THERE are just over a week left for people to follow the fairy to be in with the chance of winning a stack of vouchers and goodies, while discovering some of Tamworth’s unique independent shops.
Great fun for the whole family, the Fairy Trail takes shoppers on a magical journey of discovery through the town centre where they will be asked to find tiny fairy doors hidden inside 16 independent businesses.
Fairy Trail packs can be picked up from Created in Tamworth in Market Street and people can follow the trail during the remaining few weeks of the adventure. Each time they find a door they will be given a sticker to put on their map.
Participants who manage to find all the doors and stickers must hand their completed forms back in to Created in Tamworth by 2.30pm on Sunday January 31.
Finished forms will be entered into a prize draw for the chance to become one of three lucky people who will win goodies donated by participating businesses.
Prizes include gift vouchers with a combined value of almost £100, gift sets, a hamper, a selfie stick and clutch bag. And as an added incentive, each fairy bag contains five tokens which can be exchanged for treats in five of the shops along the way.
The Fairy Trail initiative has been spearheaded by Created in Tamworth tenants Teresa Radcliffe of Vintage Makes and Bakes and Marie Brown of Shabby to Bridal Chic, together with Pixie Andrews of Pixie’s Grotto in Church Street.
After identifying and signing up independent businesses to take part, the trio took the plans to the Destination Tamworth Town Team which worked with the INTO Tamworth project – funded by the Department of Transport and run by Tamworth Borough Council and Staffordshire County Council – to fund and develop the initiative.
Tamworth Borough Council Deputy Leader, Cllr Rob Pritchard, said: “Feedback so far has been great. People who have completed the Fairy Trail have really enjoyed searching for the tiny fairy doors and discovering some great little businesses they didn’t even know existed.
“As well as the chance to win some great prizes, this is also a great way to support the town’s independent businesses, as they are vital to the future success of our town centres. It’s also a fun activity to do with children as they love seeking out the fairy doors and winning the stickers for their entry forms.”