Spring has arrived at Yeovil Country Park!

You can smell it in the air, the trees are budding, caterpillars are sunning, bees are humming and birds are beginning to pair - it's spring; one of the best seasons to explore Yeovil Country Park.

The Rangers at South Somerset District Council's Yeovil Country Park are holding one of the most popular trail events of the year to celebrate the delights of spring.

On Wednesday 12 April, come and complete the self-led 45 minute Spring Trail across the meadows and into the woods, following the bunny markers along the way. Keep an eye out for hidden letters so you can complete the missing word and collect a chocolaty Easter surprise.

There is no need to book - collect your trail leaflet from The Friends of Yeovil County Park and Rangers outside the Ninesprings Café for the small cost of £2 per child (under 2's free).

The first trail starts from 11am and last entry will be 2pm. There will also be an alternative route for pushchairs which bypass any steps and takes approximately 25 minutes to complete.

Once you have reached the end of the trail, head back to the gazebo and tell the Rangers the secret word to collect a small tasty Easter prize.

Visitors are advised to wear sturdy shoes or wellies depending on the forecast. There are some uneven tree roots on the trail and the woodland paths are not surfaced.

Countryside Ranger, Kristy Davies said, "Yeovil Country Park is looking beautiful at this time of year. Spring flowers emerging, the trees are blossoming, the insects are lively and the birds are vocal.

"Special thanks must go to Crofton Stores for donating 1000 chocolate eggs. Without their support the Easter Trail event would not be possible. All proceeds from the trail will be channelled into future projects and events at Yeovil Country Park."

Councillor Sylvia Seal, Portfolio Holder for Leisure & Culture at South Somerset District Council added, "We are once again delighted to host this event at Yeovil Country Park. It's always well attended and we enjoy seeing the children having lots of fun hunting for the trail answers.

"South Somerset District Council's countryside team will continue to develop and deliver a wide range of events for all the family throughout 2017, all of which can be found on the South Somerset countryside website".

Once you have completed the hunt for your child's special Easter prize, why not rest your feet at the Ninesprings Café and enjoy a hot drink? The Café welcomes well-behaved dogs, but please ensure they are kept on a lead at all times.

For more information about the Ninesprings Café, Education and Information Centre visit www.southsomersetcountryside.com.

To find out more about the countryside sites across south Somerset owned and managed by South Somerset District Council, visit www.southsomersetcountryside.com. You can find a range of activities for you and your children.