Cracking fun for Easter

NILALM110416G1 - Oliver house care home spring fair and easter bonnets. from left visitors Ken and Nessa Teate, Resident Ken Teate and activities co-ordinator Julie Brown
NILALM110416G1 - Oliver house care home spring fair and easter bonnets. from left visitors Ken and Nessa Teate, Resident Ken Teate and activities co-ordinator Julie Brown

Events enjoyed by hundreds across Erewash over the Easter holidays and Bank Holiday weekend included archery lessons, wildlife walks and fundraising fairs.

An archery event at Erewash museum was on target as more than 250 people turned up to take aim.

NILALM110423F1 - Erewash Museum Archery day. from left Vice chairman of Pastures Archers Peter Simpson and Alec Holton, 13

NILALM110423F1 - Erewash Museum Archery day. from left Vice chairman of Pastures Archers Peter Simpson and Alec Holton, 13

Jackie Smith, at the museum just off High Street, said: “It was a wonderful day, everyone really enjoyed themselves and we were really busy.

“The archery was a lot of fun and there was face painting as well and we’ve got more activities to come this week.”

A Spring Fair held by staff and residents at Oliver House Care Home in Kirk Hallam raised £136.

A name the bunny contest, raffle, cake stall and tombola all helped make the total and residents at the Oliver Road home wore bonnets to mark the occasion.

Shipley country park easter eggs-travaganza. front Caitlan Marriott, Paisley Hunt and Amber Herring.

Shipley country park easter eggs-travaganza. front Caitlan Marriott, Paisley Hunt and Amber Herring.

Matron Mel Wright said: “We were really pleased with the money we raised and all the residents had a lovely day.

“They all had some cake from the cake stall and wore bonnets, they all really enjoyed it.”

Meanwhile, wildlife walks saw children get closer to nature as they went on guided tours through Shipley Country Park.

An Easter Egg hunt held on Easter Sunday, as well as craft activities organised and hosted by the Friends of Shipley Country Park also drew in the crowds.

NILALM110423F2 - Erewash Museum Archery day. from left Vice chairman of Pastures Archers Peter Simpson and Alec Holton, 13

NILALM110423F2 - Erewash Museum Archery day. from left Vice chairman of Pastures Archers Peter Simpson and Alec Holton, 13

Shipley country park easter eggs-travaganza. front Caitlan Marriott, Paisley Hunt and Amber Herring.

Shipley country park easter eggs-travaganza. front Caitlan Marriott, Paisley Hunt and Amber Herring.