With Easter just a hop away some of the pupils from Westholme Pre-School were invited to take a ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ style tour to see the Blackburn BID’s magical eggs.
The children were invited to The Chocolate House based at Glenfield Park by owner Susie Bristow to view twelve bespoke eggs before they were distributed to shops across Blackburn town centre.
The chocolate eggs, each weighing 15 kilograms, have been designed specifically for each individual business set to host the giant eggs for Blackburn’s BIG Easter Egg Hunt, which runs from Saturday, 5th March until Monday, 4th April.
Pre-School Teacher, Mrs Janine Moores, said: “The children had a wonderful time on their visit to The Chocolate House and we would like to thank the staff for making them feel so welcome.”
To be in with a chance of winning £500 worth of shopping vouchers or one of the edible eggs, participants must follow a series of cryptic clues around the town centre collecting stamps as they go.
Blackburn’s Business Improvement District have organised the event, which is probably the largest Easter egg hunt the town has ever seen, as part of their 2016 event programme.
Manager of the Blackburn BID, Harriet Roberts, said: “The event provides visitors with a free family-fun activity whilst supporting the myriad of businesses dotted around the town centre. We’re hoping these are the biggest chocolate eggs in any Easter egg hunt in the country this year. We hope kids and families crack the clues to be in with a chance of winning a fabulous prize.”
(Maps are available from the Visitor Centre in Blackburn Market, the Ask Me Point in The Mall, shops across the town centre and www.blackburnbid.co.uk)