Easter eggs-travaganza at Hastings Castle

March 2, 2017

 

Hastings Castle will be choc-ful of eggs as part of a fun Easter hunt on Saturday April 15th from 10am.

Hundreds of chocolate eggs are set to be hidden around the grounds and castle and children will have the tasty task of tracking them all down.

The event debuted in 2016 and after an eggs-traordinary turn out is returning in 2017. Organisers have also taken onboard feedback from last year and have tripled the amount of eggs hidden this time around.

Hastings Castle’s Leanna Lawson said: “2016 was the first time we ran this event and we were overwhelmed by the turn out.

“As it was the first of its kind we weren’t sure how many people would turn up and it completely egg-ceeded our expectations, with several hundred people arriving to take part in the fun.

“We have also listened to feedback and decided to dedicate a separate area for under 5’s to ensure that the hunt is fair and fun for all,” she added.

Organisers are also offering the first 100 children through the door a FREE medium sized boxed Easter egg.

Entry is £3 for children under 12 and £1 per adult which includes taking part in the hunt for up to an hour but does not include watching the 1066 Story show or staying in the castle beyond that time. Babes in arms are free of charge.

There is no need to book in advance as you can just turn up on the day. Organisers are advising people to wear sensible footwear as the ground is uneven and could be wet.

The event will only be cancelled in the worst weather and organisers will update visitors via social media. The Castle does have an occupancy limit so guests are advised to arrive and queue in plenty of time to ensure entry.

The under 5’s hunt will begin at 10.15am with the main event starting at 10.30am.

Hastings Castle is forever linked with the most famous date in English history – 1066.  The castle opens daily from April 1st until October 31st.

  • Hastings Castle, Castle Hill Road, West Hill, Hastings TN34 3AR. For more information visit www.smugglersadventure.co.uk or call 01424 718776.

Issued on behalf of Hastings Castle by Blue Reef Aquarium. For more information please contact Leanna Lawson on 01424 718776.