EASTER promises to be a fun time for young people with a wide range of activities to keep lively minds occupied.

St Helens Council’s youth service team aims to involve 300 in a programme ranging from decorating eggs to skating, water sports and wall climbing.

Today (Thursday) a portable skate park will be open at St Augustine of Canterbury High School from 10am to 12pm and 12.30pm to 3pm for five to 17 year-olds.

Also today from 12.30pm to 3pm all ages are welcome to take part in an Easter egg hunt in Victoria Park 12.30pm to 3pm. Tomorrow and on Saturday between 11am and 3pm wet and wild water sports, a skate park and a mobile climbing wall will be at Taylor Park.

On Friday, Windlehurst youth centre is the venue for a play session for five to 11 year-olds between 1pm and 3pm.

On Tuesday, April 15, from 1pm to 3pm it’s play time at Derbyshire Hill youth centre for five to 11 year-olds and on Thursday, April 17, all age groups are welcome to go Easter egg hunting between 12.30pm and 3pm at Foster’s Park.

Meanwhile, Church Square Shopping Centre is providing activities for families and tomorrow (Friday) and Saturday will stage egg decorating workshops, along with an Easter Bunny hunt. The mall’s centre will take on a European air following the Continental tradition of hanging eggs from trees and an Enchanted Easter Tree which will spring into life.

The centre’s Shopper Whopper children’s club mascot will be helping youngsters in the workshop as the children decorate two eggs – one to take home, the other to hang on the tree.

In the Easter Bunny hunt families have to track down Easter pictures in shop windows, with the winners each receiving a treat.

Church Square Shopping Centre is open Good Friday (9am – 5.30pm), Easter Saturday (9am – 6pm) and Bank Holiday Monday (10am – 4pm).