Hundreds spring into Wisbech for the Horsefair Shopping Centre’s annual Easter egg-stravaganza

Lauren Ogden, Grace Bridgement, Ellen Ogden and James Bridgement at the Wisbech Horsefair's Easter F

Lauren Ogden, Grace Bridgement, Ellen Ogden and James Bridgement at the Wisbech Horsefair's Easter Fun Day. PHOTO: Ian Carter - Credit: Archant

Hundreds of children – and big kids – flocked to the Horsefair in Wisbech for its annual Easter Fun Day.

Lauren Ogden, Grace Bridgement, Ellen Ogden and James Bridgement at the Wisbech Horsefair's Easter F

Lauren Ogden, Grace Bridgement, Ellen Ogden and James Bridgement at the Wisbech Horsefair's Easter Fun Day. PHOTO: Ian Carter - Credit: Archant

The Spring event saw youngsters on their half term breaks enjoy face painting, a Punch and Judy show, fairground rides and a whole host of Easter activities – including the ever-popular Easter egg hunt.

“We had 240 children do the Easter Egg hunt and I’m not sure on exact number but we had hundreds come along despite the chilly weather,” Horsefair manager Kevin Smith said.

Lauren Ogden, Grace Bridgement, Ellen Ogden and James Bridgement at the Wisbech Horsefair's Easter F

Lauren Ogden, Grace Bridgement, Ellen Ogden and James Bridgement at the Wisbech Horsefair's Easter Fun Day. PHOTO: Ian Carter - Credit: Archant

“It’s always been an annual event but to see so many people come back really is fantastic.”

The fun day was also Kevin’s last event as the centre’s manager. He will hand the reins over to Dave King after 12 years as boss on April 21, and admitted he is sad to say goodbye.

Lauren Ogden, Grace Bridgement, Ellen Ogden and James Bridgement at the Wisbech Horsefair's Easter F

Lauren Ogden, Grace Bridgement, Ellen Ogden and James Bridgement at the Wisbech Horsefair's Easter Fun Day. PHOTO: Ian Carter - Credit: Archant


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“It is sad,” he said.

“These type are events are what I’ve really enjoyed doing and I’ve taken a lot of personal satisfaction from watching them grow every year. Halloween has always been a favourite of mine!”

Lauren Ogden, Grace Bridgement, Ellen Ogden and James Bridgement at the Wisbech Horsefair's Easter F

Lauren Ogden, Grace Bridgement, Ellen Ogden and James Bridgement at the Wisbech Horsefair's Easter Fun Day. PHOTO: Ian Carter - Credit: Archant

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“The new centre manager is here now and hopefully he can keep the events running successfully.”

Lauren Ogden, Grace Bridgement, Ellen Ogden and James Bridgement at the Wisbech Horsefair's Easter F

Lauren Ogden, Grace Bridgement, Ellen Ogden and James Bridgement at the Wisbech Horsefair's Easter Fun Day. PHOTO: Ian Carter - Credit: Archant

Lauren Ogden, Grace Bridgement, Ellen Ogden and James Bridgement at the Wisbech Horsefair's Easter F

Lauren Ogden, Grace Bridgement, Ellen Ogden and James Bridgement at the Wisbech Horsefair's Easter Fun Day. PHOTO: Ian Carter - Credit: Archant

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