Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Easter Egg Dancing and Family Fun at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Join the residents at Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge in Shropshire as they celebrate Easter over the Bank holiday weekend of 22nd - 25th April.

You can take part in the ‘hunt-the-chick’ competition, following a trail of clues around the recreated Victorian town; join a sing-along in the New Inn Public House and try hands-on workshops as well as watch performances by the world renowned Kaleidoscope Theatre Company. Come wearing your finest Easter bonnet and take part in the Easter Parade, which starts at 2pm in the Pleasure Gardens; there will be prizes for the best bonnets while everyone taking part receives a small Easter egg, regardless of their age.

The townsfolk will also be trying the unusual pastime of egg dancing; once blindfolded they dance across the street without stepping on eggs that are carefully placed along their route.

Blists Hill is one of the Ironbridge Gorge Museums, a Passport can be purchased for entry into all ten museums valid for twelve months and multiple return visits priced at £22.50 per adult, £18.25 for the 60 plus, £14.75 for students and children and £61.50 for a family of two adults and three children aged up to 18 years in full time education; under 5s free. For those on a shorter time scale, individual admission is available into any of the sites.

The museums are open seven days a week from 10am until 5pm; activities and workshops vary day-to-day and some carry an extra charge in addition to the museum admission fee, for further information, contact the Ironbridge Tourist Information Centre on Tel: 01952 433 424 or visit The Gorge is easily reached via the M6 and M54 motorways exiting at Telford (M54 junction 4 or 6).

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