A TREASURE hunt around historic Harwich will take place this weekend.

The Shanty Festival Treasure Hunt will be returning to the maritime town on Saturday, December 30.

A spokesman for the festival said: “Join us for a bit of festive fun and a chance to walk off the effects of seasonal overindulgence.

“It is a walking tour of Old Harwich with clues to solve.

“Come and enjoy an activity that is suitable for all ages, with cryptic clues for adults and picture clues for the younger participants, at the same time supporting your Shanty Festival and local business.”

Adult and children’s question sheets can be collected from The Alma pub between 12noon and 1pm and participants will need to return by 3pm at the latest for the prize-giving at 4pm.

While awaiting results, competitors can enjoy a drink or a meal in the historic pub, in King’s Head Street, for which people are advised to book in advance for food.

Entry costs £5 per adult or £12 per family, with a maximum of two adults.

There will also be prizes for the winners.

The spokesman added: “The very popular murder mystery held last year may well take place in February half term or Easter 2024, but time has run out for this year.

“So please make a note in your diaries and we hope to see as many of you as possible on December 30.

“Next year’s Shanty Festival will take place from October 11 to 13.”

For more details about the treasure hunt, go to harwichshantyfestival.co.uk/christmas-treasure-hunt-2023.