Elf trail no2 is a big hit

Published on: 20 Dec 2017

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ELVES certainly did not restrict themselves to the shelf in Downend this Christmas - as well as the elf trail organised by local traders, an elf trail in King George V park was a huge hit.

It was the second year that Jemma Bateman had held the event in the park - and it looks like becoming an annual tradition.

More than 400 families joined in the hunt for the twelve sets of mischievous elves that were hiding around the park.  There were elves having a sleigh race and elves at a birthday tea party.  One naughty elf was decorating a tree with toilet paper and one was on a date night with Barbie!

Once all the elves had been found there were activities for children to get involved in, including a craft tent where children were invited to make a candy cane Christmas tree decoration, a letter writing station where children could write a letter to Santa and post it , and a reindeer food bar where children could make their own jars of reindeer food by mixing oats with magic flying beans and Christmas cheer, ready to take home and leave out for those hungry reindeer on Christmas Eve. 

There was a candy cane tree all the way from the North Pole and real-life elves were also causing havoc in the park; not to mention the missing Santa, whose sleigh, presents, and clothes had turned up at the park - but not the man himself!

Other stalls included a hot chocolate bar to warm everyone up at the end of the hunt.

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