Dunfermline ready to spring into life
Published 29 Mar 2012 16:30 2 Comments
DUNFERMLINE is ready to spring into life next week as the Dunfermline Delivers Easter family event brings games, crafts, art, music, an international market and Dunfermline's very own Easter Bunny, Rabbit the Bruce, hopping into town.
The event has become the curtain raiser for a busy season of events, set to attract thousands of visitors into the town centre and creating a welcome boost for local traders.
On Easter Saturday (7th April) the fun centres on the stage area at the Glen Gates where the entertainment will include magic, music, kids' rides and inflatables, and the Daft for Crafts Easter craft fair.
The fun and games kick off at 11.30am with music and dance from Fife Academy of Performing Arts and continues through to 4.00pm.
The Easter Bunny and Brewster Bear's walkabout begins at 11.30am and the Easter Bonnet Parade at 2.30pm.
The Easter Treasure Hunt, starting at the Glen Gates runs from 10.00am - 2pm.
Entry forms can be picked up from Daft for Crafts children's Easter craft table at the Glen Gates, the Celebrating Easter Exhibition in the Kingsgate, Tourist Information on the High Street and Pink String & Sealing Wax on Bridge Street.
Other highlights of a packed day include The Abbot House Gardens Easter Egg Hunt which starts at 2.00pm and Craakleheat's Easter story telling at different venues through the town including McDonalds (12.30pm), Abbot House (1.15pm), Glen Gates (2.00pm), Waterstones (2.45pm) and Café by the Park (3.30pm).
Michael Maloco, chairman of Dunfermline Delivers, the city's business improvement district (BID) company said, "Our Easter entertainment programme has grown significantly over the last couple of years and it's now an event that attracts lots of families into the town.
"We're determined to try and give people every reason to come to Dunfermline - whether shopping, visiting or socially - and our events calendar is a very important part of our offer.
"Our Easter entertainment is a welcome opportunity for local businesses to take advantage of the additional visitors in the town and get the new season off to a flying start."
The Kingsgate is hosting a lot of the Easter fun with a Celebrating Easter Exhibition located outside the ground floor of Debenhams, face painting sessions and a free Easter kids craft workshop in at the shopping centre on the 3rd - 4th April.
To complete the festivities an International Market will be open in the High Street from 12th - 15th April.
Karen Drummond, owner of Fife Academy of Performing Arts and a Dunfermline Delivers director, said: "Our Easter event brings a real feel good factor to the town centre.
"The Academy children are performing at the Glen Gates and on the High Street and they're really excited to be taking part.
"It's great to see families enjoying themselves - it's good for Dunfermline and good for those of us who have businesses in the town.
"Compared to most towns across Scotland we're lucky to have some really good events here, and Dunfermline Delivers will be making every effort to try and attract even more visitors to the town through the course of the year."
Full details of the Easter family event are available at visitdunfermline.com
This article appeared in Dunfermline Press 30 Mar 12
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Mar 30, 00:13
Well, now I know where to take the kids, since the glossy leaflets sent out through their school gave details of what, but did not say where. Almost like an Apprentice task, failing at the first hurdle there!!
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Apr 24, 00:27