Approximately 560 children took part in the Easter egg-stravaganza egg trail at Ninesprings on Wednesday 10 April organised by Friends of Yeovil Country Park and South Somerset District Council.
Children participated in the Easter egg trail into the woods to find letters that spelt out ‘Happy Easter’ to win an Easter egg. The ∏ mile marked trail took the excited children into the woods where they had to find the letters which were placed amongst spring themed items such as rubber ducks/chicks, large nests and a willow shelter.
More activities were on offer and enjoyed by the children included pond dipping, storytelling, willow crafts, arts and crafts and making dragonfly hair clips.
Special thanks must go to Yeovil Round Table, Crofton Stores, Asda, Tamborinos and Malee Thai for their financial support, without whom the event wouldn’t have been possible. Also a special thanks to Janet Gent from Asda who worked on the Friends of Yeovil Country Park stall all day, handing out the trail leaflets and chocolates.
The event was so popular that the organisers ran out of Easter eggs and had to make trips to a local supermarket to buy additional chocolate!
A quote from a parent left on the Yeovil Country Park Facebook page summed up the fun had by children at the Easter egg-stravaganza, “We had a terrific day. My 4yr old and 6yr old loved exploring the woods and finding the letters. Great job with the extras of the rubber ducks, rabbits, chicks and feathers etc… The play area at the top of the woods was great (never realised it was there, and definitely returning to use it again). That plus the extras like pond dipping and arts and crafts made it a lovely day. Thank you to the organisers, friendly rangers and all craft organisers for their time.”
Robin MacKay, Chairman of the Friends of Yeovil Country Park said, “The event was an outstanding success due to the tremendous hard work of everyone involved. It was enormously gratifying for the Friends group to see so many children and their parents enjoying the event in the beautiful setting of Ninesprings. We hope that some of the families that attended the event will visit Yeovil Country Park again and we hope to run a similar event next year.”
Councillor Sylvia Seal, portfolio holder for Leisure & Culture said, “The event was a great success and we’ve had some really good feedback from parents who enjoyed the fun with their children. We would like to thank all those who were involved with organising the event because it wouldn’t have been possible otherwise.”