Parade hopping with fun Easter activities

Taylar AmoniniNorth West Telegraph

The Egg-normous Red FM and Spirit Radio Hedland Easter Party went off with a bang as children showed off their cool hats and ate more chocolate than they could handle.

Almost 100 families attended the event as children of all ages paraded around in cool and colourful Easter bonnets for the Easter Bonnet Parade competition.

With two age-group competitions, winners included Emmy McCormack, Jacob Herbert, Reuben Roberts and Amy-Rose Doyle.

Celebrating her win of the six-and-under Easter Bonnet Parade with her dad, Emmy McCormack, 5.
Camera IconCelebrating her win of the six-and-under Easter Bonnet Parade with her dad, Emmy McCormack, 5. Credit: North West Telegraph

Nine-year-old winner Amy-Rose Doyle said her award-winning hat was handmade with love.

Despite the Marquee Splash and Play Park still dry from technical difficulties, families made the best of the sunny day, bringing picnics and blankets as they were entertained with music and the soothing voice of radio presenter David Eckhart.

With a surprise visit from the Easter bunny, children were enthralled with his goofy antics and playful demeanour.

Sisters Amy Rose Doyle, 9, and Lyra Doyle, 4.
Camera IconSisters Amy Rose Doyle, 9, and Lyra Doyle, 4. Credit: North West Telegraph
Phoenix Hodder, 8, and Faith Mckie, 8.
Camera IconPhoenix Hodder, 8, and Faith Mckie, 8. Credit: North West Telegraph
Celebrating her win of the six-and-under Easter Bonnet Parade with her dad, Emmy McCormack, 5.
Camera IconCelebrating her win of the six-and-under Easter Bonnet Parade with her dad, Emmy McCormack, 5. Credit: North West Telegraph

One Easter bunny fan, Annabele Brooks, said her favourite part of the Easter bunny’s visit was when he played jokes on Spirit Hedland’s Mr Eckhart.

“I liked it when the man was talking to us about finding the eggs and the Easter bunny was hiding behind him tricking him,” she said.

Isabella Weetra, 5 and Charlotte Carr, 6.
Camera IconIsabella Weetra, 5 and Charlotte Carr, 6. Credit: North West Telegraph

“It was really funny.”

Before hopping away to get out of the heat, the Easter bunny left a special Easter egg hunt for children to play. Quick-thinking from the Easter bunny saved eggs from melting in the Pilbara heat by hiding bright blue pegs for hunters to trade in for fresh cold, rainbow Easter eggs.

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