THE National Trust has teamed up with Cadbury to invite families across Hampshire to unleash their inner “eggsplorer” this Easter.

The theme of the events is discovery, with a variety of egg hunt trails in some of the most beautiful locations across the county.

From April 18 to 21, families can follow the clues to find nine giant Easter eggs among the spring gardens, with facepainting and an egg and spoon race on Easter Monday.

Mottisfont in Romsey will host a fortnight of free Cadbury events until April 21, and Winchester City Mill will hold Easter-themed baking demonstration days.

Chocolate indulgence baking is on Saturday and hot cross buns on April 18, with Easter activities running to April 21.