Posted: 26/04/17 by Kettering Borough Council
Kettering town centre was particularly busy over Easter, as 720 children took part in an egg and word hunt organised by Kettering Borough Council, in association with local shops and businesses.
Seven year-old Henry Chalfont was crowned the winner of a selection of prizes donated by shops on the trail!
To join the Easter Egg Hunt, children picked up a map from the Manor House Museum and then searched for eggs hidden in 15 shops throughout the town; each egg had within a word, which then had to be found in a word search on the map.
Kettering Borough Council would like to thank local businesses for taking part and ‘The Shop’ on Gold Street for handing out sweet treats for all competitors.
Guy Holloway, Kettering Borough Council’s Head of Corporate & Cultural Services, said: “The Easter Egg Hunt was a great success and I am delighted that so many people took part and visited Kettering town centre and its shops this Easter. It’s also fantastic to hear that so many families enjoyed taking part, and very well done to Henry!”
Henry Chalfont’s mum, Sally Langley, said: “Henry loved doing the Easter Egg hunt around Kettering and I know lots of his friends took part too. The whole hunt was well organised and the shops taking part were very kind in helping to give extra little clues. Thank you to the Borough Council and all who took part for setting up such a fun event.”