AGE proved to be no barrier for a traditional Easter egg hunt as residents from a Darlington care home took part in the annual Spring adventure.

Residents at Abbeyfield in Darlington joined forces with youngsters from Flora Day Nursery to hunt for chocolate treasure in the grounds of Lady Starmer’s former mansion.

Around a dozen little ones aged between two and four took part in the hunt under the watchful eye of residents, who live independently at the Ashcroft Road-based home.

Kind-hearted residents generously donated the eggs to the nursery who ensured the children had made their own cardboard baskets and Easter bonnets to match.

Kath MacColl, manager at Abbeyfield, said: "It has been a very special occasion for the residents, who were thrilled to see the grounds full of excited children.

“We have huge lawns and it was wonderful to be able to offer a little slice of magic to our wonderful neighbours at Flora Day Nursery.

"I know the residents loved seeing their excitement and hearing their chatter as they hunted for treasure. It was a lovely start top the Easter weekend for everyone.”