Easter events across 1066 Country

We’re all used to Easter puns these days but Hastings Museum & Art Gallery has truly ‘egg-shelled’ itself this year!

The gallery is inviting you to join in their cracking, FREE Easter Egg Hunt, Chick Chase and quiz.

However, this is no normal egg hunt. A clutch of Easter chicks will be highlighting the museum’s collections in quite an eggs-traordinary way. Among the Hall of Fame look out for Sir Chick Jagger, John Logie Bird and (Sir??) Roger Poultry, just three of the museum’s Easter tributes to the rich and famous, intrepid explorers, ingenious inventors, pioneering conservationists and Victorian lady adventurers who have all helped put Hastings on the map in some way.

Across 1066 Country numerous attractions will be offering Easter activities.

These include Cadbury’s egg hunts at National Trust properties Bodiam Castle, Lamb House in Rye and Bateman’s in Burwash. Battle Abbey has a dragon eggs quest and don’t forget the traditional Good Friday morning Battle Marbles Match and Easter Bonnet Parade on Abbey Green.

To end on a floral note, from Easter Monday over 35,000 tulips will be on display at the Pashley Manor Gardens Tulip Festival until 7 May. Just down the road at Bedgebury Pinetum, the Art of Trees runs until 30 September and is a free exhibition of over 100 pieces of botanically accurate artwork recording the range of trees at Bedgebury.

Kevin Boorman, manager of 1066 Country Marketing, said :- “Easter marks the traditional start of the tourism season, and we have some eggselent things to do here in 1066 Country.

“I particularly like the sound of the ‘Chick Chase’ at Hastings Museum, and always enjoy the tulip festival, but there are so many other things to do across the whole area.

“So whether you are a local resident, or a visitor, there are plenty of events to enjoy here in 1066 County over Easter and, indeed, right through the year.”

To ensure a smashing Easter for all the family, find details of these and more events on visit1066country.com/easterholidays2019

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