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Easter fun in Chesterfield town centre

Chesterfield town centre is hosting special events for residents and visitors to enjoy this Easter.

The popular monthly artisan market held in association with The Market Co. takes place on Easter Day, Sunday 27 March from 10am to 4pm in New Square.

As well as the usual fare of some of the finest food from local, award winning producers and a wide section of hand crafted items, there will be a series of special Easter activities including:

  • An Easter egg Hunt where the children can explore the stalls with their parents and collect mini chocolate Easter eggs
  • Stalls decorated with an Easter theme and traders wearing Easter bonnets to try and win an Easter competition
  • An appearance by the Easter bunny – children can find him by following the bunny footprints.

Local musician Anthony Fisher will provide entertainment at the event.

On Easter Monday, 28 March, the market hosts a table-top sale.

The Pavements Shopping Centre will be open from 9an to 5pm.

Major stores will be open during the day and St Mary and All Saints’ (Crooked Spire) church will be offering trips up the tower.

Chesterfield Museum is also open with an exhibition on life in the Victorian times.

Councillor Amanda Serjeant, Chesterfield Borough Council’s cabinet member for town centre and visitor economy said: “The artisan market has proven to be a top attraction and extremely popular with visitors, this Easter there will be a whole host of entertainment on offer for all the family as well as the award-winning produce and crafts.

“Families looking for a day out on Easter Monday can also visit the table-top sale and see the variety of other attractions our town centre has to offer.”

First published on 22 March 2016 Last updated on 12 May 2017