Dozens of children track down 650 chocolate treats as part of Soham’s annual Easter egg hunt

Soham Easter Egg Hunt

Soham Easter Egg Hunt - Credit: Archant

More than 60 children descended on Soham at the weekend in search of 650 chocolate treats as part of the town’s annual Easter egg hunt.

Soham Easter Egg Hunt

Soham Easter Egg Hunt - Credit: Archant

Vanessa Prates, who has organised the event for the last five years, said: “Every year we seem to have more children. This year we had 62 children attending all from Soham, Ely and the Mildenhall area.

Soham Easter Egg Hunt

Soham Easter Egg Hunt - Credit: Archant

“I started this event to bring the community together - we have children of all nationalities: English, Portuguese, Hungarian, Polish, Lithuanian and many more.

Soham Easter Egg Hunt

Soham Easter Egg Hunt - Credit: Archant

“At the end of the day there is nothing better then doing outdoor activities, having fun and making children happy.”

Soham Easter Egg Hunt

Soham Easter Egg Hunt - Credit: Archant

She added: “All the parents were really happy and the children loved it.

Soham Easter Egg Hunt

Soham Easter Egg Hunt - Credit: Archant


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“The weather was perfect; a little too hot as some eggs started to melt.

Soham Easter Egg Hunt

Soham Easter Egg Hunt - Credit: Archant

“My friend, Dulce, helps out by dressing up each year; this year she became a chicken.

Soham Easter Egg Hunt

Soham Easter Egg Hunt - Credit: Archant

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“Elsa Vidal kindly donates a present to every child at the end of the event, and this year every child had a little bunny and a medal.

Soham Easter Egg Hunt

Soham Easter Egg Hunt - Credit: Archant

“My friend Sid helps hiding the eggs and makes sure no ones picks them before the event.”

There was also face-painting on the day, as well as a race where pairs of friends have to hold an egg between their foreheads.

After the egg hunt and race, every child received a medal and a toy bunny before posing for pictures with Dulce the chicken.

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