Enjoy a cracking time at Daventry Country Park this Easter

The 2015 Easter Egg hunt at Daventry Country Park. Pictured, Charlie (8), Oscar (4) and Hollie (2) Huxley NNL-150604-161517009
The 2015 Easter Egg hunt at Daventry Country Park. Pictured, Charlie (8), Oscar (4) and Hollie (2) Huxley NNL-150604-161517009

Youngsters are invited to spend a fun morning hunting for chocolate hidden around Daventry Country Park this Easter.

The free Easter Egg Hunt and Bonnet Competition organised by Daventry District Council (DDC) and sponsored by Specsavers takes place at the park, off Northern Way, on Easter Monday, March 28.

The event gets underway with the Easter Bonnet Parade at the Visitor Centre at 10am.

Children are invited to design colourful bonnets for the competition, sponsored by Daventry Town Council, with prizes on offer for the most colourful, most creative and best themed.

Then at 10.20am children will be invited to pick up trail sheets from the Visitor Centre to join the free Eggsplorer Trail.

There will be a trail for 5-10 year olds with a separate one for younger visitors, both ending in a chocolate hunt.

Families wishing to take part are encouraged to fill in and cut out the coupon in next week’s Daventry Express, or the latest edition of DDC’s Daventry Calling magazine, and bring it with them to speed up the registration process for the chocolate hunt at the end. Alternatively people can register for the event at www.daventrydc.gov.uk/countrypark or via the park’s Facebook page.

After the Easter egg hunt 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.

Councillor Alan Hills, Daventry District Council’s community, culture and leisure portfolio holder, said: “The Easter Egg Hunt and Bonnet Competition is a great tradition at Daventry Country Park and always proves very popular.

“Families have great fun taking part and of course it’s completely free to attend, so please join us for a fantastic morning at the park.

“The Mini-Adventures are also very popular and offer a great, affordable way to keep youngsters entertained during the holidays. I’d recommend booking in advance to avoid missing out on that event.”