Enjoy an Easter eggstravaganza on Northampton Market

Published: Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Celebrate the start of the holidays at Northampton Market’s Easter eggstravaganza on Saturday, 31 March.

Whether you are a family of aspiring artists or clue spotting detectives, there are activities, throughout the day, to suit all ages and interests.

The event hatches at 10am, with the Market’s first ever Easter Bonnet Making Workshop. During the workshop, which runs until 1pm, you and your family will be given plenty of materials and encouragement, allowing you to create a show stopping bonnet. These can be taken home or paraded around the Market Square later in the day.

From 11am, those with an enquiring mind might like pick up their magnifying glasses and follow the Easter Egg trail around the market stalls. After collecting a clue sheet from the market office, you and your family can hunt down all the clues you need to name a famous Easter animal and win a chocolate prize.

At 1.30pm it's hats off to the bonnet makers, as those who are proud of their creations get to show them off during the Easter Bonnet Parade. Once participants have taken their turn of the Market Square, prizes will be awarded to the top three most popular hats.

Cllr Phil Larratt, the Deputy Leader of the Borough Council, said: “We hope that our family friendly activities on the Market Square continue to attract families into the town centre, during the lead up to Easter.

“The Easter Egg Hunt and bonnet making workshop and parade provide the perfect way for families to get involved and find out more about what local traders have to offer.”

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