Excited children were not bothered by poor weather at a mass Easter egg hunt.

Maldon Carnival committee held its popular event at Promenade Park in Maldon today, scattering clues around the small play area for youngsters to follow.

Sarah Haylock, chairman of the entertainment committee, said: "We had about 138 children take part, it was absolutely fantastic"

The Emporium and About My Area sponsored the event, which is in its second year.

Money raised will go towards staging more events in the run up to Maldon Carnival, which is on August 2.

*  Were you there? See Thursday's paper for pictures.