Leighton Buzzards Children's Trail


I'd been meaning to do the Leighton Buzzard children's trail for awhile so Blake and I met up with some friends and decided to do it one Thursday morning. It's a great activity to do with little ones and certainly something to do again when Blake is older and can help find the artworks himself. 

We started the trail at the library where you pick up a map which also has clues for us to find the artworks. You have to look up, down and around and we were all determined to find them. 

The trail is partly inspired by the books of Mary Norton (who lived in the town as a child). Some of the quotes and artwork are obvious which book they are from such as the bear being from "We're going on a bear hunt" and the golden ticket from "Charlie and the chocolate factory"  The trail is estimated to take about on average an hour to complete but for us it took two as we really struggled to find one particular quote but we got there in the end. 

What I loved about the trail was that it got us all really looking into exploring different areas of the town as well as noticing things a bit more as some of the artworks I've never noticed before even though we live here. 




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LaaLaa said...

These are good activities especially to get you walking around and exploring areas. I like things like this!

Helen @ Fuss Free Flavours said...

That looks hugely fin - Mary Norton wrote The Borrowers didn't she? Hence the tiny door.

Unknown said...

Oh how interesting! Wish we had a trail to do too in our area :)

Joanna Victoria -x said...

Yes she did :)

Cathy Glynn said...

We love adventures like these, it sounds like you had a great time x

Stressy Mummy said...

What a lovely idea! I love anything that gets you exploring, we have done a few sculpture trails but this is really interesting

Jessica Powell said...

The trail sounds like great fun - I love stuff like that, especially as I suck at making up my own! :D

Stepping Into Sixty said...

How cute! This is a great way to learn more about where you live.

Anonymous said...

Trails are a great way of getting out and about, we went on one recently to find fairies and walked for miles (well it felt like miles!) xx

Clairejustine said...

Sound like a lovely trail. We love little adventures :)

Natasha Mairs - Serenity You said...

This sounds like so much fun. I love going on little treasure hunts

Anosa said...

Don't matter how long it took, so long as you guys had fun and the kids too.

Simplyfood said...

What a lovely activity to do with kids now that the summer holidays are here.

Ali - We Made This Life said...

What a lovely idea, I love exploring our local area and things like this always throw up something I haven't seen before.

Unknown said...

Fantastic idea! Will be stealing this for a summer holiday filler!

Liz Mays said...

It's great that you were able to do this. It sounded like fun! What a nice way to spend some time!

rhian westbury said...

That's such a cute little trail, I would have loved to do something like this when I was a kid x

Unknown said...

aaaw what a great activity! it sounds really fun even for adults! :D x

Unknown said...

Oh it's a shame this isn't closer to where we live- my kids would love it!

Kara said...

What a great idea - I love exploring where we live

Hannah Heartss said...

I wish we had something like this where I live!

Anna Nuttall said...

That a really good activities that I should do for my niece. xx

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Caffeinated Reactions said...

This sounds like fun! I love activities like these!

WhatLauraLoves said...

This looks SO good. I love days out where you get to explore and spot something new xxx

Unknown said...

I really wish we had something like this close to where I live, I know my daughter would love to go searching for everything! xx

Unknown said...

I need to explore my surroundings some more. I wish we had this here.

Unknown said...

I wish we had this close to our place. Sounds like good fun.

Dannii said...

Lots of great activities to stay active too.

beautyqueenuk said...

I think this is a great idea and I think it is cute you can both share it x

Shannon Ritchie said...

This seems like such a fun activity for children!

Mandi said...

It's amazing how many activities we have right on our doorstep, perfect for a local day out

Melanie Edjourian said...

That looks like so much fun. Hey I can see a golden ticket!!! ;-)

Chloe/Life Unexpected said...

This is a brilliant idea. I wish we had this near to our house. I adore books and this sounds really perfect. x

Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche said...

What a fun idea! Great way to get you active and paying more attention to your town :)