To celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee, Broadland District and South Norfolk Council have each launched a free treasure trail.
The trails, designed for the whole family, encourage visitors to explore the districts, solve the clues and uncover the areas’ hidden history. Along the way, there are discounts available to use at local shops and cafés, as well as some fantastic prizes to win.
Broadland District Council’s Deputy Leader, Cllr Trudy Mancini-Boyle, said: “If you’re looking for something free and fun to do this summer, then take part in our Traveller’s Charms treasure trail. Whether on foot, bicycle or even by boat, it’s a fantastic way to explore our beautiful district and spend time with friends and family.”
South Norfolk Council’s Deputy Leader, Cllr Kay Mason Billig, said: “Our Queen’s Treasure Trail will have you out exploring the area and visiting some wonderful places that you probably didn’t realise were right on your doorstep. So grab a picnic, or pop into one of the many eateries along the way and make a day of it.”
South Norfolk’s Trail covers Loddon, Caistor St Edmund, Hingham and Harleston, plus some secret locations that people can only find out by solving clues along the way.
Broadland’s Trail covers Acle and Reedham, The Marriott’s Way between Whitwell Station and Attlebridge, Thorpe St Andrew, Coltishall and Horstead.
Broadland District Council will also be launching an art trail, based on the Queen’s favourite pets – the corgis. Seven stunning sculptures made of wicker will be dotted around the district, with a couple to discover on the treasure trail.
Visitors can complete as much or as little of the trails as they like and go at their own pace.
Paper booklets of the trails will be distributed to families via local school in the coming weeks before the Summer Holidays, but if you can’t wait that long, you can download your treasure trail brochure on the Councils’ website or order one by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org