Easter On The Beach!
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.”