A RECORD number of people visited Hughenden Manor over the Easter weekend.

Around 5,000 visitors went to the National Trust property over the four days and more than 1,000 egg trails were completed.

Cadbury and the National Trust joined forces to bring chocolate flavoured egg hunts to the Easter holiday This year the theme was discovery and children were invited to follow a trail to win themselves a chocolate egghead prize.

General manager Jim Foy said: "This is the seventh year that Cadbury has been sponsoring the National Trust Easter trails at Hughenden and this was a record-breaking year, with around 5,000 visitors over the four days of Easter and over 1,000 trails completed.

"Children loved being "Eggsplorers" for the day and the cut-out pith helmets were a great success. The National Trust is an independent charity and all income from membership subscriptions and visits, generates vital income for Hughenden and all the places we look after. We hope that lots of the people who came here for the first time over Easter, will come back time and time again."