Burton Children’s Easter Festival

Back for its third year and bigger and better than before this year’s Easter Festival is all about big tops, bunting and making memories! Building on record attendance from last year this time around there’s even more to see and do.

The festival will take place on the 30th and 31st March including two extra special family film showings, a whole day of street theatre and family activities at ‘Play in The Place’ and an Easter Egg Trail hosted by Burton’s Octagon shopping centre.

On The Big Screen at Burton Market Hall

Kicking off on the Friday night at 6:30pm we will be screening the family favourite The Lego Movie (U) and at 7:00pm on Saturday night we will be showing The Goonies (12A), a nostalgic treat to introduce to the kids! Bring the whole family for a cinema experience with a difference, bring blankets and cushions to snuggle down and grab some popcorn and drinks from the bar.

£5 tickets, £15 Family ticket (2 adults, 2 children)

Play in the Place - Saturday 31st March 10:00am - 4:00pm

We are bringing some of the best circus performers to Burton Market Place. Join us as we transform the market place and hall into a fun family festival, all activities are FREE! Expect a whole host of hands on activities and performances that will surprise and delight the whole family, including:

Mimbre – Exploded Circus Workshops

Roll up Roll up! This is your chance to learn some circus tricks and skills from some of the best in the business. Join the amazing, incredible, acrobatic, circus performers from the fabulous Mimbre throughout the day in the Market Hall for a range of circus inspired workshops!

Pangottic – Thingamabob

With an internationally renowned blend of circus, invention and humour, PanGottic brings to life a giant ball slinging, self exploding, piece of handcrafted gadgetry. Be part of the mayhem as our intrepid inventor risks nerve wracking failure to bring you one perfect chain reaction… with some help from his little assistant.

Hubbub Theatre – Village Green Antics

Village Green Antics’, combines theatre, dance, circus, clowning and live music. It is a fun-filled show playing with the games and races that traditionally happen on a Village Green, you might just have to join in! Look out for their ‘Clown Powered Vehicle’ in the Market Place throughout the day!

Plus make and take, archery, bouncy castle and many more surprises during the day.

Easter Egg Trail – Friday 30th March until Wednesday 11th April - FREE

The Easter bunny has hidden all our eggs! Can you help us track them down? Visit our website and use our interactive map to help you locate them or collect a map from the Brewhouse or Customer Service Centre. There’ll be an Easter treat at the end for everyone who can help us!

Additional Activities

Giant Easter Egg Display

Visit The Octagon’s Giant Easter Egg display on the lower mall during The Easter holidays, decorated with vibrant colours and themes from local schools! You can even vote for your favourite through their website!

Face Painting – Saturday 31st March

Have some eggcelent fun with free Easter themed face painting at The Octagon.

Easter Egg Giveaway – Saturday 31st March

Take part in our Easter egg giveaway where you can get a FREE chocolate egg simply by shopping at The Octagon. Spend £5 on the day and show your receipt to redeem your free egg.

Snapperjax – Tuesday 3rd & Tuesday 10th April

Snapperjax returns to Coopers Square this Easter with two free sessions in which children of all ages can enjoy arts, crafts and fun theatre performances.

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