This week East Village launched its family 'Tale Trail' in collaboration with outdoor explorer, Anja Phoenix.
It will give families the perfect opportunity to enjoy a fun, free day out that incorporates exercise, the outdoors and some of London's most beautiful green spaces in the form of East Village E20.
Anja’s ‘Tale Trails’ are popular family themed-walks which take between one and two hours to complete and aim to inspire the imagination of both parents and children alike with a colourful hand drawn map that highlights the history of the area, and pinpoints interesting spots and animals to look out for along the way.
Kids can take their own colourful map and use them to spot exciting landmarks or look for clues to solve on route. For parents, the maps come with useful tips, such as what wildlife to look out for, where to park and how long the walk is, so you can ensure the little ones don’t get too tired along the way.
The Tale Trail tells the story of a sleeping character awaking through history and learning all about the area’s fascinating past and how it came to be East Village. There will also be lots of exciting wildlife to look out for along the way, including water voles, wildfowl and otters as well as a range of intriguing signs to spot, such as a Celtic sun, a waterfall and the Olympic rings.
Families that are keen to participate can stop by local Italian bakery Signorelli on Victory Parade to pick up a copy of the map and head off exploring the area or download the PDF below. Once complete, families can browse the market or head to one of East Village’s cafes or restaurants for some much-needed refreshments.
For more information about ‘Tale Trails’, head to: http://taletrails.co.uk/what-are-tale-trails.