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.

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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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