Easter magic for children at Ingfield Manor

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MORE than 150 children enjoyed a morning of Easter activities at Ingfield Manor School at Five Oaks, near Billingshurst.

The Rural Horsham Children and Family Centre provided a range of ‘magical’ events from the Easter egg hunt to a mini train ride around the grounds.

Families paid £2 to take part in all the activities that ran during the morning of Easter fun.

Alison Robinson, manager of Rural Horsham Children and Family Centre, said: “It was a raging success!

“There was such a large variety of activities for children up to eight years of age. It gives them an opportunity to run around and explore, instead of them being cooped up in a room.

“We try to focus on the sport aspect of things, it’s a great chance for the children to take part in fun activities outside, giving them space to explore.

“We’ve had loads of feedback and we’re grateful for that because we can act on the advice and improve our events year after year.”

The centre also provided free transport for residents of Billingshurst wishing to make the event.

Julie Dickinson, mother of four-year-old Sophie, said: “The egg hunt was magical, and the steam train was great.

“We enjoyed the space and lovely grounds; the nature hunt was wonderful. The kids loved it because it was fun, interesting and educational at the same time.”

She added: “Sophie really enjoyed herself, and the other little girl I brought along with me fell asleep as soon as we got home as she was so exhausted from a great morning!”