Geocaching Easter Egg Hunt in Sunderland brought to you by Thorntons

Geocaching Easter Egg Hunt in Sunderland brought to you by Thorntons

A unique event is taking place this year in the form of a nationwide Easter Egg Hunt, making use of the untapped method of ‘geocaching’.

If you’re not familiar with geocaching, in its simplest form it’s a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices such as your mobile phone.

Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the treasure hidden at that location. In this instance the lucky hunters will be rewarded with a very special treasure in the form of a Free Easter Egg from Thorntons.

There are currently 50+ free Easter Egg’s hidden across the United Kingdom, all of which were placed by the geocaching community themselves so expect them to be well hidden, they come in the form of fake rocks, pine cones and little easter egg chicks so you’ll need to keep your wits about you.

You’ll be pleased to know there are a number of Thorntons Easter Egg caches hidden in and around Sunderland including in Penshaw and New Herrington.

On Monday 16 March the coordinates will be released here on an interactive map.

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