FAMILIES have the pick of a bumper line-up of events and activities over the Easter weekend.

A host of events and activities are being held around the county from egg hunts to wildlife adventures.

There are tasty prizes on offer at the giant Easter egg hunt at Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens over the bank holiday weekend.

The giant Easter egg hunt takes place over the course of four days of the Easter weekend with a fluffy bunny prize for the winner.

There will also be a children’s entertainer, bouncy castle and face painting at the event, which is sponsored by the Dorset Echo.

John Houston, general manager of Abbotsbury tourism, said: “There’s a real sense of rebirth and rejoicing as the spring blossoms unfurl.

“We think this spring will be a riot of colour in the gardens.”

Kingston Maurward’s annual Easter egg hunt is set to be full of spring fun again this year with activities for all ages.

Children and adults alike will love searching for clues around the animal park to claim their chocolate egg prize.

Dorset Wildlife Trust has a wild Easter in store, with events at Lorton Meadows nature reserve and the Fine Foundation Chesil Beach Centre.

Nicky Hoar, communications officer at Dorset Wildlife Trust, said: “No need to choose between the beach and the meadow events – why not try an activity at both these fantastic centres and wake your family up to spring?”

From March 29 to April 14, the Dinosaur Museum in Dorchester will be holding a great dinosaur egg hunt, when children can hunt through the museum to spot dinosaur eggs on display and solve the dinosaur mystery.