Indie treasure hunts return

If your children didn’t get the chance to collect eggs in Bushmills at Easter, or hunt for lost treasure in Ballycastle over the summer holidays, they won’t want to miss out on the Christmas Challenge!

A treasure hunt for Christmas baubles will take place across three of Moyle’s shopping towns this December in a bid to get more shoppers spending locally.

The majority of retailers in Ballycastle, Bushmills and Cushendall have lent their support to the initiative, and will be handing out colourful stickers in exchange for a shop visit.

The campaign is supported by the National Trust in collaboration with Ballycastle Chamber of Commerce, Bushmills Traders Association, Cushendall Development Group and Moyle District Council.

In order to participate, treasure hunters collect a hunt sheet from a participating retailer, and begin the task of gathering colourful bauble stickers from a variety of shops.

Completed hunt sheets can be submitted to a draw for a family pass to the Giant’s Causeway Visitor Centre or the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, among other things.

In order to be eligible for the prize draw, you must have visited at least two shopping towns.

Each shopping town will issue their own specific colour of bauble.

The Treasure Hunt begins on 4 December and ends on 5 January 2014.

The winner of the prize draw winner will be notified by 10 January 2014.