Popular turtle trail returns to Lowestoft town centre

The Lowestoft Vision team join up with sponsors of this year's turtle trail. Picture: Supplied

The Lowestoft Vision team join up with sponsors of this year's turtle trail. Picture: Supplied - Credit: Archant

There is sure to be plenty of turtle power in the town centre this weekend as a popular trail returns.

This year's Lowestoft Turtle Trail will see participants search for 18 giant creations that have been hidden in businesses around the town – as part of the Lowestoft Summer Festival.

There is an international theme to the this year's trail, linking to events including the Olympic Games and the recent European football championships.

The idea is that those taking part in the trail will need to identify the country which the turtle represents.

Each correctly completed trail map will be entered into a prize draw to win a cash prize of £1,000.

Tomorrow (Saturday), there will be a range of turtle-based fun to enjoy.

Craftmania will be hosting a turtle art activity from 10am until 4pm in their store on Milton Road East.

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Greggs will be entertaining with a turtle cup cake decorating session for children and those taking part in the trail can also keep a look out for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles who will be in the town from 10am.

Darren Newman, Lowestoft Vision BID Manager, said: 'Lowestoft Vision has designed the trail as part of our commitment to make the town more appealing to customers.

'We are really excited to finally launch this year's Turtle Trail and hope that visitors and the community enjoy discovering the turtles.'

This year's Turtle Trail will run from tomorrow through until September 5.

Maps are available from businesses in the town centre and Lowestoft Library.

On Monday, July 4, some of the turtles boarded the 11.17am Abellio Greater Anglia service from Ipswich to Lowestoft.

A day later, the Lowestoft River Taxi brought the Irish Turtle across from Oulton Broad.

This was before the UK and Italian themed turtles were welcomed to South Beach by Lowestoft Vision and local sponsors.