Easter fun for youngsters on the trail of egg treats at Daventry Country Park

Daventry Country Park Easter fun day - Bonnet parade and eggsplorer trail ending in egg hunt
L-R Darcy Read, Lily Read and Sadie Read NNL-160329-090753009
Daventry Country Park Easter fun day - Bonnet parade and eggsplorer trail ending in egg hunt L-R Darcy Read, Lily Read and Sadie Read NNL-160329-090753009
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There was plenty of fun and eggcitement at Daventry Country Park on Monday, and children braved the bank holiday weather to seek out Easter chocolate.

The annual free Easter Egg Hunt took place at the Country Park, organised by Daventry District Council and sponsored by Specsavers.

Daventry Country Park Easter fun day - Bonnet parade and eggsplorer trail ending in egg hunt
The Lloyd family NNL-160329-090740009

Daventry Country Park Easter fun day - Bonnet parade and eggsplorer trail ending in egg hunt The Lloyd family NNL-160329-090740009

Youngsters and their families gathered at the park’s visitor centre before setting off on Eggsplorer trails – one for those aged five to 10, and another for younger visitors. Each trail ended in a chocolate hunt.

With Easter landing so early this year, the children and families taking part donned their warm coats and waterproofs to keep out the worst of the bank holiday weather.

There was also an Easter bonnet competition, sponsored by Daventry Town Council, with children invited to design, and wear, colourful hats for the competition. There were prizes on offer for the most colourful, most creative and best themed.

DDC’s community projects officer Gemma Mason said: “Despite the wet weather conditions, we were really pleased with the turnout, with around 50 families coming along to join in the fun.

“All the youngsters seemed to have a great time looking for more than 400 chocolate eggs and we had some excellent colourful creations for the Easter bonnet competition. We’d like to thank Specsavers and Daventry Town Council for their support in providing the eggs this year.”

The fun continues on Monday, April 4, with an Easter Mini Adventure to make bird seed feeders and a chance to try the new Xplorer Orienteering trail.

There are sessions at 10am and 11am in the visitors centre at a cost of £1 per child per session. Spaces are limited so please book on 01327 871100.