Families gather for high flying Easter egg fun at Ludham church

Parents, grandparents and children take part in making parachutes for eggs to be dropped from Ludham

Parents, grandparents and children take part in making parachutes for eggs to be dropped from Ludham church tower. Ryan Riseborough with his parachute.PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Ludham was raining Easter Eggs at St Catherine Church’s annual egg drop.

The event saw dozens of families gather - designing and making cushioned carriers for raw eggs to sit in before being dropped from the top of the 14th century church tower.

Competitors were challenged to craft parachutes using plastic bags, boxes, string and other material which would protect the egg on its journey to the ground.

As well as the egg drop, the ‘egg-straordinary’ Easter fun day featured a mini-egg hunt and plenty of craft activities.

Sheila Thompson, 32, who attended the event with her three children Ben, 8, Thomas, 6 and Lizzy, 3, said there was lots of colourful and unique designs.

She said: “The children really love to see the eggs get flung off the top of the church and see whether they will float down to safety or become scrambled eggs.”