NORTHWICH town centre will be full of Easter fun next weekend, as the Easter Extravaganza returns.

Between 9.30am and 4pm on Saturday, April 20, an action-packed line-up of activities will take place at venues from Barons Quay to Northwich Library.

The day is organised by the Northwich Business Improvement District (BID), Barons Quay and the Northwich Independent Retailers Association.

Northwich Library in Witton Street will host Easter crafts from 9.30am to 12.30pm, while there will be crafts, mosaic making and caricatures outside Barclays from 11am to noon. Vale Royal Falconry will be stationed outside New Look from 11am until 2pm.

Brunner Court will be getting involved in the Easter festivities too, with the area hosting glitter tattoos, biscuit-decorating, facepainting and balloon modelling.

There is plenty on offer at Barons Quay, with storytelling from 10am to 11.30am and a children’s climbing wall from 11am to 2pm outside H&M. Easter crafts and facepainting will also be taking place in Barons Square until 4pm, with donkey rides setting off from outside Asda and M&S.

The Great Northwich Easter Hunt will return too, with a number of businesses taking part on the day including Northwich Art Shop, House of Quirk, Pretty Princess Bakes & Cakes, Gilroy Wilson Shoes, Macouti, Kanya Bistro & Bar, Board Beans Café, Curtain Magic, Crafty Stitches, the Odeon, Abda’s Café, Asda, White Ribbon Boutique and The Entertainer.

Participants can collect an entry form from the Easter competition stall outside the library. Completed forms must be handed back in between 11am and 2pm to receive a prize.

Northwich BID events co-ordinator Stephanie Leese said: “The Easter Extravaganza always brings plenty of visitors to the town centre and with partners, we have once again organised a comprehensive range of activities for the whole town to enjoy.

“Over the first five years of the BID we have strived to improve the provision of events within Northwich and many businesses have given us positive feedback about increased footfall on event days and how they’ve helped to bring different demographics into the town centre.

“The BID would love to be able to build on this going forward however a whole host of activities, including the extravaganzas, will be severely reduced or not delivered at all if the Northwich BID doesn’t secure a yes vote for a further five-year term later this year.”