Penshaw Bowl 2019: Action pictures from Easter event as sun shines on Sunderland

It's one of the most popular events in Sunderland's calendar, and it gets your Easter weekend off to a cracking start.

By Debra Fox
Friday, 19 April, 2019, 10:15
All smiles at Penshaw Bowl.

We joined more than 1,000 children at Herrington Country Park to catch all the action of the traditional Penshaw Bowl. Did you take your little one along to take part in the fun? Check out our picture special and see if you can spot your family and friends.

More than 1,000 children registered in advance.
The Mayor of Sunderland Coun Lynda Scanlan presents first prize to 1-3 year old category winner Daisy Bradgate.
Mayor of Sunderland Coun Lynda Scanlan rolls her egg with the Easter bunny.
The young competitors get into position at the Penshaw Bowl.
Simone Elliott from South Shields with sons Nathan and Kaden.

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The Penshaw Bowl is a great Sunderland tradition, attended by families across the region every year.
Children get into position and try their hand.
First prize in the 9 and over category winner Beth Lowden.
Fun and games in the park on Maundy Thursday.
The beautiful weather led to more families attending the bowl than in 2018.
Claire Purvis and daughter Eve of Sunderland and Kate Hubbard with daughters Emily and Chloe of Whitley Bay.