Prestonians roll their eggs for annual Easter tradition

Posted on - 18th April, 2017 - 8:08am | Author - | Posted in - Avenham, City Centre, Kid's stuff, Preston News, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston

Easter Egg Rolling 2017 in Avenham Park

This Bank Holiday Monday saw thousands of Prestonian’s return to Avenham Park for the annual Easter Egg Rolling tradition.


The tradition, which dates back to Victorian times, gives people the opportunity to roll their Easter Eggs down the grassy slopes of the park.

The Preston City Council event featured workshops, street theatre and a variety of different food stalls.

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Luckily the weather held out this year as it was a sunny and dry day in which everyone could enjoy.

There was a range of attractions on offer such as bouncy castles, adventure rides and fairgrounds.

The Egg Rolling took place on the slopes of the park from 11am and this happened on the hour every hour until 4pm.

Thousands of people attended the free event which saw families and friends having fun rolling their eggs and then chasing after them.

Children took part in the Easter bonnet competition in which they had to create their own bonnet and this took place at 2.15pm.

There was also Live Music which played throughout the duration of the day to accompany the buzz of the atmosphere and enthusiastic Easter egg rollers.

Several henna artists painted beautiful patterns on hands and this was free of charge.

Read more: What’s on during 2017 in Preston

A series of choreographed juggling vignettes set to 8 classic rock and roll songs were presented by Gandini Juggling.

Ear Trumpets were also available in which Gobbledegook Theatre helped people listen to sounds from under the ground in a interesting playful music installation.

The day turned out to be a great hit as another year of the Preston tradition was successfully carried out.

Did you attend the Easter Egg Rolling? What did you think? Let us know in the comments below

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