Children and families are being encouraged to go on a journey throughout Chester city centre this month, and become ‘eggs-plorers’, as the popular city-wide Easter egg hunt returns for a fourth year.
With a cracking programme of events throughout April, CH1ChesterBID is aiming to bring the city to life for youngsters with a range of free activities.
The programme includes an egg hunt, colouring competition and viewings of family friendly films.
For 2019, the city’s Business Improvement District (BID) has made the trail bigger and better than ever before – with more than sixty stores taking part.
There are more than 250 eggs hidden across the city centre.
Stores hiding the different coloured eggs include: The Body Shop, Claire’s, Russel & Bromley, Cheshire Sandwich Company, Harriet & Dee and Mad Hatters.
For every 10 eggs found, children can collect a sweet and enter a competition to win one of eight egg-citing prizes!
To add to the fun, for the first year ever, Chester Cathedral is hosting an indoor-outdoor cinema experience.
They’ll be showing Pixar classic Finding Nemo as well as Titanic.
The central nave will be covered in artificial grass to re-create the atmosphere of an outdoor cinema event.
Free family screenings of the Disney classics Alice in Wonderland and Pinocchio will also be shown throughout the Easter period at Chester’s Grosvenor Museum.
Emily Ghazarian, CH1ChesterBID events manager, said: “Easter is a great time of year to get out with the family and enjoy the start of spring.
“Outdoor activities, such as our Easter Eggsplorer egg hunt give children the perfect opportunity to explore their local surroundings and collect sweet treats for their efforts.”
Emily added: “As a BID, our aim is always to support our businesses so creating events which bring people into the city at peak seasonal times is always our focus.”
Entry forms for the Easter Eggsplorer egg hunt can be collected from the Visitor Information Centre by Chester Town Hall or at any of the participating businesses.
Families can collect their sweet treats (once they’ve found at least 10 eggs) at the Visitor Information Centre.
For more information, please visit www.experiencechester.co.uk