Village scarecrow trail lands Disney theme this year
Keep your eyes peeled for princesses, villains and perhaps the odd dwarf or seven, as the Bracebridge Heath Scarecrow Trail takes place this weekend.
The popular two-day festival of family fun, now in its seventh year, is organised by the busy village events group and residents are asked to create their own scarecrows and display them in their front gardens as part of a treasure hunt with a twist.
Each trail has a specific theme - this year’s being Disney – and as in other years is a great opportunity to bring the whole community together.
A trail map is available which shows where the scarecrows can be found and people can do it on foot, on their bikes, or even in their cars at their own pace.
Refreshments will be available at four venues along the way and there’s also a quiz with a question based on each scarecrow.
A prize is awarded to the first correct quiz sheet out of the box on the Sunday night. There is also a prize for the best scarecrow as voted for by everyone who takes part.
By popular request the event is again being held over two days this year, to allow families more time to get around the village.
A spokesperson from the events group said: “The trail continues to bereally well supported, with more than 30 entries this year.”
The Scarecrow Trail takes place over the weekend of 29 and 30 September. Maps cost £1 and can be purchased from the village Co-op from 9am to 12pm on the Saturday.
Quiz sheets need to be returned to box in the Co-op by 8pm on the Sunday.
Barry Wood is an ex journalist now working for the NHS in Lincolnshire. A father of two boys and husband to one Portuguese wife, he blogs regularly as Desperate Dad. Read more adventures: https://barrylwood.wordpress.com
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