THE Rotary Club of Oldmeldrum is gearing up for its annual Easter Egg Hunt this weekend.
The egg hunt, which takes place on Sunday in the grounds of Haddo Country Park, has become something of a family institution across the North-east.
With the event traditionally attracting hundreds of youngsters and their parents, it is also one of the biggest free public events taking place anywhere in Aberdeenshire.
Parking at Haddo House is free for the day, as indeed is entry to the Egg Hunt itself. Thousands of brightly painted eggs will be hidden on the footpaths and under trees for children to find.
Although children are free to keep the eggs, they can also be exchanged for chocolate ones at the reception tent. The Easter Bunny will also be there to help children find eggs.
“The Haddo Egg Hunt is always one of our favourite events of the year”, said the event’s organiser, Oldmeldrum Rotarian Morna Ingram. “We always receive tremendous support from everyone associated with Haddo to put on the event, and it’s always a delight to put on an event which people from all over the North East seem to enjoy so much.”
In addition to the Egg Hunt, there will also be the excitement of the annual egg rolling competition to look forward to. Here, children can roll, or more usually throw their eggs down the hill, with the first egg making it to the bottom of the hill winning its owner a chocolate egg. As in previous years, there will be a wide range of categories in which children of different ages will be able to compete.
The Haddo Egg Hunt takes place from 10am until 3pm. Although entry is free, any donations will help to cover event costs, with any surplus supporting Rotary charities at home and overseas.