A "Jungle" Trail has been built to encourage children to have fun in the fresh air with friends and families.

The idea is for children to search for animal prints left throughout Diamond Jubilee Garden at Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the nearby Rosie Garden.

Children are given a purpose-made booklet (download below) and challenged to take rubbings of prints showing evidence of jolly giraffe, happy hippo, loveable lion, monkey, parrot, elephant, leopard, crocodile, snake and praying mantis.

The prints are attached to the top of short posts for the benefit of wheelchair users, and there is a range of other tasks to solve, such as drawing fossils and identifying animals carved in a bench.

A section on the booklet allows therapists to set patients challenges relevant to their condition, and any child who completes the whole trail can collect a certificate.

It is open to any child at the hospital but siblings and adult relatives are encouraged to join in, and bring a picnic if weather permits.

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