An Easter egg hunt in Norwich city centre and a family fun day at the Poringland Playbarn were two ways in which the 1000 Hours initiative provided free fun for families.
Marc Lillystone, Children & families pastor at Gateway Vineyard Norwich, said: “On Good Friday we hosted an egg hunt in Norwich city centre. Families had the challenge of following clues to locate three bunnies and three chicks hiding around the city centre, the first 200 back to the Haymarket with completed clue cards were blessed with a free Easter egg. The weather held out as did our temporary gazebo roof and the first crowd of kids set off at super speed – with the first recipients back within 12 minutes (slightly out of breathe!).
“On Easter Saturday we hosted a really fun morning at the Poringland Playbarn as we hosted 80 children and their parents/carers to come and enjoy the soft play, adventure playground, animals and an outdoor egg hunt. It was great to bless families with the chance to spend time having fun together and for quite a few it was their first time at the playbarn.”
The running total is now over 1700 hours.