Events of the week

Cadbury Easter egg trail. Picture by Stuart Cox

Cadbury Easter egg trail. Picture by Stuart Cox

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This week’s leisure listings are egg-stra special, with a comprehensive guide to a host of Easter activities which are taking place at various attractions, venues and locations around north Northumberland.

There is a bit of something for everyone, from a Lindt gold bunny hunt at The Alnwick Garden to a visit from the Easter bunny at Woodhorn.

Other highlights in the area include Cadbury Easter trails, Easter-themed craft activities, egg decorating and an Easter market. Meanwhile, Broomhouse Farm is hosting a special series of lambing events.

• Geologist Dr Ian Kille hosts a family geo-walk at Cocklawburn on Monday, from 10am to noon. It will give families the chance to explore the rocks and fossils on the beach, which is the perfect place to have some fun looking at the ancient rocks and the strange yet familiar creatures that have been fossilised in them. The walk will be about 2km long and will involve some scrambling across rocks. Bring a bucket and spade. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at 10am at the car park by Near Skerrs. Visit northumbrianearth.co.uk or call 01668 216440.

• The team at Heatherslaw Light Railway has been extra busy this winter and now has a brand new diesel loco to show for its efforts. On Sunday, the new engine will have its official naming ceremony and launch, when it will pull a special train at 10am. Steam engine Bunty will then take over the normal timetable, but the new diesel loco will be in the station for visitors to see and sit on.