Big egg hunt breaks world record

People admiring the eggs.
The eggs will be on display until Easter Monday. Credit: Action for Children.

A charity Easter egg hunt, involving more than 200 giant decorative eggs, has cracked a Guinness World Record.

The Faberge Big Egg Hunt, organised by Action for Children and Elephant Family, had more participants than any other egg hunt - with more than 12,000 people taking part in the challenge to find the eggs hidden across London.

Before it smashed the world record, the fundraising campaign had been making headlines for very different reasons.

Three of the eggs had been stolen from their plinths. But they were all eventually recovered.

Eggs on display in Covent Garden.
The eggs have been brought together in Covent Garden to mark the end of the competition. Credit: Action for Children.