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Families invited to complete Haverhill Christmas trail based on this year’s pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk

01 Dec 2021

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Today (Wednesday 1 December) Get Suffolk Reading launch their first ever Haverhill Christmas trail around the town centre, inviting families of early years and primary school aged children to take on a Christmas adventure.

Families are encouraged to read an extract of Jack and the Beanstalk and hunt for props from the story in shop windows in the town centre. Entrants need to find at least ten of the objects and write them on the map next to the shop they were found in. The Get Suffolk Reading website contains several activities and tips to develop literacy skills whilst completing the trail.

Free trail maps featuring the story are available to collect from Haverhill Library or Haverhill Arts Centre throughout December. The trail can be completed at any time and over several days if necessary. All maps returned to Haverhill Library or the Arts Centre will be entered into a weekly prize draw. All entries that do not win will be carried over into the following week.

Prizes include:

  • Family of four ticket to the Pantomime including pre-theatre tea
  • One family entry to The Zone plus an £20 café voucher
  • Free movie rental and a bag of popcorn from TVL Allstar Videos
  • Déjà Vu Café voucher for £15
  • Family Abbeycroft adventure for 4 including 4 height tickets and 4 soft play children’s tickets
  • Family Abbeycroft adventure for 4 including 4 height tickets and 4 soft play children’s tickets
  • Haverhill Arts Centre tickets for any film (not including broadcasts or specials)
  • A selection of children’s books
  • £30 Buttercup Bakery and Café voucher
  • £5 book voucher

“Christmas is such a wonderful time of year and I can’t wait to see families in Haverhill engaging with literacy throughout the festive season. I hope the trail can provide some extra excitement throughout December and encourage families to chat, play and read together during the Christmas break. A huge thank you goes to our amazing community partners, without whom this trail wouldn’t have been possible.”

Suzanne Stevenson, Haverhill Project Manager
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