Easter Egg-Stravaganza at Preston Park Museum

Preston Park has so much to do on any day (which you can read about here) but today was the one-day Easter Egg-Stravaganza event and like all events they do, it did not disappoint!

Now don’t worry thankfully they still have other events on over the Easter holidays.

Including the fabulous Eggs-hibition, we spent quite some time in the Billard room admiring the hundreds of unique egg sculptures. The detail is amazing on the eggs which are all created by local schools and community groups. From Egg Sheeran to glittery Unicorns every time we walked around the room we spotted new ones we hadn’t noticed before there are so many to take in. Get along and enjoy them up close they are on display until the15th April and details can be found here.

The girls went into the Music room which had been set up ready for the Punch & Judy show as well as 3 face painters whom the children could go to and get their face painted for free! With us arriving just after opening the girls were first and Willow went for the rabbit look and Lily went for a smaller glittery heart design.

In the room, they also had balloon modelling by the Mad Hatter! He was fantastic as we entered the museum earlier he interacted with the girls in character.  Alongside him a bunny on stilts! Again she posed for a photo with my youngest and then was asking if she could bunny hop across the room a lovely little moment.

It was very wet today sadly which was such a shame as you could see how much effort had gone into the event but the crowds still came. We braved the rain and went out onto the Victorian Street to take a walk along to the animal petting farm. It was under a little veranda so that was great as kept the animals and ourselves dry whilst we enjoyed learning all of the animals names and getting up close.

We then went into the learning room for some free arts and crafts the girls both made a lovely Easter card. We could hear the bell ringing for the Punch & Judy show so headed back to the Music Room to enjoy the show not before a cheeky stop off at the sweet shop first for a little treat to enjoy whilst watching we the room was packed but we managed to bag two very comfy seats. A great, fun, laughter filled performance by Mr Punch.

We then headed back outside but the rain was pretty heavy now so we had to abandon plans to do the Easter Trail sadly. We had a look around the museum enjoying a visit to the police station, with a trip to the cells too. They also have a temporary exhibition upstairs in the museum Savage Arena: The Legacy of Joe Tasker, the room tells the informative story of the world-famous mountaineer and author Joe Tasker. The girls enjoyed completing the mini quiz and trying on some of the mountain wear.

All in all another job well done by the staff at Preston Park Museum and Grounds. Looking forward to the next event!












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