Sunny weather hopes for a host of Easter activities

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By Helen Davies and Laura Jones

BANK Holiday revellers can enjoy a whole host of exciting events across the region over the Easter weekend.

The Met Office is forecasting sunny intervals in North East Wales today with temperatures reaching 20 degrees celsius.

On Saturday we can expect thunder showers, but the sunny intervals should be back again on Sunday, with temperatures expected to reach 18 degrees celsius by Monday.

If the rain clouds do appear there is plenty of indoor activities on offer in Wrexham and Flintshire.

Waterworld in Wrexham is holding a fun session with inflatables on Saturday from 3.30pm to 5pm. The leisure centre is based on Holt Street and the event is open to under 16s.

For music lovers, a performance of The Crucifixion takes place tonight.

The piece, composed by John Stainer in 1887, will be performed by Mold Choral Society at St Matthew’s Church in Buckley at 12.15pm.

Tickets, priced £6, can be obtained from choir members or by calling 01352 754727.

If arts and crafts are more up your street a showcase of Welsh crafts is being held in Eagles Meadow, Wrexham tomorrow.

The event, taking place between 10pm and 4pm, is free and will offer unusual gifts and hands-on demonstrations.

With the sunshine due back by Sunday there are several Easter egg hunts on offer for children.

On Easter Sunday an egg hunt will take place at The Plassey Craft and Retail Centre in Eyton, Wrexham.

The hunt is for children aged two to eight and will start at 10.30am. For older children there will be an Easter picture quiz from 11am to 4pm.

For those who fancy searching for eggs near the beach there will be an Easter egg hunt at Talacre on Monday from 10am to 3pm.

Children, who must be accompanied by an adult, should meet coastal rangers under the gazebo on the beach car park.

Bank Holiday Monday evening will see some of the best young jazz musicians in Wales performing at Glyndwr University.

The event will include performances of big band classics as well as contemporary pieces and takes place from 7.30 to 9.30pm.

For tickets, priced £8 and £6 for concessions, call 02920635650.

THOUSANDS are expected to flock to Chester this weekend for a jam-packed line-up of events.

More than 30,000 people will descend onto Chester Racecourse for The Chester Food Drink and Lifestyle Festival, which is expected to be the biggest and most prestigious since the festival started 10 years ago.

The event will run from tomorrow until Monday and will feature more than 200 exhibitors, with both local, national and international produce on offer, as well as more than 500 camper vans in the middle of the racecourse.

The festival will also have an interactive children’s zone set up by ‘The Favourite Days Out’ consortium with Chester Zoo, Blue Planet Aquarium and Gulliver’s World.

Classic cars from the Cholomendeley Pageant of Power will be there for all to see as well as a star-studded lineup of celebrity chefs, including festival favourite Simon Rimmer.

At the racecourse main stand a Beer and Wine Fest will take place and to award the best of what Cheshire has to offer, the festival’s main award ceremony The Chester Food and Drink Awards, will also take place.

Meanwhile, on the outskirts of the city, Beeston Castle will host a Medieval Pageant to pay tribute to the legend of St George throughout the weekend.

The castle, near Tarporley, will welcome re-enactors from The Lion Rampart group tomorrow who will bring a bygone age of saintly celebrations vividly to life, from
medieval music and dance to death-defying juggling.

Today music fans will head down to St Peter’s churchyard in Chester for the TFI Good Friday festival, featuring a host of local bands and DJs.

The free event is in aid of Help for Heroes and female cancer charity Look Good Feel Better.

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