Egg-static about Doncaster Easter egg hunt

Great outdoors: Volunteers and BTCV members, from left, Stephen   Whitehouse, Mark Addison, Simon Joy, John Thompson and David Swales. Picture: STEVE TAYLOR
Great outdoors: Volunteers and BTCV members, from left, Stephen Whitehouse, Mark Addison, Simon Joy, John Thompson and David Swales. Picture: STEVE TAYLOR
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YOUNGSTERS in Doncaster know egg-xactly what they want when it comes to Easter...

Children all across the borough have signed up for Easter Egg hunts in the run-up to the festival this year.

Right path: David Scoffield, Outer Space project co-ordinator at the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare, cuts the ribbon to officially open the woodland walkways at St Catherine's, watched by John Thompson from BTCV, the Easter bunny and Warren Nursery children.

Right path: David Scoffield, Outer Space project co-ordinator at the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare, cuts the ribbon to officially open the woodland walkways at St Catherine's, watched by John Thompson from BTCV, the Easter bunny and Warren Nursery children.

Youngsters took part in one egg hunt in the St Catherine’s woodlands, organised by Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust and the conservation charity BTCV.

The event also marked the opening, by Outer Space project co-ordinator David Scoffield from the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare, of new ‘woodland walk’ pathways.

Organisers brought in their own Easter bunny to keep the children entertained.

Visitors also took part in a wildflower seed-planting session around the site.

Children from the Warren Nursery, next to the site, started the hunt off, but others from the community also joined in the event at Tickhill Road, Balby.

The excitement continued as another group of youngsters set off on an egg search at Sandall Park.

The hunt was free to enter after organisers arranged sponsorship with Ready Steady Store, on Wheatley Hall Road.

The Sandall Park event was combined with a hook-a-duck event.

The latter was held to raise money towards the further development of the Thorne Road children’s adventure play area in the park.