Seaton Carew Park was packed for Easter fun

Tesco staff at Seaton Park Easter funday
Tesco staff at Seaton Park Easter funday

A SEASIDE park was buzzing with activity when hundreds of children took part in Easter fun.

Seaton Carew Park held an Easter activity day and organisers were delighted with the response.

Children scoured the park hunting high and low for hidden chocolate eggs.

The young visitors also helped to plant a number of trees and enjoyed a series of craft sessions.

And there was a seemingly endless queue to get their faces painted in all sorts of dazzling designs.

The event was a joint effort between the Friends of Seaton Park group and Hartlepool Borough Council’s Wild Green Spaces Team.

Nichola Measor of the friends group said: “It was a really successful event.

“As part of the egg hunt the children had to run round the park to find clues and to qualify for an Easter egg they had to plant a tree.

“They were planted around the edge of Dodds field and it was just a lovely day.

“About 300 children turned up altogether.”

Children could sew seeds in plant pots which they also decorated and took home with them.

The next big event planned in the park, off Station Lane, is an annual summer funday in August.

Before then the friends group will hold their annual general meeting on Wednesday, April 30.

It takes place at Seaton Carew Methodist Church hall, Farndale Road, and starts at 6pm.

New members are always welcome to the friends group and more information can be obtained at the meeting or visiting their Facebook page.