Easter egg trail 

FAMILIES are being encouraged to scour Downend’s shops over the school holidays to complete an Easter egg trail.

Children from Christ Church C of E Infant School are decorating eggs which will be displayed in shop windows around Downend’s high street and Cleeve Wood from March 28 to April 15.

Last year around 30 different Downend businesses took part.

Frenchay & Downend ward councillor Liz Brennan, who is helping to organise the event, said: “The Easter egg hunt in Downend is always great fun for the whole family and something enjoyable to do with the kids during the school holidays, so get your hunting hats on and see what you can find.”

Maps and trail information will be available in Downend library and local shops, and there’s a chance to win prizes. 

Jay Grocott, of Kip McGrath education centre, which is taking part, said: “It’s a fun and free way to entertain the kids in the school holidays and the feedback from local traders last year was very positive. It encourages people to use their local shops, restaurants and cafes.”