Hundreds enjoy Easter egg hunts at Burghley House and Barnsdale Gardens

Easter egg hunt at Burghley House Gardens of Surprise - The Easter Bunny with youngsters, from left, Lucy Chamberlain, five, Jade lane, 13, Emily Lane, 10, Amy Chamberlain, eight, and Brandon, Lane, 11, with their Easter egg prizes'Photo: SM080412-063js
Easter egg hunt at Burghley House Gardens of Surprise - The Easter Bunny with youngsters, from left, Lucy Chamberlain, five, Jade lane, 13, Emily Lane, 10, Amy Chamberlain, eight, and Brandon, Lane, 11, with their Easter egg prizes'Photo: SM080412-063js

HUNDREDS of youngsters hunted down chocolate treats over the Easter weekend.

HUNDREDS of youngsters hunted down chocolate treats over the Easter weekend.

Burghley House held its annual Easter egg hunt in its grounds on Sunday. More than 1,200 children and parents explored the Gardens of Surprises and the Sculpture Gardens to find Easter chicks.

Once they had found their chicks the children were presented with a chocolate egg by the Easter bunny himself.

Burghley House marketing and communication manager Jo Tinker said: “The day went really well, we have been running it for the past few years and it is a good family event.”

Youngsters were also on the hunt for eggs at Barnsdale Gardens this weekend.

They enjoyed collecting vouchers, which they exchanged for chocolate eggs, around the gardens, in The Avenue, Exton, on Saturday and Sunday.