Events galore for fun-packed Easter

A BUMPER line-up of events is in prospect for Scarborough residents and visitors this Easter weekend.

The National Scooter Rally comes to town for three nights at the Spa, kicking off on Friday with classic live northern soul from Big in the Northeast.

Saturday will see Trojan Legends: Dave and Ansell Collins in action and The Very Best of Scooter Sounds over three rooms from 8pm until 3am. There will also be a mammoth trade and parts fair from 10.30am on Saturday, selling clothing, records and spares, new and second-hand.

The rally will culminate with The Ultimate Sunday Club Party at The Mezz Bar from 8.30pm till 2am.

The Friends of Peasholm Park group have organised Easter in the Park from noon to 2pm on Sunday.

They promise a fun-filled afternoon including such attractions as egg rolling, egg decorating, an Easter chick hunt, basket-making and a fancy bonnet competition with prizes to be won for the best decorated bonnet. Participants are asked to bring their own eggs for rolling and children must be accompanied by an adult to attend the event.

An Easter Fair will be held at Rambla Nursing Home in Scalby Road from 2pm on Easter Saturday April 23.

The free event will feature a tombola and various stalls. Proceeds will go towards the residents’ group funds.

There are a host of family fun days and fossil hunts organised by Dinosaur Coast in the run-up to Easter that the whole family can get involved with.

A Plesiosaur Hunt - a fossil hunt suitable for all ages - is to take place tomorrow from noon to 2pm. Local experts will be on hand to guide participants to the best fossil finds and point out the geological highlights of this area. Booking is not necessary so to join in, meet next to the shops at Reighton Sands Holiday Park.

The Dinosaur Coast stretches from Staithes in the North to Speeton in the South and represents a nationally important geological area with layers of rock laid down as marine and coastal plain sediments between 190 and 130 million years ago.

The Rotunda Museum holds its latest Rotunda Family Fun Day tomorrow from April 11am to 4pm. The drop-in event offers a chance for all the family to get involved with the museum collections - and get hands on with science and art.

Various shows are also on at the Futurist and the Stephen Joseph Theatre, while photographs of actors preparing to go on stage can be seen in The Half exhibition, which runs until June 26 at Scarborough Art Gallery and at the Stephen Joseph.