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Helmsley Announces Easter Plans

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10:20am 26th March 2013

Helmsley has announced it will run an Easter Bonnet Trail across the Easter holidays, providing something fun – and free – for families to do.

The trail will run in the picturesque market town from Good Friday 29th March to Sunday 7th April. Participants will be sent on an interesting stroll via lovely shops and galleries and tempting eateries, to discover the hidden Easter secrets on each of more than 30 bonnets. An additional 14 bonnets designed by Helmsley Community Primary School will also be on display.

Entry forms which act as a guide will be available from The Beck Tearoom at 3 Castlegate, and if visitors keep track of the hidden secrets they find and return to the tearoom with the correct answers they will receive a small Easter treat. Entry is free, but donations are welcome, with any funds raised being split between the Helmsley Sports and Social Club and the Helmsley in Business group, to help put on future events.


The trail route goes from Castlegate into the Market Place, through Borogate, Barkers Yard, Bridge Street, Bondgate and Church Street, before taking in the Walled Garden, past the castle and Auntie Anne’s bakery, the recent winner of the Yorkshire heat of ITV’s Britain’s Best Bakery, back round to Castlegate.

Chris Garnett, chairman of the Helmsley in Business group which is organising the trail, and owner of the Hunters of Helmsley deli, said: “Following the great success of the Christmas Tree Festival, we were keen to run another event which families could enjoy together at this important time of year. It’s sometimes hard to entertain children in the school holidays without spending a fortune and this will be a bit of fun whilst going on an interesting wander round the town. All the businesses are designing their own bonnets so I’m sure, as with the Christmas Trees, there will be some unique and eye-catching creations going on!”

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