Arborfield Green celebrated an Easter themed family fun day on Saturday 30th March, as residents and the local community turned up to enjoy the sunshine. The event, organised by Crest Nicholson, was held at the Arborfield Green Community Centre and had great attendance.
A competitive Easter Egg hunt resulted in chocolate rewards, and a tasting session with Siren Craft Brewery ensured that there was something for the parents as well. Arborfield Aces put their best goalies up to the task of saving penalties, and families got to meet lambs, goats, chickens, ducks, ponies and donkeys, courtesy of Basil and Crew Farm, which was sponsored by the Aldershot Garrison.
The Army Welfare Service offered face painting, while St Eligius had crafts available for the children. Treats were available from Chocoholics and Finchampstead Baptist Church, and Church @ the Green and Coombes School PTA kept energy high with teas, coffees, cakes and pastries from the café. Information was available from Hazebrouck Nursery, Arborfield Gardening Association and Arborfield Green Leisure Centre.
Crest Nicholson had a very popular ‘Name the Bunny’ competition and the Arborfield British Legion’s stand featured the original sketch of the stallion used by Amy Goodman for her sculptures, which will be installed in Arborfield Green. The Legion also sold tickets for their upcoming ‘Rockin2Remember’ event in June in honour of the 75th anniversary of D-Day.
Sammie Bryans, Development Director for Crest Nicholson said:
“We were really pleased by how many people came out for our family fun day in the sun. It was a great chance to bring together the new and existing community and showcase our local groups. The event couldn’t have been organised without our wonderful Events Committee, which is made up of new and existing residents as well as representatives from community groups. We’re very much looking forward to planning our summer event now.”