Easter egg hunt, Beat the Street game, St George’s Day celebrations to keep Derbyshire families entertained during holiday

Families in Derbyshire can have lots of fun over the Easter holidays with a programme of outdoor and indoor activities designed for social distancing and unpredictable weather.

Monday, 29th March 2021, 7:51 am
Easter egg hunt trail at Markeaton Park, Derby.
Easter egg hunt trail at Markeaton Park, Derby.

There’s an Easter egg hunt at Markeaton Park in Derby where you follow a map which can be downloaded at home from the In Derby website. The map will help you find six Easter eggs hidden around the park. Write in all the animals you have found during the hunt and submit your entry. You can do this from April 3 to 18 and correct entries will be entered into a prize draw to win Mundy Play Centre vouchers.

The Beat the Street game is set to launch in Derby on March 31. This six-week free challenge encourages people to incorporate physical activity into their daily lives. Explored your local area by walking, cycling, running, wheeling or scooting with your family or support bubble. Hover your free card or fob over ‘Beat Box’ sensors on lampposts to clock up the points, with prizes for the teams who score the most points.

You can also add a new dimension to your walk around Markeaton or Alvaston Park by downloading the Love Exploring Virtual App. You’ll discover some great virtual trails to follow as part of your daily exercise – and the children can search for Easter bunnies, dinosaurs and fairies too!

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Golf facilities, including Mni Golf at the Mundy Play Centre, Pitch and Putt, Foot Golf and Disk Golf are all set to re-open from Friday, April 2 to Sunday, April 18 at Markeaton Park.

Play areas are also open across all parks for the kids to enjoy during the Easter holidays and takeaways are available from cafes.Check the Derby Parks website for more details about what facilities are available before setting out .

Derby’s St George’s Day Celebrations are going online this year and you can be part of them by getting creative at home! Make a dragon, video it in action, and send it in to be included in a virtual procession which is being filmed especially for St George’s Day. Follow FOLK3D’s online video tutorial to find out how to make your dragon from things you have lying around at home.

Traditionally, The Lost Boys re-enact the legend of St George and the Dragon in the Market Place, but this year they are performing it as a silent movie in the online celebrations! You can join in the performance by having a go at your own Mummers’ Play and sending video footage of it to include in the main video. FOLK3D have produced a Mummer’s Play instruction pack to get you started with costume and character ideas.

If you want to join in you’ll have to be quick, as the last day to submit your videos is Wednesday, April 7. Find out more at www.derbylive.co.uk

Make a date to enjoy the St George’s Day Celebrations at Homes by booking your FREE tickets online. Follow FOLK3D’s clog dancer and dragon as they lead the procession through the streets of Derby. Be on the edge of your seat as the epic battle is played out by The Lost Boys. It will be available to watch from April 23 to 29.