Youngster flock to windmill for Easter egg hunt

 Cardi North-Davies, three, left, with her sister, Willow, five, centre, and Kacie-Marie Drake, five

Cardi North-Davies, three, left, with her sister, Willow, five, centre, and Kacie-Marie Drake, five, ready to collect eggs at the Dereham Windmill's annual Easter Egg Hunt. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

The skies may have been grey, but that did not stop scores of children from searching for colourfully-wrapped Easter eggs at Dereham Windmill.

Eggs being collected despite the weather at the Dereham Windmill's annual Easter Egg Hunt. Picture:

Eggs being collected despite the weather at the Dereham Windmill's annual Easter Egg Hunt. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

The Easter Monday event featured a visit from the Easter Bunny, who handed out chocolate eggs and drinks after two hunts which took place in the afternoon had finished. One hunt was for youngsters aged five and under and other for bigger children aged six and over.

There were also games including 'grab-a-duck' and tombola stalls.

The festive event marked the final public gathering at the windmill before it closes for a re-decoration and re-painting project.

But during the closure, the site's coffee shop will remain open, and the windmill itself will re-open on June 3.

Lily, 20-months-old collecting eggs at the Dereham Windmill's annual Easter Egg Hunt. Picture: DENIS

Lily, 20-months-old collecting eggs at the Dereham Windmill's annual Easter Egg Hunt. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018


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The Grade II-listed windmill was built in 1836. The building was restored by the Dereham Windmill Charity Trustees, Volunteers and Friends and now includes an exhibition space.

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Lily, 20-months-old collecting eggs at the Dereham Windmill's annual Easter Egg Hunt. Picture: DENIS

Lily, 20-months-old collecting eggs at the Dereham Windmill's annual Easter Egg Hunt. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

Eggs being collected despite the weather at the Dereham Windmill's annual Easter Egg Hunt. Picture:

Eggs being collected despite the weather at the Dereham Windmill's annual Easter Egg Hunt. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

Eggs being collected despite the weather at the Dereham Windmill's annual Easter Egg Hunt. Picture:

Eggs being collected despite the weather at the Dereham Windmill's annual Easter Egg Hunt. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

Despite the rain, Erin Blowers, eight, enjoying the Dereham Windmill's annual Easter Egg Hunt. Pictu

Despite the rain, Erin Blowers, eight, enjoying the Dereham Windmill's annual Easter Egg Hunt. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

Despite the rain, Erin Blowers, eight, enjoying the Dereham Windmill's annual Easter Egg Hunt. Pictu

Despite the rain, Erin Blowers, eight, enjoying the Dereham Windmill's annual Easter Egg Hunt. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

Despite the rain, Erin Blowers, eight, enjoying the Dereham Windmill's annual Easter Egg Hunt. Pictu

Despite the rain, Erin Blowers, eight, enjoying the Dereham Windmill's annual Easter Egg Hunt. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

Tyler Duggan, four, with the eggs he collected at the Dereham Windmill's annual Easter Egg Hunt. Pic

Tyler Duggan, four, with the eggs he collected at the Dereham Windmill's annual Easter Egg Hunt. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

Cousins from left, Kyran, six; Tyler, four and Callum Duggan, seven; with the eggs they collected at

Cousins from left, Kyran, six; Tyler, four and Callum Duggan, seven; with the eggs they collected at the Dereham Windmill's annual Easter Egg Hunt. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

Cardi North-Davies, three, finds a golden egg at the Dereham Windmill's annual Easter Egg Hunt. Pict

Cardi North-Davies, three, finds a golden egg at the Dereham Windmill's annual Easter Egg Hunt. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

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