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Egg Rolling in Preston

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 history

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

Child catching bubbles at Egg Rolling event.
Close up of colourfully decorated eggs along Avenham Park's Japanese Garden fence.
Close up of Easter Bonnet at Avenham Park Egg Rolling event.
Crowds and funfair at Avenham Park during annual Egg Rolling event.
Entertainment duo on Avenham Park, dressed in full costume made of flowers during 2022 Egg Rolling.
Giant Hen costume and woman entertaining children on Avenham Park.
Woman performing in front of crowd at Egg Rolling event. Photo credit: Michael Porter.
Performer with rabbit head costume stood by giant telescope during performance at Egg Rolling.
Gruffalo entertainer during Egg Rolling event.
Group getting ready to roll their eggs down Avenham Park hill at annual Egg Rolling event.

Map address for Avenham and Miller Parks

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