Hertford Christmas Trails For Children

Hertford Town Council organise children’s trails throughout the county town each year and this Christmas will be organising two themed trails for families to enjoy free of cha…


Hertford Town Council organise children’s trails throughout the county town each year and this Christmas will be organising two themed trails for families to enjoy free of charge.

The first themed trail has been running for the past three years and is extremely popular with locals and visitors. Children are invited to hunt for hidden elves in selected town centre shops from Saturday 14th December – Friday 27th December during the ‘Elf Escape Trail’ (note that the trail will not run on the 25th and 26th December).

The second themed trail will run from Saturday 28th December – Saturday 11th January (note that the trail will not run on Monday 1st January) and is a new addition for this year where children will hunt for Christmas knitted characters during the ‘Winter Wonderland Trail’.

The Christmas knitted characters are handmade by the Secret Society of Hertford Crafters and will be raffled off at the end of the trail to fund future projects. Tickets to enter the prize draw to win a character cost £1 and are available from the Town and Tourist Information Centre.

To take part in the free of charge trails, families should visit Hertford Town and Tourist Information Centre, opposite Hertford Theatre, to pick up the trail maps.

Children will then need to locate the elves and knitted characters in a minimum of 12 of the 20 locations taking part around the town. Once children have completed the trail task, they will be able to collect a free sweet treat from the Town and Tourist Information Centre.

Both trails will take participants on a route around the town centre where they can explore the shops and attractions.

Chairman of Hertford Town Council’s Development and Leisure Committee, Cllr Jane Sartin, said: “The town centre trails have proved immensely popular, and this Christmas will see another opportunity for families to explore Hertford town centre whilst enjoying hunting for elves and Christmas characters.  With new shops continuing to open in the town, it’s a great way to see what’s on offer for Christmas shopping locally.”

The Secret Society of Hertford Crafters said: “We are delighted to provide crocheted and knitted figures for the Winter Wonderland trail for Hertford Town Council.  We hope children will have fun finding them all during the Christmas holidays."

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