Hundreds of children to join search for golden tickets

May 31 2018

Hundreds of children to join search for golden tickets

Children are being challenged to find golden tickets hidden around Frampton Cotterell, in a search reminiscent of Roald Dahl’s story Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Each of the ten tickets features a letter, with the letters making an anagram which reveals the name of a Roald Dahl character. Winners will be entered into a draw to win a Golden Ticket book featuring the child as the main character who visits Willy Wonka’s Chocolate factory.
The golden ticket trail has been organised by Watermore primary school PTFA, but is open to all local children.
Watermore PTFA chair Rik Gibson said hundreds of children were expected to join in.  
He said: “Everyone remembers the scene from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory where people are frantically looking for five golden tickets."
“We’ve made things a bit easier than that by listing the roads in which the tickets are hidden. People just need to keep their eyes peeled to spot the golden tickets displayed in windows, gardens or shops.
“Hopefully the trail will get youngsters out and about over the next few weeks.”
The trail is part of the build up to ‘Roald’s Resplendent Extravaganza’, the school’s summer festival in July, which attracts over 400 people.
There’ll be a variety of activities including making snot in the BFG’s Craft Cave, trying their hand at tortoise flinging, rifling through Matilda’s Bookshelf and even filling up at the Chocolate Factory.
Meanwhile parents can relax at George’s Marvellous Medicine Cocktail Bar, the Twits bar, and the BBQ.
‘Roald’s Resplendent Extravaganza’ takes place on Saturday July 7 from 2.30pm until 5pm for stalls and 7pm for the BBQ and bars, at Watermore Primary School meadow site, Lower Stone Close, Frampton Cotterell.