TOWN centre businesses are teaming up to provide children with a fun bauble trail at this year's Christmas Extravaganza.

Led by the Northwich Business Improvement District (BID) in partnership with Cheshire Down's Syndrome Support Group, based in Witton Street, the festive treasure hunt will lead children to a chocolatey reward.

The BID has purchased 12 baubles off the charity, which aims to unlock the potential of people with Down's syndrome, and 12 retailers have volunteered to take part on Saturday, November 24.

Each business involved will be issued with a letter of the alphabet to write on their giant Christmas bauble, and have also been encouraged to decorate and personalise them.

Children wishing to take part will be able to collect a Christmas trail form from the BID’s stall, which will be on Witton Street, near The Works, on the day.

From here they must find each bauble, collect the letters and work out the festive phrase. Once the form is completed and taken back to the stall winners can collect a chocolate treat.

Julie Duff, CDSSG CEO, said: “I’m extremely grateful that the Northwich BID has offered to sponsor us through this activity and aid our ongoing activities and initiatives.

"The Northwich Christmas Extravaganza is one of the main highlights of the year and we’re particularly pleased to be able to play a part in it.”

The group recently scooped a hattrick of prizes at the North West Charity Awards for its work across the county.

BID manager Jane Hough added: “Supporting the local organisations within the community is extremely important to us and I’m pleased that the both of us have managed to come together to provide something not only for the charity but also for the community as a whole.”

The twelve businesses taking part are Abdas, House of Quirk, Club Class Travel, Nigel Bailey Hair, Curtain Magic, Northwich Art Shop, Crafty Stitches, Pretty Princess Cakes and Bakes, CRS Consultants, Store 101, Sew Easy and John Griffiths Fruit and Veg shop.

For more on this year’s Christmas Extravaganza, see Visit Northwich on social media.