Independent traders launch Easter Egg-stravaganza

Written by Peter Davison.

Colin Pattison with Easter Egg hunter Sydney (2)Colin Pattison with Easter Egg hunter Sydney (2)A town-wide egg hunt will send children on a trail around 24 of Marlborough’s independent retailers this Easter.

By collecting a sticker from each participating outlet, children can collect a free Easter egg from Ducklings toy shop. And will be entered into a prize draw to win a giant bunny.

The initiative starts on Saturday (March 28) and runs until Sunday, April 12.

Toy shop owner Colin Pattison said: “It’s a great way to encourage children - and their parents - to visit Marlborough’s independent retails.

“They don’t have to spend any money to get their sticker, but for some people it’s a first introduction to a shop they might want to spend some money in - now or in the future.”

The initiative is supported by the Support for Independent Retail Campaign and Action for Market Towns.

The printing of the trail maps, which have been delivered to local and are also available at Ducklings, was supported by Marlborough Chamber of Commerce and estate agent Smiths Gore.

The participating retailers include:

Mustard Seed
Kit Stone
Luisa’s Cupcake Boutique
Mercer’s of Marlborough
Cosy Bean Coffee Lounge
Padfield Porkies
The India Shop
Beauty Fulltime
Fair Isle
The Food Gallery
Crosby & Lawrence
Cook Marlborough
Marlborough Library
Urban Barn Interiors
Moore & Bradfield
Heart’s Desire
Valentiner Designs
Susie Watson Designs
The Merchant’s House
White Horse Bookshop
Lighting of Distinction
Faux Arts Studio
Marlborough Tiles
Ducklings Toy Shop