Eggs-tra special day for children

In Northumberland, hundreds of children took the chance to hunt for any presents that the Easter bunny may have left behind.

In Northumberland, hundreds of children took the chance to hunt for any presents that the Easter bunny may have left behind.

Scouring among the trees and plants around Bolam Lake, near Belsay, for any hidden eggs were nine-year-old Emma Stock and her sister Sarah, seven, from Bristol.

The eager pair were visiting grandparents Phoebe and John Milburn, of Cowpen Road, Blyth, Northumberland.

Their mother Helen Stock, 40, said: "We come every year. Last year it was chucking it down, but today it has been lovely. The children think it's great looking for the eggs."

There were also children's egg and spoon races. One egg and spoon race winner was four-year-old Daniel Elsom, of Boulmer Gardens, Wideopen, North Tyneside.

His father Tony, 36, a contracts manager, said: "We've really enjoyed it. It's been lovely."

At Wallington Hall, near Cambo, Northumberland, dozens of children also lined up to take part in the egg and spoon race against the back-drop of the stately home.

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