An egg-citing time rolling at Easter

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Families enjoyed a cracking day at Preston’s Avenham and Miller Parks with an Easter Monday egg rolling egg-stravaganza.

The popular annual event saw scores of people flock to the city’s parks with official mass egg rolls taking place at hourly intervals throughout the day.

Avenham Park Easter Egg Rolling.  Parents get ready for the rolling

Avenham Park Easter Egg Rolling. Parents get ready for the rolling

Delighted youngsters took hordes of chocolate treats to the park to try and crack them open by rolling them down the hill.

As well as the egg rolling, there was also a traditional Easter bonnet competition, free creative workshops, street performances with a Wimbledon parody and four crazy clowns, as well as live music from local singers Daisy Wignall and Lloyd Willacy, and the University of Central Lancashire samba band.

There was also an interactive workshop called “Who Stole Easter?” presented by local theatre group Wooden Spoons which solved the mystery of the golden egg and The Wonderful World of Mr E which encouraged participants to join in on travels to strange new lands.

Tim Joel, head of events at Preston Council, said: “This year’s Easter programme offered a fantastic variety of events. No two Egg Rolling events are ever the same, with something new and different featuring in the programme each year, while still ensuring the traditions remain central to the event.”