A TEDDY bear trail is proving popular with children in Avebury out on their daily exercise.

Cuddly bears are being placed in windows to keep them interested during their family exercise.

The bears have been placed facing paths or roads so they are easy to spot.

Tristan Stevens, 9, and his brother Felix, 7, were out for a walk with their mum Cristel, who was delighted to give them something to look for.

"We live just down the road in Beckhampton, and think the bears are a lovely idea," she said.

"Anything that spreads a bit of solidarity and cheer is a good thing right now."

Organiser Lisa Flower set the bear hunt up on Facebook, but wants people to stick to guidelines on coronavirus activity and keep their distances.

"This is not in any way trying to encourage children to go out more than advised," she said.

"But it is a bit of fun to make them smile.

"It is also hopefully going to keep people amused by changing their bear every now and again, or going full out and dressing it up!"

Children across the country are placing rainbows in the windows of their houses to help keep others entertained during the coronavirus outbreak.

The youngsters have been asked to colour in templates of rainbows or draw their own and display them by their schools.

The rainbows are then used as a tool to entertain children as they go on their daily walks with their parents.

The movement has been dubbed "The Rainbow Trail".

The Gazette and Herald would like children to send in their rainbow pictures. Here's a note from the editor:

Calling all parents! We want you to send us your children’s brilliant rainbow pictures.

We’re going to give a page in the Gazette and the Times every week for one of these super pictures.

So if you want your child’s work of art to get a full page, you need to do this…

Take a picture on your phone of the rainbow – ideally portrait (the same shape as a newspaper page)

Make sure it’s hi-res

Send it to alison.phillips@newsquest.co.uk

Include your name, your child’s name and where you live.

Feel free to post them in the comments too, but if you want to feature in the paper, you need to follow the above instructions.