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Easter fun for all the family in Kettering

Published Friday, 18 March 2016

easter egg hunt

Easter Egg Hunt, Craft Activities and FREE Parking!

The Easter bunny has helped us to create an egg-cellent egg and word hunt and we would love for you to join us! From Tuesday 29th March to Saturday 9th April, 10am – 4pm, Kettering Borough Council in partnership with local shops, will be holding an Easter Egg Hunt in Kettering town centre.  

To join the Easter Egg Hunt, pick up a map and word search from the Manor House Museum for 50p. Follow the map to find the 17 Easter eggs that have been hidden in various locations in the town centre. On each egg you will find a word that is hidden in the word search on your map.

When you finish the Easter Egg Hunt, don’t forget to return your map and collect a delicious treat from the sweet shop, ‘The Shop’ on Gold Street. 

One lucky participant will even win a few Easter surprises plus a giant chocolate egg, thanks to the Easter Bunny’s friends at Thornton’s. 

Just pop down to the Manor House Museum to pick up your map and start hunting!


There will free car parking at Council owned car parks all day over the Easter weekend from Good Friday, 25th March to Easter Monday, 28th March. The FREE parking will be in Kettering Borough Council car parks on London Road, Queen Street, School Lane, School Lane Pop & Shop, Wadcroft and Commercial Road. Easter in Kettering is looking busy for with lots of activities to enjoy! 

Easter activities at The Manor House Museum:

If you’re looking for some Easter arts and crafts activities then treat the kids to craft fun workshops from Tuesday 29st March to Friday 8th April at The Manor House Museum. 

From ‘Busy Bee Pencil Pots’, to ‘Toadstool Tote Bags’, there is a craft activity for everyone. The sessions will last approximately 1 hour and take place twice a day at 11am and 2pm. Booking is essential as the museum’s arts and crafts activities are very popular and often sell out. 
  • Children - £3 
  • Kettering Leisure Pass Holders - £2 
  • Young Friends of Kettering Museum and Art Gallery - FREE

To book, please call the museum on 01536 534 219 or email museumandgallery@kettering.gov.uk.

The Manor House Museum is open Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4.45pm (last admission 4.30pm), please note the Museum will be closed on Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday. We are open Easter Saturday. 

Guy Holloway, Head of Corporate and Cultural Services at Kettering Borough Council, said: 
“The Easter Egg Hunt was a great success last year and will provide a wonderful opportunity to visit Kettering town centre and its shops this Easter. The Museum and Gallery also have a fantastic range of craft activities to keep children busy. Over the two weeks, children in Kettering can get creative and learn about the museum right on their doorstep.”

Councillor Lesley Thurland, Kettering Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Community and Culture, said: 
“I’m so pleased to see these Easter workshops in Kettering. It’s wonderful that these activities offer a way for younger visitors to interact with the Museum and Gallery and have a free fun-filled and educational day out.”

Here is a full list of the Manor House Museum craft activities:
Tuesday 29 March 11am & 2pm Busy Bee Pencil Pots
Wednesday 30 March 11am & 2pm Climbing Creepy Crawly Toys
Thursday 31 March 11am & 2pm Create Your Own Noodle Creature
Friday 1 April 11am & 2pm Fantastic Owl Friendship Cards
Tuesday 5 April 11am & 2pm Toadstool Tote Bags!
Wednesday 6 April 11am & 2pm Wobbling Woodpeckers Toys
Thursday 7 April 11am & 2pm Pop-Up Forest Pictures
Friday 8 April 11am & 2pm Brilliant Butterfly Mobiles

Please note that opening times will be different on the week commencing the 21st March:

Monday 21 March, Museum and Gallery closed as normal

Tuesday 22 March to Thursday 24 March, Museum closed for Stock Take Gallery open as normal

Friday 25 March, Museum and Gallery closed for Bank Holiday

Saturday 26 March, Museum and Gallery open as normal

Sunday 27 March to Monday 28 March, Museum and Gallery closed as normal

Tuesday 29 March, Museum and Gallery open as normal

Get in touch with Kettering Borough Council

Email: customerservices@kettering.gov.uk. Telephone: 01536 410333.

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