Spurgeons Easter Eggstravaganza at Lakeside

Easter eggs on the grass to launch Spurgeons' Easter Eggstravaganza at Lakeside Children's Centre

Easter Eggstravaganza at Lakeside 

The children of Birmingham found that their Easter Eggs had vanished on Thursday morning. So, it was their task to spring into action and find them, in an Easter Eggstravaganza for toddlers and young children. 

Easter Eggstravaganza for the Kids of Birmingham 

With Easter (2023) celebrations fast approaching, Spurgeons launched a wonderful day of Easter fun-filled activities, and games. Families in attendance at the Lakeside Children’s Centre in Birmingham were tasked with finding eggs of all kinds as they embarked on an outdoor adventure to remember, in a fun and exciting Easter egg hunt event. 

A Range of Easter Activities for Families in our Easter Eggstravaganza

Each of the children were encouraged to find 20 egg signs around the nearby lake, that were hidden along the way. After these had all been found, their very own chocolate egg was gifted to them as their prize.

Children at the Easter Eggstravaganza day at Lakeside Children's centre

With a range of Easter activities for families available, there was plenty of opportunity for children to engage with a variety of activities. Children were given the chance to immerse themselves in a world of arts and crafts, including egg painting, and the creation of their very own Easter headbands, There were also musical instruments, messy play stations, and a physical outdoor area to promote the importance of exercise, and learning outside.

Other facilities available to the visiting families on the day were a sensory room with lots of toys, soft play and foam mats for children to explore. Lunch was also provided for the 69 children and their families by Asda Community Champions, and each child was issued with their very own Easter Egg at the end of the event.

A playroom with lots of fun activities set out at the Lakeside Children's centres' Easter Eggstravaganza

One of the parents in attendance, Aisha, spoke to us at our Easter Eggstravaganza about the value of the services provided, and the impact this has had on her children.

“I used to attend sessions and events at Lakeside with my first born and he absolutely loved it, so I wanted my second child to have the same fun experiences. The service is so valuable, as it’s all really inclusive, family orientated and equal opportunities are available for the children.

Events like today are so valuable because they offer an opportunity for parents to connect with one another and relate to each other.

It also gives me comfort knowing that my children have access to play facilities. My child was born during Covid and facilities like this are so crucial especially when young children are transitioning to school.

All members of staff at the service play a crucial part. It’s really great to see staff engaging with the children and taking part in the activities they put on.”

Sensory room for children at the Lakeside Children's Centre

Another parent said ‘The services really encourage me to get out of the house and access activities that we can complete as a family at home as well. It’s about creating relationships with other parents and families. Attending events like today have enabled me to become aware of the further support that is available.

And finally Sam, another parent stated “I have been coming to Lakeside since the birth of my second child. He was involved in the stay and play and I was able to complete my Child Care Level 1 here. I’m already booked in for the First Aid course in June.”

Spurgeons Children’s Centres

The organisation’s children’s centres in Birmingham are a wonderful place for parents and children aged 0-5 to share in their journey together and celebrate the challenges and joys of parenthood. Here, they can obtain support as part of the Birmingham Forward Steps Partnership

The cost-of-living crisis is having a widespread effect on families across the UK, and the impact for some is extremely challenging. Spurgeons is currently helping hundreds of Young Carers who are managing to balance school and their families. Even in the best of times, this is a lot for a young person to deal with, especially when trying to make ends meet. You can make a difference today, by supporting young carers this Easter (2023). 

Spreading Joy beyond our Easter Eggstravaganza 

Jubilation was experienced by one and all in the run-up to the Easter Weekend and the excitement didn’t stop with our Easter Egg Hunt for the Kids at Lakeside. The Easter fun was spread far and wide, and made even more exciting for children and families in Kent.

Thank you for all the donations we received to spread the joy of Easter (2023) far and wide.

This was thanks to the donation and gifting of 270 Easter Eggs from the parish of St Peters and St Paul in Tonbridge. These were delivered to children receiving our counselling and those in our Buttons preschools.

Planning for your own Easter Egg Hunt Event?

If you are looking for ways to keep the kids entertained this Easter Holiday, there are a host of things you can do to get the most out of family time, too! So, if you are looking for fun Easter egg hunt ideas, or activities to create your very own Easter eggstravaganza, then you’ve come to the right place.  

What’s more, if you are a single parent and looking for some inspiration for great Easter days out, then there are plenty of things you can be doing to bring the fun-factor to your Easter weekend, as well. Take a look at some of our amazing tips to get the most out of an Easter egg hunt for your toddlers and young children. 

What is an Easter Egg hunt?  

So, what is an Easter Egg hunt, and how does this all link to the modern event, we see today?  The Easter Egg hunt is an inclusive and fun event that can be enjoyed by all.

What’s more, you can make them as challenging or as simple as you like so, making it age appropriate can be a simple process. 

Early Christian missionaries adopted this practice by hiding Easter eggs that were painted with biblical scenes for children to find. This practice was created initially to help children learn about the importance of the Easter story. The joy that children find in discovering these hidden eggs then, is representative of that same happiness and delight that the followers of Jesus experienced, upon his resurrection.   

Easter Egg Hunt Ideas 

If you are looking to create your very own Easter Eggstravaganza, and are in need of some fun Easter egg hunt ideas then we have plenty of tips to get you started. You can create an amazing and memorable event like the one the children of Birmingham enjoyed on Thursday.

Take a look at our fun list of Easter egg hunt ideas below. What’s more, with activities like these, you can make memories together in a cost-effective and sustainable way. 

Child enjoying Easter activities at Lakeside Children's Centre
  1. Incorporate riddles into your Easter egg hunt ideas to encourage children to use their problem-solving skills to find them.
  2. Use colour codes for each team of children. This is an inclusive way of enabling younger children, who are still learning to read, to have an enjoyable time and to feel a part of the experience.
  3. To make it easier for younger children, you can incorporate prints for them to follow.
  4. Choose your hiding spots carefully. The aim of the Easter Egg hunt is to make sure each child feels like they are having fun. Hiding them in complex places, that young children are not going to find, is going to hinder your success.
  5. Make sure you remember where each of the eggs have been hidden.
  6. To add an extra creative challenge, why not create a map for children to use, when looking for them?

If you’re looking for even more fun ways to celebrate this year with your children, then why not take a look at some of our other amazing Easter content?

Great Easter Days Out and Gift Ideas 

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