A group of 32 children and their parents spent last Wednesday morning decrypting clues as part of an Amazing Race around the central business district finishing with a picnic at Ward Oval.
Tanya Hodges, along with other mothers who had met through Cobar District Mother Association (CDMA), organised the outdoor holiday activity for their school aged children.
Tanya said she got the idea from a friend on the coast who was doing it with her kids.
“The group met at Drummond Park last Wednesday morning and started the race at 10.30am.
“We split the children into four teams of eight and each group was accompanied by three adults,” Tanya said.
She said there was a total of six clues ranging from easy to more challenging.
“The clues directed the teams to the name of the next shop they had to visit and each team started at a different businesses.
“Local businesses Gumnut Gifts, Stationery Essentials, Cobar Shire & TAFE Library, J&K Butchery and Burgess SUPA IGA handed out the clues and helped the kids buy the items.
“Teams had to locate the next clue in the shop and purchase the item described before receiving their next clue from the shopkeepers.
“They were collecting food, plates and other items for a picnic,” she said.
Tanya said the last clue was ‘Somewhere where the golden event was held last year’ which directed the teams to Ward Oval.
“The first team arrived at 11.30am and the others followed closely behind.”
She said children from St John’s School, Cobar Public School and home school all joined in and it was great to have the shop owners on board.
The group has previously organised a mud treasure hunt and bush walk and have plans for more fun adventures in the future.