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Blackburn & Darwen Market’s Present… Let’s MAKE Easter Eggs-travaganza!

Blackburn & Darwen Market’s Present… Let’s MAKE Easter Eggs-travaganza!

Blackburn & Darwen Market’s Present… Let’s MAKE Easter Eggs-travaganza!

Posted: 21/03/2019

Blackburn & Darwen Market’s Present… Let’s MAKE Easter Eggs-travaganza!

The days are getting lighter for longer, Spring is in the air and Easter is just around the corner; that can only mean one thing…school holidays! Teachers are rejoicing and so are the children, but parents are wondering what are we going to do?!   Don’t worry about it, we have got it covered. Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council is delighted to confirm that it is continuing its free family friendly school holiday activity programme, Let’s MAKE, at Blackburn and Darwen Markets.

The entertainment and creative activity programme, run in conjunction with award winning partners Crafty Vintage, will take place during the Easter Holiday from Monday 8th April until Good Friday 19th April.

You can expect to find craft activities, caricatures, face painting, magic shows, storytelling station

and our Mad Hatters Tea Party Easter Eggs-travaganza event! Think characters to entertain you,

craft activity and lots of fun. Alice in Wonderland themed fancy dress is optional but encouraged and there will be prizes for the best fancy dress outfit.

In Blackburn Market on Tuesday 16th April, we will be marking World Voice Day, which aims to promote the importance of us all having a healthy voice. The activity within the Story Mixing Station on this day will be around empowering characters to speak and the importance of being heard. Cllr Phil Riley, Executive Member for Regeneration said;

“I am pleased that we are able to provide this free family friendly holiday activity and that it is taking place within our Markets, at the heart of our towns. There are new skills to learn and fun to be had for all ages.”

Laura Johnson, Owner of Crafty Vintage and Let’s MAKE said:

“The amount of people who came along in February was fantastic and we had a lot of people who couldn’t believe that it was all FREE! We have listened to the feedback and changed the time of the activity at Blackburn Market to 11am – 3pm, Darwen remains at 10am – 2pm.”

She went on to say;

“We have some new activity within the programme alongside the firm favourites from previous events. The Easter Eggs-travaganza is set to be brilliant with characters entertaining you at this‘party feel’ event. If there are activities that you are particularly keen to try out, come down early to avoid disappointment!”


A full timetable with details can be found below:

APRIL: 

Mon 8th - Blackburn

Brian The Magician & Crafty Corner

Mon 8th - Darwen

Magical Story Jars - Story Mixing Station


Tue 9th - Blackburn

Magical Story Jars - Story Mixing Station 

Tue 9th - Darwen

CLOSED


Wed 10th - Blackburn

Lizi Potts Potter’s Wheel & DD Design Face painting 

Wed 10th - Darwen

Dub-ble Take Caricatures & Creative Arts & Crafts


Thu 11th - Blackburn

Dub-ble Take Caricatures & Crafty Corner

Thu 11th - Darwen

Brian The Magician & Creative Arts & Crafts


Fri 12th - Blackburn

Creative Arts & Crafts & LA Face painting

Fri 12th - Darwen

Kates Easter Crafts


Mon 15th - Blackburn

Brian The Magician & Crafty Corner

Mon 15th - Darwen

Magical Story Jars - Story Mixing Station


Tue 16th - Blackburn

Magical Story Jars - Story Mixing Station

Tue 16th - Darwen

CLOSED


Wed 17th - Blackburn

Dub-ble Take Caricatures & Crazy Faces Face painting

Wed 17th - Darwen

Brian The Magician & DD Design Face painting 


Thu 18th - Blackburn

Kates Easter Crafts

Thu 18th - Darwen

Easter Eggstravaganza!! Mad Hatters Tea Party - Theatre Performance & Workshop


Fri 19th - Blackburn

Easter Eggstravaganza!! Mad Hatters Tea Party - Theatre Performance & Workshop

Fri 19th - Darwen

CLOSED


Make the most of your time with your children or Grandchildren this Easter. Bring them along to

enjoy the activities and create memories, whilst taking advantage of everything else that our

characterful, community markets have to offer.


If you would like to benefit from the busy weeks leading up to Easter, Pop Up Stalls are available at

both Blackburn or Darwen Markets. Please contact our friendly team on 01254 585151 for more

information.