Pirates and princesses bring fun to holiday workshop day

NEAA 01-08-12 BE 7 Eastwood DH Lawrence heritage centreannual play day. Mayor Margaret Handley with winners of the princess costumes, Amber Fleming 1st, Robyn Gee 2nd and Mia Cantillon 3rd.
NEAA 01-08-12 BE 7 Eastwood DH Lawrence heritage centreannual play day. Mayor Margaret Handley with winners of the princess costumes, Amber Fleming 1st, Robyn Gee 2nd and Mia Cantillon 3rd.

Pirates and princesses took over the DH Lawrence Heritage Centre this week at a specially organised summer holiday event.

More than 300 visitors were at the centre to take part in themed craft workshops, enter competitions and have their fancy dress efforts judged.

NEAA 01-08-12 BE 10 Eastwood DH Lawrence heritage centreannual play day. Art and crafts, Jessica, Sam and Karen Peel.

NEAA 01-08-12 BE 10 Eastwood DH Lawrence heritage centreannual play day. Art and crafts, Jessica, Sam and Karen Peel.

The prettiest princesses were presented with prizes. Amber Fleming came first, Robyn Gee took second place and Mia Cantillon was third.

The scariest pirates were also picked out with Jacob Manning coming in first place, Edward Playford taking second spot and Louis Gillespie coming third.

Sally Nightingale, heritage services manager at DH Lawrence Heritage said: “We were delighted by the number of beautiful princesses and pillaging pirates that descended on the centre on today with everyone really getting into the spirit of the event.”

The event was one of many on the summer programme.

NEAA 01-08-12 BE 11 Eastwood DH Lawrence heritage centreannual play day. Searching pirates and princess signs, Charlie Markland and Cerys Hare.

NEAA 01-08-12 BE 11 Eastwood DH Lawrence heritage centreannual play day. Searching pirates and princess signs, Charlie Markland and Cerys Hare.

Next up is animal themed crafts and a wildlife workshop.

Drop in craft sessions run on Tuesday August 7 and Thursday August 9 from 10.30am to 1pm and 1.30pm to 4pm.

Admission is £3 per child or £2.50 each with a Broxtowe Leisure card.

Children can meet animals at a wildlife workshop on Wednesday August from 11-3pm.

NEAA 01-08-12 BE 12 eastwood DH Lawrence heritage centre, Mayor of Broxtowe cllr Margaret Handley and escort John Handley.

NEAA 01-08-12 BE 12 eastwood DH Lawrence heritage centre, Mayor of Broxtowe cllr Margaret Handley and escort John Handley.

Workshops cost £4 per child or £3 with a Broxtowe Leisure card.

For more information about other events at the centre visit www.broxtowe.gov.uk.

NEAA 01-08-12 BE 9 Eastwood DH Lawrence heritage centreannual play day. Art and crafts, Carol Dennis and Grace Hall.

NEAA 01-08-12 BE 9 Eastwood DH Lawrence heritage centreannual play day. Art and crafts, Carol Dennis and Grace Hall.