THE National Trust team at Stourhead are gearing up for an avalanche of children intent on scouring the park and gardens for Easter eggs.

The historic house is launching its Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt, called Grand Habitats, and is offering a chocolate reward for all those who take part.

Grand Habitats imagines some of the animals that live at Stourhead taking their inspiration from the buildings and architectural features in the garden and renovating their own homes in grand and classical styles.

Families taking part are asked to find all of the habitats hidden around the grounds, before voting for their favourite.

Charlotte Toop, Marketing and Communications Officer, said: “Our Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt is very exciting this year as there are lots of beautiful animal habitats around the garden for families to find, each inspired by one of the buildings here at Stourhead.”

The Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Stourhead runs from Saturday, April 13 to Monday, April 22, from 10am to 3pm. Grand Habitats will also be running up until Friday, April 12 with a non-chocolatey prize.

Normal admission charges apply for entry into the garden, with an additional £2.50 per participant for those that take part on Grand Habitats.

Miss Toop added: "All funds raised by the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt will help to care for Stourhead for ever, for everyone.

"Our current fundraising project is to help conserve two pier glasses in the Inner Hall of Stourhead House."