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Kirkby Stephen Animal Treasure Hunt

To celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, Kirkby Stephen Walkers are Welcome felt it would be a great idea to involve Jubilee Park, at the southern end of the town, which had been laid out for Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee in 1897.
Today’s Jubilee Park has a mature woodland with an award-winning summerhouse designed by Elaine Blackett-Ord, a willow maze installed by Kirkby Stephen Community Arts and a wealth of wild and naturalised flowers. The park is currently undergoing some restoration by Kirkby Stephen Town Council as Trustees.

Union Jack bunting and knitted flowers in red, white and blue were installed together with a simple Animal Treasure Hunt which included that well-known woodland dweller Gruffalo and his mouse friend. The Dawdles walk group enjoyed the activity on Thursday as part of their Jubilee celebration before opening it to residents and visitors from the nearby Pennine View caravan site.

Answer sheets were delivered to the Upper Eden Visitor Centre for a prize draw which was won by Rebecca Louise and son Quintin. They chose gifts at the visitor centre and particularly loved the Bernese Mountain Dog glove puppet pictured.

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