PARENTS can keep their children entertained in Alresford by taking part in a face finding mission.

Across the town there are masks that were made by Year 7 students at Perins School, at a cultural arts day, and 25 of the masks are on display in shop windows across the town.

The masks can be found in shops in Broad Street, West Street and East Street and until September 3, children have a mission to find all of the colourful 'faces' in the town.

The activity was organised by Kat Lemon, Market Towns Development Support Officer for Winchester City Council, as part of her role to support local businesses in Alresford. The event is sponsored by local Fullers pub, The Horse and Groom, and over 20 local businesses.

It will display the artwork of Year 7 pupils in the town centre for all to see and to encourage local residents and visitors to spend some time in Alresford Town Centre.

Cabinet Member for Business Partnerships and Policy Coordination, councillor Rob Humby said:"

“It is great to see such a diverse range of local businesses and local organisations working together for the benefit of the local community as well as the local economy. This creative and unconventional initiative is a great example of the Market Town Development Team supporting local businesses.”

The Face Finding Mission has been running for three years, with over 400 people of all different ages taking part in 2016.

Children of all ages can identify them from the photo on the entry form and note down the corresponding letter.

Entry forms are available from all participating shops and the Alresford library.