‘Doncaster Mumbler launches fun, free and safe activity for families this Spring’

Easter is going to be even more fun this year with Doncaster Mumbler...

Easter is going to be even more fun this year with Doncaster Mumbler. The team have created a fun, free Bug Hunt at 5 local woodlands and parks for families in Doncaster this Spring.

The case of the missing caterpillar:

Dennis is a detective bee. He loves to follow clues and solve puzzles to help his friends. Today Dennis has a particularly tricky case to crack and he needs your help. His best friend, Kevin the caterpillar, has gone missing. He was last seen munching an apple core beside a litter bin.

Can you help Dennis find the 9 hidden clues and solve the case of the missing caterpillar?

With things to spot and quiz questions to answer along the way this free, safe trail is ideal for families looking for something a bit different this Easter, at a time to suit them, in locations where they can socially distance and adhere to the latest government restrictions. Doncaster Mumbler, in partnership with Visit Doncaster, Get Doncaster Moving and Hungry Little Minds, have created a ‘Community Bug Hunt’, a picture trail for children to spot and collect clues to help Dennis crack the case. The Community Bug Hunt will be available for families to visit from the 15th March until the 12th of April at Hexthorpe Park, Sandall Beat Wood, Thorne Memorial Park, Dunsville Quarry Park and  Denaby Memorial Park.

As well as helping Dennis search for clues there are lots of other fun bug themed activities for kids to enjoy at home on the Doncaster Mumbler website. Activities include colouring sheets, games and a spring themed scavenger hunt.

The trail (which is available at: https://doncaster.mumbler.co.uk/doncaster-mumblers-big-community-bug-hunt/) has been developed in partnership with Visit Doncaster, Get Doncaster Moving and Hungry Little Minds. “Visit Doncaster is delighted to be supporting such a wonderful community trail. These past few months have been particularly challenging for us all so we are delighted to be part of something that offers families in Doncaster the chance to get out and about in the local area and enjoy this safe, free activity.” Lorna Reeve, Destination Manager “Get Doncaster Moving are pleased to support The Community Bug Hunt. We will soon be launching our campaign to support and encourage people to explore their local areas through walking. Trails such as these are a great way to do just this, whilst staying active and having some fun at the same time.” Councillor Nigel Ball, Portfolio Holder for Public Health, Leisure and Culture, Doncaster Council. Children aged 0-5 will also be able to claim their free book this Spring with Hungry Little Minds. Simply visit the Doncaster Mumbler website for more information on how to claim. As well as the original trails at 5 locations across Doncaster, Caroline Brooks , owner of Doncaster Mumbler, has also created a free trail pack that local schools, play groups and communities can access.

Nurseries and community groups will be able to set up their own Bug Hunt throughout Easter in parks, woods and green spaces. Visit the Doncaster Mumbler website for details on how to set up your own trail. “Helping families in Doncaster has always been the primary goal at Doncaster Mumbler. Whilst this isn’t an organised event, it’s great to see the trails spread out across the borough accessible for lots of families. As well as the main trails across the 5 locations we wanted to create something that communities could access for free and set up themselves in parks and green spaces around the town, or even int their garden. The community trail is available to anyone that wants to host a trail. We have put together some guidelines to help with the set-up and marketing of the trail. Taking part in the trail is easy and safe, you can download our quiz sheet from the Doncaster Mumbler website as well as other Bug themed games and activities to entertain kids this Spring” says Caroline.

Click on the following link to download the trail sheets, activity packs and resources: https://doncaster.mumbler.co.uk/doncaster-mumblers-big-community-bug-hunt/