Prepare to be bowled over by Family Fun this Easter!

Thursday, April 18, 2019

The Penshaw Bowl Sunderland’s much loved free Easter event, will return on Thursday 18 April bringing with it a wealth of ‘egg-citing’ opportunities for Easter family fun.

The event, which has changed its date from Good Friday back to Maundy Thursday, will once again take place in the Amphitheatre at Herrington Country Park.

In addition to the traditional egg rolling contest, families can enjoy a jam packed day out by taking part in a range of activities aimed at all ages. Try your hand at kite flying, visit the craft market or join SAFC’s Foundation of Light in a round of inflatable foot darts.

For families feeling a little more energetic the Active Sunderland team will be at hand to encourage families to get involved with a range of sporting activities.

Oliver Wardle, aged five said: “I loved the swing ball at the Active Sunderland Festival at last year’s Penshaw Bowl. I can’t wait to go back and try other activities this time around.”

Access to the Active Sunderland festival is £2 per person and gives visitors access to mini golf, small sided games and tug of war alongside many other fun activities.

The free egg rolling competition is open to all children aged nine and under and will be officially opened by Her Right Worshipful, The Mayor of Sunderland, Councillor Lynda Scanlan.

The Mayor, Cllr Scanlan said: “I’m delighted to open such a popular Easter event and look forward to welcoming families from throughout the city to join in the egg rolling along with a whole host of other family activities.”

Sunderland City Council Cabinet Member for Communities and Culture, Councillor John Kelly added: “Annual events like this are a great way of bringing people from across the community together, and getting everyone involved in different, fun ways of exercising.”             

Bowling times are 1pm and 3pm, visitors are asked to pre-register their roll by clicking here.

Visitors are asked to come along with their pre-decorated egg, clearly marked with the child’s name and age, 15 minutes before their reserved time slot.

Click here  for the latest information on Penshaw Bowl 2019, and click here for all other Sunderland events.

Event Information

Did you know?

L.S. Lowry spent his holidays in Sunderland at Seaburn, painting scenes of the coast, port and coal mines. The city is the home to one of the best collections of L.S. Lowry paintings in England.


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