For the past 10 years we have been running a successful Easter event in Priory Park, this year we thought it would be good to try something different.
Working with Montezuma’s Chocolates we piloted a Family Easter Trail around the Chichester City Centre which ran through out the school holidays. The questions were based on a range of topics from historical facts about Chichester to spotting local attractions. The trail began in Eastgate Square and wound its way around the town centre with the end point at Montezuma’s Chocolate store where participants could claim their well deserved prizes!
The lovely staff at Montezuma’s had the important job of handing out chocolate bunnies to some (very happy) children. Tash, a sales assistant at Montezuma’s, helped manage the trail in store and met some of the participating families. She described how “The trail has been very popular with both children and parents. It’s been great seeing all the excited families coming in to claim their chocolate. We have also had a lot of local people mentioning they enjoyed discovering some new facts about Chichester.”
Many individuals doing the trail were not just from Chichester but had travelled down especially to take part. Tash explained “ we met a lot of customers who lived far away and came to Chichester to take part with their families. Some individuals came from London and we even had one family all the way from America complete the trail”.
In the run up to the trail, hundreds of local school children also entered a competition to design their own Easter egg. The winner had their designs made into real chocolate eggs by Montezuma’s. We’d like to say a big congratulations to winners Isla and Effie, who both created beautiful designs.
We are thrilled to have received so much support for our first ever Easter Treasure Trail. Altogether we sold 205 tickets raising over £800 which will contribute to all our international projects. We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who took part in the trail and all the amazing staff at Montezuma’s.
Watch this space next year as we’ll be back with the next Great Chichester Family Easter Trail again, but it will be extra child friendly, even more fun and we’ll be integrating some ways of learning about our work with children all around the world. We’ll also be looking to get lots of favourite local shops to join in, so if you run a store in Chichester and would like to get involved, then get in touch.