Lincoln’s uphill Pumpkin Trail challenge is back for its second year this autumn.
The free half-term activity challenges families to track down quirky ceramic pumpkins hidden the windows of the city’s uphill shops and other businesses and has once again been devised by a partnership of the Bailgate Guild, Lincoln BIG and Visit Lincoln, tapping into the artistic talents of staff at The Little Pottery Studio.
There’s plenty to play for too, because your family could win anything from gift vouchers to an afternoon tea or coffee experience, cuddly toys or a book voucher.
The Pumpkin Trail leaflet includes 29 pottery pumpkins to find as well as some fiendish clues to solve. The pumpkins will be in the windows of shops and other businesses in the area which stretches from The Strait to Newport Arch.
Many ceramic pumpkins have been individually painted, including those which have been decorated by Lincoln Minster School pupils and the trail area will be easy to spot with the hanging of black and orange bunting on the streets.
Running from Saturday, October 19th, to Sunday, November 3rd, families can pick-up a trail leaflet from the city’s Visitor Information Centre in Castle Hill or participating shops and businesses or download it from www.visitlincoln.com/pumpkintrail.
Completed leaflets can be left with one of the shops taking part in the trail or posted to the Visitor Information Centre, 9 Castle Hill, Lincoln, LN1 3AA. They must arrive before midnight on Monday, November 11th, 2019.
Visit Lincoln’s Chief Executive Mike Timson said: “As a Partnership organisation it’s great to work with 29 businesses and Lincoln BIG to provide another reason to come into Lincoln over half term and in the lead up to Halloween. The trail will help visitors find shops, pubs, and tea rooms they might not have visited before and will be a fun and active family activity to enjoy in the city.”
Bailgate Guild Chair Nicola Lockwood said: “We are thrilled to be supporting this year’s Pumpkin Trail. All the businesses involved are pleased to sponsor this event and they have donated a spectacular range of prizes for the winners. We’re sure it is going to prove to be more popular than ever.”
Lincoln BIG Chief Executive Sarah Loftus said: “We are very pleased to be a partner in this event. We know that everyone really enjoyed the Pumpkin Trail last year and we think this attraction will bring many more people to the uphill area this time around.”
Find out more at www.visitlincoln.com/whats-on/uphill-lincoln-pumpkin-trail-2019.