Having a ball at park's Easter '˜Eggstravaganza'

Children enjoyed playing family games and hidden egg hunts at an Easter-themed fun day at Hawthorne Park.

Tuesday, 18th April 2017, 3:10 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:35 pm
Hawthorne Park Trust and Wyre Countryside Rangers held an Easter funday in the Thornton park. Start of the junior egg hunt. PIC BY ROB LOCK 17-4-2017

Youngsters aged four to 11-years-old and their families were welcomed at the bank holiday Monday event, which was organised by Hawthorne Park Trust and Wyre Countryside rangers.

Jenifer Phillips, one of the founders at the park, said: “Each year for the last seven of eight years we have been doing something called the Easter Eggstravaganza which is a community event and it’s all for under-12s.

“We had chalk eggs in the wildlife area and the children then go off and hunt for the eggs, and we swap it for a little plastic egg with chocolate inside.

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“Quite often we hide 100 eggs, and we actually had 59 children there with their families so a lot of them could collect a second egg.

“Next they go to the countryside rangers tent and they so a nature quiz.

“We have an egg throwing competition where they throw their chalk eggs as high as they can.

“They have a great time.

“It was nice to see children coming from Anchorsholme, Fleetwood and Norbreck, not just Thornton. We even had two little children from Spain who are here on exchange!”