The Lindt Big Egg Hunt – the world’s biggest Easter egg hunt – will be returning to Covent Garden on the 22nd of March until Easter Monday (1st of April) 2013, giving families, eggthusiasts and art fans a last chance to enjoy the hunt before it ends.
More than 100 giant Easter eggs designed by leading designers including Sam-Taylor Johnson, Alexis Harding and Billy Childish are being hidden in cities across the UK as part of the Lindt Big Egg Hunt, which launched in Covent Garden, London on Tuesday 12th February. ‘The Lindt Big Egg Hunt’ challenges the public to take on the world’s biggest Easter egg hunt, whilst raising vital funds for leading children’s charity, Action for Children. For even more magic and family fun, Lindt will be rewarding busy hunters by giving out thousands of Lindt Gold Bunnies and Lindor truffles. Starting in London, the hunt will then head off on a tour of the UK, visiting Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester and Glasgow before returning to London in time for Easter.
The two and-a-half-foot high fibreglass eggs have been designed by leading artists and designers including Sam Taylor-Johnson (formerly Taylor-Wood), Alexis Harding, Billy Childish and Michael Petry – and feature some of the UK’s best-loved children’s characters including Peter Rabbit, Peppa Pig, Moshi Monsters, SpongeBob SquarePants, Thomas the Tank Engine and Ben 10.
This year, the eggs will tour the UK, from London to Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Glasgow and back to London in time for Easter. For even more magic and family fun, Lindt will be rewarding busy hunters by giving out thousands of Lindt Gold Bunnies and Lindor truffles – delicious reasons to join in the egg hunting fun.
The hunt captured the imagination of the country last year when it landed in London for six weeks – setting two Guinness World Records, raising over £1 million for charity and engaging more than one million people.
All money raised from the hunt will go directly to Action for Children, which runs over 600 services across the UK, supporting more than 250,000 children, young people, parents and carers each year.
Hunters can find out more about the individual eggs and their artists, bid for them in an online auction and enter a grand competition via mobile phone – for a chance to win 100 prizes of a year’s supply of Lindt chocolate. Egg Hunters are also invited to text the word EGG to 70123 to donate £3 to Action for Children.
To enter the grand competition, hunters have to find the special Humpty Dumpty egg and follow instructions on his plinth. One lucky winner will be chosen each day from a random draw to win a year’s supply of delicious Lindt chocolate, to share with friends and family. One hundred years’ worth of chocolate has to be won so get busy hunting.
For more information on the hunt, please visit The Lindt Big Egg Hunt website thebigegghunt.co.uk .
IMAGES on this page feature The Lind Big Egg Hunt installation and a group of the eggs in Covent Garden.