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Egg Rolling

Giant chicken Easter decoration on Avenham Park during annual Egg Rolling event.

Egg Rolling is a big Easter tradition, going back over 150 years, that takes place on Avenham and Miller Parks in Preston every Easter Monday. Each year brings an eclectic mix of workshops, street theatre and live music. Past events have seen magicians, a giant hippopotamus, arts and crafts, unusual storytelling, explorers and much more.

Although every Easter brings a different programme of events, you can guarantee the traditional Easter bonnet making workshop and Easter bonnet competition will always feature, with the best hats winning a prize. 

However you spend your day, no visit to Preston's Egg rolling is complete without bringing your own Easter egg and rolling it down the hill with hundreds of other people. You can find a quiet spot and roll with the family or join in with the official egg rolls on the hour. 

It may sound wacky and exciting but that's because it is! With each year differing from the next, you never know what to expect. You are, however, guaranteed a great Easter Monday out.

Egg Rolling 2022

Preston's annual Egg Rolling event included top entertainment for both children and adults. The event featured Plucky - the very curious chicken - Bollywood dancers, and unique theatre performances. There were also markets, workshops and, of course, the Easter Bonnet competition!

Icon for pdf Download the Egg Rolling 2022 Guide [3.14MB] to see the full programme of what was on.

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Egg Rolling history

To discover how the annual Egg Rolling on Avenham Park began see The History of Preston's Annual Egg Rolling.

Map address for Avenham & Miller Parks

Avenham & Miller Parks, South Meadow Lane, Preston, PR1 8JP.

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