Berkeley mid winter safari – Christmas 20 & New Year 21 – it’s free & prizes to be won !!!

Thank you for your entries and all the positive feedback that you had great fun doing this.  The winners have been notified.  The Berkeley Mid Winter Safari brings seasonal fun designed for all ages, both outdoors and indoors.  

It encourages enjoyment of Berkeley’s decorations whilst getting fresh air and exercise in the daylight or dark.  It avoids muddy paths and puddles!  Dusk is my favourite time to go on safari.

There is an outdoor activity plus an indoor one, each with a competition and prizes.

The 4 Prizes…

Each prize will consist of:  bottle of wine + box of chocolates + bunch of flowers

Suitable substitutes can be requested eg for kids.

The Berkeley Co-op is kindly donating the prizes as a thank you to my part in the team of delivery volunteers active since the first lockdown.

What to do…

Competition 1 – Outdoor Winter Safari – 2 prizes

Arranged below in sets of 4, there are 24 numbered photos of the seasonal characters livening up our town centre.  Follow the route around Market Place, Salter Street and down the High Street, spotting the characters and jotting down the shop or house number for each numbered photo.  There is 1 point per photo.

If you cannot find all the characters, you may still win!  In the event of a tie, winners will be drawn at random.

Competition 2 – Indoor Question – 1 prize

Browse the photos below.  In one sentence, which is your favourite character and why?  The judge’s favourite answer will win.

Random Draw – 1 prize

The 4th winner will be drawn at random from all entries.  If you enter both competitions, you will have double chance!

It is very simple to enter – see below the photos.

Market Place, Lapland...

Plenty of reindeer can be seen hanging out in Berkeley’s Market Place! 

Santa's Grotto, Salter Street...

Partying bears, smiling snowmen, jolly Santa and yet more reindeer are having fun in Berkeley’s Salter Street.  The bears look a bit tipsy  already!

Winter Wonderland up on the High Street peak...

There is plenty of Christmas sparkle at the top of Berkeley High Street – but watch out crossing the road as Santa charges through here on his reindeer pulled sleigh! 

Head down the wintry upper slope of the High Street...

The romance of the nativity and the excitement of an olde world toy shop light up the mid slopes of Berkeley’s High Street.

Victorian toyshop & Bethlehem stable light up the mid slopes...

This time of year, Santa seems to get just about everywhere!

The lower slopes and winter meadow...

You will need to go right to the bottom of Berkeley High Street to spot these adorable creatures – but you will be well rewarded.

Whilst most of the characters up above are fairly obvious, you might have to look a bit more closely to see these smaller ones. 

How to enter...

Send your list/answers by the end of Sunday 3rd January 2021 to Berkness by email, Facebook/Messenger, Twitter or Instagram – use icons at top of this website.

Adults helping children can send an entry per child.

There is no need to include personal details except a first name.  Winners will be messaged back to arrange prizes.  Once all prizes have been given, all entries, messages and chats will be deleted.  Your data will be used for no other purpose.

Other points…

The competitions are open to all ages and those who live, work, study or are cared for within the GL13 postcode area.

The winners will receive prizes directly from the Co-op in Berkeley. Delivery is possible if you are unable to collect.

Suitable substitutes for kids or special needs can be requested to a value of at least £10, though the prize described above is worth more.

If you do not wish to receive a prize, it would be lovely if you still took part – your prize would be passed to a runner up.

You are encouraged to enter both competitions.