Colourful celebrations for Devon attraction

A SPECTACULAR riot of colour will transform Devon’s Bear Trail when it holds a fantastic family fundraising event next month to celebrate its first birthday.

The muddy obstacle course, which is based between Exeter and Cullompton, is holding the ‘Colour Bomb’ event on Sunday, July 23 - and it promises to be a party atmosphere, with music, a mini food market and, of course, the Colour Bomb itself.

And those who prefer to watch the fun are welcome for a donation to the trail’s charity of the year, Chicks children’s charity.

Participants can sign up for two hour slots when they can tackle the trail and run through the colour bombs as many times as they like – and there’s a free pair of neon sunglasses with every ticket.

Ben Jordan, owner of The Bear Trail, said: ‘We wanted to find a way to celebrate our first year in business and mark it with something special. From toddlers, to grandparents, even great grandparents – the Colour Bomb is for everyone. We’re also really pleased to use this event to make a donation to our charity of the year, Chicks children’s charity.

‘Our first year in business has been amazing. We have received fantastic support and love welcoming families back to the trail. We’re doing this right at the end of the summer term, what better way to celebrate the end of school?’

CHICKS (Country Holidays for Inner City Kids) is a national charity which works to provide free respite breaks to disadvantaged children from across the UK.

Ben added: ‘Over the coming year we will be raising funds for CHICKs, as it is a cause we strongly believe in. Everyone who comes to watch the event will be asked to make a donation to CHICKs in lieu of paying an entry fee.

‘It is a wonderful charity which provides breaks for children from a variety of backgrounds. They might be living in poverty, be young carers, be victims of bullying or abuse, or have been bereaved. The one thing they all have in common is that they could really benefit from a week away from their circumstances and we want to support the charity as much as we can.’

Participants must book their slots in advance. To book a two hour slot between 9.30am and 6pm on July 23. To book visit www.thebeartrail.co.uk