Friends’ Easter fun day in park was a cracking success

BIG SUCCESS: Graeme Measor with daughters Grace and Sophie with the Easter Bunny at the Seaton Park event. Picture: Joanne Shaw.
BIG SUCCESS: Graeme Measor with daughters Grace and Sophie with the Easter Bunny at the Seaton Park event. Picture: Joanne Shaw.
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FAMILIES had fun in the sun at Seaton Park in a successful event held by volunteers.

The Friends of Seaton Park’s Easter fun day on Wednesday included egg trails, face painting, craft activities and a visit from the Easter Bunny.

Who knew you could spend so long having fun in our park?

A satisfied visitor

The free event was hailed a huge success by organisers and visitors.

Children won Easter egg treats, kindly donated by Tesco in Hartlepool, by following a trail in the park and answering questions.

Countryside officer Deborah Jefferson ran a busy flower pot painting and planting activity.

The children got to take home the pots after decorating them.

The event was blessed with sunny weather and had been organised by the friends group to give families something fun to do during the school holidays.

Graeme Measor, secretary of the Friends of Seaton Park, said: “It was a roaring success.

“The weather was brilliant and lots of kids came and had a really good time.

“I’m really grateful to Deb Jefferson and all the volunteers who lent a hand.

“It was just a lovely positive day.”

One visitor said on the park group’s Facebook page: “Who knew you could spend so long having fun in our park?

“Well done to everyone who organised the day – thoroughly enjoyed by all.”

The afternoon also featured a tombola and information stand on the group’s World War One project.

It involved the National Lottery Heritage Fund giving the group £10,000 for two new pillars at the entrance to the park and plaques telling the story of German zeppelins that were shot down over Seaton.

Visitors to the Easter fun day also got a sneak preview of some tiles made by local school children that will be fixed to a park wall as part of the war project.

The next major public event in the park will be the friends’ annual Summer Funday on August Bank Holiday Monday.