A five-mile Easter Egg hunt trail is set to take place along the historic Epping Ongar Railway tomorrow.

The hunt will run the length of the railway track from Ongar through to Coopersale, which is the length of 131,579 eggs with Bertie Bunny leading the way.

Youngsters will be asked to find the hidden eggs around the Railway, with some clues to help them complete their list and win one of Bertie’s Easter Eggs.

An ‘Activity Train’ where a magician, John Clayton, balloon modelling by Lena Nova and the Active Artists will provide entertainment for the day.

Bertie Bunny, head of eggs and Easter, has said: “My team have really eggscelled themselves this Easter and found some wonderful eggs for the children‘s prizes, and I've had an eggsciting time hiding all the eggs again this year.

“It always takes me ages to hide them, running along over five miles of track, but I do my best to think of the best places to put them all.

“I've made it a fun challenge this year for all the children, and I'll be delighted to see how many can find them all.”

Rodger Green, Bertie’s keeper, said: “Children will be able to have their faces painted, colour in their egg sheets and even dance with Bertie Bunny at our children’s disco, ‘The Bunny Hop’. “There’s also hot and cold drinks and tasty snacks available at the Anglia buffet car, and you can take the chance to stop by the gift shop for some pocket money souvenirs.”

The 339 heritage buses will be running from directly outside Epping station to North Weald station regularly to pick up passengers.

Full details of all the Railway's fares and this event are available online at www.eorailway.co.uk