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Inverurie is bringing the Christmas spirit to life

By Kirsty Brown

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Inverurie have teamed up with QR code trail experts High Street Safari to create an interactive story trail activity for families that is safe, socially distanced and contactless.

The Christmas Spirit Trail is designed to encourage children to walk, have fun, become more engaged and, most importantly, take their minds off the pandemic.

The trail is made up of 10 local shops which are positioned around the iconic town centre and it takes on average about 45 minutes to complete.

The Trail revolves around a magical story that includes Albert Claus, the less famous brother of Father Christmas.

His job is to maintain the Spirit of Christmas by spreading joy bubbles on Christmas day, but he's gone missing!

The task for children is to visit the 10 cheerful Spirits of Christmas characters at their individual trail stops.

By engaging and speaking to each of the spirits, players will learn their names, stories, gather clues and be able to solve the mystery.

Children can help save Albert and read the conclusion with the free e-book at the end!

It’s completely free for families and for children young and old to take part in with no need to download or sign up to anything.

At around 1.5 miles or 3,500 steps, it should keep families fit and active before the Christmas feasts too…some participating businesses are offering extra incentives to come in while you visit!

Inverurie BID manager Derek Ritchie said: “Like our summer and Halloween trail, it will be a great source of pride to see the joy in children’s faces when they engage with this animated trail and see the magical world come to life!”

To find out more about the trail you can visit: www.christmasspirittrail.com.

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