Families are being invited to explore a fun Easter trail around the historic Wirral village of Port Sunlight this half term – all for a chocolate egg reward of course.
Built in the late 19th century for William Lever’s ‘Sunlight Soap’ factory workers, the village now attracts thousands of visitors each year to admire the Arts and Crafts-style houses, picturesque gardens and parks, and a fascinating museum and art gallery.
The trail will run on Friday 7 and Saturday 8 April. It is organised by Port Sunlight Village Trust, who are responsible for preserving and promoting the village.
Trail-goers will meet outside Port Sunlight Museum to be greeted by Little Bo Peep, who has sadly lost ten of her sheep. With the help of a map filled with clues, families will set off on an adventure around the village to find the lost sheep and return them to Little Bo Peep for a chocolate egg reward.
Inspiration for the trail came from a discovery in Port Sunlight Village Trust’s archive that showed how, in the early days of Port Sunlight being built, herds of sheep grazed in and around the village.
Charlene Davies, public programme manager at Port Sunlight Village Trust, said: “Easter is one of our favourite times of the year and we can’t wait to invite families back to explore our Easter trail, this time with the help of Little Bo Peep herself. We hope trail-goers will have lots of fun exploring our unique village to help round up her lost sheep. The spring flowers are in bloom too, so it will be a joyful and colourful weekend for everyone.”
To take part in the trail, visitors will need to pre-book a time slot between 9.30am and 3pm. Tickets cost £5 per child. Adults do not need a ticket. To book tickets, go to: www.portsunlightvillage.com/whats-on