Castle Dene Shopping Centre marks start of a Cracking Easter Holiday

Castle Dene Easter Egg Hunt

11th April 2017

Families from across Peterlee enjoyed a cracking start to Easter at Castle Dene Shopping Centre, thanks to an array of free activities and an exciting golden Easter egg hunt.

The Easter bunny made a special appearance, spreading smiles by handing out mini chocolate eggs to shoppers, while a free painter transformed children into Easter bunnies, chicks and many other colourful characters.

The Easter-themed festivities marked the start of Castle Dene’s golden Easter egg hunt. Each day throughout the Easter holidays (until Monday 17th April), the Easter bunny will hide a new golden egg in centre. The first shopper to find the golden egg and follow the instructions will be able to take home the eggs and claim the day’s prize – a gift voucher worth £20*.

Throughout Easter Castle Dene will also be supporting Durham Foodbank in its work helping local families in need, by collecting donations of Easter Eggs, for children that may not otherwise receive them, canned food, toiletries, feminine hygiene products and other essentials.

Donations can be deposited at the centre’s designated donation station at the centre’s Management Suite (30 Yoden Way, Peterlee SR8 1AL; Monday – Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm) until Monday 17th April.

Operations Manager at Castle Dene Shopping Centre, Sarah Bromwich, commented: ”The appearance from the Easter Bunny this weekend certainly put a spring in shoppers’ steps.

“We love bringing the community together with our events and it great to see so many children enjoying the free face painting – there were plenty of bunnies, chicks and butterflies roaming the centre!

“Over the next week there will be lots of chances for shoppers to win prizes in our Easter egg hunt, by hunting each day for the elusive golden egg.

“There will also be the opportunity for people to give back, by donating Easter eggs, canned food and other essentials to Durham Foodbank, which does so much to support local people.”

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