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What is the Children's Trail?
Leighton Buzzard town centre is a great place for children as well as adults and one of the best ways for them to have fun is to take the Children’s Trail.
The Leighton–Linslade Children’s Trail is a public trail of 22 artworks celebrating children’s stories for little people, with big imaginations, to explore.
The Children’s Trail is partly inspired by the books of Mary Norton, who lived in the town as a child and set The Borrowers in The Manor House, now Leighton Middle School.
Free challenge-based activity maps allow young followers of the Trail to seek out the hidden treasures and delight in the discovery of something unusual, in unnoticed places – up above their heads or at their feet – and use their own imaginations to interpret the meanings of the shadows, word and sculptures they discover.
Try the Children’s Trail today!
A free activity map and pencil is available from the Leighton Buzzard Library on Lake Street, The White House on Hockliffe Street or to download on this page.
Rewards to further inspire children’s reading and creativity are available from The White House on Hockliffe Street.
You can also download the Buzzard Trails App from the App Store or Google Play
Annual restoration of the Trail is undertaken by the Town Council. If you would like to report an issue with any of the artwork please email us.
The Children’s Trail Guardian has a Facebook page and Instagram profile:
The Guardian helps us to introduce everyone to the Children’s Trail by using the Children’s Trail Social Media profiles to talk to our Trail Fans. Follow the Children’s Trail accounts for Trail updates and competitions, as well as community and literacy announcements.
Read more about the Leighton-Linslade Children’s Trail including the Children’s Trail history and the Children’s Trail reading list.
See the magic for yourself..
Working with some volunteer first-timers and some of our greatest fans we made a video to celebrate the Children’s Trail and to show the world how lucky we are to have such a great free family activity in Leighton Buzzard town centre.
We would like to thank all the volunteers, Sandra Dartnell of ThinkingCX and Matt Worthington of Storm Videos for creating this video, for our community, and for Leighton-Linslade Town Council.
The Children’s Trail starts at the Leighton Buzzard Library and weaves through the town centre.