TIME travelling, haunted history and treasure hunting were just some of the activities occupying locals and visitors to Tavistock over the summer holidays, thanks to the Tavistock BID Summer Festival.

Following the success of last year’s festival, Tavistock’s Business Improvement District (BID) organised another exciting festival to cater for all ages and interests and to encourage visitors to support the businesses of the town.

With events spanning the whole six-week holiday, a record number of people took part in the Cannon Ball Treasure Hunt, which saw some 500 hunters successfully complete the challenge. Intrepid time travellers were able to take a journey into the past with the Marvellous Event-ures team and for the even more adventurous, Tavistock Edge guided people through the town’s haunted history.

Taking advantage of the good weather, residents and visitors were also able to experience circus life by learning new skills and modelling balloons with USKATE and the team from Tavistock Scrapstore encouraged all ages to get crafty in Bedford Square.

Janna Sanders, BID manager, said: ‘The varied summer festival saw visitors from far afield but importantly encouraged local visitors from Plymouth and South Devon to visit the town, ensuring Tavistock is becoming a go-to location for summer fun, adding to the already hugely popular Goose Fair and Dickensian Evening events. Preparations for these and the Tavistock BID Winter Festival are now well under way.’