Treasure hunt arranged to raise heritage railway cash

The Yorkshire Wolds Railway is open every Sunday until the end of October between 11am and 5pm.

The Yorkshire Wolds Railway is open every Sunday until the end of October between 11am and 5pm.

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A family event in aid of the Yorkshire Wolds Railway will be held this Sunday (21 August).

Driffield Mayor Mark Blakeston has arranged a family treasure hunt with some superb prizes up for grabs. Entry is only £4 per family.

The mayor has chosen the Yorkshire Wolds Railway as his charity of the year.

Question sheets and maps will be available at the Original Keys, Driffield, from 11am.

These are to be handed in by 4pm with the treasure awarded to the winner at 5pm.

Families will make their way around the town trying to find clues to help them answer the questions, which should take around two hours.

Mr Blakeston said: “It will be a fun afternoon for all those taking part. The clues are easy to see, and the route is accessible for pushchairs and wheelchair users.

“I would like to thank all the businesses who have been very generous in their support of this family activity.”

The winner will receive a family prize package including tickets to Flamingo Land, and Family tickets to The Deep, Sewerby Hall and Gardens, and Driffield Show 2017.

Chairman of the Yorkshire Wolds Railway, Ed Hague, said “We are really grateful to Mark for arranging this superb event in aid of the YWR.

“Its set to be a great activity that all the family can do together and I wish everyone the best of luck in finding the treasure.”

The YWR visitor centre at Fimber Halt, Fimber, is open every Sunday and Bank Holiday until the end of October between 11am and 5pm. Cab rides in the locomotive “Sir Tatton Sykes” run from 1pm – subject to availability.

The YWR is always keen to involve new people, and anyone interested in becoming a member, volunteering, making a donation or just finding out more should visit the YWR website at www.yorkshirewoldsrailway.org.uk, or call 01377 338053.

Additionally, if you have any pictures or stories about the line, let the YWR know.