IT’S all the “fun of the fur” as Redcar Racecourse launches its new season on Easter Monday.

Children can join a crack team of “bunny hunters” to track down the Easter Bunny by completing a series of challenges.

There’s also a Mad Hatter’s bonnet parade, with an Easter surprise up for grabs for the winner.

As well as family fun, there’s also great sport on view, with seven races, starting at 2pm.

It will be an egg-stra special day for seven-year-old Robyn Durdan, from Redcar, who is the lucky winner of this year’s Easter colouring competition.

Creative youngsters were invited to colour in a racing scene with the winner being chosen for the front cover of the official racecard for the Easter Monday meeting.

Robyn’s entry was chosen as the winner. Alicia Theaker, 12, from Saltburn, came second, and Stockton eight-year-old Toby Whittaker was third.

Robyn’s prizes include having a race named in her honour and presenting the trophy to the winning connections. She also wins a VIP day out for her family, to include a three-course meal, bottle of wine, and scrumptious Easter egg.

Alicia and Toby will also have their entries included in the racecard and each will receive four Grandstand tickets for the Easter Monday meeting.

Redcar’s general manager Amy Fair said: “The standard this year was really high so congratulations to Robyn.

“This is the first of 18 meetings we’ll be staging this year so it’s a huge honour to design the front cover of the racecard. We hope she and her family have a lovely day.”

Entrance prices for Monday are £16 into the Grandstand (£13 for senior citizens) and £6 into the Course enclosure (£5 for senior citizens). Admission is free for accompanied children aged 18 and under. Gates open at 11am.