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Flowers and Furry Friends Trail attracts 300 visitors to Ayscoughfee Hall Museum and Gardens for popular half-term event





A seedling of an idea that grew into a woodland animal trail at a museum for youngsters and adults will happen again in the future, says its organisers.

The Flowers and Furry Friends trail including a treasure hunt at Ayscoughfee Hall Museum and Gardens in Spalding and attracted some 300 visitors.

Its popularity will see it becoming a regular event during half term school holidays to bring in the next generations to the historic Grade I listed building.

Melissa Gray
Melissa Gray

Manager Julia Knight said: “It was one of my team who came up with the idea.

“It was a great way to get kids to move around the house and appreciate what we have here in Spalding.

“It is something we are going to be rolling out every half term.”

Echan and Kylo Whittlock at the flowers and furry friends trail at Ayscoughfee Hall, PHOTOS: CHRIS LOWNDES
Echan and Kylo Whittlock at the flowers and furry friends trail at Ayscoughfee Hall, PHOTOS: CHRIS LOWNDES

Visitors got involved in a treasure hunt around the house and the indoor event meant that there was no need to worry about weather conditions.

Ms Knight said: “The youngsters and adults could find woodland toys and identify them and a quirky event to come and enjoy.

“It was really popular and it is nice to have something inside in case the weather was bad.

Ayscoughfee Hall Museum and Gardens in Spalding
Ayscoughfee Hall Museum and Gardens in Spalding

“We want people to feel like the hall is theirs and go inside as well as the gardens welcoming people to show them that museums are interesting.”

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