Local residents are being encouraged to discover the Ten Tree Trail over the festive period, a collection of Christmas trees dotted across Bath with hidden clues helping families explore the city.
There are ten trees included in the trail, individually decorated by different businesses in the city for locals to find.
Allison Herbert of Bath BID said how pleased she is that the initiative has inspired local businesses to get creative for the festive season.
She said: “We discovered that our summer flower planters could be adapted to hold a Christmas tree and so got together with our BID business colleagues to come up with a seasonal way to welcome people to key areas of Bath.
“We are very happy that the trees are adding a festive touch to the city. Of course we hope that local families will enjoy discovering or rediscovering all the different corners of our beautiful city as they follow the Ten Trees Trail, and that people will take refreshments in our lovely cafes and restaurants and do some Christmas shopping from the fabulously diverse range of shops as they go round.”
Ribbons & trimming gurus VV Rouleaux have taken on the tree in Bartlett Street. The Bath Artisan Quarter team are leading the charge on two trees in Walcot Street – one at either end.
Bath Festivals and The Paragon School have decorated the tree on Southgate Street and Metro Bank has put their festive flair to the tree adjacent to their branch.
The Stable have artistically presented a tree for Kingsmead Square and the Milsom Street tree has been bedecked by Jolly’s Department Store.
The Saw Close tree has been decorated by the team at Century Casino and the one in St James Street by the team from the Bath Business Improvement District.
The first tree completed was in Upper Borough Walls and has been decorated by Nationwide Building Society.
Each tree has been decorated in the style of a well-known Christmas tune. The challenge is to guess all ten songs.
Once you have collected all the answers, take a photo by one of the trees and post it on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram tagging @bathgiftcard #TenTreeTrail to be in with the chance to win a £25 Bath Gift Card.
You can get a paper copy of the Ten Tree Trail map from shops across the city or Nationwide Building Society or look out for Bath BID’s blue uniformed Welcome Ambassadors, who will have copies with them.