Fancy dress, cooking classes, crafts and walks with the cross were all enjoyed by families and children across Hyndburn this Easter.
Dozens of people took part in the Good Friday Interdenominational ‘Stations of the Cross’ walk up the Coppice in Accrington.
Residents of all ages also took part in the Good Friday ‘Walk with the Cross’ through Great Harwood.
Organiser Peter Holden said around 70 people braved the ‘dank and miserable’ weather to assemble at the Town Hall square in front of the large cross erected to commemorate the Easter period.
He said: “Several readings from Christ’s Passion were read by members of the town’s various churches.
“The procession then made its way to Memorial Park where a smaller cross was erected and a short service held at noon.
“Thanks to all who took part in this annual Great Harwood event.”
Pupils from St Peter and St Paul’s primary school in Rishton held a non-uniform day as part of their Easter preparations to support the local ‘Our Food Bank’ group.
Anne Frankland, school bursar, said: “In exchange for coming to school in own clothes, children brought a donation of food.”
School council members met with food bank representative Dorothy Casey to present the donations.
Youngsters at First Class Childcare in Clayton-le-Moors held a ‘Yellow day’ and made Easter chocks and chick hats.
Tesco in Accrington held free cooking sessions for aspiring young cooks to test their culinary skills.
The Let’s Cook sessions were set up to teach children how to make healthy, nutritious meals, ranging from spaghetti bolognese to fruit kebabs.
The supermarket has joined forces with The Children’s Food Trust to provide free pop-up cooking courses for 36 children in Accrington to help tackle gaps in cooking knowledge.
This is the first time the four-week cooking courses have taken place at the Accrington Tesco Extra Store.