Easter Egg Hunts

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Update: Hardly had the comment below been published that Tourism Swansea Bay had e-mailed me to say that not everything had egg hunts. Over easter at Margam Country Park they are celebrating Easter Bushcraft and Environment days.  (www.neath-pottalbot.gov.uk/default.aspx?page=2487&event_id5711.) The idea is that families can learn about the wilderness. There might be the odd egg around on some of the stalls but healthy activity is more to the fore.

We’ve had a lot of press releases sent to CD-Traveller in the last week or telling us about events up and down our countries over Easter.

There are the traditional church services reminding us what Easter means spiritually.

The other sort of press release talks about Easter egg hunts. And more egg hunts. And even more. Is there anything else happening over Easter apart from egg hunts? Is it all a massive marketing attempt by Cadbury’s to promote their eggs in a final flourish before they become Kraft eggs or whatever? Just as they seem to sponsor all the sweet throwing at Christmas pantomimes so it seems they sponsor Easter. At Cadbury World, just outside Birmingham they have their Easter Extravaganza (which I thought would be “eggstravaganza” but they haven’t gone that far)

But what else is on offer to attract us this coming weekend? The usual National Trust properties are open but, let’s face it, to attract the children they have Easter egg hunts as well (sponsored by Cadbury you will be surprised to learn!).  There are car boot sales and antique fairs but you can get those at any time of the year.  At Castell Henllys in the Pembrokeshire National Park, there is a celtic  fairytale about witches and wolves and the burning of a wickerman but they do that on other days throughout the years as well. And there is an egg hunt to boot.

Off to Scotland where the Dumfries & Galloway Wildlife Festival starts. Here you are guaranteed badger sitings, possibly otters and kites. But you still have egg hunts on the Sunday. Is there no other way to celebrate Easter? How about Lindisfarne Priory in Northumberland. They seem to have lost their Brothers. I quote from their website, “Help find the missing mini model monks around the ruins and claim your yummy Easter prize.”  So its another egg hunt then.

So I think I am down to a walk, an Easter day lunch of lamb, some work in the garden and that’s about it. Because I’m not fond of chocolate!

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