Egg rolling to take over Avenham Park on Easter Monday

Posted on - 26th March, 2012 - 9:00am | Author - | Posted in - Parks, Preston News, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston


The annual tradition of Easter Egg rolling in Preston’s Avenham and Miller Park continues this year.

On Easter Monday thousands of people are expected to line to the tops of the Victorian Parks and send their eggs rolling down the hill.

The main egg roll takes place at 1pm and the council are promising quirky Victorian characters around the park to help families enjoy the day.

Other activities on offer include an interactive show, an enormous pillow pit and a village of free hands. This will have creative activities for children as well as horse and carriage rides around the park.

The day will also include the Easter bonnet parade at 2.30pm where Mayor Roberta Cartwright will judge the winner.

Councillor Roberta Cartwright, Mayor of Preston, said: “Easter Egg rolling has a strong tradition in the city, and continues to be one of Preston’s major events and a great day out for all the family.

“The egg rolls are really good fun and it is a pleasure to judge the Easter bonnet competition and see the local children so excited about their creations. There are countless other events to keep you entertained all day long, so come on down and join in the fun!”

The event is being sponsored by St George’s Shopping Centre who will be handing out lucky dip giftcards to visitors which could be loaded with up to £250 of shopping vouchers.

Ken Williams, General Manager of St George’s Shopping Centre, added: “St. George’s has a long and unique association with Preston. We are proud of the city and delighted to be playing such a key role in the Preston Guild celebrations.

“Easter Egg Rolling really is the very start of Preston Guild 2012 and it is a wonderful event for the whole family. Many thousands of people will come to Avenham Park to enjoy the egg rolling event and all Preston City Centre has to offer. As this is the Preston Guild Egg Roll it’s an event not to be missed – you’ll have to wait another 20 years for the next one. So come and make history with us and enjoy this fantastic event together.”

The event takes place from 10am to 4pm on Monday 9th April.

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