Easter games followed the Easter Hunt, so the kids had to keep their hard boiled eggs in order to enter the races. There were three age heats for an egg and spoon and egg rolling race, then the raw eggs came out for an 'egg chuck' competition. Entrants were playing for either a kinder egg or chocolate bunny.
We didn't really have a hill for the egg rolling but it was traditional to use either a stick or your nose to push the egg to the finish line. One young chap, already brave for wearing shorts in this chilly weather was awarded an eggstra round of applause for managing to cross the line with his progressively peeling and slippery egg!
The egg chuck game went on longer than anticipated, they just didn't want to smash! Entrants were paired up and had to throw the raw egg to each other, moving progressively further apart. Once the egg smashed you were out! After young David demonstrated a spectacular catch from a distance smashing the egg in his hand, young Madison and Mum claimed the winning prize.
The Easter hunt kicked off at 10am after the Easter Bunny was reminded of the clocks going forward Zzzzzz! The little ones had to find traditionally dyed eggs in 'Chocolate Wood' with their names and magic symbols on under a tree. They were then allowed to find all the chocolate eggs that were hidden in that tree. The eggs were dyed in either blueberries, blackcurrant juice or paprika. The old symols indicated joy, the five pointed star for protection and the five elements and the spiral of life indicating balance, development and evolution. There is a great source of information on symbolism at the 'What's Your Sign' website if you are intersted to find out more, also on her Facebook page.
Congratulations to proud new great-grandparents Mr & Mrs Niblock who received news of the birth of their great-grandaughter, Vera Ellen. They named the hare after her and were picked from the hat on Easter Sunday. Best wishes to you for your visit to Eastbourne and for your naughty motorhome getting fixed asap! Thank you to everyone who entered raising money for Glendrick Roost Local Animal Sanctuary, which we will continue to support this season at Cobleland Campsite.
We have donated a mad March hare to help raise money for Glendrick Roost Animal Welfare Centre. Name the hare at Cobleland Campsite's reception for a chance to take the hare home after your Easter holiday. Donations are 50p a go.The lucky winner will be drawn from the hat on Easter Sunday.