Cracking fun at Egg Rolling

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Thousands of visitors turned out to Avenham Park on Easter Monday to enjoy the annual Egg Rolling event.

Families from across the county braved the bad weather to join in with the tradition that dates back more than 100 years.

Annual Easter Egg Rolling at Avenham Park, Preston. Picture by Paul Heyes, Monday March 28, 2016.

Annual Easter Egg Rolling at Avenham Park, Preston. Picture by Paul Heyes, Monday March 28, 2016.

Crowds flocked to the park from 11am, which also hosted performances alongside the Egg Rolling.

Dynamic New Animation presented their new puppet show Tom Thumb, Whalley Range All Stars gave their unique performance inside a giant pig, and CBeebies TV star Joe Chambers and Mr Yipadee presented their Easter Bounce Off show.

There were also free creative workshops including Easter origami, sculpture making, storytelling, henna painting and bonnet making.

Annual Easter Egg Rolling at Avenham Park, Preston. Olivia Smithson aged 4 from Manchester. Picture by Paul Heyes, Monday March 28, 2016.

Annual Easter Egg Rolling at Avenham Park, Preston. Olivia Smithson aged 4 from Manchester. Picture by Paul Heyes, Monday March 28, 2016.

Annual Easter Egg Rolling at Avenham Park, Preston. Picture by Paul Heyes, Monday March 28, 2016.

Annual Easter Egg Rolling at Avenham Park, Preston. Picture by Paul Heyes, Monday March 28, 2016.