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Fun for all the family this Easter with Chesterfield Museum

Families in Chesterfield are being encouraged to celebrate Easter online this year, as Chesterfield Museum has an exciting range of activities on offer to keep the whole family entertained.

The team at the museum have been busy putting together a variety of activities to ensure residents can still have an enjoyable Easter despite the COVID-19 restrictions.

Young people will be able to get creative and join in with online Easter crafts, including creating their own woven eggs and chicks out of recycled CDs.

Local artist, Lucie Maycock, will be delivering online workshops showing residents how to make Watercolour Surprise Easter Eggs and Funky Easter Bunny Art. Younger children will be amazed as the patterns appear on their surprise eggs using wax crayons and watercolours and older children can use a variety of patterns, colours and pop-art ideas to bring their funky bunnies to life.

Residents can get involved by heading over to the Chesterfield Museum Facebook page where craft activities will be posted from Thursday 1 April and throughout the Easter weekend. ‘How to guides’ will also be available on the Chesterfield Museum website for young people to make at a later date. 

The team have also organised a spring scavenger hunt which will be ideal for getting children outdoors and active, in line with current Government restrictions.

More information on Easter activities.

Finally, adults and older children will be able to learn more about the amazing life of local legend, Bess of Hardwick, in another fantastic video from History’s Maid which will be available to watch on the Chesterfield Museum Facebook page and website from Thursday 8 April.

Ian Waller, Chesterfield Borough Council’s service director – leisure, culture and community wellbeing, said: “Over the past 12 months we’ve been looking at different ways we can help keep families entertained while they are at home and we’re really excited about the activities we’ve got lined up for Easter.

“We know Easter is going to be different again this year, but we want to make sure families can still enjoy themselves and have the chance to get creative from the comfort of their own homes.”

First published on 31 March 2021 Last updated on 08 April 2021