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Things to in Preston during 2017 Easter holidays

Posted on - 4th April, 2017 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - News, Preston City Centre, Things To Do
easter egg rolling in Avenham Park

Parents and children take part in the Easter Egg Roll at Avenham Park

Stuck for something to do during the 2017 Easter holidays?

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There are lots of exciting events going on both in and around Preston that you to can get involved with and fill your time!

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The Harris Experimental Music Workshop

The Harris Museum is hosting a range of events and activities this Easter that you can get involved with.

On Sunday 2 April there is an ‘Experimental Music Workshop’ inspired by the Harris’ Martin Creed exhibition.

Creed is on of the most influential artists in Britain today and was awarded with the Turner prize in 2001.

You are invited to bring things with you to make a digital sound sculpture and there will be a performance on Wednesday 12 April.

Places are limited and you can book online here.

The Harris LittleBits Workshops

Staff from UCLan Media Innovation Studio will be running three LittleBits workshops on Tuesday 4 April.

LittleBits are fun little electronic building blocks which are a great introduction to electronics and coding.

Anyone aged 8 or over can attend from 10am, 12noon and 2pm.

Tickets are free however are limited, therefore everyone needs to book.

You can book online.

The Harris Coding Workshops

On Wednesday 5 April, @all_about_code is returning to the Harris and will be running two more coding workshops.

The first session is already sold out however there is still room on the second session on the Micro:bit which starts at 1.30pm till 4.30pm..

Participants will learn how to code a Harry Potter sorting hat.

You can book online here.

Preston Passion play

Neil Proctor has been signed up to play Jesus in a new performance of the Passion in Preston
Neil Proctor has been signed up to play Jesus in a new performance of the Passion in Preston

The Preston Passion returns to the city with a contemporary production of the Easter story.

Performance begins at Winckley Square Gardens and the cross is to be carried along Fishergate and finishes with a performance on the steps of the Harris Museum.

It’s free to watch the play which is to take place from 11.30am to 1pm on Good Friday (14 April).

You can see more details on the Preston Passion Facebook page.

Avenham and Miller Parks Egg Rolling 2017

The players split off into teams to find the Pokemon

This Easter come down to Avenham and Miller Parks in Preston City Centre for a day of Easter Egg rolling this 2017.

Preston City Council are holding this event on Monday 17 April and it will take place from 11am until 4pm.

Along with the annual tradition of rolling the Easter eggs down the big hill, there will also be free workshops for children, such as the Easter Bonnet Competition.

There will be performances and entertainemnt throughout the day to entertain the while family.

The parks are located on South Ribble Lane, PR1 8JP.

You can attend this event free of charge and find out more information online.

Brockholes Nature Reserve Good Friday Walk

Over the ponds by Steve Fawley

Over the ponds by Steve Fawley

To celebrate Easter, Brockholes Nature Reserve will be putting on the ‘Good Friday Walk’ on 14 April.

Starting from 10am until 4pm, the guided walk will take you around a route from Brockholes to AVenham Park in Preston where you will stop for lunch.

The walk will then continue until reaching Brockholes again where you can end the day with tea, coffee and cake in the Lakeside Restaurant.

The minimum age to participate is 16 and tickets are priced at £9.95 which can be bought online.

Walmer Bridge Village Hall The Candy Man presents: Easter Extravanganza!

This Easter, Walmer Bridge Village Hall are bringing you The candy man presents: Easter Extravaganza!

Starting from the Saturday 15th April, the 2 hour interactive event will take you on a journey through a chocolate factory.

This is a perfect day out for all the family and there will be a fun fair there too.

There are no age restrictions and tickets can be bought online for £15.

What are you doing this Easter? Are you getting involved with any of these events? Let us know in the comments below

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