The UK’s biggest Easter egg hunt

One hundred and one giant eggs have been hidden in the capital, ahead of a tour across the UK. Photo: Lindt Big Egg Hunt

One hundred and one giant Easter eggs have been hidden around Covent Garden in London, as part of a charity egg hunt.

The two-and-a-half foot tall fibreglass eggs will be on display until Sunday the 17th of February, when they will go on tour around the country. They will then return to the capital on the 22nd of March, in time for Easter.

The eggs have been created by some of the world’s leading artists and designers, and feature some well-known children’s characters, including Peter Rabbit, Peppa Pig, Moshi Monsters, SpongeBob SquarePants, Thomas the Tank Engine and Ben 10.

The eggs have been decorated by leading artists and designers. Credit: Lindt Big Egg Hunt

This year families can interact with the eggs using their mobile phones to find out more about each egg and its artist, or even bid to own it in an online auction.

The hunt - which raised more than £1m last year - is in aid of the charity Action for Children, which works to support the UK's most vulnerable children, young people and families.

For more information about the hunt, visit The Lindt Big Egg Hunt website at thebigegghunt.co.uk, like The Big Egg Hunt UK on Facebook or follow the hunt on Twitter: @bigegghuntuk.

Some of the London artists involved:

Baxter and Bailey

Baxter and Bailey's egg. Credit: Lindt Big Egg Hunt

Baxter and Bailey is a London based communication design studio with a strong focus on architecture, design, technology and the arts.

Amy Stephens

Amy Stephens' egg. Credit: Lindt Big Egg Hunt

Amy Stephens is an artist who lives and works in London where she holds an MA from Chelsea College of Art and Design.

Nicky Carvell

Nicky Carvell's egg. Credit: Lindt Big Egg Hunt

Nicky Carvell was born in Hertfordshire and now lives and works in London. Nicky’s work celebrates commercial visuals that may be considered stylistically outdated, but still command a powerful presence.