Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Roll Up for Egg-Cellent Fun This Easter; Egg Rolling Is Part and Parcel of Easter. SARAH JEFFERY Has All You Need to Know on Where to Go

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Roll Up for Egg-Cellent Fun This Easter; Egg Rolling Is Part and Parcel of Easter. SARAH JEFFERY Has All You Need to Know on Where to Go

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Byline: SARAH JEFFERY

THERE are plenty of Easter egg hunts taking place across the North East over the bank holiday weekend, but what about egg rolling? The old Easter tradition, which involves sending hard-boiled, decorated eggs downhill to see whose can travel the furthest, is no longer popular among families but there are still a few places in the region going to the egg-stra mile.

On Good Friday, March 25 the Penshaw Bowl takes place at Herrington Country Park from 1pm. The event is free of charge but to take part you need to pre-book on the Sunderland Live website and children are asked to come along with their pre-decorated egg, clearly marked with their name and age, ready to roll.

There is also another free Easter Egg roll in Mowbray Park Sunderland which is open to families whose children are pupils at Hudson Road, Valley Road or Grangetown Primary Schools.

And if you're planning a visit to Beamish Museum over Easter you will be able to explore and celebrate the region's Easter traditions and have a crack at some of them yourself.

Visitors to the County Durham attraction can join in Easter celebrations from the Georgian, Edwardian and 1940s periods including traditions involving eggs being decorated, rolled, hidden and hunted.

So if you want to join in one of these celebrations, here's everything you need to know about the egg rolling events.

Penshaw Bowl, Herrington Country Park The much-loved annual egg-rolling competition, returns but at its new venue - the Amphitheatre, in Herrington Country Park.

The traditional contest will take place at 1pm and then again at 2pm. The competition will begin with the under-fives age group bowling first and the competition will move through the age groups finishing with the final bowl from the 10-11 age group.

Children are asked to come along with their pre-decorated egg, clearly marked with their name and age and, in order to avoid cracking up in any eggstreme queues, visitors need to preregister their egg roll. …

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