There’s a new twist to this year’s annual fundraising Easter Egg Hunt.

Held on April 15, the Easter Egg Hunt – a fundraiser for Rapanui-Brunswick Playcentre – will be held at Bason Botanic Gardens, where children will hunt for painted rocks. These can be exchanged for Easter eggs.

Hanna Eriksson from Rapanui-Brunswick Playcentre said Whanganui Rocks had been very popular with families for the past six months, and they had decided to take advantage of that popularity.

“It’s a great way for families to spend some time together,” Ms Eriksson said.

The Easter Egg Hunt used to be held at Windermere Berry Farm, but the organisers decided to shift it this year to the botanic gardens.

“It’s near Rapanui-Brunswick Playcentre and is a popular spot for rock hunting,” Ms Eriksson said.

As well as rock hunting and Easter eggs, there will be other activities for families such as a bouncy castle, a sausage sizzle and face-painting.

Ms Eriksson said the Easter Egg Hunt raises funds for the running costs of Rapanui-Brunswick Playcentre, and is the most important fundraiser for the centre for the year. She said the event has generous sponsors, including Pak N Save, Mitre 10 Mega, Wanganui Vet Club, McDonalds and The Warehouse.

Entry to the Easter Egg Hunt is $5 per child, and children must be accompanied by a caregiver. It will run on April 15, from 10.30am-2.30pm at Bason Botanic Gardens, Rapanui Rd.

Photo/Bevan Conley