The first anniversary of the Children’s Trail was celebrated in Leighton-Linslade on Sunday – with a little help from the Mad Hatter!
More than 450 families took part in the permanent Children’s Trail which wends its way around the town centre taking in historic alleyways and mews.
Collecting their trail sheets and clues, they were greeted by the Mad Hatter and White Rabbit at Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre.
The track took them to Parson’s Close Recreation Ground which was the setting for a wide range of activities for children of all ages, not to mention Lennie the Land Train and the Segway Riders.
The local TACTIC Centre reported more than 250 young people getting invovled with their free activities including making their own cap, trail and giant games. The free activities that included science workshops, art workshops gardening and cake decorating was welcomed by all.
The fun was organised by Leighton-Linslade Town Council and a spokesman said: “As a Summer Sunday event it is important to the town council to provide good quality entertainment without it pinching too tightly on the purse strings and we feel that this event acheived that.
“With many people bringing a picnic or enjoying the food stalls available, we worked with a lot of local community groups including Bluebells Nursery and the local Scout group plus local entertainers including Punch and Judy who were all part in bringing this event together. Finally, we would like to thank all those who were involved.”
The next Summe r Sundays event takes place on September 22 in the town centre.
A Past, Present and Future Market Day will take place between 11am and 4pm.
If you would like to be involved or would like more information contact Leighton Linslade Town Council at email@example.com or 01525 631920.
See more pictures from the event in the August 20 issue of the LBO.