THE CROWTHORNE trails started this weekend and more than 60 residents have created animal themed displays outside their businesses and homes.

The displays have been organised by 12 parents of children who attend the Hatch Ride Primary school.

Residents can purchase a map that reveals the location of each of the displays and then visit as many of them as they want.

Each display is 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 fundraising 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."

There is also a display located at Hatch Ride school, which has been 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 trails are running between April 13 and April 22.