7 APRIL 2010NEWS RELEASE No: 13488
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Forestry Commission Wales’s outdoor attraction at Bwlch Nant-yr-Arian near Aberystwyth saw a record number of visitors over the Easter weekend.
Visitors had to park in nearby lay-bys as the forest car park reached capacity by mid-afternoon on Easter Sunday, when an estimated 1,200 people visited the popular destination.
Around 170 children took part in the annual Easter Egg Hunt over the four-day period, seeking out eight cardboard cut-out eggs hidden around the lake and on the Barcud trail by visitor centre assistant Tom Roberts.
Each egg contained an Easter-based multiple choice question and, on return to the visitor centre, the children were awarded one mini chocolate egg for each correct answer.
Tom said, "I’ve never seen it so busy. The wonderful recreation facilities we provide here, coupled with the spectacle of the Red Kites, continues to draw crowds from far and wide."
For more information on Bwlch Nant-yr-Arian, contact Tom Roberts on 01970 890453, mobile 07870801685.