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York's gone hopping mad for Easter

Easter eggs

12:00am 7th April 2012

Easter bonnets and baskets at the ready as York prepares for the annual Lord Mayor's Easter Egg Hunt on the 7th April 2012.
Hundreds of chocolate craving children and adults are expected to take part in York's most delicious event of the year.  Participants in the city-wide pursuit for chocolate will set out from JORVIK Viking Centre between 10am and 12 noon and end at The Mansion House in St Helen's Square.
Participants will get a tasty chocolate treat at each stop, kindly donated by Hotel Chocolat, as well as receiving a welcome from the Sheriff at the end of the hunt.
The event has been organised by York Archaeological Trust in partnership with Merchant Adventurers' Hall and City of York Council.  They expect to build on the success of last year's event, which attracted hundreds of participants.
Head of marketing at York Archaeological Trust, David Scott, says:

"It's a really fun activity for all and a great way to explore the city's historical sights.  The Hotel Chocolat treats you can gather along the way are obviously an added bonus!"
The ticket price is £1.50 for each child, which includes free entry for participants to the Mansion House and to York Archaeological Trust's Micklegate Bar Museum.
For more information about the Lord Mayor's Easter Egg Hunt, please visit www.jorvik-viking-centre.co.uk.

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