Southport to host ‘world’s biggest chocolate egg hunt’

Gigantic dinosaur-themed chocolate eggs will be hidden in locations around Southport in what organiser Southport BID is calling the ‘world’s biggest chocolate egg hunt’. Tony McDonough reports

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Chocolate Whirled owners Laura and Simon Stevens with one of the gigantic eggs


Southport will host what is being described as the “world’s biggest chocolate egg hunt” in Southport this Easter.

Organiser Southport BID will hide gigantic dinosaur-themed eggs in locations around Southport. It will feature some of the largest chocolate eggs ever made.

It is part of DinoTown Southport, which will see brick-built dinosaurs and free, themed activities taking place in the town centre between from Friday, March 29, to Sunday, April 14.

Using an activity map, Dino Rangers will be tasked with finding the eggs and completing a fun competition. If that wasn’t enough, six lucky entrants will be chosen at random to win a Dinormous egg to take home.

The super-sized chocolates stand at 3ft tall and weigh in at a whopping 25kg. Southport-based confectioners Chocolate Whirled were tasked with creating the eggs, which were made primary from Belgian milk chocolate and marbled using white and dark chocolate.

Each egg took 12 hours to assemble, with a minimum of two people being required to move the gigantic treats. The dinosaur characters were created using coloured cocoa butter and the butterflies were made using wafer paper.

There will also be an extra two eggs available to win at Ocean Plaza, where Vue Cinema and Matalan will host Mini Dino Egg Hunts.  This will be a bitesize activity, with a number of smaller eggs to be discovered at both locations.

Activity maps will be available soon (in both print and digital form) from locations in the town centre and online via


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A Velociraptor made out of 68,370 toy bricks will be seen in Southport. Picture by Solent News


DinoTown Southport, which is being organised by Southport BID, will see a range of free activities taking place across the town centre over the Easter holidays.

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During the BRICKOSAURS exhibition, visitors will get the chance to come face-to-face with fifteen brick-built dinosaurs, made using over 550,000 toy bricks.

The models include a pair of colossal Velociraptors, a club-tailed Ankylosaur, and a majestic Pteranodon in mid-flight.  Not forgetting the vibrant green Parasaurolophus, which is constructed of over 110,00 bricks alone.

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