Easter Egg Hunts

The first of these Easter Egg Hunts was organised in 1996, for children of my IT work collegues from General Accident. I am happy to say the event went on to succeed two takeovers and a redundancy. It still exists to get friends & families together to have Easter fun. Thanks to everyone who helps out or encourages me to do it each year. The Easter Bunny

Sunday, April 16, 2006

2006 Bancroft Park, Hitchin

On Sunday 16th April 2006, 39 children, their family and friends enjoyed a lovely day and the 10th Easter Egg Hunt. I keep toying with the idea of a change in venue, but Bancroft Park is just ideal for this in so many ways. It was lovely to have so many new children join the regulars. I hope you enjoyed it - please add your comments, or ideas for next year's event, to this Blog.

The Easter Bunny had set 8 trails around the park, using giant swinging eggs, the ribboned trees and objects around the park and in the play area. Following each clue the children could find an Easter sticker, to collect and match to the answer sheet, or a crossword clue to be solved.

Lots of children were desperate to be THE one to find that elusive golden egg this year. Everyone searched high and low for it.

After everyone had finished the trails the Easter Bunny hopped off with her basket of wrapped 'eggs' and ribboned spoons, and the races began.

Unsurprisingly the Mum's race is a highly competitive event, its taken TEN years of training - but the best mum won this year!!!

Some of the newcomers seemed a little perplexed as the Dad's prepared for their race - potatoes on strings were tied to the Dad's trouser belts. What a great line up we had this year which included every Dad or Grandad at the event. They had to swing their potato at another one on the ground to push it across the finish line.

Up on the Bandstand, the Easter Bunny (abley assisted by Holly and Amy) called out the children's names and gave out the prizes.

Egg and Spoon Winners
9 and over - Luke S
7 and 8 year olds - Joseph A
5 and 6 year olds - Mary T
4 and under - Evan L(2nd year running)
Mums egg and spoon winner was Sharon Cooper...well done me!
Dad's push the potato race was won by Duncan Lovell

Who found the Golden egg this year? George T & Joshua B-R

Special thank yous to Holly, Amy, Velvet and Pearl, who must surely be future Easter Bunnies in-the-making, for helping me so kindly.

A prize of 4 eggs laid by my chickens went to John Howe for helping me set up at such short notice. Thanks John.


Even though it's not a race - Lauren & Amy were 1st to finish the hunt

Here it is!!



It's not just drumsticks he can hold


"Hey, how'd she get hold of the Easter signage from M&S?"


Mary and Holly hold the finish line

Hmmm...photographic evidence...all but Amy's egg are on the ground!

Ross selects his 'egg' from The Easter Bunny's basket

The line up for 5 & 6 year olds

Evan demonstrates expert balancing skills in the 4's and unders race

Competition really hots up now as the Mums take their places

The Dads...potatoed-up...

Duncan's relaxed hip-holding approach proved a winner

Duncan's spud was quite a hefty beast!

Up to the bandstand for traditional prizegiving ceremony...

My helpers award me my prize

Duncan crowned King

The finders of The Golden Egg receive their prizes and trophy

See you next year =:>)

64 Comments:

Anonymous Lou S said...

As a newbie taking part in this years egg hunt I can only say that the sun shone and the Easter Bunny did a fantastic job in the park. We all had a marvelous time and really appreciate the efforts put in by Madam Lapin and her helpers. Lou x

9:33 PM  
Anonymous Velvet said...

I liked runing to all the clues and getting there before Pearl and daddy got there. I liked the warm sun on my back.



thank you
x

7:58 AM  
Blogger Madeddy said...

Top banana again! Thank you very much, we had a lovely time. I didn't even mind talking to Mr Wino when he came to join in!

Lots of love, Ed, Stacey & Olivia

6:10 PM  
Blogger sarah said...

I knew the famous Easter Egg hunt woul be good but we didn't expect it to be that good!!!!!!!!!!!!!
How fantastic you are ! I am proud to be in the SG5 gang with you.

Molly particularly liked the Dad's race.

5:15 PM  
Blogger Andy said...

Well I didn't mind the Dad's race, but I woz robbed...

I thought the whole thing was a triumph. I love the way you manage to fill the whole park with fun and excitement.

6:31 PM  
Anonymous Anna said...

Emma had a fab time, as did her Mum and Dad. She was a little disappointed by her parents' sorry performance in the races and looks forward to restoring the family honour when her time comes.

Thanks Bunny.

7:48 PM  
Blogger karen said...

Yet again another fantastic fun filled Easter Sunday morning. Well done Sharon, the cildren loved it. I am now in training for next years race, surely it must be my turn, as for Potato Pete, promising start but must follow through to the end!

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Anonymous Mum and Dad said...

We are very sorry we missed this very interesting day next year we are not going to miss out on this event we know so much thought and work is put into this special day for the younger generation sharons mum and dad

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for a great egg hunt.
It was Lovely. Love Mary XXX

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Anonymous The Easter Bunny! said...

Thank you Mary, glad you had fun, you were a good helper too, with the race finish line, thanks. I look forward to seeing you next year.

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Anonymous Holly said...

it was a fun time.
i think the easter bunny did a fantastic job of the easter egg hunt with help from me and Amy.
you were looking for a Golden egg.
it was fun handing out the sheets.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, I know it's almost NEXT Easter, but I've finally got around to getting a comment up... Well done to all concerned - the Lovells all had a great time as always. We are off to our winter training camp in a week to begin preparation for our planned clean sweep of the trophies next year!
dunc

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