Bicester Town Council is set to host its first ever Easter egg hunt.

The festive event will take place in Garth Park, off Launton Road, on April 3, between 11am and 3pm.

Children will need to collect four coloured pebbles, and a golden one, to receive a prize.

Entry will cost £2 and only cash will be accepted.

There will also be a number of other activities including zorbing, football darts, and arts and crafts stalls managed by charities and volunteers.

Visitors looking for something to eat can also enjoy hot dogs made by Bicester Garrison.

Mayor Harry Knight said: "This is the first time the council has staged an Easter family event, and we would love to see as many families as possible come down to Garth Park and enjoy the fun.

"After reviewing our events calendar, we felt there was a gap in the early part of the year and decided a fun day during the Easter holidays would provide some much-needed enjoyment."

All proceeds from the day will go to the mayor’s chosen charity, Bicester Baby Bank, whose volunteers have supported the event.

Mr Knight added: "I would also like to thank our sponsors R & D Catering Service Bicester, Bicester Mortgage and Insurances and Cherry Picked Residential without whom we would not be able to stage this event.”

Tickets for the Easter egg hunt can be bought on the day. For more details, visit the council’s website.