EASTER brought out the sun and the fun for Huddersfield families.
The holiday weekend saw many varied activities across the town.
About 200 youngsters hunted Easter eggs for charity in the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, at West Bretton.
The event, where families searched for dummy eggs and swapped stamps for chocolate goodies, raised about £400 for Huddersfield-based charity The Laura Crane Trust.
The trust funds research into cancers affecting 13-24 year olds and aims to improve the lives of young patients while they undergo treatment and after their illness.
Families enjoyed an Easter fun day on Sunday at Beaumont Park.
‘Fun in the Park’, organised by Friends of Beaumont Park, included a children’s quiz, an Easter bunny, festive decorations and live music from Andrew Uttley in the visitor centre.
The park was kitted out with pictures of animals, places, cartoon characters and flowers.
Visitors also enjoyed the sight of 2,000 blooming daffodils planted by Colne Valley Lions in November.
All entrants received a chocolate egg.
Toddlers decorated eggs for an Easter egg hunt.
The 20 toddlers from ABC Nursery, Newsome, aged from under one to four years old, decorated hard-boiled eggs for the hunt at home with their parents.
All of the youngsters taking part received a prize from the lucky dip. Easter egg baskets and cards were also made.
Terri Gunby, the nursery deputy head, said: “The kids had a lot of fun. Some of them came up with different animal design decorations.”
Honley Junior School held their annual Easter Egg competition.
Children from across the school decorated eggs and created an amazing display. Designs included The Eggs Factor, Humpty Dumpty, spacemen and aliens, among many other ideas.
Each of the eight classes had a winner and this year the school got involved and had their own competition. Winners were: Jamie Amey, Emily Oversby, Imogen Windrass, Jack Scully, Oliver Newton, Abigail Jackson, Megan Ainley and Thornley Krska-Pogson.
More than 40 children took part in a fun-filled Easter activity session.
Members of St John’s Church in Golcar organised the fifteenth Good Friday Light Factory event.
The children baked buns, made flowers and decorated baskets at the Easter event.
Organiser Diane Griffin said: “It was a good day and everyone had fun and enjoyed themselves.”
At the end of the day the children listened to a talk about Easter and took home their hand-made goodies.
Children had a history lesson about Maundy money.
Miss Ellen Johnstone, from Almondbury, visited South Crosland CE Junior School to share her experiences of when she received Maundy Money from the Queen four years ago. She showed the children the white and red purses that contained the 79 groats that had been especially minted for the occasion. The service had been held in Wakefield Cathedral and she was chosen as a long serving member of Almondbury Methodist Church to go and meet the Queen.