West Hunsbury Parish Council

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West Hunsbury Parish Council

Clerk: Mrs Fiona Young
32 Holdenby Road, Spratton
Northamptonshire NN6 8JD

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Northampton Borough Council: Interactive treasure quest

Interactive treasure quest to return to Northampton this Christmas

A live, interactive treasure quest challenge is set to return to Northampton town centre on Sunday 1 December.

The Festivals and Fun Treasure Quest, which is being led by the Looking Glass Theatre in partnership with Northampton Borough Council, will see two teams of up to six people battle it out against the clock to win festive prizes at 11am and 2pm.

Setting out from the Market Square stage, participants will be working together to seek out and solve clues hidden around famous Northampton landmarks and in town centre businesses, in the quickest time.

Festive prizes secured from local businesses and venues include a family ticket to Royal & Derngate's Cinderella panto, entry tickets and high tea for two at 78 Derngate, tickets to the Looking Glass Theatre's Dick Whittington panto on 31 December, tickets to The Deco's Jack and the beanstalk panto, Phipps brewery tour tickets and a fruit basket.

Other Christmas activities taking place on Sunday 1 December include:

  • The Borough Council's annual Frost Fair in partnership with Vintage Guru with stalls opening between 11am and 4pm
  • A children's creative workshop with Festive Road on the Market Square between 11am and 12.30pm
  • The Borough Council 's Christmas Parade beginning at 1pm at The Deco Theatre
  • The Borough Council's Igloo Cinema opens its doors for the first time this year on the 1st floor of Grosvenor Shopping, offering three popular films for free throughout the day
  • Brought to you by Northampton town Centre BID, meet and have your photo taken with Peter Rabbit and Paddington in the Igloo Cinema between 11am and 4pm.

A spokesperson from Northampton Borough Council, said: "The Heritage Treasure Quest was received extremely well by both participants and town centre businesses in August. And Christmas has provided us with the perfect opportunity to run another session of the interactive challenge with the Looking Glass Theatre.

"We're excited that the Festivals and Fun Treasure Quest will bring another fun element to a busy Christmas activity day in the town centre and we hope families and shoppers make full use of the Sunday free parking in Borough Council car parks, to get involved in as many activities as possible.

"As was the case in the summer, the tickets for the treasure quest have quickly sold out already. People can still get involved though by cheering participants on as they begin their challenge and following the teams' progress via market stage announcements."

James Smith from the Looking Glass Theatre said: "Following the success of the summer Heritage Treasure Quest, we are excited to be returning at Christmas with a new challenge for the participating teams! Not only does the quest help promote Northampton's local history, but also community spirit, through its creation and delivery."

Posted: Mon, 25 Nov 2019 13:20 by Fiona Young

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