ORGANISERS of the Chapmanslade Explorer Trail say this year’s event went swimmingly.

The theme of the third annual event was ‘Under the Sea’ and it took place from 11am to 4pm on Saturday, June 8.

Spokesman Phil Jefferson said: “What a fantastic day. Thank you to all who came, volunteered, made displays and organised.

"Thank you all so much for residents in Chapmanslade to entering their displays."

Residents and visitors were able to cruise around the trail, as well as enjoying food and fun at the different ports run by the Village Voice Group, St Philip and St James' Church, Busy Bees and the School PTFA.

The trail took them out to the perimeter of the woods and back through the village. There were lots of fun activities to explore along the route, including a stop off at the Church for a cream tea.

Families were also invited to Stop at Busy Bees for some activities and then back to the Village Hall for a barbecue, refreshments and homemade cakes.

There was a top prize of £100 on offer by the Chapmanslade mega raffle as well as many other prizes too.

The winner of the best village display went to the Paxton family for their amazing mermaid display. They won £50 donated by psychotherapist Silky Longfellow, who is based in Chapmanslade, and a trophy.

Everyone who completed the questions in the trail booklet was put into a draw and the three lucky winners of the goody bags donated by Tea and Sympathy were Anya O'Mahony, Arlo Jenkins and the Norris family.

The winner of the draw for all the correct entries completed by the adult entrants was Lolabelle Newton.

The event was sponsored by George Botanicals of Beckington, a UK based distributor and manufacturer of cannabis oil products. All proceeds go to Busy Bees Pre-School, Chapmanslade PTFA School, the Church, the Village Steering Group Committee and Voice of the Village.