NURSERY children in Taunton and Bridgwater were delighted by a visit from a special guest.

The Easter Bunny made an appearance at Mama Bear’s Day Nursery and Pre-School's to surprise the children and staff.

All children received a chocolate egg to take home and the staff also received a chocolate treat.

Mama Bear’s owner Tony Driffield said: “It was wonderful to surprise the children with a visit from the Easter Bunny.

"They absolutely loved seeing this larger-than-life character in their nursery environment and it really helped to bring to life all the Easter activities we have been doing with the children lately, from the painting and colouring to the pretend egg hunts and Easter messy play.

“We also felt it was important to treat our lovely staff too as a thank you for all their hard work this term and beyond.

"It’s more important than ever to celebrate these happy occasions together and create memories for the children before they go off to school.”

The family-run Mama Bear’s Day Nurseries are aimed at providing children with their first vital level of education to give them a head-start when they start at primary school.