Published: Mon 19 November, 2018
A popular toy trail will return to Coalville this festive season as families are encouraged to shop locally.
Toys will be hidden all around and the town and North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) is asking youngsters to help track them all down.
The challenge is to visit all 15 shops and businesses in the town with their parents, collecting details of where each toy is hiding. Everyone who completes the trail will get a small prize when they hand their completed form in.
Each correct entry from a child aged 10 and under will also be entered into a prize draw for the chance to win a toy that has been displayed for the toy trail.
Families can complete the trail from Saturday 24 November through until Saturday 15 December.
NWLDC and local businesses have created the toy trail to help families to explore businesses and shops in Coalville that they might have never visited before.
Businesses taking part in the Christmas in Coalville Toy Trail are:
- The Flower Garden - Belvoir Road
- Petsworld - Jackson Street
- Alma’s - Jackson Street
- Hinckley and Rugby Building Society - Marlborough Square
- The Attic - Belvoir Road
- Rose Cup Tea Rooms - Belvoir Road
- SP Sales and Lettings - Belvoir Road
- Sense - Belvoir Road
- Loros - Belvoir Shopping Centre
- Birds the Confectioners - Belvoir Shopping Centre
- Coalville Shopmobility - Belvoir Shopping Centre
- Hermitage FM - Memorial Square
- Coalville Library - High Street
- Market Cafe - Coalville Market Hall (Hotel Street entrance)
- Sugar and Ice - Hotel Street
Toy Trail entry forms are available from the participating businesses. Families completing the trail must note down which toy is in which business. When all 15 toys have been discovered, submit the finished form to any of the businesses participating in the toy trail to claim a small prize.
This year Club Activ8 has linked up with local schools to support the Toy Trail by encouraging as many children to take part as possible and clock up the miles whilst walking the trail around the town centre. The school with the children that complete the most miles will win the title of ‘Healthiest School’ and receive £100 off next year’s Club Activ8 subscription.
Councillor Alison Smith MBE, Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Community Services at North West Leicestershire District Council, said: “We’re always looking for ways to encourage families to head into our town centres, enjoy the festive spirit, and shop locally for those all-important Christmas gifts.
“Thanks to the support of the participating businesses we have another exciting toy trail waiting to be conquered this Christmas. I hope everyone enjoys visiting these shops and good luck to all the youngsters taking part in the trail!”