Have a quacking Christmas with Minster Duck

Man and woman stand in front of cathedral with duck soft toy and mini rubber ducks

Visit Lichfield has two activities to entertain children this festive season. There is the free Minster Duck’s Christmas Trail to follow around Lichfield city and a festive art competition for the chance to win a cute prize.  

Lichfield District Council’s visitor economy team, Visit Lichfield, has a festive treat for children over the age of three with the launch of Minster Duck’s Christmas Trail. 

The free trail takes children on a whistle stop tour of Lichfield city centre, including the Market Square, Bird Street, Minster Pool Walk and Dam Street. 

On the way children need to spot eight Minster Duck themed stickers in shop windows that feature different Christmas decorations. 

The first 200 children to spot all the decorations and complete their trails will be rewarded with a mini rubber duck from the Visitor Information Centre in St Mary’s. 

Councillor Iain Eadie, Cabinet Member responsible for Visitor Economy, said:

“We all know that children can find going round the shops boring, so we hope this little bit of fun keeps them entertained. With something to do and a rubber duck prize for the first 200 children taking part in the trail, we hope this puts a smile on their faces.”

This festive season Visit Lichfield is also running a Christmas tree drawing competition alongside the trail, with the chance to win a cuddly toy duck that quacks when squeezed. 

“I’m looking forward to seeing all the entries and finding a loving home for our Minster Duck soft toy,” added Councillor Eadie. 

Judging the entries alongside Councillor Iain Eadie, will be The Rt Revd Jan McFarlane, Canon Custos of Lichfield Cathedral and Diocese of Lichfield Assistant Bishop.

The Minster Duck Christmas Trail and the Christmas tree drawing competition is available from 4 December 2021 to 23 December 2021 for free from Lichfield’s Visitor Information Centre in St Mary’s on Lichfield’s Market Square. They can also be downloaded and printed at home by going to www.visitlichfield.co.uk/minsterduck

Published: 3 December 2021