Bertie Bunny at North Weald Station
Bertie Bunny, will be hosting what could be Essex’s longest Easter Egg Hunt on 3,4, 5, & 6 April this year. The hunt which is the length of 131,579(2) eggs laid end to end will take in features and sights along the length of the Epping Ongar Railway from Ongar through to Coopersale.
Throughout the Easter weekend, Bertie will be bouncing around the Railway helping children find where he’s hidden all the eggs in what must be the longest Easter Egg hunt in Essex. Every child who finds all of the rabbit’s eggs will receive an Easter egg for themselves.
Bertie Bunny, Head of Eggs and Easter said:
“Last year it took me ages to hide the eggs but with the extension of the hunt to Coopersale and over 5 miles of track to run up and down it’s going to take me even longer. If the Railway ever gets into Epping I’m not sure how I’ll manage!”
Children will be asked to find the eggs which have been hidden around the Railway and will have some clues to help. All participants will need to buy a ticket but fares have been kept at 2014 prices and discounts are available for early booking. Children who correctly find the location of all the eggs will win an Easter egg from Bertie’s own stockpile.
Rodger Green, Head of Retail and Bertie’s Keeper said:
“I’m pleased that Bertie has come back, we thought we’d lost him when last year, despite his best efforts, most of the children found all of the hidden eggs! This year he promised to make it a little harder and by extending the hunt to Coopersale he’s certainly done that! If we ever get into Epping, then I’m sure we’ll be able to help Bertie out with a train.“
Bertie will also be hosting ‘The Bunny Hop’ – a disco for children where they can dance with Bertie, take the time to colour in their egg hunt sheets or get their face painted, whilst their parents and grandparents have a cup of tea.
Dean Walton, Business Development Manager, said,
“We are always looking for ways to make our Railway a perfect day out for families. With this year’s offer of a very long Easter Egg Hunt, the children’s disco and the face painting, we think that £34 for a family ticket is real value for money with discounts available online for early booking.”(3)
Full details of all the Railway’s fares and this event are available online at www.eorailway.co.uk
(1) For further information about the event please contact Dean Walton on 07880 748259 or by email email@example.com
(2) The length of the line from Ongar to Coopersale Bridge is approximately 7.5km and the average length of a British hen’s egg
(http://animals.howstuffworks.com/animal-facts/egg-info.htm) is 57mm which gives rise to the figure of 131,579 eggs.
(3) Fares bought on the day are Adult £13, children £7, Concessions £11 and a family ticket for £34. Discounts are available for tickets bought in advance online.