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Preston Easter Egg Rolling 2017: Everything you need to know

Posted on - 8th March, 2017 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - City Centre, Kid's stuff, Preston City Centre, Preston Council, Preston News, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston
A favourite Prestonian past-time, chasing an egg down a hill! Pic: MiddleMissFord
A favourite Prestonian past-time, chasing an egg down a hill! Pic: MiddleFord Miss

One of Preston’s favourite traditions returns to the grassy slopes of Avenham Park once more.

An expanded Easter Egg Rolling – which dates back to Victorian times – takes place on Easter Bank Holiday Monday.

Thousands are expected to have a go at rolling their eggs, chocolate and painted, down the steep slopes in the grade-II listed park.

As well as egg rolling Preston City Council has workshops, street theatre and an expanded food stall offering planned.

Egg rolling has taken place on Bank Holiday Monday (17 April) for decades.

When does the egg rolling happen?

Egg rolls start at 11am and happen on the hour every hour through to 4pm.

When are the workshops?

The council has promised more stalls at this year's egg rolling event Pic: PrestonToPlaces
The council has promised more stalls at this year’s egg rolling event Pic: PrestonToPlaces

Children have the chance to create an Easter bonnet and enter the competition to win best bonnet.

The workshops run at 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm.

The bonnet competition has registration open until 2pm and the competition takes place at 2.15pm.

Read more: What’s on in Preston during 2017

It’s free to take part in the egg rolling, workshops and Easter Bonnet competition.

Will you be going to the egg rolling? Any favourite memories? Let us know in the comments below

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