What’s on in Huntingdonshire this Easter

Bunny run at Riverside Park, St Neots Bunny run at Riverside Park, St Neots

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
2:07 PM

A whole host of fun has been lined up for families to enjoy over the Easter weekend - continue reading to find out what’s on.

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The Riverside Park, St Neots is the venue for a charity Bunny Run in aid of Help for Heroes and will be a chance for families to complete an energetic Easter egg treasure hunt with a twist.

There will be a military theme to the search for eggs, with command tasks to complete along the way.

Children will each receive an egg and a sticker for completing the run and there will be certificates for the whole family.

A mini treasure hunt is planned for children under four and there will be a raffle throughout the day, which has been organised by physical fitness firm Pro Fit.

INFORMATION: The bunny run will be held in the park from 11.30am on Sunday (April 20). Entry is £3 for adults, £1.50 for children or £7 for a family (two adults and two children).

The Mayor of Huntingdon’s three-day Easter fundraising family extravaganza kicks off on Saturday (April 19).

Councillor Bill Hensley and his team are planning to bring music, sport, and family fun to Jubilee Park, Kings Ripton Road, Huntingdon.

A concert featuring The Tribute Show, with acts including Robbie Williams, Kylie, Madness, Olly Murs and Meat Loaf, will start proceedings on Saturday night.

On Sunday (April 20), festivities continue with a family fun day.

The event concludes with a race across Lord de Ramsey’s estate on the Monday.

INFORMATION: Concert is at 7pm on Saturday. Tickets £12 from 01480 411883 or 07584 407584. A children’s race starts at 10am on Monday (April 21) and costs £5. A five-mile race begins at 11am on Monday and is £12.

The Baby James Starlight Trust is holding an Easter-themed fundraiser at Hinchingbrooke Country Park from 10.30am-2.30pm on Easter Monday (April 21).

James Dowers was just 19 months old when he died of an undiagnosed condition in 2012 and his parents, Emma and Chris, of Dunnock Way, St Ives, founded the trust to help others going through similar.

Attractions at the fun day will include a fancy dress competition for children, a bouncy castle, an Easter egg hunt, egg and spoon races and a raffle, with prizes including a giant cuddly giraffe.

INFORMATION: For more on the trust, visit www.babyjamesstarlighttrust.co.uk or search for “Baby James Starlight Trust” on Facebook.

End your Good Friday with some rock and roll at the Dolphin Hotel in St Ives. John Wheeler of rock and bluegrass group Hayseed Dixie will treat the audience to his new material without the band by his side on April 18. They have captured the music industry’s attention with both their covers and original compositions since they first started performing their renditions of songs by legendary rockers AC/DC in 2000. Since then, they have sold more than 6,000 records and given over 1,000 live performances in 31 countries.

Also joining him on the night will be singer and guitarist Lexie Green, whose career highlights include performing at venues such as Jools Holland’s The Jamhouse and Brighton Ballroom.

INFORMATION: Starts at 7pm. Tickets cost £20 per person, which includes a meal. Visit www.wegottickets.com/avaloneventsupport or email avalonites@gmail.com.

Families can stop by St Neots museum for some Easter-inspired fun. Until Thursday (April 17), workshops will be held where children can decorate an egg and make an Easter pop-up card.

INFORMATION: Costs £2 per child. The museum is open from 11am-4pm.

Antiques enthusiasts can hunt for future heirlooms at the Burgess Hall, St Ives. On Sunday and Monday (April 20 and 21), ceramics, jewellery, furniture, silver and much more will be on display for guests to browse.

INFORMATION: 10am-4pm. Entry £2 per adult, £1.50 for students and over 60s, free for under-16s.

Improve your physical and mental health this Easter weekend on a guided walk in Huntingdonshire.

The hour-long walks, listed below, are free to join, and are led by two guides.

Friday, April 18, 10am, meet at Huntingdon Community Nursery, Park Lane, Godmanchester.

Friday, April 18, 2pm, meet at Riverside Car Park, St Neots.

Saturday, April 19, 11am, meet at St Peters Church, Upwood.

Monday, April 21, 10am, meet at Priory Park, St Neots.

Monday, April 21, 2pm, meet at Information Point, Long Drove, Ramsey St Marys.

New walkers should arrive 10 minutes early to complete a health questionnaire which can alternatively be filled in online. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

INFORMATION: For more, call 01480 387047 or visit www.huntingdonshire.gov.uk/healthwalks where you can also find the questionnaire.

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