Keep it local this Easter

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The Easter holidays are just around the corner and there are lots of eggs-citing activities taking place right on your doorstep, which are sure to put a spring in your step.

Hop along to the two theatres, Leighton Buzzard Theatre and the Grove Theatre in Dunstable for some Easter fun. With the latest Hollywood blockbusters, like The Lego Movie and Mr Peabody and Sherman, live screenings from the National Theatre and Alice in Wonderland, starring Paul Daniels and Debbie McGhee (Grove theatre only) – there really is something for everyone.

Having a great time doesn’t have to be eggs-pensive if you are after a cheep day out why not grab your gear and go for a walk or a bike ride in some of central Bedfordshire’s lovely countryside. The council manages countryside sites across the area.

Why not celebrate the fantastic area by entering the ‘I Love Central’ competition – all you need to do is say what you love about living in Central Bedfordshire and you could win some great prizes, including an all expenses paid birthday party at one of the leisure centres. So draw a picture or take a photo of you doing something you love, or of somewhere you love to go. Be creative - think about what makes you happy and let your imagination do the rest. You can get an entry form on the website or alternatively pick one up at your local library or children’s centre.

Choc-full of Easter eggs? Hot and cross after too many buns? If you’re looking for a way to burn off those eggs-tra calories, why not head down to your local leisure centre. All six of the centres will be open.

Local libraries are holding events and activities throughout the Easter break, including Easter egg hunts, competitions and crafts.

A ‘School’s out’ booklet, available on our website contains information on a variety of holiday schemes and activities for children and young people of all ages including those with additional needs, enabling families to balance work commitments with the school holidays.

Cllr Brian Spurr, Executive Member for Sustainable Communities Services said:“This Easter why not stay local and enjoy some of the fantastic activities on offer right here on your doorstep. With such a great range, there is something for everyone, whatever your age.”

For more information about what’s happening over Easter, including details of other local events visit