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Banbury's Castle Quay shopping centre will host an array of fun workshops and competitions for everyone to enjoy over the Easter school holidays.

There will be an online Easter bunny hunt competition running across the centre’s social media channels between April 2 and 6, giving participants the opportunity to win lots of tasty Easter goodies.

To join in the competition, participants must respond to the centre’s posts, answering where the Easter bunny characters have been enjoying themselves inside Castle QuayAlongside the centre’s online competition, a number of stores will be running special Easter events and activities. This includes The Entertainer, which is running an event on Saturday, April 8 between 2 and 4pm where shop visitors will be able to create their own Lego pieces to take home with them.

Castle Quay visitors will need to keep a close eye on these Easter characters to have a chance of winning a delicious prize.

Banbury BID will be running a selection of workshops inside the centre, including Easter scratch art on Saturday, April 1, Easter mask making on Saturday, April 8, and Easter wreath making on Saturday, April 15.

Oliver Wren, centre director at Castle Quay Shopping Centre, said: "We wanted to give families the chance to experience some free activity over the school holidays—there is lots happening, so we’d love to see as many families as possible get involved.

"A special thanks to the Banbury BID for arranging some brilliant workshops. We also hope our shoppers can donate lots of Easter eggs to support the Sunshine Centre in their quest to make some children’s Easters a lot more chocolatey!"

As well as the competitions and workshops, the centre is teaming up with The Sunshine Centre Charity to collect donated Easter eggs at the Castle Quay Customer Service Desk to pass on to less fortunate children who do not have the opportunity to enjoy Easter festivities this year.

The Banbury Museum will be hosting its own Easter workshops at the museum costing between £3 – £6 per session, for more visit their website at

*Article from Banbury Guardian website.