Easter-themed activities around the area

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Fun Easter-themed events will be taking place across the area this weekend.

These include a craft and gift market in Deeping Shopping Centre car park on Saturday, April 4 from 10am to 2pm.

There will be face painting, fairground rides, a balloon modeller and an Easter egg hunt. There will also be a decorated hard-boiled egg competition which will be free to enter and the child who arrives at the centre with the best decorated hard-boiled egg will win a children’s Easter hamper.

An egg hunt, trail and quiz will run from 2pm to 4pm at Bourne Wood on Easter Monday, April 6. The event is suitable for families and will be signposted from the main car park. A small admission charge will be made but each entrant will receive a small prize. There will be stalls selling crafts, plants and drinks and representatives from Three Counties Dog Rescue will be in attendance. There is no need to book but for more information contact 07760468052.

On Sunday, April 5 Burghley House will hold an Easter egg hunt in the Garden of Surprises. Admission is free with a House and Gardens or Gardens only ticket.

A special furry friend has made a welcome return to Sacrewell Farm. Big Bunny can be found in the Enchanted Wood until Sunday, April 12.

Visitors can take a bumpy tractor ride into the wood to search for hidden plastic eggs then exchange them for a chocolate surprise from Big Bunny and have a family photo taken with Big Bunny which will be ready for purchase and collection before you leave.

The event runs alongside the lamb and kid feeding shows. Opening times are 9.30am to 5pm daily.

Normal admission charges apply and a trip to the Enchanted Wood costs an additional £3 per child. For further information visit www.sacrewell.org.uk.

Rockingham Castle is holding an Easter Egg hunt on Sunday, April 5 and Monday, April 6. The gates will be open from midday.

National Trust properties at Woolsthorpe Manor, Belton House and Lyveden New Bield are holding four-day Cadbury’s Easter egg trails from Friday, April 3 to Monday, April 6, 9.30pm to 4.30pm daily.

All young Eggsplorers will receive a delicious Cadbury chocolatey treat at the end of the trail and every single Cadbury Easter Egg Trail will help support special places looked after by the National Trust for future generations.