Eggy bread and hunt the rabbit adds to Easter fun in Royston

More than 80 attended the Eggy Bread event.

More than 80 attended the Eggy Bread event. - Credit: Archant

There was plenty of fun to be had by children in Royston over the weekend, starting off with an Eggy Bread event on Good Friday.

The Eggy Bread event on Friday went down a hit.

The Eggy Bread event on Friday went down a hit. - Credit: Archant

More than 80 people turned up to the bonanza hosted by the Ignite Youth Group and Royston Ignite Community Church, making Easter bonnets and ceramic eggs.

Event organiser Margaret MacCormack said: “It was a really special celebration. The games were great and included roll the stone, egg carpet curling, and a giant egg puzzle.”

The Singing Kettle Cafe provided chocolate goodies, Easter biscuits, and seasonal Simnel cake.

As if that wasn’t enough, Royston First hosted an Easter chocolate trail on Saturday, which saw crowds of young people vying to get their wanted chocolate.

Seven- year-old Chloe Neale of Royston putting the finishing touches to her egg painting. PICTURE: C

Seven- year-old Chloe Neale of Royston putting the finishing touches to her egg painting. PICTURE: Clive Porter. - Credit: Archant


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The hunt led parents and children around the town, culminating in a presentation in the Corn Exchange in Market Hill. Lucky winner, eight-year-old Ben McCallum, on an Easter visit to see his granny in Royston, won a 2lb egg for coming first in the trail.

Royston town manager Geraint Burnell said: “We like to do things a bit differently in Royston, so instead of having an Easter egg hunt, we had a bunny hunt instead, where children had to spot the chocolate rabbits in the windows of shops. It was a popular event with 243 people signing up to take part. It was a lovely morning, with the town full of excited children.”

Five-year-old William Collinge from Royston and Ruby Stilgoe all the way from Postishead meet up wit

Five-year-old William Collinge from Royston and Ruby Stilgoe all the way from Postishead meet up with the Easter Rabbit, and the town crier. PICTURE: Clive Porter. - Credit: Archant

Nine-year-old Shane Balden, and six-year-old Sophie, both from Royston, meet up with the Easter rab

Nine-year-old Shane Balden, and six-year-old Sophie, both from Royston, meet up with the Easter rabbit. PICTURE: Clive Porter. - Credit: Archant

Gracie Fiddler meets the rabbit. PICTURE: Clive Porter.

Gracie Fiddler meets the rabbit. PICTURE: Clive Porter. - Credit: Archant

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