Children enjoy Easter eggs-travaganza at Ipswich’s Sailmakers shopping centre

Katilyn, four and from Ipswich, wore bunny ears for the event. Picture: JAMES FLETCHER PHOTOGRAPHY L

Katilyn, four and from Ipswich, wore bunny ears for the event. Picture: JAMES FLETCHER PHOTOGRAPHY LTD - Credit: Archant

Dozens of youngsters had an egg-citing time as Easter came early at Sailmakers in Ipswich.

Honey-Mae, five and from Leiston, also joined in the fun. Picture: JAMES FLETCHER PHOTOGRAPHY LTD

Honey-Mae, five and from Leiston, also joined in the fun. Picture: JAMES FLETCHER PHOTOGRAPHY LTD - Credit: Archant

Children took part in Easter egg hunts, storytelling sessions, face painting and arts and crafts during a two-day event of free activities during the school holidays.

Dubbed the shopping centre’s Easter eggs-travaganza, the event kicked off at 11.30am and ended at 4.30pm in the Upper Mall, close to River Island.

Parents and children also took part in colouring competitions.

Sailmakers manager Mike Sorhaindo said: “There was so much going on with lots of children having a good time so it was very successful.

Riley, five, took part in Easter face painting workshops Ipswich Sailmakers. Picture: JAMES FLETCHER

Riley, five, took part in Easter face painting workshops Ipswich Sailmakers. Picture: JAMES FLETCHER PHOTOGRAPHY LTD - Credit: Archant

“It was great to see them there, sitting on bean bags and listening to stories like Beauty and the Beast or taking part in the various activities like making Easter cards.

“We appreciate that keeping children occupied during the school holidays can be a challenge so we like to try and help out with some free activities and we’re delighted that they have gone down so well with our customers.”

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