FAMILIES CAN LOOK forward to an egg-stra special day out when Active Sunderland Easter Family Fun takes place at Herrington Country Park next month.

With a focus on making families healthy and happy, the event on Thursday 14 April, will also feature:

  • Penshaw Bowl, the traditional egg rolling competition
  • SAFC Foundation of Light’s inflatable speed cage
  • Coach led athletics activities
  • Change 4 Life team delivering traditional family games (sack races, egg and spoon race)
  • Character led story walks which will take place at set times throughout the event
  • Easter themed arts and crafts

All activities are free. Catering will also be available on the site.

The much-loved Penshaw Bowl egg rolling competition is open to all children aged 9 and under. To take part children must be pre-registered for the egg roll at: https://www.mysunderland.co.uk/article/20268/Active-Sunderland-Easter-family-fun. There they will be asked to choose from 12pm or 2pm time slots.

Children will need to bring their hard boiled pre-decorated egg along with them on the day. The first egg will be rolled by The Mayor of Sunderland.

Councillor Linda Williams, Cabinet Member for Vibrant City, said:

“It’s wonderful to see the return of the much-loved Penshaw Bowl to Herrington after a two year gap due to the pandemic.

“But I’m also really excited to see this family favourite evolving into the Active Sunderland Easter Family Fun Event with lots of different and free activities to get involved in. Being active is so good for our physical and mental health and wellbeing and events like this are a great way to have fun as well.

“It also ties in with our swim, bike, run programme which is all about creating opportunities for more people to take up swimming, cycling and running on the back of some of the exciting sporting activities we’ve got lined up this summer. We really hope that events such as the Tour of Britain and British Triathlon which are coming to Sunderland for the first time and the Tour Series which is returning for a second year will inspire people to get out and get active.”

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