Easter fun with Coco and Clip Clop

RIDING HIGH -- little Erin Thomas-Ruffell aboard Kevin the Clip Clop pony, with Coco the clown -- DISPIC NHUD12-0662-1

RIDING HIGH -- little Erin Thomas-Ruffell aboard Kevin the Clip Clop pony, with Coco the clown -- DISPIC NHUD12-0662-1

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A VISIT by a giant Easter bunny, plus a colourful parade of bonnets, were among the highlights of a fun-filled Easter fair that wowed dozens of families in Annesley.

Brooklyn Day Nursery laid on the event at its Derby Road base, where other attractions included Clip Clop pony rides, Coco the clown and an ice-cream van. Youngsters also searched for chocolate treats on two giant Easter-egg hunts and leapt into action on a bouncy castle.

The line-up was completed by an egg-rolling competition down a slide — where the winner was the child whose hard-boiled egg travelled the furthest — a cake stall, a Guess The Name Of The Easter Bunny contest, raffles and games.

The fair raised £320, which will be used to buy a new digital camera and soft-play equipment for the nursery.

It was the second time the nursery has staged the Easter fair — after deciding to switch its main annual fundraiser from Christmas because of the unpredictable winter weather.

Owner Sue Dursley said: “We were very pleased with how it went. All 65 families who have children on our books were invited, and at least 80 visitors came along.”

The nursery, which has been running for 54 years, caters for children up to the age of five in school term-time and youngsters up to the age of eight through a holiday club.