Easter egg hunt in Birmingham

More than 100 giant eggs are being hidden across Birmingham during school half-term as part of the world's biggest Easter egg hunt. The event is raising funds for leading children's charity, Action for Children.

Giant egg hunt in Birmingham begins

by Robert Trigg

As part of the world's biggest Easter egg hunt, more than 100 giant eggs have arrived in Birmingham for the half-term break.

The two and-a-half-foot high fibreglass eggs are an eclectic mix of artistic designs, from the weird and wonderful, to simple decorations that feature some of the UK's best-loved children's characters.

The eggs spent last week in London before rolling into the Midlands. After remaining in Birmingham for seven days, the collection will move to Liverpool, followed by Manchester, Glasgow, then back to London's Covent Garden for Easter.

Many of the eggs have been designed by artists from across the UK. Award-winning designer, Vincent McAvoy, painted the Beatles egg, which can be found on Victoria Square in Birmingham city centre.

One of 101 eggs on display Credit: ITV News Central
The egg hunt begins at Birmingham's Victoria Square Credit: ITV News Central
To enter the competition, hunters have to find the special Humpty Dumpty egg and follow instructions Credit: ITV News Central
Free chocolate being handed out by Lindt Credit: ITV News Central

At the end of the tour, the eggs will be auctioned off, with all money going to Action for Children, which runs over 600 services in cities and communities across the UK, supporting more than 250,000 children, young people, parents and carers each year.

The 'egg-cellent' 101 piece collection can be viewed here.

World's biggest Easter egg hunt comes to Birmingham

As part of the world's biggest Easter egg hunt, more than 100 giant eggs were hidden across Birmingham last night for the half-term break.

The two and-a-half-foot high fibreglass eggs feature some of the UK's best-loved children's characters including Peppa Pig, Moshi Monsters and Ben 10.

The Lindt Big Egg Hunt is a magical event for families, locals and tourists alike to enjoy the age-old Easter egg hunt tradition – on a huge scale and with a modern twist, as a giant exhibition of modern art.

It's an incredible way to bring people together in a spirit of fun and adventure while raising money for some of the most vulnerable children across the country.

– Dame Clare Tickell, Action for Children's Chief Executive

To enter the grand competition, hunters have to find the special Humpty Dumpty egg and follow instructions on his plinth.

One lucky winner will be chosen each day from a random draw to win a year's supply of Lindt chocolate.

All money raised from the hunt will go directly to Action for Children, which runs over 600 services in cities and communities across the UK, supporting more than 250,000 children, young people, parents and carers each year.

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