Peterborough Reads summer trails

National Literacy Trust staff leading families on a Story Quest in Burslem Park at launch event

The summer holidays are here! For lots of children this means a rest from doing school work at home and for lots of others it means starting school for the very first time is just around the corner. Until then, Peterborough Reads has created a series of trails to keep children active, entertained and learning over the summer months.

Each week we'll upload a new outdoor trail to this page that will encourage your children to explore the great outdoors in new ways. From hunting for hidden libraries to recreating the alphabet, they'll have lots of fun while also improving their literacy skills - helping to get them ready to start (or return to) school.

We'd love to see your family giving our trails a go so please send any photos to us on Facebook and we'll share them to help inspire other children to get involved.

The trails

We'll upload a new activity sheet below every Monday - we hope you like them!

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    Environment trail

    Tick off these every day sights as you chat away while out with your little one.
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    Central Park trail

    Become a secret detective and score points by finding hidden objects.
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    Rainbow trail

    You can sing a rainbow but can you make one? This trail is inspired by what has become a motif of lockdown.
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  • Girl looking at alphabet

    Alphabet trail

    See the world differently by spotting letters of the alphabet hidden in everyday objects.
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    Hungry Little Caterpillar trail

    Take a journey similar to the Hungry Little Caterpillar, find all the objects and practice writing.
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