A Golden Hop-Ortunity for Easter Fun in the West Midlands

A Golden Hop-Ortunity for Easter Fun in the West Midlands

Friday 22 to Monday 25 April 2011

Goodrich Castle, Stokesay Castle, Witley Court & Wroxeter Roman City
Kenilworth Castle, 16 – 23 April

Over the Easter weekend, visitors to English Heritage sites across the country will have the chance to win a real golden egg worth over £2,000 as English Heritage teams up with Universal Pictures to host a series of ‘HOP’ inspired Easter trails!

The ultimate Easter Egg Hunt celebrates the release of 'HOP', an animated family film from the creators of 'Alvin and the Chipmunks’ and ‘Despicable Me'.   The movie tells the comic tale of Fred (James Marsden), an out-of-work slacker who accidentally injures the Easter Bunny (voiced by Russell Brand). Fred must take in the Easter Bunny - the world's worst house guest - as he recovers, but through their struggle both will learn what it takes to finally grow up.

Visitors to each of the participating sites will be invited to hunt high and low around the grounds in a bid to find all of the hidden eggs and reveal a secret message.  Children completing the Easter Egg Hunt will receive a delicious Lindt chocolate egg!

“Our Easter trails are always fantastically popular with visitors, but this year, there’s an extra twist, as a cuddly bunny will also be hidden somewhere on each of the sites,” comments English Heritage’s territory sales and marketing manager, Lucy Dhiman.  “At the end of the visit, anyone who has spotted the bunny should write its location on a postcard and send it in – one person at each site will receive the bunny as a gift, and one lucky winner from the 26 participating sites will win a real golden egg worth over £2,000 – a tasty treat for visitors young and old!”

The Easter Egg Hunts take place at Kenilworth Castle & Elizabethan Garden, Goodrich Castle, Stokesay Castle, Witley Court and Wroxeter Roman City, from 11.00am to 5.00pm each day from 22 – 25 April (16-23 April at Kenilworth Castle & Elizabethan Garden).  For more information, please visit www.english-heritage.org.uk and click on the Easter link.

Date Posted: 21st April 2011

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