A FUN Easter egg hunt with a twist is set to take place at a beautiful 900-year-old Norman castle.

Hedingham Castle is hosting a hunt and fairy door trail event where youngsters have to discover dragon eggs rather than Easter eggs.

It will take place around the castle grounds and woodlands from March 31 to April 3.

After completing the challenge, visitors can head to the castle’s tearooms to collect a sweet prize.

Admission is free for children under the age of four and the dragon egg hunt costs £1 per activity sheet and prize.

Junior admission for four to 16-year-olds costs £9 and adult tickets costs £11.

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Hedingham Castle’s spokesman Steffi Dry said: "We are gearing up for another very busy year at Hedingham and have lots in the pipeline, with weddings every week, private and corporate events, and soon we will be kicking off events season too.

“In April, we welcome back the ever-popular Knights of Middle England for a hilarious weekend of jousting fun.

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“We then have lots of lovely theatre, a May Day fair, outdoor cinema, classic car shows and tonnes more to interest the community."

To find out more, go to hedinghamcastle.co.uk.