Easter Egg Hunt winner announced!

Published: Wednesday, 4th May 2016

250 kids enjoy search for eggs around town centre shops

Kettering town centre was particularly busy over Easter, as 250 children took part in an egg and word hunt organised by Kettering Borough Council, in association with local shops and businesses. Four-year-old Freya McGuinness was crowned the winner of a selection of Easter eggs donated by Thorntons!

To join the Easter Egg Hunt, children picked up a map from the Manor House Museum and then searched for eggs hidden in 16 shops throughout the town. Each egg had with a word, which then had to be found in a word search on the map. 

Kettering Borough Council would like to thank local businesses for taking part and ‘The Shop’ on Gold Street for handing out sweet treats for all competitors.

Freya’s mum, Laura McGuinness, said: 
“Freya and her little brother Harrison loved doing the Easter Egg hunt around Kettering town centre; we’ve done the it since it began and are looking forward to next year! Thank you to the Borough Council it such a fun event for the kids to partake in.”

Guy Holloway, Kettering Borough Council’s Head of Community Services, said: 
“The Easter Egg Hunt was a great success and I am delighted that so many people took part and visited Kettering town centre and its shops this Easter. It’s also fantastic to hear that so many families enjoyed taking part, and very well done to Freya!”

Jason Thurland, Owner of Frio, one of the businesses that took part, said: 
“The Easter Egg Hunt was brilliant; we had a lot of children through the door, lots of people who didn’t realise Frio was here. It is a brilliant way for a new business like us to raise our profile and bring in new customers.  I look forward to being part of it next year.”