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

PUBLISHED: 09:42 17 April 2017 | UPDATED: 09:42 17 April 2017

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

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

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

The Easter Fun Day at the Wisbech Horsefair on April 13. PHOTO: Ian CarterThe Easter Fun Day at the Wisbech Horsefair on April 13. PHOTO: Ian Carter

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.

Lily Johnson, 6, at the Wisbech Horsefair's Easter Fun Day. PHOTO: Ian CarterLily Johnson, 6, at the Wisbech Horsefair's Easter Fun Day. PHOTO: Ian Carter

“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.

Wisbech Horsefair centre manager, Kevin Smith. PHOTO: Ian CarterWisbech Horsefair centre manager, Kevin Smith. PHOTO: Ian Carter

“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!”

Olivia Johnson, 2, at the Wisbech Horsefair's Easter Fun Day. PHOTO: Ian CarterOlivia Johnson, 2, at the Wisbech Horsefair's Easter Fun Day. PHOTO: Ian Carter

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

The Easter Fun Day at the Wisbech Horsefair on April 13. PHOTO: Ian CarterThe Easter Fun Day at the Wisbech Horsefair on April 13. PHOTO: Ian Carter

The Easter Fun Day at the Wisbech Horsefair on April 13. PHOTO: Ian CarterThe Easter Fun Day at the Wisbech Horsefair on April 13. PHOTO: Ian Carter

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