The Crafty Foxes bring colouring fun to town centre cafes...
Children visiting Bury St Edmunds have had such fun with a new free activity sheet provided by a number of independent cafes in the town centre that stocks have had to be re-ordered within a fortnight.
The activity sheets are the result of a partnership between local art company The Crafty Foxes and the Business Improvement District (BID) organisation Our Bury St Edmunds. The sheet has a colouring page on one side and an illustrated map of Bury’s historical buildings on the other and the establishments providing them also have supplies of individually wrapped pop-a-point crayons for youngsters to use.
The idea for the sheets came from Michelle Freeman from The Crafty Foxes who realised that as places to eat re-opened children who had not eaten out for several months may get bored easily while sitting and waiting for their order to be taken or food to be served. She said: 'It’s so great that Bury is bouncing back and I am keen to encourage families back to the hustle and bustle of the town centre. Hopefully children will love finding and colouring in the fox and the wolf and all the other fun pictures on the sheet.”
Our Bury St Edmunds which is co-ordinating the #BuryBouncingBack campaign was happy to support the project. Mike Kirkham, the BID’s Business Support Officer, added: “The response has been fantastic for the independent businesses who’ve had supplies of the activity sheet, and the fact that some have already run out shows that the town is becoming busier and customers are returning to their favourite places. Any parent dreads the phrase ‘but I’m bored’ and hopefully this will mean they can enjoy a lunch or coffee stop without hearing it.”
The #BuryBouncingBack campaign is also supported by Bury St Edmunds Town Council