People usually think of egg hunts when it comes to Easter.

But one Huddersfield village has thought differently and organised a scarecrow hunt instead to raise money for its school.

Scapegoat Hill is staging the weekend-long event with 40 scarecrows popping up in gardens all over the village and the theme this year is Disney. No two scarecrows will be the same character so there will be both heroes and villains – good eggs and bad eggs.

The four main venues involved are Scapegoat Hill Baptist Church, the Scape House Inn, Scapegoat Hill Liberal Club and the Pennine Manor Hotel.

Simply follow the trail and guess the characters with prizes for the winners. Sheets cost just £3 and are available from

The weekend fun lasts for four days from Good Friday right through to Easter Monday, March 29 to April 1. People are welcome on the trail from 9am to 7pm.

All the money raised will go towards new play equipment at Scapegoat Hill Junior and Infant School.

Colne Valley singer songwriter Mason Whittle will be playing at Scapegoat Hill Liberal Club at 3pm on Easter Sunday while Huddersfield singer and guitarist Millie Smith will be performing at the Scape House at 4pm on Easter Saturday.

The chapel at Scape will be open from 12noon to 2pm on each day serving tea, coffee and cake.

On Easter Sunday there is a Lion King family service at 11am followed by an Easter egg hunt at noon, craft-making for children in the church and inflatables on the school field from 10am to 3pm from Party Kings

The Scape House will be serving pie and pies (£6) and hot dogs (£3) with £1 from every sale going to the school appeal.

People are urged to park at the hotel, chapel or the pub car parks and maps can be bought on the day from all the venues.

Written by ANDY HIRST who runs his own Yorkshire freelance journalism agency AH! PR ( specialising in press releases, blogging, website content and copywriting.