How to turn a trip to Birmingham into a giant hunting game, just add 101 oversized and decorated eggs spread thoughout the city center. The event is called the "Big Egg Hunt" and is in its second year (but it's first year on tour). The eggs are sometimes in clusters, sometimes alone, sometimes inside, sometimes out, sometimes easily found, sometimes not. Birmingham was it's second stop, coming from London before heading to Liverpool, Manchester, Glasgow and finally back to London.
The eggs have been decorated by artists like Richard Kirwan, Annie Kevans and Billy Childish while others feature childrens charaters like Thomas the Tank Engine, Peppa Pig and Sponge Bob Square Pants. So somewhere through out the city center there must be an egg that you like, you just have to find it. This is all being done to raise money for the charity Action for Children by auctioning off the eggs after the tour is complete.
Over a cold 4 hour period we managed to find over 80 of the 101 eggs we just ended up not having time to hunt for the rest. For anyone interested this sea contains 46 eggs but how many can you see?