CHILDREN got an egg-cellent surprise as they walked around a Hampshire shopping centre.

Thornton’s new Easter bunny Harry Hopalot attracted hundreds of youngsters as he handed out chocolate Easter treats outside the Thornton’s store in Southampton’s WestQuay shopping centre.

Passing shoppers could get their photographs taken with the furry character and receive a free chocolate egg or bunny.

Pictured with Harry are visitors to WestQuay Darryl, Freya, Rio and Laura.