Bunnies are once again taking over Cudworth. The Cudworth Bunny Trail returns for its 3rd year and children and their parents are invited to follow their bunny maps to track down a series of different ceramic bunny sculptures hidden in twelve Cudworth shops and venues.
The Cudworth bunnies will displayed in shop windows and venues around Cudworth including Poppy’s Florist & Cafe, AGE UK Barnsley, Cudworth Library, Deacons Superdec, Barnsley Hospice Shop, Wishes Cards & Gift Shop, Cudworth Co-op, Bargain Booze, Katie Newsam Fashion, Infinity Jewellers LD’s Fancydress and Co-occasions Hairdressing. Visit any of the shops listed to pick up your free map then pop into each place on the trail to get your special bunny stickers. Collect all twelve stickers and then visit Wishes to collect your free treat bag.
This year the bunnies have been painted by different artists and are hidden all over the village, so we challenge you to find them all. The Cudworth Bunny Trail runs from the 22nd June – 7th September 2019 and is a free actively that encourages residents to be active and explore their great village and high street.
In 2018 the Cudworth Bunny Trail was nominated for a nationwide Reta award in the “Best Retailer Initiative” category.
The Cudworth Bunny is one of the projects from community association: Cudworth Businesses & Community Together (CBCT) who’s mission is: “To make Cudworth a better place to live, work and prosper”.
The group’s Chair Chris Fox said “We want to create harmony between all members of the community. Linking local businesses, schools, groups, clubs and residents to participate in programs and events that create and enhance the feeling of community. To make improvements to the village in a bid to entice more shoppers and visitors onto our village’s wonderful high street, to promote local clubs/groups and to most of all raise community spirit. Last year we helped raised money to buy new Christmas Lights for the village and put on another free Christmas Fair. We have a number of new projects and events planned for 2019 like our Cudworth walking Maps and Calendar, so please keep an eye on our website for more details: visitcudworth.co.uk”
“The Cudworth Bunny Trail encourages locals to get more active and is a free challenge that’s great fun to do over the school holiday”.
“We also feel the shop local message that the Cudworth Bunny Trail promotes is important. We want our village to be full of vibrant and interesting independent shops and businesses. Our Independent businesses often stock items which are made locally or aren’t available elsewhere. With our smaller indie shops you’ll get a service that the larger department shops just can’t offer”.
Cudworth Primary Schools
All three Cudworth Primary schools were invited to submit entries into a “Design a Bunny Competition”. Children from Churchfield Primary School, Birkwood Primary School and Cherry Dale Primary School all took part and CBCT were overwhelmed by the imagination and creatively of the designs.
From a “Miner Bunny”, to a “Yorkshire Sayings Bunny” onto a “Abstract Geometric Yorkshire Rose Bunny”. It was so hard to choose a winning design. In-fact it’s fair to say all the children were winners. They were so good CBCT struggled to choose one design from each school and number of highly commended entries. The winners and highly commended entries all received a certificate and little prize in a school assembly by Cudworth Businesses & Community Together Secretary Andrew Scattergood and the winning designs have now been painted onto actual Cudworth Bunnies by local artists.
Amy Scattergood and Sally Bean. Yorkshire County Cricket Club have teamed up with CBCT to create a special YCCC bunny. Yorkshire are the most successful team in English cricketing history with 33 County Championship titles and CVCT are proud to collaborate with them on this sporty bunny. The special YCCC bunny is painted by local artist Amy Scattergood and signed by the team including England squad members.
The Cudworth Bunnies have been painted by talented local artists, many from Cudworth or Barnsley and CBCT are thankful for their wonderful designs. The artists for 2019 are Sally Bean, Lewis Ryan, Mick Wilson, Amy Scattergood, Tomy Jenkins, Julia Brown, Steph Cronin, Raychel McGuin and Joanne Kitson.
Chris Fox finished by saying “For the last two years the Cudworth Bunny Trail has really connected with our locals, but this year’s event will put Cudworth on the map. The new painted bunnies will really add to the trail and impact it has, not just in Cudworth but in Yorkshire and beyond. We hope as many people as possible take part in the trail this summer and track down our wonderful Cudworth bunnies!”.