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Flagstaff Hill was full of activity on Sunday when the annual Easter event returned to the Seedorf. At this year's sold-out Easter on the hill there were 1000 people. Flagstaff Hill service director Paul Pinkerton said he was thrilled to bring the tradition back after it was canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He said there was a mix of locals and out-of-towers. "There are a lot of new faces that are really great to see," said Pinkerton. "With international travel we saw a whole different group of people. It was great to see the locals and tourists mingling." Mr Pinkerton said the event went a little differently this year, with a scavenger hunt instead of the usual egg hunt. "The kids were done in the rabbit hole where they could grab a handful of the 10,000 eggs on offer," he said. Mr Pinkerton said that due to coronavirus restrictions, the number of attendees was limited to half of previous years. But he said tickets to the popular event were selling out quickly. "We are encouraged by the fact that there were many locals and many visitors," he said. "It's good to have something for families over Easter. It's a very family-friendly event." The Geelong siblings Mason [7] and Isla [8], Walter, took part in the extravaganza for the first time. They said they were on a family vacation in Warrnambool and would be staying at a crowded Surfside Caravan Park. Isla said she enjoyed the scavenger hunt and meeting the Easter bunny. 4 year old Thomas Oliver from Warrnambool returned to the event he has enjoyed since birth. The boy was kept busy thanks to live music, face painting, market and food stalls, and a variety of children's activities. Other highlights were cannon fire, farm animals and door prizes. Have you signed up for The Standard's daily newsletter and breaking news email? You can register below and make sure you are up to date on everything that is happening in the Southwest.

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HAPPY: Warrnambools Thomas Oliver, 4, disguised as the Easter bunny he met on Sunday at the Flagstaff Hill Easter extravaganza. Image: Morgan Hancock

HAPPY: Warrnambools Thomas Oliver, 4, disguised as the Easter bunny he met on Sunday at the Flagstaff Hill Easter extravaganza. Image: Morgan Hancock

Flagstaff Hill was full of activity on Sunday when the annual Easter event returned to the Seedorf.

At this year's sold-out Easter on the hill there were 1000 people.

Flagstaff Hill service director Paul Pinkerton said he was thrilled to bring the tradition back after it was canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

He said there was a mix of locals and out-of-towers.

"There are a lot of new faces that are really great to see," said Pinkerton.

"With international travel we saw a whole different group of people. It was great to see the locals and tourists mingling."

Mr Pinkerton said the event went a little differently this year, with a scavenger hunt instead of the usual egg hunt.

"The kids were done in the rabbit hole where they could grab a handful of the 10,000 eggs on offer," he said.

FESTIVE: Mason Walter [7] and Isla Walter [8] with the Easter Bunny on Flagstaff Hill on Sunday. It was the first time the Geelong siblings attended the event they attended while on a family vacation in Warrnambool. Image: Morgan Hancock

FESTIVE: Mason Walter [7] and Isla Walter [8] with the Easter Bunny on Flagstaff Hill on Sunday. It was the first time the Geelong siblings attended the event they attended while on a family vacation in Warrnambool. Image: Morgan Hancock

Mr Pinkerton said that due to coronavirus restrictions, the number of attendees was limited to half of previous years.

But he said tickets to the popular event were selling out quickly.

"We are encouraged by the fact that there were many locals and many visitors," he said.

"It's good to have something for families over Easter. It's a very family-friendly event."

The Geelong siblings Mason [7] and Isla [8], Walter, took part in the extravaganza for the first time.

They said they were on a family vacation in Warrnambool and would be staying at a crowded Surfside Caravan Park.

Isla said she enjoyed the scavenger hunt and meeting the Easter bunny.

FUN DAY OUT: 1000 people visited Warrnambool's Easter on the hill on Sunday.

FUN DAY OUT: 1000 people visited Warrnambool's Easter on the hill on Sunday.

4 year old Thomas Oliver from Warrnambool returned to the event he has enjoyed since birth.

The boy was kept busy thanks to live music, face painting, market and food stalls, and a variety of children's activities.

Other highlights were cannon fire, farm animals and door prizes.

Have you signed up for The Standard's daily newsletter and breaking news email? You can register below and make sure you are up to date on everything that is happening in the Southwest.

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