MORE than 60 residents have volunteered to create animal themed displays outside their businesses and homes.

The displays will be part of the Crowthorne Trails, which are organised by 12 parents of children from the Hatch Ride Primary school.

Residents are invited to purchase a map revealing the location of each of the displays and then visit as many of them as they want.

Each display will be available for viewing from 9am.

Deborah Southgate, whose daughter attends the school is planning to complete the trial with her family.

She said: "I support the Parent Teacher Organization with various fund raising initiatives, the latest being the Crowthorne Trails.

"We intend to do 2 per year one in the spring and a scarecrow one in the Autumn."

Deborah has created a dragon display to take part in the event.

She added: "My display is the dragon and it was made at my work place to celebrate Chinese New Year and is very impressive.

"I’m sure the children will be thrilled when they locate it."

The idea of the Crowthorne Trails is to raise additional funds for the school and bring residents together.

Ms Southgate believes they are great way for families to explore the Crowthorne area.

She said: “Crowthorne Trails are fabulous, low cost, all weather outdoor activities providing an entertaining way for the whole family, young and old, to explore the Crowthorne area.

"The 12 strong team behind Crowthorne Trails are all parents of children at Hatch Ride school, and our aim is to raise much needed additional funds to support our pupils.”

Residents living within the area of Nine Mile Ride, Old Wokingham Road, Dukes Ride, Heath Lake and New Wokingham Road have volunteered to create a themed display to show outside their home.

There will also be a display at Hatch Ride school, which will be created by the pupils.

Maps for the spring trial can be purchased from the Pinewood Café and the Co-op on Crowthorne High Street.

The spring trials will run between April 13 and April 22.