12:26 Monday 04 February 2013

New treasure hunt for the whole family

Written byBY HELEN KREFT

Alison Smith, North West Leicestershire District Council Alison Smith, North West Leicestershire District Council

A NEW family activity involving treasure hunting is being launched by a council.

North West Leicestershire District Council is inviting residents and visitors to try a new family activity called Geocaching.

Geocaching is a modern day twist to treasure hunting and is a way to explore new locations in a different way.

It uses a GPS unit to find hidden caches (storages) that have been placed around the world – and there are hundreds of them in North West Leicestershire.

The first session takes place at New Lount Nature Reserve, near Ashby, on Monday, February 11, at 10am.

Councillor Alison Smith, deputy leader and portfolio holder for community services at North West Leicestershire District Council said: This is an ideal activity for all the family to get involved in this February half term. There is so much to explore in our district and what better way to do it than by trying out Geocaching.”

Each session starts costs £1 per person with under 5s going free. This includes use of a GPS unit.

Families can bring some of their own little treasures to put into the caches for someone else to find.

Further information is available by phoning Zara Barnes on 01530 454606 or emailing zara.barnes@nwleicestershire.gov.uk

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