Eggciting free family activities in Barnsley town centre this Easter

Barnsley town centre is ready to welcome families this Easter with a range of fun and free activities for all ages.

From egg hunts to arts and crafts, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

The highlight of the Easter programme is the Easter Egg Trail, which runs from Saturday 23 March to Sunday 7 April. Explore the town centre to discover ten giant eggs, hidden in various locations including the Alhambra Shopping Centre and The Glass Works.

Each egg will feature multiple designs from local schoolchildren. Over 450 entries from eight Barnsley schools were considered with 30 winners being chosen by the Mayor of Barnsley, Councillor James Michael Stowe.

All the other entries will be featured by the escalators in the atrium of Barnsley Markets through the duration of the trail for families to see.

To join the trail, simply collect a trail sheet from the Alhambra Shopping Centre’s or The Glass Works’ customer service desk. Once you have completed the trail, return your sheet to enter a prize draw for a chance to win an eggcellent prize!

Councillor Robin Franklin, Cabinet Spokesperson of Regeneration and Culture, said: “We are delighted to offer such a varied and exciting programme of events for Easter in Barnsley town centre.

“The Easter Egg Trail is a great way to showcase the creativity of our local schools and encourage people to visit different parts of the town. We hope that families will take advantage of these free activities and enjoy a cracking Easter in Barnsley.”

The Mayor of Barnsley, Councillor James Michael Stowe said: “I am delighted to be involved in this wonderful initiative that brings joy and colour to our town centre. The Easter Egg Trail is a great way to celebrate the talent and imagination of our young people.

“I would like to congratulate all the winners and thank all the participants for their fantastic work. I hope everyone will enjoy exploring our wonderful town centre and discovering the eggs.”

As well as the Easter Egg Trail, there are plenty of other activities to keep the kids entertained during the holidays.

The Alhambra Shopping Centre are hosting craft workshops where children can make their own Easter cards and crowns. The Tiny Tarn activity area, located upstairs in Barnsley Markets, will also offer planting and potting activities. All are free and suitable for children of all ages.

For more information about the Easter events in Barnsley town centre, visit or follow @Barnsleytowncentre on Facebook and Instagram.

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