Join in the Great Ripon Rocks Hunt this Summer with over 30 shops and businesses in Ripon taking part in this fun activity involving the whole community.
Rocks, painted by children from Holy Trinity Church of England Juniors School and St. Wilfred’s Catholic Primary School will be hidden in the shops taking part and the aim of the game is to find all of them.
There were two themes for the rocks: ‘Yorkshire,’ where the children certainly captured some beautiful iconic images – including several cups of tea! And ‘hedgehogs,’ with some fabulous spikey creatures created. All of the rocks will be numbered and passed on to the shops to place in their window displays. The entry forms will cost 50p and will be available from Ripon Library from 28th July and will need to be returned there or at one of the participating businesses, by 6th August, once completed.
The hunt has been organised by those running the Ripon Rocks!!!! Facebook group, Jenny Bridger and Shell Jeffrey. The money raised from the entry fee will go to Ripon-based animal welfare group H.A.P.P.Y. (Hedgehog Appreciation Prickly Pals Yorkshire).
Organiser, Jenny Bridger, said..
We are hoping that the hunts become a regular thing so that we can raise money for local groups as well as raising the awareness of the public of the array of wonderful independent shops and cafes we have around Ripon.
There will be a mini prize draw for those children who might not be able to make it around all of the shops and of course a prize draw for those who do find every single rock. Local artist Claire Lindley has painted a rock featuring a picture of Olympic medal-winning diver Jack Laugher, that has even been signed by the man himself, and this unique rock will be a prize for the eventual winner and there will be lots of other prizes up for grabs too!
Organiser Shell Jeffrey said:
It’s great that so many shops want to get involved, we hope lots of people will enjoy doing the hunt and thank you to the local school children for helping to paint the rocks.
So join in the fun this Summer for a chance to win!