There was plenty of egg-citement at Castle View Care home last week as children from Bellsmyre Early Learning and Childcare Centre arrived to take part in an Easter egg hunt.

The hunt had been due to take place outside before poor weather, unfortunately, forced proceedings inside.

But the change of venue did not, however, stop everyone from having a cracking good time.

Staff hid an array of brightly coloured eggs around the home before the children and residents teamed up to and see who could collect the most eggs.

Following the hunt, the children, who were accompanied by their teachers and a grandmother of one of the youngsters, entertained residents by singing some songs before receiving an Easter Egg for their egg-cellent efforts.

Margaret Wilson, manager, said: “It went really well, the residents thoroughly enjoyed it. There was really good interaction between the two, the children and the residents.

“It was exciting for the children, there was lots of laughter and shrieks of excitement when they found the eggs.”

The nursery has good links with local schools and nurseries and last month hosted kind-hearted pupils from St Peter’s Primary who put on a performance of Scottish songs for residents.

The primary four to seven pupils arranged the visit to give something back to the community.

and on April 21, Castle View will welcome more school pupils, dance troupes and a local choir as they hold their open day