Head to your local country park for an egg-cellent Easter family event

A range of family-friendly events will take place at country parks across Northamptonshire this Easter.

Take the children out and boost everyone's health and wellbeing in the process.

Children can take part in Easter egg hunts, search for springtime wildlife or cheer on their competitor in a duck race at one of the following events on offer over the coming weeks.

Barnwell Country Park
Monday 30th March to Monday 13th April – Easter trail - £1.50 per trail sheet from the Kingfisher cafe.
Sunday 5th and Monday 6th April – Giant egg hunt – Collect a free treasure map from the Kingfisher Cafe to help you find one of the coloured pebbles around the park and exchange it for a prize.

Brixworth Country Park
Monday 30th March to Monday 13th April – Springtime Wildlife – Learn about springtime wildlife by following our trail map, £1.50 each.
Wednesday 1st and 8th April, 11am, 12.30pm and 2pm – Underwater World – Join the ranger for one of the pond-dipping sessions to discover what lurks beneath the surface, £2 per family.  Booking recommended
Friday 3rd and 10th April, 11am, 12.30pm and 2pm – Bugs About – Mini Beast Safari, search for monstrous minibeasts around the park.  £2 per child.  Booking recommended.
Saturday 11th April -  Naturally Playful – Make a nest, build a den or try snail racing, £1 per child.

Fermyn Woods Country Park
Saturday 28th March to Sunday 12th April – Easter egg quiz – Test your wildlife knowledge as you hunt for wooden Easter eggs hidden around the park, £2 per quiz sheet from the Skylark cafe.
Monday 6th April – Easter Monday fun day – Easter egg quiz plus Chicken Chuckin’ with rubber chickens.

Irchester Country Park
Saturday 28th March to Monday 13th April – Easter trail – £2 per self-led trail sheet.
Friday 3rd April – Easter fun day – Guess the golden egg, Chicken Chuckin’ and arts and crafts, all taking place on the Royal Meadow.

Sywell Country Park
Sunday 5th April – Duck race – Sponsor a duck for £1 and the fastest duck to the bottom of the Byewash channel wins a prize.
For more information about these events and other forthcoming activities, visit www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/parks.

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