Huge success for Houlton’s fun-filled Easter event

Houlton’s first Easter event has proven to be a huge hit with the local community, as over 120 families joined the free, fun-filled day last weekend.

Rugby’s new neighbourhood hosted an egg-citing Easter Hunt, leading little ones on a trail for seven brightly coloured eggs spelling ‘Houlton’ hidden across the development.

The trail took families through some of the site’s key locations, including the popular eatery The Tuning Fork, community space The Barn, as well as the sites developments - The Beacons, Dollman Meadow and Hansford Park.

Children were rewarded for their efforts with a chocolate egg, and also enjoyed a range of arts and crafts activities.

Following its success, organisers plan to make the Easter celebrations an annual fixture on Houlton’s exciting calendar of community events.

The development, which continues to grow with residents moving in to their new homes weekly, will see the construction of a community playground, green spaces and cycle ways, three primary schools, a secondary school, and an eight-GP health centre, in addition to 6,200 properties.

Galina Bardarska, Visitor Centre Manager at Houlton, said: “We were delighted to see so many families join us on Saturday for our first Easter event. The day was a huge success, and all of our guests, children and parents alike, had a fantastic time despite the very damp weather".

“As well as many key milestones for the development itself, we have a packed calendar of events planned for the year ahead, and are very much looking forward to welcoming more members of the community to Houlton,” she added.

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