Easter Eggstravaganza 2013
It's eggciting, its eggstrordinary, its Carnfunnock's annual Easter celebrations!
Kickstart your child's Easter celebrations with a fun art workshop. From 10.30am to 12noon on Saturday 23rd March, children aged 5-11 years can come along and make their own special cards, bunny ears and eggy surprises just in time for Easter. Price £5.00 per child and booking is advisable. All children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult and should wear appropriate clothes. Also from 2.00pm to 5.00pm on Sunday 24th March Jumping Clay will be visiting Carnfunnock for the first time and visitors can drop by and make a unique Easter clay model to take home and surprise their family. Price £4.00 per model. All children must be accompanied by an adult and should wear appropriate clothes.
At 2.30pm on Saturday 30th March (Easter Saturday), there is a wonderful seasonal event with a special visit by some real rabbits from the T.A.C.T. Wildlife Centre. Come along and spend time with the T.A.C.T. Easter bunnies. listening to stories of how they came to live there. This event is unsuitable for under 5’s and booking is advisable. Price £2.50 per adult and £2.00 per child / concession. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Wear appropriate clothing.
On Sunday 31st March (Easter Sunday) there will be the opportunity to watch newly trained Larne Community Streetwise performers within the Walled Garden at 4.30pm alongside professional street entertainer the Mac Factor performing at 2.30pm and 3.30pm. Expect to see a range of circus skills including juggling, stilt walking, hoola hoops, poi and diabolo!
On 1st and 2nd April (Easter Monday and Tuesday)
The Under 8’s Down on the Farm Maze hunt is designed specially for our younger visitors and will run on both Easter Monday and Tuesday and is sure to be an ‘eggsperience’ the kid’s won’t forget! Can you navigate your way around Carnfunnock’s unique Northern Ireland shaped maze, to find the farmyard creatures hidden within? The rules are very easy - when you find a character or creature get your passport stamped and once you have filled up your passport, you can claim your prize from the Visitor Centre.
The event will run in two sessions each day, 10.30am to 12.45pm and 2.00pm to 4.30pm, so there will be plenty of time to discover who all is hiding in the maze and plenty of opportunities to have your photograph taken with Old McDonald's prize animals. You may even be lucky enough to have your photograph taken with our special guest - the Easter bunny! A small charge of £2.00 per passport applies to the above event and all children must be accompanied by an adult. All children participating will win special Easter treats.
Don’t worry we haven’t forgotten about the bigger brothers and sisters. For the 9+ family members there will be a Treasure Hunt which is available from the Visitor Centre from 11.00am onwards. All correct entries will be entered into a draw to win a prize. Treasure Hunts cost £2.00 per sheet and all children must be accompanied by an adult. All participants will win a special Easter treat.
The Family Fun Zone miniature railway will also be running a special Spot the Bunny Train Ride from 11.00am to 5.00pm. Hop aboard then keep your eyes peeled and count the bunnies as you ride around the track. All correct entries will be entered into a prize draw to win a family pass. Price £2.00 per person and all children must be accompanied by an adult.
Don't forget throughout the Easter school holidays, there will also be two junior golf camps running at the Carnfunnock Driving Range and Academy. Full details can be found online at www.matthewstewartgolfacademy.co.uk.
For further information or to book for the art workshop or TACT bunnies experience please contact Carnfunnock Country Park on (028) 2827 0541 or Larne Tourist Information Centre on (028) 2826 0088. Further information on our events can be found at www.larne.gov.uk/events