Fluffy bunnies invade Bideford shops for Easter event

The Businesses of Bideford have gathered together to host the 'Lost Bunnies of Bideford' event over Easter. The Businesses of Bideford have gathered together to host the 'Lost Bunnies of Bideford' event over Easter.

Thursday, April 3, 2014
11:48 AM

Children are invited to enter free event and find all 46 of the Lost Bunnies of Bideford.

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AN INVASION of fluffy bunny rabbits is set to take over Bideford this Easter with children invited to walk the streets and find them in return for chocolate prizes.

They’ll be nestled in shop windows, hiding among the shelves and sneaking into displays as part of the ‘Lost Bunnies of Bideford’ event starting Saturday.

The Easter extravaganza has been put on by the Businesses of Bideford (BoB) group, which earlier this year saw 107 businesses turn the town red for Valentine’s Day.

Tonia Quance, of the Bideford Cobblers and Keys, said: “The Bideford Bunnies who live in Victoria Park have had such a wet month that they have hopped off into town, using the zebra crossing, and found refuge in the friendly businesses of Bideford.

“They have left us several clues like, ‘I am with Mother Goose’ or ‘I wanted my picture taken’ - we need to find them.”

From Saturday, free entry forms will be on hand around the town for children to collect and use to track down the hidden bunnies.

Anyone who finds 20 bunnies will receive a prize, and those who find 35 or more will be entered into a prize draw for a large Easter egg.

“Our Valentine’s event was a huge success and we just want to draw people into the town and for them to have a great day out,” said Katie Russell, from the Green Goose.

“Every event we do is going to be bigger and better and we’ve got loads lined up for the rest of the year.”

The Lost Bunnies of Bideford event is being sponsored by the Bideford and District Chamber of Commerce and Santander.

Entry forms are available from the Green Goose and First Years and Beyond in Mill Street, Bideford Cobblers and Keys in the High Street and Minxy’s Sweets in Butchers’ Row at Bideford Pannier Market.

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