The trail saw over 160 families collect an Easter Egg Hunt activity sheet, solve the clues to find where missing Easter eggs were hidden, in businesses across the town. Fourteen businesses participated in the trail, which forms part of the BID strategic priority ‘Creating a more vibrant Newquay’ to encourage footfall to Newquay and increase movement throughout the town.
Newquay BID has previously organised several trails around the town, celebrating seasonal events and offering families a fun, free activity which gets them exploring the town. Participating businesses feature across the length and breadth of the town; from Fistral to Trenance, Cliff Road and Fore Street.
Clue sheets were downloaded online from the BID website, sent direct to schools, and collected from Visit Newquay – Tourist Information Centre, where treats were collected for completing the trail.
Ian and Carol Strang of Harbour Lights on Fore Street said of the trail “Once again, it’s been a pleasure taking part in Newquay BID’s Easter Egg Hunt! We’ve had both holiday makers and locals taking part. It was lovely to hear one family mention they’d lived in Newquay for years but had never ventured in the shop before this Easter – but they would be back as they hadn’t realised there was more to see and buy in our shop and that it wasn’t just for tourists”
Jackpot Amusements also took part in the Easter Egg hunt, a spokeperson said “This year’s Easter Egg Hunt has been Egg-cellent! We have seen a much higher participation than last year. It has been great fun watching the children enthusiastically scour the arcade for clues. Combining the Egg Hunt with our own little Easter treats has resulted in some cracking Easter holiday fun!”
Lee Gamble of the newly refurbished The Slope, at Great Western Beach “We were delighted to be part of this year’s Easter Egg Hunt. Whilst we’re a few weeks behind schedule at Great Western, it was lovely to see so many happy faces at the beach collecting their stickers. We hope everyone had a fab Easter”
Due to demand and popularity, Newquay BID will be launching a new trail for the May half term and a Carnival trail in July. Gemma Taylor, from Newquay BID says ‘we are delighted the Easter trail has been so well received by visitors, residents and businesses, and we look forward to continuing to grow the town trails, and showcasing more of Newquay to more audiences’
More details on new and developing trails will be announced shortly, and any member wishing to take part should contact the BID team.