28 Mar 2019

Easter fun in Wyre

If you’re looking for things to do this Easter, there’s lots going on in Wyre! Wyre Council has put together an Easter programme with something for the whole family to get out and enjoy.

Memorial Park is running a series of pop up cafés on 6, 8, 20 and 22 April from 10am – 2.30pm.  Come along to the Pavilion to enjoy refreshments, cake and try your hand at decorating cupcakes.

Visit Rossall Point Tower to watch the spectacle of birds on the bay at the Early Spring Bird Watch on Sunday 7 April from 9am to 10am. There’s no charge, bring your binoculars if you have some.

Or why not join in the Great Eggcase Hunts on Tuesday 9 April from 10am to 11.30am at Rossall Beach, Cleveleys and Friday 12 April 10.30am to 12noon at Fleetwood Beach. Join the Lancashire Wildlife Trust Marine and Community team for an exploration of the beach in search of egg cases on the strandline. This event is free just make sure you wear suitable waterproof footwear.

Nature lovers can take part in the Stanah Squirrels Wildlife Watch Group on Saturday 13 April from 10am to 12.30pm at Wyre Estuary Country Park. This monthly environmental group is for children aged 8 to 14 years and involves nature walks, wildlife surveys, practical work and lots of fun. Booking is essential and it’s £1 per child, call 01995 602125.

Also on 13 April in the afternoon there’s a time capsule clay tile making activity at Memorial Park, Fleetwood. Running from 12pm to 3pm the activity is hosted by artist in residence Lisa Wighman. Come along and create fun time capsules using air dry clay. Bring along items that can be pressed into clay and which evoke memories of happy times. This is a free event as part of a wider Breathing Space project aimed at reducing isolation and improving community health and well-being.

Join Wyre’s rangers in Bleasdale in search of springtime and upland wildlife at the Curlews and Hares event on Sunday 14 April at 8am -10am. Booking is essential and it is £3.50 per person, call 01995 602125.

There’s also a Beginners Guide to Birds of Wyre Estuary Country Park on Wednesday 17 April at 10am to 11.30am. Join the rangers to look at woodland birds, waders and wildfowl found on the estuary. Please wear appropriate clothing. It is £3.50 per person and booking is essential call 01995 602125.

If you fancy getting arty come to the Easter Crafts session at Wyre Estuary Country Park on Wednesday 17 April from 1.30pm to 3pm. Come and make wooden Easter bunnies. It’s £3.50 per child, parent/guardians are free but must stay with the child at all times, there’s no need to book.

Join Lancashire Wildlife Trust as we look for seals, porpoises and dolphins passing by at the Sea Watch event on Thursday 18 April from 10.30am to 12.30pm at Rossall Point Tower. There will be plenty of seabirds to admire from the top deck too. It’s free and there is no need to book.

Xplorer Orienteering for children is back at Memorial Park, Fleetwood on Saturday 20 April from 1pm to 3pm and it’s just 50p per child. Xplorer is a fun family friendly navigation challenge using a simple map with the aim of finding a number of markers that are located around the park.

There’s lots to enjoy over the Easter weekend. Kicking things off is some family fun at Marsh Mill Windmill in Thornton on 20 and 21 April from 11 am to 3pm each day. If you’ve not been inside this Grade II* Listed Building now is your chance! There will be children’s games, arts and crafts on both days and tours of the Mill. There is a small entrance fee to the Mill which includes a tour.

Then why not pop to Fleetwood Market for the Dinosaurs Alive event! There will be lots of roaring fun on Saturday 20 April between 10am and 4pm inside the main hall where you will meet a giant T Rex roaming the aisles of the traditional market, or why not discover the dino egg trail for your chance to win a prize. The dino egg trail will be around the market where little explorers can hunt for eggs all whilst picking up some bargains too! Or you can snap a selfie in the hatching dino egg! This family fun event is all free and is the perfect Jurassic day out.

On Easter Monday there is the annual Easter Eggstravaganza at Hawthorne Park. Come along from 2pm to 3pm and join in the Easter egg hunt, egg throwing competition and nature quiz. The big Easter chicken will be in attendance! It’s £1 per child and is open to those age 11 and under.

Over the weekend The Electric Sunshine Project will also be performing their very own street theatre play St George and The Dragon. So you can visit other events and see them while you’re in the area. Catch them on Saturday 20 April at Marsh Mill at 1pm and Memorial Park, Fleetwood at 4.30pm, on Monday 22 April at 11.30am at Wyre Estuary Country Park and 3pm at Hawthorne Park and on Tuesday 23 April in Garstang Town Centre at 11am and Cleveleys Plaza at 3.30pm.

Don’t forget if you have early risers to bring them along to the Parkrun which takes place every Saturday at 9am, setting off from behind Fleetwood YMCA Leisure Centre on the promenade. It’s free – you just need to register first at www.parkrun.org.uk

Why not do your bit to keep Wyre looking lovely? Keep Britain Tidy is running the Great British Spring Clean until 23 April, so why not join in one of our beach cleans or litter picks. Take a look at www.keepbritaintidy.org to find an event near you.

Or if you’re looking for childcare over the holidays, try YMCA Thornton’s Holiday Club. Running from 8 April up to and including 18 April (excludes weekends and bank holidays) it is £15.50 for YMCA Fylde Coast members and £17.50 for non-members per day. This action packed club will keep children aged five to 12 smiling all day long! They will be taking part in supervised activities including ten pin bowling at YMCA Bowl, Les Mills ‘virtual’ classes, Les Mills ‘born to move’ workshops, school yard games, arts and crafts, skating in Air Skate Park and much more! Contact YMCA Thornton to book your child’s place on 01253 824108.

There’s also free swimming for FY7 residents at YMCA Fleetwood from 6 April up to and including 22 April during public swimming sessions (opening times may vary, does not include fun swims, holiday activities or entry to Marine Splash) for children aged 16 and under. Just bring along proof of residency at an FY7 postcode, such as a recent utility bill or driving license. Any children under the age of eight must be accompanied by a paying parent or guardian aged 18 or over at a ratio of 2:1 as per normal swimming. More information can be found at ymcayactive.org or by contacting YMCA Fleetwood on 01253 771505.

Keep up to date with all Wyre Council’s events by following @WyreCouncil on Facebook or you can also find out what else is taking place across the borough at www.discoverwyre.co.uk.

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