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Have a Crafty Easter at Babbacombe Cliff Railway

This Easter Sunday, 20 April, Babbacombe Cliff Railway is offering a selection of fun Easter crafts for children.  This special event, which will run from 10am to 4pm, is called Babbacombe Bunny’s Easter Crafts.  Children are invited to go along to the Cliff Railway and get crafty with glitter, glue and all sorts of exciting bits and pieces.

Once a creation has been made, it’s off to find the Babbacombe Bunny who will be giving all hard-working children an Easter Egg (while stocks last).  There’s no charge for this event it’s just a special Easter treat for children travelling on the Cliff Railway that day.

Babbacombe Bunny

When the powerful storms in February battered the Cliff Railway Visitor Centre on Oddicombe Beach some contents were lost to sea and others were rescued in a night-time operation by volunteers.  This incredibly popular attraction at the far end of the beach was then been boarded up until the worst of the weather had passed and it could be dried out and made safe.  Now, after a lot of hard work, the Visitor Centre will be open to the public once again from Monday 14 April and it’s hoped that lots of people will go down to Oddicombe Beach this Easter to see the transformation.

In the meantime, in the run-up to Easter keep up to date with the whereabouts of the Babbacombe Bunny by following its antics on the Cliff Railway Facebook page at www.facebook.com/babbcliffrail


Easter Egg Trail at Babbacombe Cliff Railway

On Easter Monday, 1 April, there’s a fun Easter Egg Trail for children at Babbacombe Cliff Railway.  From 10.30am the first 150 children to travel on the Cliff Railway will be given a treasure trail form to complete.  Around the stations and beach there are pictures of 8 eggs to find.  Each egg has a name and the children need to make a note of the names of all the eggs.  Once their treasure trail form is completed they hand it in at the Visitor Centre on Oddicombe Beach to receive a special Easter treat.  The event will end at 2pm (or when stocks of treats run out!)

Nicky Allen, Marketing Manager for the Cliff Railway, said “We’re looking forward to a bit of Easter Fun on the Monday.  As well as our Easter Egg trail we have live music down on the beach at 11am, kindly supplied by the fabulous Babbacombe Ukulele Strummers who will be performing some great sing-a-long numbers for half an hour or so.” She added “We’re hoping to see lots of families at the event and, obviously, we’re hoping for a nice, sunny day.  The Cliff Railway opened for the season back in February and we’ve already had lots of visitors.  This time last year we opened our Visitor Centre down on Oddicombe Beach which is free to look around and has proved incredibly popular with locals and holidaymakers.  It gives people a chance to find out more about the history of the railway and how it works.”

The Visitor Centre is manned by volunteers and the Cliff Railway is always looking for new volunteers to get involved. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, or would like to find out more, pop along on Easter Monday for a chat about what it involves. Cliff Railway Administrator, Melanie Sweet, said “We have a great band of volunteers helping out in the Visitor Centre. Let’s face it, it’s a pretty good place to work, the gorgeous Oddicombe Beach. We even have our own deckchairs! We’re a very friendly group and I know that a lot of the volunteers have made new friends by coming along and working in the Visitor Centre. It would be great to have some new volunteers for this season. We just need some friendly, welcoming people to ensure our visitors have a good time and enjoy looking around.”

Babbacombe Cliff Railway has its own website at www.babbacombecliffrailway.co.uk, you can Like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/babbcliffrail or follow them on Twitter @BabbCliffRail for all the very latest news.