Cracking fun at Easter

READY FOR ROLLING: Families prepare for the traditional raw egg-rolling game.
READY FOR ROLLING: Families prepare for the traditional raw egg-rolling game.
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An egg-cellent time was had by all at Kentwell Hall over the Easter weekend.

The 15th century hall in Long Melford played host to a range of themed activities and welcomed a stream of visitors from Good Friday through to Easter Monday.

Encouraged by around 100 actors in mock Tudor dress, children played traditional Easter games, including an egg-rolling race and egg smashing – which is similar to conkers.

There was also an Easter bunny hunt, the chance for youngsters to decorate eggs and plenty of hot cross buns on offer.

Patrick Phillips, who has owned the hall for more than 40 years, said the weekend was a success.

“We have been running the Tudor events for 30 years but it is the first time we have dedicated a weekend to all things Easter,” he said.

“It was a fantastic weekend and we had lots of children chasing the Easter bunny around until he ran out of puff.”

Money raised from the sale of eggs before the games will go to East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices, while proceeds from the hot cross buns will be donated to St Nicholas Hospice Care.