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Avenham Park Easter Egg rolling is cancelled for second year and goes virtual

Posted on - 30th March, 2021 - 11:14am | Author - | Posted in - Avenham, Parks, Preston City Centre, Preston Council, Preston News, What's On in Preston
Getting ready to egg roll on the hill Pic: Blog Preston
Getting ready to egg roll on the hill Pic: Blog Preston

Preston residents are reminded that despite the popular Egg Rolling event not taking place this year, there are plenty of ways to celebrate Easter at home.

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Opportunities to get involved in Easter activities in one of Preston’s many parks and open spaces are also encouraged, within the Covid-19 guidelines of staying to the rule of six and avoiding heavily populated areas.

Preston Markets is hosting an egg decorating competition, with the chance to win vouchers and the Harris is facilitating a virtual egg hunt and sharing a range of relevant information across its social media channels.

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The long-standing annual egg rolling event ordinarily takes place in Avenham and Miller Parks on Easter Monday, but for a second year in a row has had to be cancelled due to Covid19 restrictions.

People can also try to beat last year’s attempts of Egg Rolling by rolling eggs down the stairs at home or set up an adventure course in the garden or nearby open space. Don’t forget to take a picture or video and tag #EggRolling.

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Adrian Phillips, chief executive of the city council, said: “We know cancelling the annual Egg Rolling event will be hugely disappointing to many people.

“Everyone’s lives have been turned upside down this past year throughout the pandemic and while there are rays of hope that our lives may return to normal soon, the virus remains a threat and we must respond to the latest national guidance.

Virtual things to do in your area can be seen below

“Please respect the regulations, be patient a little longer and celebrate at home or somewhere local to you. We ask that you do not gather in large groups or travel out of your way to attend Avenham and Miller Parks this Easter. We cannot wait for normality and traditions to resume, but it is not yet time.

“We’re looking forward to welcoming people back to events starting in May as the Government’s roadmap unfolds, whilst still exercising caution to ensure we can all return to normal as soon as it’s safe.”

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