An eggciting Easter for young and old

Burghley Park easter treasure hunt. Jasper Skeels, Valentine Ransom and Morty Ransom EMN-160327-182429009
Burghley Park easter treasure hunt. Jasper Skeels, Valentine Ransom and Morty Ransom EMN-160327-182429009

Easter proved to be an eggciting time for children and adults alike across the area as they got involved in a range of events to celebrate - and it wasn’t just tucking into chocolate!

Ketton Playschool children took part in their annual Easter bonnet parade on Wednesday, parading in front of parents, friends and other children.

Lawrance Park Hall, Thurlby easter event. Pictured are Sophie Wells, Edith Richards, Kai Jenkins, Fern Richards, Mya Jenkins, Daisy  Willmer and Joe Willmer EMN-160326-191858009

Lawrance Park Hall, Thurlby easter event. Pictured are Sophie Wells, Edith Richards, Kai Jenkins, Fern Richards, Mya Jenkins, Daisy Willmer and Joe Willmer EMN-160326-191858009

The event raised £143 from a cake raffle and a children’s tombola.

At Cedars Care Home in Bourne, residents enjoyed an Easter coffee morning and craft session, including tombola, guess the cake’s weight, and egg decorating. Lots of family members and friends were there to join in the fun.

Valerie Ridley won a chocolate Easter egg and Violet Kirk won a duck teddy.

The children from Rocking Horse Nursery visited residents at Priory Court Care Home in Stamford, where they made Easter bonnets and did a treasure hunt with the residents. As a reward, all the youngsters received a yummy chocolate egg.

At Brooke Priory School in Oakham, pupils took part in an Easter bake-off challenge with cupcakes baked to an Easter or Spring theme. Judging was anonymous and the winner was Ruben Persona with Mr McGregor’s Garden.

Meanwhile, dozens of children enjoyed Easter egg hunts at Sue Ryder’s Thorpe Hall Hospice on Good Friday, and at the Gardens of Surprise at Burghley House on Easter Sunday - both of which proved popular.

The Big Bunny Hunt at Sacrewell, which ran over the entire Easter weekend, also proved incredibly popular with families flocking to enjoy not only the hunt for delicious treats, but all that the farm park has to offer.

At Bourne Wood on Easter Monday, there was a trail around the woodland where children could look for eggs and other objects in return for a prize.

And children from Easter Garford School also took part in an egg hunt in the gardens of The Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply at Easton-on-the-Hill.

An Easter-themed treasure hunt at the Lawrance Park Hall in Thurlby on Saturday also proved to be lots of fun.

And Deepings Shopping Centre hosted a family fun day with face painting, balloon modelling and fairground rides.

The winner of the decorate an egg competition was Daniel Raven with his farm and runner-up prizes went to Ben and Connor Sanford.

The Rotary Club of Stamford St Martin’s also accepted a kind donation of 300 eggs from the Stamford Sainsbury’s store to distribute in the community.