From Saturday 8 to Saturday 23 April, children visiting Wickham will be treated to a special Easter egg trail taking them around the Square and nearby countryside footpaths. The trail will also take in several local shops and teach children about the rich history of the medieval village with a number of questions about local history, supplied by Wickham History Society.
Organised by Wickham Village Team with support from the Market Towns Development Officers at Winchester City Council, the activity is being offered for free for the duration of the Easter holidays. Participants must find the hidden eggs, note down their numbers on a trail sheet and do some maths to reach the all important “magic number”. If they get it right, they will earn themselves a chocolate prize from Wickham’s chocolate shop, Confiserie Verdonk.
In addition, the Village Team has also organised an Easter Egg art competition at Wickham Primary School. Children have been asked to decorate an egg template, and all entries received will be displayed in shop windows in Wickham.
Wickham Village Team was set up in June 2016 with the aim of “enhancing all aspects of village life” with an emphasis on promoting existing events and activities as well as developing some new ones.
Nigel Prior, Chair of the Wickham Village Team said, “The Wickham Easter Egg Hunt is a great example of everyone pulling together to create something for the community to enjoy. It also highlights some of the great things to see and do in Wickham, such as the abundance of independent shops, beautiful footpaths and interesting history. The planning has involved several member organisations of the Village Team including Wickham History Society, Wickham Chamber of Trade and Winchester City Council. We are also grateful to the school for getting involved.”
Trail sheets will be distributed via Wickham Primary School and will be available to pick up at Wickham Community Centre, shops around the Square and a special dispenser temporarily located in Station Close car park which is also the starting point of the trail.
For more information about this event and other events organised by the Wickham Village Team visit www.wickhamsquare.com