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Wellesley Woodlands egg-stra special Easter event helps families have a cracking time

13 Apr 2017

A free Easter Egg Hunt at Wellesley Woodlands this week went down a treat, with hundreds of youngsters taking on the walking challenge and earning themselves a chocolate egg.

The special trail through the woods featured hidden letters, which children had to write down and unscramble to reveal the magic words: Easter Bunny.

A steady stream of eager egg hunters took part in the event on Monday 10th April, and the weather played its part in making the day a success by staying bright and dry.

Carla Norton, Community Development Manager at Grainger, said: “Hundreds of little ones came out and to be part of this lovely event in beautiful woodlands - it is wonderful to see so many families coming together and using this wonderful community asset in the heart of Aldershot.”

Victoria Webbon, Estates Officer South at the Land Trust, the charity that manages Wellesley Woodlands, said: “We hope to see many people out and about over the next few months, making the most of this wonderful natural area on their doorsteps. There’s a lot coming up, so be sure to look out for posters and check our website, www.welleseleywoodlands.co.uk, for details.”

Laura Keighley, Assistant Countryside Ranger at Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership, added: “It was great to see so many people out enjoying the countryside, including people who had never been to Wellesley Woodlands before.  Hopefully everyone will come down to see how the wide variety of woods change over the coming months, bringing out new wildlife.”

To find out more about Wellesley Woodlands and upcoming events, visit: www.thelandtrust.org.uk/space/wellesley-woodlands/ or www.facebook.com/wellesleyhampshire/