Ready, steady, roll! Egg rolling returns this Easter

17 March 2016

Egg Rolling is a fantastic Lancashire tradition that attracts visitors from across the county, keeping this great family custom alive. The well-established event regularly attracts 20,000 visitors throughout the day making Egg Rolling one of Preston’s largest.

The event boasts a wide range of top quality, nationally touring outdoor performances and this year is no exception. Performances from north west based Dynamic New Animation presenting their new puppet show Tom Thumb; Whalley Range All Stars’ unique performance inside a giant pig; and CBeebies TV star Joe Chambers (from the Rhyme Rocket) and Mr Yipadee with their high energy Easter Bounce Off show.

Over 40 local artists are brought in to help us deliver this fantastic family day out.  From a range of free creative workshops – including Easter origami; sculpture making; storytelling; henna painting; and, of course, bonnet making – to live music and local performers.

With Easter being early this year, some of the park is still wet from all the rain, so don’t forget to bring your wellies! Everything is still planned to go ahead but some performances may be relocated around the park; check the information boards on the day for the latest details.

Councillor Veronica Afrin, Cabinet member for culture and leisure, said:

“No two Egg Rolling events are ever the same, with something new and different featuring in the programme each year, while still ensuring the traditions remain central to the event.

“It’s a wonderful day out for all the family, so don’t forget to bring your eggs for rolling!”

Around forty thousand visitors are expected to flood into Preston over the Easter weekend, providing a boast to the local economy and putting Preston firmly on the map as Lancashire’s premier visitor destination.

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