Posted on Sat, 10 Mar 2012
World’s Most Beautiful Egg Hunt
Have you heard of the Great Peter Rabbit Easter Egg Hunt 2012? It’s touted as one of the biggest Egg Hunts in the world…not that there are all that many egg hunts around, I am sure. But this ranks high on the ‘Awwww’ index though, yes, it IS a little too twee. (Your kids willl love this even if you don’t…)
Come 5 April, the Easter weekend, the World of Beatrix Potter – one of the Lake District’s most popular attractions celebrating the work of Peter rabbit’s creator – will hold The Great Peter Rabbit Easter Egg Hunt spanning 2,600 square miles of Cumbria’s pircturesque countryside. Now in its fifth year, it’s a free event where people can go rambling around the countryside looking for 110 handcrafted ceramic eggs which have been hidden in ‘secret locations’ in all of Cumbria’s six districts including Carlisle, Eden, Copeland, Allerdale, Barrow and South Lakeland.
The eggs will be hidden in open view in the countryside, in parks, tourist attractions and public places. Organiser’s promise that “No digging or delving is necessary. The challenge is to keep your eyes open and unravel the clues.” To help hunters along, there will also be an online map that will point egg hunters to the general location of each egg.
Successful hunters get to win prizes too, like holiday stays, vouchers, etc.
Local artist Sue Dunne has been commissioned to create five different limited edition designs for the ceramic eggs based on the Tale of Peter Rabbit, which celebrates its 110th anniversary and The Tale of Mr Tod which celebrates its centenary this year. Each egg, a prize in itself is a unique, collectable item and allows its finder and family entry in to The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction and a copy of the 100th Anniversary edition of Mr Tod, courtesy of Frederick Warne, publisher of the Beatrix Potter books.
The Egg Hunt will be launched on Thursday 5 April at 10am at the World of Beatrix Potter Attraction and on the website www.hop-skip-jump.com where treasure hunters can view a map and clues before they set out on their quest.