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Egg-citing Easter fun across East Grinstead: picture special

By East Grinstead Courier  |  Posted: April 04, 2013

  • RABBITING ON: The Easter Bunny pays a visit to Tulley's Farm.

  • SWEET TREAT: Emma Guy,and Jess Pinson with their chick cup cakes

  • COSTUME CAPERS: Entertainers at Tulleys Farm over Easter Photo no REGM20130401A-030

  • FARM FUN: Adam Gregory 5, with sister Faye 7 at the water pump at Tulley's Farm.

  • ENTHRALLED: Satatra Nutley, 4 and Noah Maspero, 2 with the birds at Tulley's

  • CRAFTY: Entertainment at Tulley's Farm included tractor rides, trampolines, egg hunts and crafting.

  • TROT: The London Harness Horse Parade at the South of England Showground

  • TRADITIONAL: The London Harness Horse Parade at Ardingly

  • EASTER SURPRISE: Emily, 8, posing with the Easter Bunny after the egg hunt at Saint Hill

  • MADE UP: Sara, 6, was thrilled to have her face painted at Saint Hill over Easter

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THERE was a world of Easter egg-citement last weekend as children of all ages enjoyed a seasonal break over the long bank holiday.

Over at Tulleys Farm, the Big Hatch Spring Festival kicked off the fun at the family farm, with youngsters getting the chance to meet the Easter Bunny and decorate their own eggs.

Tulleys Farm events manager Chris Bailey said: "We were very busy, the kids loved meeting the Easter Bunny and I think everyone went home happy."

Meanwhile over at Ardingly, the Easter Monday London Harness Horse Parade attracted a big crowd at the South of England Showground.

Visitors saw more than 100 horse-drawn vehicles and carriages showing how everything from eggs to beer were transported over the years.

Jackie Shearman, the London Harness Horse Parade Society secretary, said: "Despite the freezing weather, we had a great turnout and everyone enjoyed themselves."

For a leafier take on Easter, Kew Garden's country estate Wakehurst Place entertained families with Hello Yellow, a family nature trail around the gardens discovering the scents and sights of spring.

Children then explored their artistic talents by making and decorating paper kites, with the estate's plants their inspiration.

And over at Saint Hill, the now traditional annual Easter Egg Hunt was held on Sunday. Scores of children from the town and beyond took part and there were plentiful eggs for everyone, while the Easter Bunny did a great job keeping all the kids busy.

Inside the Great Hall, there was face painting, a "decorate your egg" competition and lots of games.

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