Harrogate district set to celebrate over Easter weekend

Richard Taylor School pupils celebrating a special Easter Day in school (s).

Richard Taylor School pupils celebrating a special Easter Day in school (s).

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Easter celebrations will take place in Harrogate, Knaresborough, Nidderdale, Ripon and Wetherby this weekend.

The Knaresborough Easter Fayre runs over Friday and Saturday, while events are also planned for RHS Harlow Carr, Fountains Abbey, Stockeld Park and Studfold.

Already, the Pinewoods Conservation Group has held its Easter egg hunt.

Over 300 people attended the event last weekend, and £200 was raised for the group.

Organiser Neil Hind said: “A surprise visit by the Easter Bunny was just one of the highlights of last weeks Easter Egg Hunt in The Pinewoods.

“Over 300 people attended the hunt.

“The event saw groups hunt for eggs in the woods while looking for quiz answers and items for the scavenger hunt.

“It is estimated over 165 children identified the magic phrase Easter Squirrel each wining an Easter Egg donated by local companies Covance and The Resource Group.

“There was also a cake sale, refreshments and a book stall to keep everybody fed and entertained.”

We want you to let us know how you are enjoying the weekend.

Schools and businesses are supplying images ahead of a picture special in next week’s newspapers.

We will also upload picture slideshows on our websites.

Send your own images and information to the newsdesk.

You can also submit video footage for use on our websites. Email links and images to the newsdesk via Ackrill.news@ypn.co.uk or post on our social media channels:

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Planned events

Friday, April 18 - Knaresborough Easter Fayre, 10am-4pm; Easter fair, Pateley Bridge Memorial Hall, 11am - 2pm, Easter at Brimham Rocks.

Saturday, April 19 - Knaresborough Easter Fayre, 10am-4pm; Fodder Easter Eggstravaganza, 11am - 2pm; Easter fair, Pateley Bridge Methodist Church; 10am - 2pm; Easter at Brimham Rocks.

Sunday, April 20 - Harrogate Lions Eatser Eggstravaganza, Valley Gardens Harrogate 12pm - 3pm; Oatlands Mount Club Easter bonnet hat competition; Easter egg hunt at St Joseph’s churchyard, Bishop Thornton.

Monday, April 21 - Easter eggspolits, Fountains Abbey.

Ongoing events

Bloom and Zoom, RHS Harlow Carr until April 21; Stockeld Park Easter Adventure until April 22; Easter egg trail at Mother Shipton’s, Knaresborough until April 22; Alice in Wonderland treasure trail until April 21; Easter at the Royal Pump Museum, Harrogaye until April 21; Easter Fairy door hunt, Pateley Bridge until April 21; Easter at Ripley Castle until April 21; Easter fun days at Newby Hall until April 21.

See this week’s Advertiser for full church listings.