Egg Dancing and Easter fun at Blists Hill Victorian Town
Date Posted: 12th February 2014Join the residents at Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge in Shropshire as they celebrate Easter over the Bank holiday weekend from Friday 18th to Monday 21st April 2014.
A highlight will be the unusual pastime of egg dancing, which will take place twice a day opposite the Print Shop. Once blindfolded, the townsfolk will dance across the street without stepping on eggs that are carefully placed along their route. After the demonstration, everyone can have-a-go with mini Easter eggs and lollies as rewards for completing the course without stepping on an egg!
Come wearing your best Easter Bonnet, as the Town’s milliner will be judging the finest creations at 2pm in the Pleasure Gardens; there will be prizes for the best adult and child entries and everyone taking part receives a small Easter egg.
There’s also a ‘hunt-the-chick’ competition, following a trail of clues around the recreated Victorian town; hands-on workshops such as candle dipping in the goods shed and open-air performances by the Prince Albert Players.
Open 10am to 5pm Blists Hill is one of the Ironbridge Gorge Museums. A great value Annual Passport Ticket allowing entry into all ten museums, valid for twelve months and unlimited return visits, costs £27.50 per adult, £21 for the 60 plus, £16.50 for students and children and £68 for a family of two adults and all their children aged up to 18 years in full time education (terms and conditions apply); under 5s free. Activities and workshops vary day-to-day and some carry an extra charge in addition to the museum admission fee. Individual museum entry tickets are also available.
For further information, contact the Ironbridge Tourist Information Centre on Tel: 01952 433 424 or visit www.ironbridge.org.uk. The Gorge is easily reached via the M6 and M54 motorways exiting at Telford (M54 junction 4 or 6).