Treasure hunt is added to the Grand Norwich Duck Race festivities

Some of the decorated ducks ready for the Grand Norwich Duck Race in aid of Break. Picture: DENISE B

Some of the decorated ducks ready for the Grand Norwich Duck Race in aid of Break. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2016

People are being invited to take part in a special treasure hunt on one of the quackiest days of the city's calendar.

The Grand Norwich Duck Race, organised by children's charity Break, is taking place in the city centre on Sunday and a duck-themed trail has been created to add to the festivities.

Norwich based technology startup Thyngs has partnered with Break to present the interactive digital treasure hunt in which Theo, the Thyngs duck, needs help finding his friends. The trail, which begins by St George's Bridge close to the course of the duck race, is free and people need a smartphone to take part. Duck seekers will be tasked with using their smartphones to find eleven duck-shaped signs, and those who tap or scan all the ducks with their smartphones will be entered into a prize draw.

Sarah Bunn, senior fundraising officer at Break, said: 'We wanted to offer anyone who comes along on race day an extra activity and this trail is a great way to find out more about some of our ducks, as well as looking around this small and wonderful part of Norwich.'

The Grand Norwich Duck Race fun starts on Sunday at 12pm with a duck parade on St George's Bridge. At 2pm there will be race of little ducks and at 2.30pm the large decorated ducks will take to the water to race from St George's Bridge to Fye Bridge.

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