.

The riverside neighbourhood will be putting big smiles on visitors faces with a free, self-guided SmileyWorld® art trail, created by global arts producer Wild in Art. The trail is making its London debut at the Power Station with 15 emoticon sculptures based on human emotions located inside and outside the Grade II* listed building until Sunday 19th May 2024. Perfect to explore with family and friends, each sculpture features a fun and identifiable Smiley® on one side, and a unique artwork from one of fifteen creatives who have interpreted and responded to their emoticon.

Visitors can also enjoy a variety of ticketed SmileyWorld® inspired arts and crafts sessions, including Easter bonnet and friendship bracelet making, biscuit decorating and mood mug colouring in. Battersea Power Station will be marking World Autism Day on Tuesday 2nd April with a series of inclusive play sessions tailored for autistic, ADHD and SEND children. These will also be available on various different dates throughout April. Battersea Power Station will welcome eight-year-old newly published author, Noah Faria, on Sunday 14th April for a live book reading of his new children’s book, ‘The Fizzy Brain’, which is about living with Autism and ADHD too.

Little ones can unleash their inner Easter bunny, hopping on ticketed Bungee Trampolines and bouncing around a Trampoline Play Centre in the six-acre Power Station Park. There will also be free outdoor games to make the most of the spring weather including popular soft play, Imagination Playground, giant Connect 4 and Cornholes. Inside the Power Station, children can enjoy face painting and LED Hula Hoop sessions, as well as Bumper Cars located in Turbine Hall B.

Louise Errington-Thomas, Marketing Director at Battersea Power Station, said:

“We’re thrilled to be bringing family-friendly fun to Battersea Power Station this Easter and to be the first destination in London to host the free SmileyWorld® art trail, a fun and accessible way to teach children about emotions. We’ll be bringing back interactive arts and crafts sessions, as well as indoor and outdoor games that are always a big hit with families. Visitors can also expect special Easter menus and unique in-store experiences from the great mix of brands now open at the riverside neighbourhood over the holidays, guaranteed to create a truly memorable day for all.”

Nicolas Loufrani, CEO of The Smiley Company said:

“It’s truly wonderful to witness the Wild in Art trail making its way to London. This collaboration signifies more than just an art installation; it signifies a new era in public art. By bringing together communities to engage with these vibrant displays, we’re not only creating shared experiences but also bolstering local economies and nurturing a deep appreciation for creativity.

Join us on this colourful journey where art isn’t just about aesthetics—it’s about spreading joy, fostering connections, and celebrating the rich tapestry of human emotions. Together, let’s paint a brighter, happier world where smiles abound, and every emotion finds its place in the spotlight.”

Battersea Power Station is home to over 140 British and international brands, including more than 50 restaurants, cafes and bars from Arcade Food Hall & Bar offering diners 13 different international cuisines, to Where The Pancakes Are, Dishoom, tashas, Roti King and Gordon Ramsay Bread Street Kitchen & Bar to name a few. Some grab and go options include Clean Kitchen Club, Poke House, Kova, Leon, itsu, and the M&S Foodhall. Visitors will also be able to discover a line-up of food pop-ups along the Riverwalk in front of the Power Station including Queen of The Crepes, The Waffle Market and Manna.

Those looking to add further fun to their day can catch a movie on the big screen at The Cinema in The Power Station or The Cinema in The Arches, head to Birdies Battersea Crazy Golf Course & Bar or the home of ping pong, Bounce, for some friendly competition. For families looking to create ever-lasting memories, there’s Lift 109, Battersea Power Station’s unique glass elevator experience, which transports visitors 109m to the top of the building’s north west chimney and offers unrivalled 360-degree views of the capital’s skyline.

Battersea Power Station’s historic turbine halls and Electric Boulevard, a pedestrianised high street, are also perfect for a spot of retail therapy. From ME+EM, Apple, ZARA, Levi’s, Boots Beauty, Borough Kitchen Cook Shop and Cook School to LEGO®, Malin+Goetz, Curated Makers and The Battersea Bookshop, Battersea Power Station has a wide selection of shops to suit all budgets and tastes.

Travelling to Battersea Power Station couldn’t be easier with the Zone 1 Battersea Power Station Underground station bringing the riverside neighbourhood within 15 minutes of the West End and the City. Battersea Power Station also has its very own Uber Boat by Thames Clippers pier and is a 15-minute journey from Embankment, 20 minutes from Blackfriars, 30 minutes from Putney and 40 minutes from Canary Wharf. The riverside neighbourhood is easily accessible by bus, bike, car and train too.

To discover more on SmileyWorld® Season at Battersea Power Station, visit:  https://batterseapowerstation.co.uk/events/smileyworld-season/