Kettering town centre was particularly busy over Easter, as 505 children took part in an egg and word hunt organised by Kettering Borough Council, in association with local shops and businesses. Harrison was selected as the winner of a giant Easter Egg donated by The Shop, a ‘golden ticket’ pass for the Manor House Museum school holiday craft activities and five swimming vouchers for Kettering Swimming Pool from Legacy Leisure!
To join the Easter Egg Hunt, children picked up a map from the Manor House Museum and then searched for eggs hidden in 15 shops throughout the town; each egg was decorated with a word, which then had to be found in a word search on the map.
Kettering Borough Council would like to thank local businesses for taking part and ‘The Shop’ on Gold Street for handing out sweet treats for all competitors.
Guy Holloway, Kettering Borough Council’s Head of Corporate & Cultural Services, said:
“The Easter Egg Hunt was a great success and I am delighted that so many people took part and visited Kettering town centre and its shops this Easter. It’s also fantastic to hear that so many families enjoyed taking part, and very well done to Harrison!”
Harrison’s mum, Jade, said:
“Harrison loved doing the Easter Egg hunt around Kettering we have done the hunt every year for the last few years and I know lots of his friends took part too. The whole hunt was well organised and the shops taking part were very kind in helping to give extra little clues. Thank you to the Borough Council and all who took part for setting up such a fun event definitely worth 50p!”
Cllr Lloyd Bunday, Kettering Borough Council’s Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Community and Leisure, said:
“I would like to thank everyone who took part in the Easter Egg hunt this year. The enthusiasm of the local community and public was fantastic”