Knutsford Bunny Hop returns this Easter | Knutsford Times

Knutsford Bunny Hop returns this Easter

By on February 22, 2018

Knutsfordians and visitors to the town can look forward to lots of family fun as the annual Knutsford Bunny Hop returns on Easter Saturday 31st March.

Since its launch in 2013 by Knutsford retailers, the event09 has become a firm fixture on the town’s event calendar growing in popularity each year.

This year, Knutsford Town Council is leading on the event organisation in partnership with local businesses.

As per previous years the event will see families scouring across Knutsford to find eight bunnies which will be hidden in amongst all of Knutsford town centre streets.

Once found they write the bunny’s name on a postcard and post it into the Heritage Centre’s post box.

In addition, a huge number of restaurants, cafes, bars and shops will have ‘We are Bunny Hop Friendly’ posters in their window and join in the fun by handing out Easter treats.

There are two sponsors for this year’s event – Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe and Little Waitrose.

Julia Chard, of Mr Simms (one of the event’s original founders) said: “We are once again delighted to be sponsoring and taking part in this, our fifth Knutsford Bunny Hop.

“The event has grown year on year with more businesses getting involved. It’s a great way to start the Easter holidays and we are looking forward to seeing all the families hunting bunnies on the day.  Time to brush off those Bunny ears!”

Sam Moyse, customer service manager at Knutsford Little Waitrose, said: “Little Waitrose Knutsford are thrilled to be co-sponsoring the Bunny Hop this year.

“We love getting involved in community events such as this – events like these make Knutsford such a special place and we can’t wait for Easter Saturday!”

Postcards will be delivered to all local schools as well as being available on the day.

The event runs from 10am until 4pm and includes all the main streets in Knutsford town centre – King Street, Princess Street, Regent Street and Minshull Street.

There are no road closures, and parents are urged to supervise children at all times.

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