Plenty of things to do this Easter

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Easter egg hunts, bonnet making sessions and half time event events are springing up across the area as the bank holiday weekend approaches .

In Stamford the arts centre is hosting the Lincolnshire One Venues Festival on April 2 and 3 for 12 to 25 year olds.

There will be a whole programme of gigs, workshops and activities organised by and for young people, starting with Film in a Day Workshop 11am to 5pm on April 2 run by Blueprint Film Foundation.

Directors of tomorrow of ages will get a chance to make, create, direct and edit a film.

From 2pm to 5pm a Jem’s Hip Hop will be choreographing a street dance routine and from 11am to 1pm there will be a stage combat workshop, costing £3. The combat class is for people aged 16 and over.

From 2pm to 4pm an acoustic guitar master class will be held Tommy Loose.

Suitable for intermediate-advanced guitarists and you will need to bring your own guitar.

At 7.30pm a festival gig is being organised by students of New College Stamford featuring new acts ranging from soft acoustic, to pop and punk.

On Wednesday artist Ivan Liochev is for an all-day drop-in workshop, as part of the International Collaborative Drawing Project. The session runs from 11am to 6pm and is free.

Zest Theatre is running a workshop from 11am to 5pm giving young people the chance to write, produce and perform their own short play to be performed at the venue from 6pm.

Artist Emma Fay is holding a body and face art workshop from 11am-2pm and from 2.30pm to 3.30pmshe will be sharing the secrets of theatre make up.

AN Easter egg hunt will be taking place at Burghley House on March 31.

The Garden of Surprises and Sculpture Garden will host the annual Easter Egg Hunt where youngsters can discover a trail of clues hidden among the water features, moss house and mirror maze as well as meet the Easter Bunny.

Those who complete the trail and solve the clues get a chocolate treat.

For full details of opening times, events and to book online tickets, visit or telephone 01780 752451.

The Deeping Shopping Centre is launching an Easter egg hunt over the half term holiday and is looking for keen eggs-plorers to see how many coloured eggs they can spot in all of the centre’s store windows.

Once youngsters have counted all the eggs they can, they need to head to the either Paper Kisses or Deeping News with an adult and tell a member of staff how many eggs they have found and leave their contact details.

Each correct entry will be entered into a prize draw and the first three entries picked out win a selection of Easter treats from the centre’s Co-op and Paper Kisses.

The hunt will start on Saturday until Tuesday April 2.

Craft activities for children will be running on Good Friday at The Priory Church, in Church Street, Deeping St James. Following a church service at 9.30am the children will then move to the Church Hall where they can do craft and cooking activities. There will also be a group art project.

For more information call Andrea on 01778 344926

A Big Bunny Hunt is taking place in the woods at Sacrewell Farm from March 29 to April 14.

The Big Bunny Hunts costs £3 per child and will be running every 10 minutes over the Easter weekend and every 20 minutes from then on. Sacrewell Farm is open from 9.30am to 5pm every day.

At Stapleford Park a special Easter Sunday lunch with egg decorating, face painting and an exciting egg hunt around the estate will be taking place.

To book a lunch reservation call 01572 787000.

Easter Sunday is the first day of Rockingham Castle’s summer season. On March 31 and April 1 an Easter egg hunt is taking place around the gardens, where masses of fluorescent stars can be found and exchanged for chocolate eggs.

Barnsdale Gardens is running garden trails to follow and an egg hunt every day from Good Friday to Easter 

Special eggcellent tokens all around the gardens, find one and collect your a free chocolate treat.

One Touch Football is holding football camps in Stamford, Bourne and Deeping St James for boys and girls aged four to 14.

The Stamford session is running from April 2 to 10 at Empingham Road playing fields, April 4 and 5 at Bourne Recreation Group and Deeping Leisure Centre on April 8 to 9 from 10am to 3pm.

First session £12, £10 per day after. Visit

John Clare Cottage in Helpston is holding an Easter trail on April 2, traditional bonnet making session on April 3 and artificial flower making session on April 10. Sessions run from 2pm and 3.30pm, costing £4 per child. Call 01733 253330 to book.

In Rutland Barrowden and Wakerley Community Shop is holding its second Easter hat and Easter tree competition tomorrow from 10am to 2pm.

Young customers will display their hats and trees at the shop on Saturday, and the winners will be selected at 2pm.

An Easter egg hunt will also be held in the shop garden, Call 01572 748748 for more.

An Easter Egg trail will be taking place around Langtoft on April 6 from 10am to 4pm. Entry £1 and all entrants receive an Easter Egg.

On Palm Sunday at 10.30am Salvation Army members Peter and Sylvia Dalziel, from music group Joystrings which topped the British charts in the 1960s will lead the worship at the Salvation Army base in Manning Road, Bourne.

Not All Bad will be running a holiday club with sports, crafts and team building fun at Bourne Youth Centre, week days, excluding bank holidays from March 28 to April 12 from 9am to 4pm for children aged eight to 12.

The cost is £14 per day or £60 per week. To book call 01529 240340.

A Movie Makers film workshop for children aged eight to 16 is taking place at Witham Hall School from April 2 to April 5 and April 8 to April 11 from 10am to 4pm.

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There is a host of activities planned for the school holidays at Uppingham School’s summer school.

There are courses for children and adults ranging from sports and science to arts and crafts, baking and bridge.

For more details call 01572 820800 or go to or e-mail summerschool