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A Giant Blue Rabbit is Start of Easter Fun in Lichfield Park
Nothing says Easter like a giant blue bunny rabbit. Well, that was certainly the case at Lichfield's delightful Beacon Park when its very own Easter Bunny, Warren, made a special appearance.

Children from the Staffordshire city and surrounding area were invited to make Easter bonnets on Good Friday, March 25, to commemorate the Easter festival. They then had the opportunity to show off their handiwork by taking part in a parade led by the giant blue rabbit, Warren.

Beacon Park, Easter Bonnet Parade
Lily and Madison wiith Warren the giant blue bunny


Around 40 children were involved in creating and decorating Easter bonnets made from scratch at a workshop held in Beacon Park. Some of the children then joined Warren on a parade around Museum Gardens in the city centre.

Beacon Park
Beacon Park was the setting for the Easter Bonnet parade


Four-year-old Lily Balduckie won the prize for the best bonnet, with nine-year-old Madison Wolstenhulme chosen as the runner up. But for those who missed out on the Easter Bonnet workshop there is plenty still to do in Beacon Park this Easter, including going on an Easter Trail round the park. This self-guided trail is aimed at children over four years of age and includes a small prize.

Beacon Park, Easter Bonnet Parade
Madison, 9, and Lily, 4, with their winning bonnets


Anyone wishing to join the trail, which costs just 1 to take part, is invited to book their place from the Ranger Station within Beacon Park between 9am and 4pm until Sunday 10 April. People can also go online to find out what else is going on across the district this Easter.
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Why? Plenty Of Fun To Enjoy In Beautiful Park During Easter Holidays
When: 25 March to April 10, 2016
Phone: 01543 308867
Where: Beacon Park, Swan Road, Lichfield WS13 6QZ
Cost: 1 to join Easter Trail
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I love Easter and an Easter Bonnet parade is always fun. I used to make Easter bonnets for my children when they have Easter parades at Primary School.
by CassandraJoy (score: 3|1018) 559 days ago
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