Spring brings Easter fun to families across the county

5:00am Monday 7th April 2014

By Sophie Scott

EASTER holidays got into full swing over the weekend as children hunted for hidden treasures.

Waterperry Gardens, near Wheatley, and Albert Park in Abingdon hosted activities at the start of the school holiday.

At Albert Park events included an egg-and-spoon race, tug-of-war, football and a bunny hunt.

The event, at Abingdon Vineyard Church, has taken place each Easter for six years.

Families at Waterperry Gardens could search for Easter rabbits hidden in the grounds and if eight were found, children could claim a chocolate surprise.

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Jake Dobbins and his sister Anna, spot a bunny at Waterperry Gardens

Headington’s Jake Dobbins, eight, and sister Anna, five, found eight out of the 10 hidden animals.

Jake, who went with mum Ellie, said: “My favourite bit was finding the bunnies.

“I found it quite exciting that we actually managed to find them.

“They were quite high up so it was quite difficult.”

Anna said: “I liked finding the bunnies with my brother.”

At Albert Park, Anthony Hopgood of Geoffrey Barbour Road, Abingdon, took children, Leo, eight, and Sofia, five.

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Sofia Hopgood competes in the egg-and-spoon race at Abingdon Vineyard 

Sofia, who took part in the egg-and-spoon race, said: “Me and my brother got an Easter egg each. I had a really good time.”

Children from Early Days Nursery in Ipsden, near Wallingford, performed a concert for parents on Friday.

The performance, called Three Little Pigs, told the story of Easter and children sung Easter-themed songs.

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