Upton Scarecrow Trail Review – Local community pulls together to create a fabulous Scarecrow Trail for families to explore.
In a nutshell...
📬 Location: You will be given a Trail MAP and you can start where you like but we parked at Upton Pavilion (CH2 1HD).
🌐Web link: https://www.facebook.com/Upton-Scarecrow-Trail-360820104781872
💷 Cost of admission: £3 to embark on the family trail.
🚗 Car park: Free at the Pavilion (CH2 1HD) or on street parking (please be respectful to residents when parking).
♿ Wheelchair and pram accessible? Yes. Walking difficulty: Easy.
🚻Toilets: Yes at the Pavilion.
🕗Estimated time to complete: We walked for about 90 minutes. With a four year old we would have to come back another day to complete. If doing the full loop and stopping for pics etc, maybe around 2 hours with competent walkers.
What is it?
The local residents and small businesses of Upton, Chester have yet again done themselves proud, having created 46 creative and impressive scarecrow for families to find whilst exploring Upton and the surrounding area. The idea is to get the family outside and staying active with a leisurely walk in the fresh air. We were thrilled to be invited to try the trail today. We parked at the free car park at Upton Pavillion and off we went.
The trail map was unbelievably accurate with the scarecrow locations highlighted really clearly. You simply find the scarecrow using the map and write down the letter accompanying that particular scarecrow.
Maps are £3 and are available to buy at The Upton Pavilion, Fish & Chips Weston Grove, The Cheshire County Sports Club, The Spar, Long Lane. If you collect all the letters, simply hand the form back to one of these businesses to be entered into a prize draw to win a mystery prize, provided by these local businesses.
We had a good go at the trail with our four year old, finding around 30 of the 45 scarecrows but the beauty about the trail is that the event runs until the 27th of June so it’s a great activity after school or just a good excuse for a walk for the remainder of this week. Our favourites scarecrows included Tae Kwon Do, Maverick Paw and Harry Potter (titled Brooms at the ready). We used the trail as an opportunity to help our identify numbers and letters. She worked hard with her nanny to tick off the correct box on her trail sheet.
Upton Scarecrow Trail – Our faves inluded Harry Potter inspired ‘Brooms at the ready!’ and ‘Maverick Paw’.
Of course we just had to finish off our trail with a trip to the impressive play area at Upton Pavillion (before cheating and driving round to find a few we missed shhhhh). The play area was fantastic. I cant believe we’d not been before. There were plenty of green spaces for a kick about and family ball games, a bowling green, tennis court. The play area consisted of a huge climbing structure, with plenty of things to climb and swing round on including a ‘wobble board’, a gigantic slide, swings including an additional needs swing, roundabout, ‘boppers’, see saw and a toddler climbing frame complete with slide. Refreshments like ice creams are also available for purchase.
Topping off the trail with a visit to the Park at Upton Pavilion
Thank you for a lovely afternoon out. We love how the community has come together to pull this event off and bring joy to local families after such a trying 15 months with Covid. The sense of community spirit was amazing.
A quick note from the organisers...
*If you take any photos please tag the organisers of the scarecrow trail using #UptonSportyScarecrows. They would love to see them.
*If you visit, please feel free to also tag Clued in with kids via Instagram as we would love to see your antics too!