Altrincham set for week of free family activities with Great Dino Egg Hunt

By David Prior at

Altrincham town centre is gearing up for a week of free family activities in the run-up to Easter.

The annual trail around the town, which takes place between Tuesday April 11th and Saturday April 15th, is getting a new twist this year with a dinosaur theme.

Altrincham Unlimited is inviting families to “eggsplore” Altrincham in the Great Dino Egg Hunt, with 18 dinosaur eggs hidden in shops all around the town centre.

Maps and goody bags can be picked up from either Altrincham Library (on Stamford New Road) or Waterstones (on George Street). Children will receive Easter treats all around the trail, and those who tick off every dinosaur egg will be entered into a draw to win a fantastic toy bundle (age appropriate to the winner) from The Entertainer.

Throughout the trail families will also be able to join in with free craft activities at arts & heritage centre Art with a Heart (24 Stamford New Road, opposite the clock tower).

The fun then steps up a gear on Saturday 15th April with a full day of dinosaur-themed activities at Kings Court, organised by Sale-based community arts group Two by Two (curators of 2016’s Sale Art Zoo). Families are invited to join them in a Jurassic-themed Kings Court for free arts & crafts, Easter bonnet-making, face-painting (small charge), balloon modelling (small charge) and an Easter Bonnet Parade.

There will also be a very special guest the form of REX, an amazingly lifelike Tyrannosaurus Rex, who will be stomping through Altrincham town centre at 11.30am, 1pm and 2.30pm. This is as close as you’re ever likely to get to meeting a real dinosaur – and not to be missed!

Katie Bland, BID Manager for Altrincham Unlimited said: “Last year’s Pumpkin Trail was a huge hit with local families, bringing over 1,000 visitors to Altrincham town centre, and we’re confident the Dino Egg Hunt will be equally popular. As well as being a fantastic free activity for families over the school holidays, it’s also a great way to highlight new shops and highlight existing businesses.”