Hop to it as bunny reveals egg-citing plans for Easter

'Ban Boredom Bunny' event at Whitley Bay Metro Station.'REF 0804148828
'Ban Boredom Bunny' event at Whitley Bay Metro Station.'REF 0804148828

Youngsters are being encouraged to hop to it to ensure they are not bored over the Easter holidays.

The ‘Ban Boredom Bunny’, laden with chocolate eggs, will be delivering egg-citing news about Easter activities for children and young people.

He will be visiting town centres, play sites, skateparks and other locations along with a team of young ‘Bunny Squad’ volunteers, while using a special ‘Hop Card’ to travel on the Metro.

The Ban Boredom Bunny will use the @BanBoredomNT Twitter account and #BanBoredomBunny to reveal his exact whereabouts each day, by posting regular ‘Bunny Selfies’.

He has been introduced for the first time this Easter, to complement North Tyneside’s ‘Ban Boredom’ initiative.

North Tyneside’s Young Mayor Allen Oghene, 14, said: “People our age want to get involved with fun and positive activities during the school holidays, but it’s sometimes hard to find out what’s happening and when.

“Ban Boredom puts all of the information in one place and makes it really easy to find and share through Twitter and Facebook.

“I’m really excited about the Ban Boredom Bunny this Easter. I think it’s a really fun way of getting people to take notice of what’s happening where they live.”

Coun Ian Grayson, cabinet member for children, young people and learning, said: “North Tyneside has lots to offer children and young people and it’s important that we communicate this in a way that is engaging and relevant to them.

“Young volunteers have given up their spare time to support this campaign and it’s great to see them taking the lead.

“We hope it will result in more young people getting involved in positive, fun, creative and sporting activities this Easter.”

Deputy director general of Nexus, Tobyn Hughes, added: “We’re delighted to be supporting this initiative.

“Metro is a great way for young people to get out and about during the Easter holidays.”

The Ban Boredom Bunny’s planned schedule is Shiremoor and Dudley areas today (Friday); North Shields and Tynemouth on Monday, April 14; Wallsend on April 15; Whitley Bay on April 16; and Forest Hall, Killingworth and Burradon on Thursday, April 17.

For more on the Ban Boredom initiative visit www.northtyneside.gov.uk/banboredom