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Get exploring with the Hidden Cheltenham Summer Trail

Where: Cheltenham (starting and finishing at The Wilson)

When: Wednesday, July 17, to Monday, September 2, 9.30am to 5pm (excluding Sundays)

The Hidden Cheltenham Summer Trail is following in the footsteps of the successful Easter trail that took place in April and saw more than 300 families successfully complete the trail.

Cheltenham Business Improvement District (BID) has worked with The Cheltenham Trust and Cheltenham Borough Council's No Child Left Behind campaign on a free Hidden Cheltenham Summer Trail for six weeks this summer holiday.

A year of action started in January 2019 designed with partners to address the main areas of children in poverty.

Educational, fun and supportive events, activities and campaigns will engage and involve young people and offer them the confidence to get support if they need it.

Posting about the Easter trail, mum Antonia Burgess said: "The Easter egg hunt that starts at The Wilson is fab! Me and little boy had such a lovely time walking around today and when you stop at Hollywood Bowling you get given a voucher that entitles a child to a free bowl.

"Everyone was so lovely at each stop and then when you completed the trail and have the word you go back to The Wilson and the children get an egg...all for free!! Brace yourself for a good walk as it's a bit of trek but that only added to the trail and my little boy was so tired after it that bedtime was an absolute breeze!"

The summer trail will start on Wednesday, July 17, and will run from 9.30am-5pm Monday to Saturday until Monday, September 2.

The event will be part of the No Child Left Behind free activities calendar that will be sent to every child enrolled at a primary school in Cheltenham.

Visit the Hidden Cheltenham Summer Trail web page and sign up sign up to receive a digital map and exclusive clues the day before or just turn up and pick up a map and instructions from The Wilson Art Gallery to start your tasks.

The trail encourages families to use observation skills, beginner's numeracy skills, physical exercise and team work to complete the trail. A goodie bag will be given to each child that completes the trail.

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