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Easter Egg rolling in Avenham Park: Preston tradition dating back to Victorian times to take place on Easter Monday

Posted on - 19th February, 2013 - 8:58pm | Author - | Posted in - Events, News, Things To Do
Easter Monday will see children of all ages enjoying a day out in the park

Easter Monday will see children of all ages enjoying a day out in the park

The annual Easter Egg rolling returns to Preston’s Avenham Park on Easter Monday.

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For over 100 years the egg rolling has seen families take to the slopes of the Victorian park and send their eggs flying.

This year the council is pledging to turn Avenham and Miller Park into an Easterland.

The event starts from 10.30am and runs through until 4pm on Monday 1 April.

The park will have a magical mystery trail leading through it while live bands, Victorian characters and quirky shows entertain the crowds.

Councillor Tom Burns, cabinet member for leisure said: “This is a great traditional event that the whole family looks forward to at Easter.

“Using the Victorian parks structures and pathways is a great way to fully integrate the park into the programme and links directly with the event’s history. The event programme brings something new each year but still keeps the traditional elements such as the bonnet competition and this year is set to be as exciting as ever.”

Around 10,000 people are expected to attend the event which dates back to 1862.

Last year families braved the rain to ensure the egg rolling tradition endured.

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